Ghana’s main problem is wicked leadership – Prof Gyampo

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A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has attributed the nation’s inability to develop to what he described as ‘wicked leadership’.
According to him the political elites have had the opportunity to travel and learn from the experiences of their developed counterparts across the globe but have reluctantly failed to implement the good practices to put Ghana at par with its ‘first class’ counterparts.
“The problem in Ghana is wicked leadership. Our political elites have service passports and they‘ve all traveled before. They’ve seen how others have developed their countries. But have hidden under the cloak of public ignorance about what pertains elsewhere, to do little or nothing for us,”, he said in a Facebook post.
Taking a swipe at the ruling New Patriotic Party, the professor noted that there was a lot of hope reposed in them during the 2016 election however, that hope has become hopelessness for Ghanaians.
“There was a lot of hope as evidenced in the outcome of the 2016 elections. But there appear to be hopelessness now, with virtually every appointee preparing to survive after possible exit, while still nursing some infinitesimal hope of keeping on.”
Prof. Gyampo noted that contrary to the public announcement of ‘break the eight’, the NPP “are focused more on “packing” rather than governing in a manner that sacrifices the quest for legacy in governance.”
He therefore counselled that “a little bit of selflessness would do for our development and leave a great legacy.”
Read below his full statement:
The problem in Ghana is wicked leadership. Our political elites have service passports and they‘ve all traveled before. They’ve seen how others have developed their countries. But have hidden under the cloak of public ignorance about what pertains elsewhere, to do little or nothing for us.
There was a lot of hope as evidenced in the outcome of the 2016 elections. But there appear to be hopelessness now, with virtually every appointee preparing to survive after possible exit, while still nursing some infinitesimal hope of keeping on.
Publicly, a few paint an impression that a certain EIGHT is gonna be broken but in reality they are focused more on “packing” rather than governing in a manner that sacrifices the quest for legacy in governance. It’s not about breaking any EIGHT; and it’s not about packing for a possible exit. It’s about governing well and effectively discharging tasks reposed for the benefit of posterity.
How have others handled a situation like the one we have on hand? Our leaders have traveled and have seen it all.
A little bit of selflessness would do for our development and leave a great legacy.
Good Evening.
Yaw Gyampo,
A31, Prabiw
P.A.V Ansah Street
Saltpond
&
Suro Nipa House
Kubease
Larteh-Akuapim

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