Professor-Ransford-Gyampo (Facebook)
Professor-Ransford-Gyampo (Facebook)

A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, expressed concern about the deterioration of Ghana’s electoral processes.

The President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), University of Ghana Chapter, lamented the increasing influence of money in Ghana’s elections.

He stated that it is undermining the democratic progress made since independence.

Prof. Gyampo highlighted the current state of Ghana’s electoral processes, describing it as nauseating, with the highest bidder often securing victory.

Speaking on Joy FM‘s Super Morning Show, he emphasised the need for a drastic change to avoid potential regrets for the country.

“The output of our electoral processes now is becoming nauseating. The output of our electoral processes has nothing to do with the expression of the popular choices of the people.

“The output of our electoral processes is now becoming undemocratic with people emerging as having been elected, but they bought their way into the process, they bought their way into the outcome of the process.

“Simply because they were able to pay more money, but democracy in a developing country like ours must thrive to producing candidates who have what it takes to implement tangible solutions to our problems,” he said.

Prof. Ransford Gyampo was addressing concerns regarding the proposal for the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to be elected along political party lines.

This follows President Akufo-Addo’s to revoke the appointment of 24 District Chief Executives.


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