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Democracy in Africa is failing us-Lets evolve African democracy-Expert

Written by  Sep 21, 2018
Local governance expert, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae has said Africa particularly Ghana has copied blindly when it comes to democracy. The lecturer believes Ghana have perfect checks and balances when it comes to our governance system but we do no make good use of them. The traditional system he noted make good use of their checks and balances and in some cases distools chiefs over breaches of their oath of office. But that is not the case with our executive form of governance in Ghana. "Our traditional leaders have advisors and elders who advises them and when they fail to heed to their counsel, they distool them. So the traditional system is a good one because there are checks and balances. But the political system being implemented have checks and balances, but it is not working. " He is therefore calling on Africa to adopt the traditional form of democracy so we get a stable leadership. He also touched on the influence people have on people (illiterates) when it comes to voting in Africa and particularly Ghana where the educated few influence people to vote and elect leaders for us and not necessarily on purpose. "That is not helping us and the only way out is for us to evolve the African type of democracy," he concluded. He was speaking at event organised on democracy in Accra yesterday (Thursday).
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