Volta Area in the week previous observed some political terms-warring among the president and his important contender in the 2020 elections. It is not astonishing, Manasseh explores the electoral territorial role of the Volta Region in his new e-book “The Fourth John: Reign, Rejection and Rebound” which will be released in Accra, November 27. He alludes in his new e-book that, winning such zones depends mainly on how personal a political candidate is or results in being with this sort of constituency or the large wigs there.
President Nana Addo mocked president Mahama for presiding around a Ghana of superior inflation, weak agricultural improvement, absence of industries, unemployed graduates and minimal accessibility to senior high education and learning. He accused Mahama for being a negative luck for the region, mainly because of that, God intervened and pushed him into opposition immediately after the 2016 elections
During an address to some market ladies in Volta Area, former president, John Dramani Mahama on the other hand, chided Nana Addo for failing to deliver on his claims. He restated the lots of hardships Ghanaians are going through beneath Nana’s leadership, thanks to diarrheal promises and impulsive speaking that there was more than enough revenue in the overall economy to boost the livelihood of citizens.
Some have warned the political swipes have only just started and will take a lot of intense sorts in particular when the time of elections is nigh. The fact is that the politics of individual attacks may possibly drift the limited-phrase memories of the ordinary Ghanaian on to trivia alternatively than compound, policies and effectiveness
Truth of the matter is, none of the two will concede to the other so significantly as it’s in the context of politics.
It is also not more than enough for political troopers and sympathizers to soar in to reign insults on just one another in justifying who has been the most effective in record. It really should consider a hard-hitting objective take from men and women who have experienced a keep track of report of surviving the witch-searching and journalistic exile to do this – Manasseh Azure, whose the latest earlier evidently can make him an authority in examining governments
I satisfied Manasseh barely two yrs ago. He sought my help on a composing job. Currently the book which has really hard and goal content on the former president’s John Mahama’s leadership from vice presidency through to presidency, is ready to be launched in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale and Bolgatanga.
As envisioned, some active political players have begun examining propaganda meanings into the literature but from in which I sit and my purpose played, there was only two driving forces for this undertaking. Initial and foremost is to start the painful activity of documenting the reigns of presidents in this nation from a citizen lens, and secondly which results in being inevitable is to be certain that a ebook sells. I am more fascinated about the very first objective because journalism particularly ought to go further than expose, straight information or features.
Also this week past, there has been accusations of massive nepotism by the existing president. Some 53 associates of his relatives, friends and loved ones, ended up named by the its largest opposition, NDC. For me, the specifics offered are painfully genuine irrespective the actuality that it is coming from an opposition. What is a lot more fascinating is the proof of contradiction adduced prior to the 2016 polls: President Akufo Addo pledged not to countenance or enjoy over a nepotistic authorities.
What may have weakened this nepotism allegation would have been the absence of documented evidence.
It is thus superior time journalists moved past just ranting about these politically defining times of the subsequent rule of leaders, to efforts in the direction of documenting these difficulties into powerful perspectives and justifying who for them has worked tougher with no worry or favour.
These and many much more explanations I am notably enthusiastic about Manasseh’s new book The Fourth John.
However the guide is largely on the rule of the former president, Mahama, it also gives a mirror reflection of the recent federal government underneath the existing management of Akufo Addo. 1 can set side-by-side the two regimes as the reader goes via
By this kind of well-crafted political literature, Ghana’s the latest political history will be formed and accounted for, electorate would know who justifies yet another likelihood, and for some literate and elite voters, they will be convicted far more on your 2020 vote
The Author (Kabu Nartey) is a 2017 Kufuor Students Fellow. He is the 2018/2019 finest graduating student in print journalism and the 2019 most promising journalist of GIJ.