Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Let's take a little walk down memory lane today. Before we set off, let me ask these questions, what does accountability mean to the African? Secondly, do we remember things in the past and use them to advice ourselves? In lane one, if  what goes on in our morning talk shows or paper reviews is anything to go by, our leaders and ex leaders only talk about who did more bad than the other and exhibit the successes they chalked at being incompetent when they were in power. We freely add our voices by calling-in to contribute to the mess. Point is, can't we ever for once build consensus by coming together to build our country devoid of party affiliations? We only think about ourselves and look at the need to build consensus like a child who copying his notes from a classroom blackboard and covering his work because he does not want his sitting partner to see what he is writing. In their minds, if we help each other, it will go against them, well isn't  it the same country we are all planning to make great and strong?
Lane two, we spend most of the time paying attention to other matters and ignoring pertinent ones (in my own view). We pay great attention to fur coats and if it is unisex or not and forget that a mother is still crying because her newly-born baby is still missing. We pay attention to wrong doers by debating the merits and demerits of their wrong doing and forget that whatever committee we set up to probe gross spending is just a mere formality amounting to nothing. Do we blame this on the actors or victims? The demand for Accountability must be a social responsibility. This is not about taking sides, it is about making our sacred national anthem and national pledge a reality. We the people should not forget our power. We too the people, we are too unconcerned! We must demand that the right things be done and see to it that they are carried through. We seem not to care and are only interested in staying in our own small corner. We the people deserve better. We deserve results, progress, continuous development and most importantly economic freedom. We should not give  audience to anything less. THIS  IS A RANDOM AFRICAN THOUGHT- Edwin  Oko Lamptey

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