“We are fooling ourselves thinking of changing government every four years,” Ghana’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso, H.E Boniface Gambila has stated.
He made the statement when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, June 27, 2022.
He observed that four years is not enough for the implementation of any policy that would bring about development.
“If you look across the world, the countries that we point to as examples of growth and development, you find that governments stayed in for long. But we are growing, we are to develop and so we need a certain group of people when they have a certain vision for development, we need a kind of reasonable long period to say the government at that time reaches a certain threshold; then we say that this is a reasonable time to make a change.”
He said the President when elected spend the whole first year settling down, making appointments and going round to thank people. H.E Gambila suggested that the government local representation should thank the people on behalf of the government.
He says “we should accept that the local representation can do the thank you on behalf of the national team so the national team has time to sit and work.”
Ambassador Gambila noted that the system of going to the polls every four years is not helping.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana