- Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has warned that any government that toys with the #FixTheCountry movement is doing that at its own peril
- He said underestimating the power of the youth is a real danger
- The “Fixthecountry” hashtag is a campaign on Twitter aimed at urging those in authority to find lasting solutions to the country’s problems
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The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has stated that there is a great deal of anger and insipid disillusionment in the country amid the ongoing #FixTheCountry/#FixTheCountryNow campaign.
Some unhappy Ghanaians launched the online movement to vent their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on Twitter and other social media platforms highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
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Sharing his thoughts on the development, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker observed that the youth of “our country cannot take it any longer” thus they are justified in demanding urgent solutions.
“The real danger lies in underestimating the power of the youth and contemptuously ignoring the grievances of the #FixTheCountry/#FixTheCountryNow movement."
“Recent history must be our guide - from the Iranian youth revolution that overthrew the Shah in 1979, the youth inspired Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 that reformed China, the 2010 Arab Spring triggered by the self-immolation of 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi, and our own June 4, 1979 revolution led by young soldiers and backed by university students should remind us to take the current widespread discontent more seriously.
Nobody wants a cataclysmic explosion so leadership must rise and act fast,” he stated.
He warned that this is not the time for the usual petty politicking and sickening insulting game of blaming the previous administration and that the current crisis demands that all political leaders, particularly, those in power and control of all national resources pay keen attention to the plight of the masses.
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“Any government who toys with a spontaneous organic movement that has in few days garnered over 350k tweets does so at their own peril,” he stated.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, the director of communications at Ghana Gas Company Limited, Ernest Owusu Bempah, has taken the conveners of the social media campaign ‘Fix the country’ to the cleaners for demanding improvement in the livelihoods of the citizenry.
In a scathing Facebook post on popular individuals who have joined the campaign, the vociferous communications director said he had been holding himself “from getting into the gutter with these self-styled comedians who dabbles in social media politicking.”
“Of course, this is the downside to social media; where below-average intelligence folks who can't read and understand English want to teach the president how to govern,” he stated.
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