A resident of Ngleshie Amanfro in the Ga South District in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Kweku Duodu Essuman at a press conference, is proposing the formation of a Normalization Government for 4 years to secure the implementation of policies and strategies fundamental to the socio-economic development of the country.
The stop gap government, or a specialpurposed government, a “neutral” government or better still a one-term government that will target the implementation of policies and strategies fundamental to the socio-economic development of the country which governments have ignored .
This Normalization government should necessarily be constituted by an independent candidate President, a Vice President and not more than nineteen (19) ministers who will all hold office for just one term and be excluded permanently from future politics of the country”.
He revealed that under the current political dispensation, the national politics have been dominated by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the past thirty years and counting .
“However there are some fundamental actions, policies, programs and strategies that should be put in place to fast-track our development which these two parties have failed to implement and will fail to do so, should they be in power even for the next century. The wish by some Ghanaians for a third force also seems illusionary as have already alluded to, but should even another political party emerge to replace the existing two dominant parties I am of the opinion that the problems we are encountering politically and economically as a country will persist”.
The country’s problem he stated, is not with the political arrangement developed under the fourth Republican Constitution as some seem to suggest, with the two major parties of almost equal strength and a number of minor parties which are of no significance.
The problem of Ghana according to Mr. Kweku Duodu, has to do with the inability of governments formed by political parties, to handle some critical developmental issues as a result of institutional, attitudinal and some self-inflicted socio-economic bottlenecks.
“Perhaps for an ideal situation, after the Normalization Government has sanitized the political terrain, we will need to strengthen these two major parties at the branch and ward levels in addition to the already well organized constituency and national structures and develop two or three minor parties that can be individually or collectively strong enough to determine which of the two dominant parties wins power at any point in time. The problem is therefore the inability of governments formed by political parties to handle some critical developmental issues as a result of institutional, attitudinal and some self-inflicted socio-economic bottlenecks”.