Ghanaians on Twitter have begun a campaign to have the economy fixed with the hashtag #FixThe Country after stating they have had enough of what they call ‘a broken country’.
Most of the tweets point to the fact that the change they were promised and for which they voted has yet to materialize.
The tweets cited inconsistent power supply, lack of water in some parts of Ghana, and the damage to our water bodies because of galamsey activities as well the issues the health sector is facing presently.
The hashtag #FixTheCountry has since gone on to trend worldwide at number 4.
Some of the tweets contain criticism made by the present government when they were in opposition while others have a collage of the Ghana flag and the deplorable state of the country.
People have also made it perfectly clear that the campaign is not politically motivated but that they are just very tired of all the governments for being selfish and only enriching themselves but not concentrating on the people of the country.
Some celebrities have also been very vocal and tweeted about the situation. Below are a few.
Andrea Owusu has probably been the most vocal celebrity on issues that Ghanaians face even before this hashtag. From advocating for better treatment for Ghanaian workers to health issues among others. She tweeted about the deplorable state of the country.
This is not about attacking specific political parties. This about addressing the problems we have and finding solutions to them. Basic needs of the people are not being attended to. We must protest just to have clean waters better roads,job opportunities and more #FixTheCountry
— EFIAODO (@efiaodo1) May 3, 2021
Yvonne Nelson has also been very vocal about these issues, even going on to spearhead a demonstration against the energy crisis in 2015. She warned people who follow political parties to stay away if they don’t have anything to say
— 𝓨𝓿𝓸𝓷𝓷𝓮 𝓝𝓮𝓵𝓼𝓸𝓷 (@yvonnenelsongh) May 3, 2021
Lydia also led a movement against energy crisis in the term of John Dramani Mahama. She stated that people who agreed with her then are now against the whole movement because its their party in power.
It’s been 6 years since #dumsormuststop
And 6 years since I wrote this article about then President Mahama.
— miss forson (@lydiaforson) May 3, 2021
Michael Blackson initiated the #FixAfrica hashtag to shed light on poor governance in Africa. He tweeted in solidarity with the #FixTheCountry by stating that it was cheaper to rent in Atlanta but yet people in Ghana are paid far lesser than crackheads in the streets of Atlanta.
Houses in Ghana costs more than Atlanta but average income is less than what a crackhead gets on the street.
— Michael Blackson (@MichaelBlackson) May 3, 2021
DKB in a video tweet responded to the people countering the #FixTheCountry hashtag by tweeting that Ghanaians need to fix themselves first.
— DKB VAWULENCE MODE ACTIVATED 😡 🔥 (@dkbghana) May 4, 2021
Ghanaians on Twitter are also planning to embark on demonstrations as a way of calling for a change in governance.
By: Daisy Palinwinde Jacobs| Ghana Weekend