Senior Vice President for IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, has questioned the choices of Ghanaians, regarding people elected to man the country’s affairs.
According to Mr Bentil, most of the elected leaders come into office to enrich themselves and their families, leaving the nation’s needs behind.
This, he believes has retarded the country’s development and must be looked at.
In a panel discussion on the topic ‘Ghana Beyond Aid: A National Transformation Agenda or another Political Rhetoric’, the IMANI Africa Senior Vice President was confident that if the right leaders were elected, Ghana’s agenda of a country beyond aid will be achieved.
“The culture which celebrates political position is one we must question. If to the extent that at the very core, you have people who fight to get into Parliament, to get into political positions to become president and they see it as an end in itself, then we don’t appreciate the job at hand. We need to develop a system that youth leaders will have a sense of service and mission. And they have four years so it is not an easy thing. If we can continue to help them to do that, then we would have set ourselves on the right path,” he said.