Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese of Ghana, Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumordji has called on the Ghanaian populace to vote out selfish politicians in the upcoming December general elections.
According to the Bishop, the majority of Ghanaian politicians present themselves as people with the interest of the ordinary at heart but turn out to be different the moment they get the people’s mandate.
“Sometimes they campaign as if they will help the people but immediately they are elected they look at themselves,” Bishop Kumordji is quoted in a report to have said.
Expressing concern over the lack of receptiveness from the current administration in the West African country, Bishop Kumordji remarked, “We should also look at the President; we need a President who listens. There have been cries to the current President to reshuffle the Cabinet even from his own party; he never did it; he won’t listen.”
The Ghanaian Bishop called for Ghanaians to be critical about who they vote for going into the 2024 general elections.
“We want Ghanaians to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) who are dedicated, who love the people, and are ready to serve the people, not to go and sit in Parliament and be fighting for their gains,” he said.
Touching on the economy, the Ghanaian Bishop highlighted concerns about misappropriated loans and corruption in the West African country.
“Ghana has a serious issue with the economy. They will blame COVID, and the Ukraine war, but the government has not handled it properly,” he criticized.
He added that “Many young people are unemployed. These are some of the issues that will come up strongly,” he anticipated ahead of the December elections.