“EPA deal is good for Ghana”. This is a post on the social media platform facebook wall of President, John Dramani Mahama.
Since Ghana initialed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). A lot of debate has been going on with respect to the merit and demerits of EPA to the people of Ghana and Africa.
On January 7, 2013, the President took an oath to defend and protect the interest of this country at all times. So first things first, we are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the President, will not append his signature to any document, unless he is sure that it will inure to the benefit of his people.
What is sad, however, is that since the debate begun, the only voices we have being hearing are coming from those who are against the Government signing the deal.
The public need to know what is in it for them, should the Government go ahead to finalize the deal.
Government need to be proactive as far as the EPA is concern. Often times, the fist message put out gains momentum and become the gospel truth, but they are two sides to a coin.
Not everybody will agree with Government as far as the EPA is concern, but if the Government can get majority of Ghanaians well informed about the pros and cons, it will go a long way to assuage their fear.
Since Independence and since we became part of the World Trade Organization (WTO), we have always opened our markets to foreigners. Trade Liberalization allowed us to export into other countries, whilst they could also bring in their goods. Unfortunately, foreign goods have taken over our markets with substandard goods flooding our markets, especially from China.
The President needs the support of every Ghanaian as he tries to bring economic relief to the good people of this country, he will not mortgage this country to any foreign power. We have absolute fate in him.
We also want to appeal to Government to make sure that when it finally dots the Is and cross the Ts and sign the dotted lines, Ghana and Ghanaians will be the winner at the end of the day.