The Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency, Mr. Alex Afenyo-Markin, has said the way forward for the country?s democracy requirement is unity of purpose, with pragmatic leadership, focusing on building the socio-economic development pillars.
Mr. Afenyo-Markin stated this while speaking at the Dr. Alex Quaison-Sackey memorial lectures held at the Ebenezer Methodist Cathedral in Winneba.
The programme under the theme ?Africa, a Continent of Possibilities? was organized by Possibility Trans-National Foundation a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Mr. Afenyo-Markin said, since independence partisan politics polices have wrongly influence the leadership of the country in their quest for sustainably socio-economic development.
He said unemployment was on the rise, cost of leaving was unbearable, health facilities were in a deplorable state, private entrepreneurs were tired.
?There was the need to put in place strong Institutional pillars with it corresponding principles and make real the promise of the democracy and make the rule of law work effectively to help forge ahead as a country?.
The MP said as a people in whatever capacity we find ourselves to serve mother Ghana we should do it with all our strength and skills.
Dr. Ayrirebe-Acquah, former Member of Parliament for Effutu said Dr. Quaison-Sackey, the first black African to be alleviated to the seat of the General Assembly of the United Nations, distinguished himself well and contributed meaningfully to the new beginning of African Voice in the world affairs.
He said the kind of patriotism he exhibited, put Ghana firmly on the road towards total liberation of the African continent and for all blacks around the globe.
He therefore said that, it was about time African especially the youth changed their attitude towards the environment and emulate the elderly in the way they contributed their quota towards the growth and development of the society where ever they may found themselves.
The former MP said such lectures should be held periodically in dedication to the memory of all heroes of the Effutu State and the country at large.
Mr. Robert Andrew Ghunney, first Chief Executive of the area, congratulated the organizer for such a programme to recognize a statesman of Effutu and Africa as whole and added that they should contact the secretariat of the ongoing street and property naming project in the town, to name the street through his residency to the Ghana Police Command and Staff College in Winneba after him as a honour to him.