BREAKING:Africa does not reap democratic dividend – CEO, Hillah Organics
Author to an online portal Trendingghanana.net who doubles as CEO of Hillah Organics, John Amarquaye has broken silence on the happenings in Africa following decisions most African leaders make in government.
Speaking at a launching ceremony of Hillah Organics a while ago, Mr. Amarquaye said, “Africa is a democratic continent however, it’s citizens are denied of democratic divident “.
His comments followed a huge amount of money demanded
to get his company registered– in a country where leaders vowed to encourage youths to enter into entrepreneurship
“What baffles me much is, recently finance minister, Ofori Atta anounced that government payroll is full and that the youth should go into entrepreneurship, yet the things get more tougher for us” Said Mr. Amarquaye
This problem comes when supposedly democratic leaders start to use undemocratic strategies to keep themselves in power and make heterogeneous decisions against the wishes of their people.
This is a critical point. In countries like Guinea, and Mali, leaders did not lose popularity because they established genuine democracies that failed because this system of government is somehow incompatible with African realities, resulting in presidents having progressively declined support because they undermined their own democratic credentials in a context of rising instability and – in the case of Burkina Faso and Ghana.
This becomes clear if we go beyond the headlines to ask why some of the recent coups have been publicly celebrated.
In Guinea, former President Alpha Condé controversially modified the constitution in 2020 to allow him to run for a third term in office. This was an unpopular strategy, particularly because neither the constitutional referendum nor the general election that he subsequently won were free and fair.
Similarly, former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was accused of rigging the 2020 legislative elections. In addition to concerns over growing corruption and rising insecurity, this undermined his personal legitimacy.
In both countries, civilian leaders lost popularity in part because they departed from democracy, not simply because citizens lost faith with it.
Ghana is also currently battling with serious decisions most Ghanaians deem it useless and unhelpful, however Ghanaian leaders are forcing their way through unpopular democratic strategy to have such rules implemented neglecting the voices of it’s people – in the case of E-levy and others.
Sudanese protesters continue to risk their lives to demand an end to military rule
Hillah Organics is a company said to produce medicated Organics gels for stretch marks, acne and other skin diseases.(Hillah Skin Care Products)
How be it, John Amarquaye advices young men who has the zeal to enter into entrepreneurship despite the hardship of the Guanaian economy to not lose hope.