Home / GENERAL NEWS / CDD-Ghana: Party Card Has Become More Powerful And Valuable Than Ghana Card

CDD-Ghana: Party Card Has Become More Powerful And Valuable Than Ghana Card

Spread the love

The Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD)-Ghana, Prof Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has expressed worry over the heightened political polarisation in the country.

He says there is a clear state capture by ruling political parties, a development he says has fueled party-first ideologies that have replaced public and national interests.

Speaking to Samson Lardy Anyenini on Newsfile, Saturday, Prof Kwasi Prempeh noted that the situation has also created a phenomenon where protocol, based on partisan criteria, has now become more valuable than meritocracy.

 

“We may not have a de jure one-party as state, and we don’t, but we do have a party state now…the party that wins power, and I am talking not just about winner-takes-all, but there is a certain party-first ideology that has replaced the national and public interest as the guiding principle in governance.

See also  Today's Newspaper Headlines; Friday, 22nd April, 2022

 

“In the 1960s, the slogan was the CPP is Ghana, and Ghana is the CPP. Today, when the NPP is in power, the NPP is Ghana and Ghana is the NPP; and when their rivals take over, Ghana becomes the NDC, and the NDC becomes Ghana. The party card has become more valuable than the Ghana Card,” he argued.

 

According to him, the sheer amount of investment made in advertising and getting people to queue for national identity cards demonstrates how problematic state governance has become in the country.

See also  ‘We Will Vote Out Any Government That Opposes Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill’ – Church of Pentecost

 

 

He argued that “for the party card, they don’t need advertisement at all; in fact, they would hide it somewhere, it’s a scarce commodity…the supply is kept intentionally low by the party executives because really, our parties are not that interested in members, they just want voters.”

 

Prof H Kwasi Prempeh observed that Ghana’s democracy currently favour partisan politicians and their allies.

 

“Instead of democracy as government of the people, by the people and for the people, today the people matter largely as subjects and voters once every four years. Protocol, based on partisan criteria, has now come to replace meritocratic and open recruitment into our public services and state enterprises,” he added.

See also  Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Denies Knowledge Of Ghana Card As E-passport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Myjoyonline.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: MyGhanaMedia is not responsible for this report and its content. There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

Image


Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

 

 

 

 

About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Presidency To North Tongu MP: Akufo-Addo’s Travels Have Benefits, What About Yours?

Spread the love The Presidency in a strong-worded statement has questioned the relevance of the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.