Does Occupy Ghana have what it takes to root out corruption, and hold public officials to account, in the interest of good governance in Ghana? While its critics label them as elitist opposition stooges, the group describes itself as a non-partisan watchdog ‘for the people, by the people’.
Their manifesto boldly states ‘People are the source of all power in Ghana’. But in Ghana’s highly polarized society, can they bring out the people to support them? While the international Occupy Movement is driven by mass support, Occupy Ghana’s Nana Akwasi Awuah holds a different view: “Does political activity mean getting the masses?” That said, social media is clearly an important tool in Occupy Ghana’s arsenal of weapons.
What are the long term goals, and how far are they prepared to go in achieving them? In a frank discussion with Occupy Ghana’s Sydney Casely-Hayford and Nana Akwasi Awuah, David Ampofo on Time with David delves deeper into Ghana’s latest socio-political phenomenon.
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