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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: A critique of Akufo-Addo’s 'Thank you' tour

Comment: TRADITIONS AND CULTURE ARE OUR NEMESIS

Author:
Kwabena Yeboah
Date:
2016-12-31 22:36:48
Comment to:
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I can say emphatically that our traditions and culture are the main reasons our country is underdeveloped and will stay underdeveloped, unless there is a paradigm change that is conducive to progress.

Donald Trump is still hunkered in Trump Tower personally with his advisers to oversee the transition process. He could have traveled the length and breath of US to say thank you to those who elected him against all odds. My question is: Will Akufo-Addo be a hands on President, or he will behave like JA Kufour who turned the Presidency into tourist attraction and traveled every two weeks in the eight years he was president? Time will tell.

As I have always maintained, no person currently living in Ghana has the conviction of purpose to do what Dr. Nkrumah and Dr. Busia did for the country. The cultural deficit is too strong on current leaders in the country to be effective leaders. Dr. Nkrumah and Busia spent a considerable amount of time in abroad, learning new culture and behaviours before coming back to Ghana to become effective leaders. Until we find the likes of Nkrumah and Busia who have lived in abroad and cultivated the western culture; namely, the conviction of purpose, ethic, and discipline, our country is doomed. The home bred leaders are products of the Ghanaian environment and nothing can be further than the truth - the culture and traditions will undoubtedly impact their perspectives in Ghana's cultural milieu.

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TRADITIONS AND CULTURE ARE OUR NEMESIS
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