Stop blame game and focus on development — MP

Politics of Saturday, 20 June 2015


The Member of Parliament for Nkwanta South, Mr Gerson Gbediame, has called on politicians and civil societies to stop the blame game and focus on issues that will bring development to Ghana.

Ghana will not become the beacon of hope if we do not stop the blame game and backbiting among ourselves,” he said.

Mr Gbediame said this at the inauguration of the Africa-Israel Initiative project held in Accra, which was on the theme: “Confronting Israel, Empowering Africa.”

He called on Ghanaians to believe in themselves and desist from hiding behind the scenes to foment troubles which have delayed development.

He used the occasion to appeal to residents in the three northern regions to smoke the peace pipe and focus on the long-term development that government sought to bring to them and stop the protracted conflicts.

He noted that conflicts have never benefitted countries that have experienced them and for that matter appealed to the leadership in those areas to put the past behind them and let peace prevail.

Mr Gbediame said Ghana, though a country endowed with rich natural resources, could not boast of any useful outcome in terms of development from them and current trends in our political discourse were not the best.

He further advocated the collaboration between Ghana and Israel. He said Ghana stood a greater chance of reaping enormous benefits from Israel.

The Vice-President of the Africa Israel Initiative (AII), Bishop Joshua Mulinge, for his part, called on African leaders to collaborate with Israel due to the vast influence and benefits.

Bishop Mulinge said Africa must connect with Israel at all times because of the spiritual and physical advantages that connection has for the continent.

He said the strategic aim of the union was to mobilise all categories of leaders at the various levels of society to create an atmosphere in each nation to develop bilateral and regional strategic co-operation with Israel and establish African embassies in Jerusalem.

Bishop Mulinge said the unity of Africa was solely dependent on believing God and following His word at all times and yielding to the teachings and directive from the Holy Spirit.