According to Bismark Ayorogo, the Executive Director of Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA), politicians have become increasingly self-absorbed and selfish in recent times. Mr. Ayorogo made this assertion during an appearance on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, where he discussed the state of development in the Upper East Region.
During the interview, Mr. Ayorogo pointed to the lack of progress and development in the region as evidence of the negative impact of selfish politics. He attributed the failure of politicians to deliver on their promises to a preoccupation with their own interests, rather than the needs of the people they were elected to serve.
Mr. Ayorogo’s comments echo a growing sentiment among citizens in the region who have expressed frustration with the slow pace of development and the lack of progress in addressing key issues such as infrastructure, education, and healthcare in the Upper East Region.
As political tensions continue to rise in the lead-up to the next election cycle, Mr. Ayorogo’s remarks serve as a stark reminder of the importance of putting the needs of the people first, and of holding politicians accountable for their actions.
Mr. Ayorogo was however also worried about some of the demands of residents on power bearers.
“Today, it is like those who like big debates about the chicken and egg situation; which came first. I do not know if the politicians have frustrated and disappointed us so much that everybody is demanding their pound of flesh; for me, not about the community. Or is it that our demands are making politicians play to the tune. Many people, especially the politicians, are not thinking about community interest. They are thinking about self-interest,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana