‘Fix The Country!’ – Ghanaians on Social Media Tell Government

Potholes in the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital city

Majority of unhappy Ghanaians are venting their spleens 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.

Despite efforts by government including the Nation Builders’ Corp (NABCO), National Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) and other commitments towards investing in the growing human capital, some Twitter users say the impact is not felt on the ground.

Fix The Country

Dominant in the sentiments shared on Twitter are rising youth unemployment, dilapidated health system, skyrocketing home-renting structure, poor road networks among others.

“This is the right time for us to stand up and come together as one people to speak and let them [government] know that we are tired,” Joshua Boye-Doe, a social media user and initiator of the #FixTheCountry campaign said.

Coupled with corruption, erratic power and water supply, the users say the development has compounded their challenges and made life difficult for the average young Ghanaian to make a decent living.

Topping the trends for the past 24-hours, the ‘#FixTheCountry’ topic has seen many celebrities joining the fray as part of an effort to hold government accountable in the areas to safeguard the future of the citizenry.

An online petition has also been launched to aid this cause with nearly 2,000 signatures so far.

Below are some of the over 240,000 tweets so far made;

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