Some 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.
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.
After NSS plenty people I know dey house cos dem no get jobs. Why should it be so. Are you educating people to go and sit home?? #FixTheCountry
— KALYJAY ? (@gyaigyimii) May 3, 2021
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.
Yes, it’s always the YOUNG PEOPLE who arise for the countries
It’s our TIME!!! #FixTheCountry pic.twitter.com/Viwi1CnXFn
— Beno S★rkCess ?? (@BenopaOnyx1) May 3, 2021
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;
First Things First. pic.twitter.com/HoFMI3Iox8
— C-Real (@C_RealMC) May 3, 2021
For those saying the #FixTheCountry hashtag is politically motivated, can’t you see things yourself? Don’t you pick trotro? Don’t you buy fuel? Or you’re not in Ghana ?
Please let’s not pretend blind because of our love for a political party.#FixTheCountry
— Dr. George ? (@GeorgeAnagli) May 3, 2021
We are trying to progress the country not just for ourselves but for the future generation. We want long term plans that will progress the country! #FixTheCountry
— EFIAODO (@efiaodo1) May 3, 2021
#FixTheCountry is just a hashtag to them, sadly.
— Joey B (@1RealJoeyB) May 3, 2021
Dear NDC , #FixTheCountry agenda is not for you, it’s not for Npp too it’s for the government, you all failed us so stop jubilation that we are bashing the sitting government.. it’s for everybody.
Why should one government be praying for the other to fail us? #FixTheCountry
— Comedianwaris (@ComedianWaris) May 3, 2021
As simple as that. Fix the crippling unemployment. Fix the street lights. Fix the erratic power supply. Fix the irregular water supply. Fix the killer roads. Fix the corrupt institutions. Fix the factories. Fix the educational system. Fix AGRICULTURE.
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) May 3, 2021
You’ll learn plenty books , barb first class and still be unemployed after school…why why why??? Bibi ni be y3 den kraa????#FixTheCountry
— Maabena. K. Adepa (@AbernarhS) May 3, 2021
The water they gave for free that we are being taxed for nu, this the hustle you have to go through to get some. Where did we go wrong la #FixTheCountry pic.twitter.com/MpRPzN2D2e
— Afi Shuga ❤? (@Elawenam) May 3, 2021
I work from 6:30am to 4pm as a teacher. How many hours bro?? I pick two cars before I get to work and when I checked my salary and calculated what I’m paid a day, it will shock you ?? Fuck this #FixTheCountry
— ?CallmeSafoa????? (@safoa_xoxo) May 3, 2021
Government must show concern about the rising cost of living and harsh conditions prevailing in the country and do something about it.#FixTheCountry
— Serwaa Amihere (@Serwaa_Amihere) May 3, 2021