With just seven until polling day, Right to Dream students have voiced their hopes for Ghana’s 2012 election.
On 7th December 2012, the Ghanaian people will vote in a General Election to elect their President and Members of Parliament. The Ghanaian airwaves are filled with political discussions and debates.
Since returning to constitutional rule in 1992, Ghana has held five, largely successful elections – though not without some incidents of unrest. With many holding up Ghana as a model of democracy in Africa, the continent and international community once again fixes its gaze as country prepares to vote.
Though not yet able to cast a vote, Right to Dream students have spent some time thinking about their hopes for the country’s election this year.
Mo Ibrahim, the African Entrepreneur, has referred to the youth of Africa as the continent’s ‘greatest natural resource’; the opportunity and ability to fulfil their potential is one of the greatest challenges faced by political leaders across Africa.
For Right to Dream students, the message to Ghanaian political leaders is clear: integrity, humility and stability.
Their hopes for a fair election, where every individual is allowed an equal chance to give their opinion and cast their vote, will be echoed across all regions of the country, as the people of Ghana look to the leaders of their country to provide opportunity, demonstrate understanding and be truthful in their promises to the nation.