We need a framework that goes beyond political parties – Alan Kyerematen

The leader of the Movement for Change, Alan Kyerematen, has outlined a specific framework for taking the country out of its current economic crisis.

The former Trade Minister emphasised that for Ghana to make any progress, there is the necessity to adopt a new political framework that transcends political parties.

According to him, this is particularly true considering the existing duopoly of NDC and NPP where different government comes into office and abandon projects initiated by their predecessors.

Speaking on JoyNews Newsfile on Saturday, February 3, Mr Kyerematen said moving beyond the duopoly is essential because the divisiveness it fosters is unsustainable and detrimental to the country.

The former Ambassador to the US explained that under a duopoly, there is a lack of continuity in governance, impacting the implementation of projects and programmes initiated by successive governments.

According to him, the winner-takes-all mentality obscures the opportunity to utilise the talents available.

“So if there was this understanding that we are working towards one common objective, there has to be continuity… then we agree on an operation plan that there are so many people in Ghana, so many categories who require different types of housing, and this is basically how we should go about delivering houses, and then a government comes in, they start and another party comes in, they continue,” he said.

The leader of the Movement for Change, in the same interview, also urged Ghanaians to consider his message of restoring the economy based on his record and credibility.

According to him, there is a tendency for people to dismiss politicians without considering their background and what they have done for themselves and in public office.

He stated that Ghanaians may have had the opportunity to listen to politicians saying the same thing over and over again, but the crucial consideration should be who the messenger is.

“It is not about the message; it is about who is the messenger. Who are you listening to? That is what is important. I cannot hold brief for what other politicians have said in the past.

“I want people to listen to me and understand what I’m saying based on my own record and credibility,” he said.

Source: Prince Adu-Owusu  

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