General News of Friday, 6 March 2015
Respected Ghanaian academic and jurist Prof. Akilagpa Sawyerr believes Ghana is on a sound track 58 years after independence, but admits several avoidable mistakes have been committed along the line.
“We have made several mistakes,” the Universities of Durham, London and Berkeley-trained trained lawyer told Accra-based Joy FM.
However, he admitted as a “human institution there are missteps.”
According to Prof. Sawyerr, what has let Ghana down over the years is the politicisation of every issue.
“We look at things superficially and look at things” with partisan lenses, adding that Ghanaians do not do things as a united people.
He added: “My main worry – and with this the media must also be blamed – is the tendency to trivialise” matters.
Prof. Sawyerr said he is hopeful Ghana is on track, adding unity will drive the country to achieve its set objectives.
The former British colony turns 58 today – March 6, 2015 – and President John Mahama will be addressing a national parade at the Independence Square amidst other social activities across the country.