The #fixthecountry campaign was initiated by Ghanaians with the hope that the government would listen and pay attention to some issues affecting the country and provide solutions.
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Ghanaian Highlife veteran, Adane Best, has waded into the #fixthecountry campaign and said there are indeed things that are begging to be fixed in Ghana.
In an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh, Adane Best, sounding so passionate, said the fact that the systems in Ghana are not working has opened the floodgates to corruption, galamsey, and others that would go a long way to damage Ghana for the coming generation.
YEN.com.gh brings you four of the things Adane Best mentioned that are critical and need urgent attention.
1. Corruption: Adane Best mentioned that even though some members of government have been fingered in various corruption deals, Ghana is yet to witness any substantial prosecution. He blamed it on the unwillingness on the part of the government to prosecute those who belong to it. He wished systems would be put in place in Ghana like in America where institutions are working so efficiently that the moment you are fingered in corruption, you are caught and dealt with.
2. Galamsey: This canker is being discussed in the news – on television, on radio, news websites, in individual homes, just everywhere you can think of, but it is still ongoing. Adane Best cried over this happening and said in the near future, Ghanaians would have to import water from other countries. What makes it more bitter for him is that the rich politicians would be able to afford it while the ordinary Ghanaian suffers.
3. Set good examples: The highlife musician also accused leaders of being bad examples. For instance, YEN.com.gh earlier reported how a New Patriotic Party (NPP) Women's Organiser, Kate Gyamfuaa, was fingered in the galamsey menace and had her eight excavators burnt. Adane Best believes that if leaders would set good examples, and remain honest, Ghana would be a better place.
4. Institutions must work: “American policeman has cameras and are monitored, he should shoot and kill someone, the law will grab him. But can we say that about Ghana,” Adane Best quizzed. He lamented the rate at which officials in certain public offices demand bribe before they do their own job. Adane Best believes that if the systems are working, all these could be checked and dealt with.
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