A pioneer of private media in Ghana, Dr Charles Wereko Brobbey, has stated that Ghana’s growth has not been remarkable since it attained independence to take charge of its own activities.
Speaking to the media, he said “In our 66 years of independence and 32 years of the Fourth Republic and we need to ask ourselves since we became independent how far have we travelled down the road of managing our own affairs?
“I don’t think we’ve made much progress and we seem to be going back and if we’re not careful we shall become neo-colonies of the so-called developed countries.
“And I feel that after 30 years of the Fourth Republic and two turns of the two main political parties, what I see happening is that this country is going nowhere, in fact, we’re retrogressing,” he said on Thursday.
According to him, matters will be worse should this trend continue for two more decades.
Dr Wereko-Brobbey said his projection comes after he diligently observed the system of governance in the Fourth Republic.
“So we should look at what democracy and independence actually mean to us going forward because I fear that if we keep going down the same route in 20 years, we’ll have nothing to talk of.
“All the best talents in this country would have left and many people would be in a state of apathy,” he said.
Meanwhile, a former UN Advisor, Prof Baafuor Agyemang-Duah said it was not too late to salvage the situation of Ghana.
He concurred with previous views that Ghana needed union governance to reconcile factions so that there will be a unified approach to development.