Brigitte Dzogbenuku, a presidential candidate for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in Ghana, stated,
“One of the banes of a country is the lack of values such as discipline, honesty, and responsibility”.
She was giving a speech at David Ofosu-Dorte’s 2023 Constitutional Day Public Lecture last week.
OneGhanaMovement, a pressure group, collaborated with the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Law School to organize the 2023 Constitutional Day Public Lecture.
Ms. Dzogbenuku felt the country’s people’s reliance on wealth without carefully considering how it was acquired has been a problem over the years.
Additionally, she believes that is one of the obstacles to the country’s growth.
“We are not committed to Ghana. We are committed to how much we can make to extend our political parties,” she said.
As a result, Ms. Dzogbenuku is urging the public and leadership to adopt selfless values rather than those based on pursuing one’s own self-interest and building the nation together.
It is a major responsibility of political parties to mobilize the populace and bring new ideas to the table in order to ensure the country’s economic prosperity, she said.
Political parties are to promote national issues that would be of benefit to all instead of becoming avenues for disunity.
Unfortunately, Ghana’s political system had made elections into a costly endeavor that undoubtedly drains the economy. The elections in Ghana cost a lot of money. According to research, the nation spends $200 million on each election on average.
Brigitte Dzogbenuku, is a former Miss Ghana who was Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom’s running mate for the Progressive People Party (PPP).