Uncategorized Red Friday Installments: Apathy Doesn't Count Posted on July 25, 2014 by Malaka with 7 Comments Tweet Share Plus One Pin it I would add something, but I think she’s said it all. *Stretches* Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Next ArticlePrevious Article You May Also Like Uncategorized 5 Days in Puerto Rico: Day 5 – Behind Her Smile May 26, 2021 Uncategorized 5 Days in Puerto Rico: Day 4 – High Art, Low Fares May 25, 2021 Uncategorized How American parenting is killing the American marriage October 2, 2014 Uncategorized The Chicken Connoisseur – On The Exploitation of Black Creativity December 11, 2016 This article has 7 comments amaelim July 25, 2014 But the truth is that in Ghana the middle class isn’t large and can’t ultimately influence votes all that much. And that’s what politicians care about. So unless this trickles down to the majority, who are likely illiterate and uneducated and uninformed. I haven’t seen much being done in that area. Someone told me recently that politicians are telling them that although prices are going up, when your family abroad send you money you will get more cedis… Malaka July 25, 2014 You’ve hit the nail on the head! I was just discussing this on Twitter. Somehow, the middle class has to join forces with the poor and working class to magnify the message. Without the might of their numbers, the “dada ba” demos won’t mean much. And without the international exposure the middle/upper class affords them, the suffering of the poor goes unnoticed. amaelim July 25, 2014 Is there enough time between now and election time for this to be corrected? Or will this take a much longer time? And what exactly is the message to them? Malaka July 25, 2014 There’s plenty of time. Everyone in Accra has a town/village where they are from. Have an audience with the chief and elders. Explain how our fortunes are tied. We have a year. amaelim July 25, 2014 I thought the chiefs and elders were part of the problem, taking bribes to get the villagers to vote a certain way Malaka July 25, 2014 In some cases, yes. And that’s because they have been largely ignored by people who don’t see their worth. We have very strict protocols in Ghana about how chiefs are to conduct themselves. If it is proven they intentionally bring harm to the community, there is a procedure to depose them. People in the city don’t know that. We need to reconnect. It is the villagers and townsfolk who truly control the direction of our nation. Not the guy in his air conditioned Jag dashing from one meeting to the next. amaelim July 25, 2014 I remember learning that in a university course… That’s definitely a good start though… Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.