Politicians don’t respect concerns of voters – Andrew Awuni

Executive Director of the Centre for Freedom and Accuracy Andrew Awuni has condemned the attitude of politicians campaigning to be elected into office.

According to him, these politicians do not take into consideration the issues dear to the hearts of voters.

He made this known while addressing journalists to mark the end of a series of lectures dubbed ‘Freedom Power Lectures’, which began in June, 2012.

The season’s series witnessed the appearance of Archbishop Akwasi Sarpong, Industrialist Appiah Menkah and Former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Mr. Awuni said voters’ concerns including fight against corruption, integrity and socio-economic development need to be addressed by all parties as campaigning for December’s elections draws to a close.

“A lot of issues have arisen in the last one month or two,” he said.

“All the political leaders just seem not to care about those issues and everybody is crisscrossing the length and breadth of the country just asking people for their votes. We say that this kind of attitude smacks of contempt for the voters.”

He said the smooth change of government Ghana has experienced over the past years has earned the country a reputation as a peaceful country in a chaotic continent.

He therefore asked stakeholders to keep the brand.

He said the Freedom Power Lectures is the Centre’s contribution “towards improving the quality of the country’s political discourse” and “to make the 2012 electioneering more issue-based.”

Next season’s lectures will begin early 2013.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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