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Entertainment of Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Kwabena Kwabena urges the youth to develop interest in politics

Highlife artiste Kwabena Kwabena has encouraged the youth to develop some interest in politics so they know what their taxes are being used for.

He gave the advice during an interview on ‘The Profiler’ with Kwame Owusu Danso on Hitz FM.

According to the ‘Tuamudaa’ hit singer, Ghana needs someone who can manage the affairs of the country efficiently and the youth are the only people who can ensure that.

“If I get the opportunity to talk to the people of Ghana, we need someone in our country who can steer the affairs of the tax payer very well,” he said.

He explained that politicians have convinced the people of Ghana to believe they have personally done much for the people whereas the monies are from the taxes we pay.

“Our politicians have been able to convince us that they have done this and that for us. That is why a politician would build a public toilet with the taxes of the people and name it after them, or put their picture on it,” he explained.

He went ahead to advised people get involved in finding out what their monies from their taxes are used for.

“We have all gathered money in one box and have handed it to one person to handle and we should be interested in where the money goes or what it is used for. Aren’t you interested in how that money is spent?” Kwabena Kwabena quizzed.

He also said that the electorate has the power to hold whoever leads the country responsible when things are not in the right direction.

“I expect the electorate to hold whoever is campaigns for a political party responsible, because at the end of the day the people suffer,” he said.

“I threw my weight behind [Nana] Akuffo Addo because I believe he can do something. You also have the right to throw your weight behind whoever you want to,” he added.