Akua Donkor : She Is Also A Ghanaian Like Us


Next year, the country will be going to the polls to elect a President, as well as Members of Parliament (MPs) to steer the affairs of the nation for the next four years.

The two biggest political parties, have shown a glimpse of what Ghanaians are to expect next year in a by-election held a fortnight ago at Talensi, but that is not the focus of our editorial today.

When politicians go round the county to canvass for votes, they is no discrimination, regarding who should vote for them, neither do they choose who should listens to their messages, yet, we are being told that, when it comes to sharing the dividends and spoils of power, some people deserve it more than others.

The President, John Dramani Mahama, who has shown both in deed and by words that, he is a president for all, on an official trip to Italy, decided to include in his entourage, Madam Akua Donkor.

The inclusion of Akua Donkor, attracted so much gratuitous media attention and unhealthy discussions, with people questioning why the President, included her.

First of all, Madam Akua Donkor is a Ghanaian, who has equal right and same privilege to represent this country, in any capacity anywhere in the world, like those who have made it their daily dose to rundown the President and the purpose for the trip.

Our surprise was with the New Patriotic Party (NPP), a political party desirous of winning power, but is not propounding and proposing policies and programmes to show to Ghanaians that, they are capable and ready for the job.

They have reduced everything to politics and made issues that are pedestrian and irrelevant relevant. A party that has shown that, the common man does not matter, does not deserve their votes either.

The NPP would prefer the uneducated to vote for them, but they do not want them to know the kind of things they do outside the country.

Akua Donkor’s inclusion in the trip rather dominated the debates and overshadowed the good things coming to this country. We have become a nation of talkatives and would spend time talking about things that do not advance our course and that is pathetic.

What message are we sending out to the uneducated, and the less privilege, that they do not matter in the governance process, that all we need from them are their votes, but when we are talking about the country, they have no stake in it.

Ghana is for all of us regardless of one’s social class, education, religion, tribe etc. Madam Akua Donkor, must be left alone.

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