Amos Kevin-Annan, a Ghanaian youth coach, has called on the various security agencies to be on high alert following the recent #fixTheCountry campaign that started on Twitter two days ago.
The #FixTheCountry hashtag is to draw the government’s attention to the unemployment situation in the country coupled with other unfulfilled promises.
Some unhappy Ghanaians are still venting their frustrations over what many describe as a failure on the part of successive governments to improve the lives of the citizenry.
Mostly made up of the youth, tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of these inadequacies.
In view of the enormous campaign, Mr Kevin Annan has advised that the various security agencies should keep an eye on the ground to ensure the #FixTheCountry campaign on social media does not escalate into a state of chaos in the country.
Speaking on The Asaase Breakfast Show with Nana Yaa Mensah on Tuesday 4 May 2021, Kelvin-Annan said the organisers must desist from inciting Ghanaians with their campaign.
“They may have started innocently but if it is not properly managed, can get into a state where it will create an absurdity for all of us. So, I would encourage the security agencies and those in charge of the technology space to keep their eyes on the ball so that it doesn’t degenerate,” he said.
Kelvin-Annan added: “And where it is getting to, that will create tension and discomfort in the society. We cannot discomfort the society to comfort others, that is not right, we are all in it together and we all deserve the same space.”
He said those behind the campaign must, however, be allowed to express their frustration since it is their right to do so in a democratic dispensation.
“As long as it does not degenerate into insults and abuses, uproars, I think we should grant people the space to ventilate, because ventilation is very important, for those of us in the space of therapy, giving people the opportunity to ventilate the heat within them is a very important one and it does help a lot for social cohesion.
“Now the challenge becomes where and how they choose to express themselves, and what becomes the aftermath of their expression, those who are also seeking to respond must be measured,” Kelvin-Annan said.
He encouraged politicians to desist from exploiting the #FixTheCountry campaign for their parochial interest.
“Those politicians, faceless or otherwise who may want to latch on to this… would have to be discouraged… and we shouldn’t encourage opportunists to take advantage of this.”
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