The Veteran journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has refuted the claim that Ghana’s democracy is working for the betterment of the country.
According to him, Ghana’s current democratic freedom has only brought untold hardship and injustice to the citizenry.
Speaking in an interview on Pan African Television on 8th August, 2023, Pratt stated that the democratic systems in Ghana are not working as intended, as people are avoiding accountability for all sorts of crimes, including murder, due to political consideration.
“This morning we have received some mystifying messages claiming democracy has delivered in Ghana and elsewhere.
“In a span of two years, what democracy has delivered is a staggering 300% increase in prices, that is the outcome of the democracy. Nine lives where lost in previous elections, yet there has been no effort to identify and punish the perpetrators. This is the outcome of democracy in Ghana.
“The Ayawaso West Wuogon incident is an example of what democracy has delivered in Ghana. When I visited Ayawaso West Wuogon and witness the individuals who have lost their limbs, are those who can no longer involve in productive work for the rest of their lives.. I started to question if this is truly the essence of democracy. He commented.