A former Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Abu Kasangbata, has urged the government to heed the concerns of various stakeholders, including political parties, market women, civil society organizations, and others, amid economic challenges and development issues.
Mr Kasangbata emphasized that the government should not only respect these concerns but also address them through effective policies and programs to alleviate the growing suffering experienced by Ghanaians and their businesses.
He particularly expressed concerns about the consistent increases in utility bills every three months, which have adversely affected many Ghanaians and their livelihoods.
Mr Kasangbata also called on organizations such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), diplomatic communities, and external development partners to take an interest in Ghana’s economic challenges, safeguarding the country’s image as a multi-party democracy.
Mr Kasangbata emphasized the importance of preserving democratic values and principles, which transcend partisan lines, and urged the government to respect the opinions of opponents and ordinary citizens.
He expressed disappointment in the police service’s handling of public demonstrations and called for positive change in the nation, stating that the upcoming “Occupy BoG” demonstration serves as a wake-up call and an opportunity for the government to address economic challenges for the betterment of Ghana and its citizens.