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Often Ghanaian diasporans return home and observe with awe, in some cases decades later, how things are done in the country they left behind. They do so because, in many situations, things have not changed much from the days of our grandparents ‒ and are done very differently from their new countries of abode.

Ghana is going to hell in a handcart, we are told. Good governance has become a show of power by the state or strength of partisan political will. The rule of law, transparency and accountability have become merely technical questions of administrative procedure or institutional design. Our politics and democratising processes are increasingly driven by indiscipline and an unbridled quest for power, not committed leadership. The masses’ involvement and expectation, fractured by a stagnant economy and a corrupt political class, still bear traces of an expansive view of government and unsustainable demands based on a sense of entitlement.

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