Afenyo-Markin warns NDC, NPP

Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, the Majority Leader in Parliament, has advised the political class in Ghana to take cue from what is happening in Kenya to address public discontentment.

He says politicians should be proactive in taking measures to address the issues of the people collectively to avoid agitations and protests.

According to the Effutu Member of Parliament, the political class should not be blinded by their quest to secure power at the expense of the needs of the masses.

“The recent Gen Z activism in Kenya serves as a striking warning. To prevent such scenarios in Ghana, it is imperative that the political class collaboratively take proactive and comprehensive measures to address the underlying causes of public discontent.

“Our preoccupation with political manoeuvring should not blind us to the reality of public expectations. Let us recommit to a national agenda that not only leverages the potential of our youth but also unlocks the massive development potential often associated with a demographic dividend,” he said on the floor of Parliament Wednesday, July 03, 2024.

On his part, the Member of Parliament for Odododiodio, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, who was present at the time the Kenyan protest ensued, explained how crucial it is for the government to address youth unemployment to avoid such rampage in Ghana.

He says when people get fed up with the impunity of the political class, the people will vent their anger on leadership.

He explained how the public perceive the three arms of government is a danger to the security of the State.

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“We should not be deceived. Yes, we can preach and preach and preach peace all the time. But when people think that the impunity of the political class is beyond their endurance, they will definitely react.

“Today, as we sit here, the perception out there is that the executive is corrupt. The judiciary has become a political pawn. We, the legislature, are selfish and uncaring and they have low expectations of our ability to fight for them. And that is a danger,” he stated.

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