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Opinions of Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Columnist: Atta-Kessonm, Onyameba R.

Ghana Needs A Radical Change From The Partisan ....

And Personal Interests Of The NDC And NPP

Ghana’s socio-economic problems require radical actions for solutions. Regrettably, the unending partisan interest ‘tug of war’ between the NDC and NPP, worsened by their internal personal interest leadership struggle, will not permit them to collaborate to find the urgent (radical) solutions to our nation’s socio-economic challenges.

Shockingly, in a country where just over a 10th of the population are said to have toilets in their homes, our tax spending politicians (instead of collaborating to fix the economy), have rather set as their priority, the destruction of each other for partisan and personal gain.

A careful analysis of Ghana’s socio-politico-economic situation since 1992 clearly indicates that merely changing from one political party to another will not necessarily provide an antidote to the country’s socio-economic problems. Consequently, the socio-economic ‘CHANGE’ promised to Ghanaians has been largely imaginary in worth to the electorate (youth, students, teachers, workers, traders, farmers, fishermen, nurses, doctors, journalists, security personnel, ‘cadres’, ‘foot soldiers’, etc.) by whose thumb prints our ‘tug of war’ leaders are elected.

Disappointingly, whilst the NPP and NDC keep shouting ‘moving forward’ and ‘moving forward in the right direction’ respectively (but without practical solutions for any movement), the ‘foot soldiers’ and ‘cadres’ who struggled at the peril of their lives to entrench our country’s democracy, are still hungry and suffering. Ironically, whilst some Men of God keep declaring ‘your life will never be the same’ from one prosperity/breakthrough revival to another, (but without the key to national economic transformation), many believers who diligently sow their seeds of faith, are still very hungry and suffering. This is due to the fact that faith in divine prosperity (as a means for multiplied personal wealth) but without a consequent action to necessitate national economic boom, is unbiblical and hopelessly illusive.

The fundamental (radical) change Ghanaians deserve, can neither be attained through hopeless illusions nor the imaginary propaganda characterized by the slogans of political parties whose modus operandi are similar in government and equal in opposition, and therefore, could at best be described as ‘different sides of the same coin’. Politicians should therefore, not wait until General Elections to merely invoke ‘CHANGE’ as an electoral hype (only to flip the other side of the same counterfeit coin) without ensuring a tangible ‘Positive Change’ in the economy for a realistic ‘Better Ghana’.


1. It is mandatory for our leaders to re-brand (change) their mentality or change the system which causes them to fail in delivering their promised ‘heaven’ to Ghanaians.

2. It is obligatory for Ghanaians to disengage our mindsets from the ‘political tribalism’ hindering our nation’s socio-economic progress.

3. It is imperative to institute a Radical Prayer and Mentality Change process (a spiritual and psychological Revolution) to transform Ghana from a slogan chanting ‘cup-in-hand’ status to a self-determined industrialized country.

Beyond our prayers ‘for our personal prosperity which is dependent on the peace and prosperity of our nation’ (Ref. Jeremiah 29:7), we need to marshal the mental strength (radical thinking and self-determination) necessary for productive action.

Thus, as we approach a new year, we prophetically caution the partisan and personal interests politicians in Ghana, to cease their pointless accusations and counter accusations, and prepare to collaborate to secure our national interest or have themselves to blame.

We hereby, keenly welcome all like-minded organisations and individuals to support us in our selfless campaign towards the eventual realization of the self-determined, prosperous and democratic country, Ghanaians so desperately deserve.

Thank you for your time and attention.

God Bless You and God Richly Bless Ghana!


Onyameba R. Atta-Kesson Missions Director

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)