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Kojo Antwi: Ghana needs a comprehensive long-term development plan

The celebrated Ghanaian musician says the country cannot depend on freebies from the West but needs to find its own identity in order to develop

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  • “We need a comprehensive national plan that goes beyond the four-year period but one that encompasses what we want to build for ourselves as a nation where each government that comes into power follows this plan...”

Afro-pop, highlife and reggae musical artiste, Kojo Antwi, also known as ‘Mr Music Man’, has said the country needs a comprehensive long-term development plan that will stand the test of time.

“I think our leaders must have a plan on where we will be fifty or hundred years from now; they won’t be part of that but there must be a road map that we’ll know this is the direction…”

Speaking with Kent Mensah on Sunday Night on Asaase Radio, he said: “The solution to the oil prices, the solution to try and manage your affairs doesn’t just lie with the government that we bring to office for just four years.”

The music maestro added, “Why should our cedi be impacted if Ukraine and Russia are fighting? It is all because we have become so dependent on foreign aid that we have no plan for our own future.”

“We need a comprehensive national plan that goes beyond the four-year period but one that encompasses what we want to build for ourselves as a nation where each government that comes into power follows this plan…” he said.

Watch the full interview below:

Ghana is worth dying for

He added that “Ghana is worth dying for but the direction we are going is dangerous. I think we need to embrace what we have…It’s not about that [politics], I think we all have a part to play. The politicians also have a major part to play but then there are values amongst us that we always try to keep mute… 

“If Ghana [or Africa] is going to move forward we need to do a lot of overhauling and that overhauling starts with our education system…”

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