Some disgruntled Ghanaians are venting their rage over what they see as successive governments’
inability to improve the lives of the people.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media,
mostly by teenagers, highlighting some of these inadequacies.
Despite government efforts such as the Nation Builders Corporation
the National Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP),
and other commitments to invest in growing human capital,
some Twitter users claim that the effect is not felt on the ground.
Rising youth unemployment, a deteriorating health system,
a skyrocketing home-renting structure,
and weak road networks are among the sentiments expressed on Twitter.
“This is the right time for us to stand up as one people and speak up and tell them
[government] that we are tired,”
Joshua Boye-Doe, a social media consumer and the #FixTheCountry campaign’s initiator, said.
After NSS, a lot of people I know moved in because they couldn’t find work.
Why should that be the case?
Are you encouraging people to stay at home and watch TV?
Fix the country with the hashtag #FixTheCountry.