Recurring introspection by the ruling head of a country can transcend adversities and sustain the country’s soul. It helps the country and its economy to move forward.
The litmus test for successful governance leads to positive results when the head of a country, in conducive intervals, continues to introspect broadly on the following lines: (1) Is my country excessively dependent on imports? (2) Is my country’s export-import equation evenly balanced? (3) Is my country sidelining the agricultural sector while elevating urbanization? (4) Is my country’s preparedness against natural calamities “fiscally” in place? and lastly (5) Will my country be caught unawares in the wake of a terrorist attack?
The premier of a country has to bear in mind that‘divide and rule’ governance catapulted with vicious strategies will only boomerang to cause a situation which the so-called developed countries of the west are now witnessing.
Touch wood, Ghana is one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to multi-party democracy in 1992 and has taken major strides in consolidating its democratic achievements.
Thus, one sane New Year resolution based on the five aforementioned simple and soulful introspections respected all along 2021 and beyond can lead to a healthier and wealthier Ghana.