Abuga Pele, a former Member of Parliament for the Chiana-Paga Constituency and former CEO of Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency [GYEEDA] has commented that politics should be for the people but not versus the people. He made this comment during an exclusive interaction with him in Navrongo on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
The former lawmaker mentioned that while politics can make people better off, what has been lacking is the conduct of the politician in solving the many challenges faced by the people they serve.
“I think that politics can still make people better off. Maybe what has been lacking is we the politicians. The way we conduct ourselves, the way we go about solving the problems of the people, the way we order our priorities. I think that politics at the end of the day should be for the people and not versus the people.”
Mr. Pele further pointed out that people give the opportunity to governments to serve them but not to make profits for themselves. Adding that governments are put in place to serve as a means of intervention when people face challenges. Politics should be about giving hope to the poor and the weak in society.
“Governments are not put in place to serve as taxmen. They are not put in place to make profit or to be profitable. They are put in place to serve as a means of intervention when people find life socially difficult. I think that politics should be about the weak and the poor.”
This is the first time the former lawmaker is engaging with the media since being released from incarceration at the Nsawam Maximum Prison for alleged misappropriation of funds during his time as CEO for GYEEDA.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana