Ghanaians have been loud on social media demanding improved governance from their political leaders.
Many of them who are angry with their standard of living have been tweeting with the hashtag #FixTheCountry.
They want the government to fix the economy and provide basic essential social amenities which have been lacking across the country.
The hashtag #FixTheCountry has been trending since the start of the week after new taxes were announced resulting in increased fuel prices.
You’ll pay more for data to help fund NHIS. But while hospitals struggled to get NHIS funds, the gov’t paid more than GHc184 to Zoomlion in a shady contract. If #fixyourself–your mind–you’ll not say Manasseh hates Jospong. You’ll fight such deals, and it’ll help #FixTheCountry pic.twitter.com/CYvBghdCaf
— Manasseh Azure Awuni (@Manasseh_Azure) May 4, 2021
— S. Xoese Dogbe (@StanDogbe) May 4, 2021
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) May 4, 2021
The Ghanaian wants the basics; stable electricity, water, quality healthcare etc. They want to see their SSNIT being put to good use, they don’t have to beg for the streets lights to stay on, they want to see fuel prices not hard on the pocket and other tangibles. #FixTheCountry
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) May 4, 2021
A lot of the youth seeking decent jobs are of the view that, they need to formally belong to a political party before they get these jobs
Thus any little remark against their party may end this dream. If we #FixTheCountry, you’ll not need to defend your party to get a decent job
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) May 4, 2021
— EFIAODO (@efiaodo1) May 3, 2021
If you think #FixTheCountry is about bashing npp and holding up another political party then you are part of the problem, because they have both done us wrong
— KING OF ACCRA on Spotify and Tidal (@kingofaccra) May 4, 2021
I actually feel sad for 700 twitter. Imagine a government not being able to provide you with a job to harness your skills and full potential and just being told to tweet any & everything positive from government. No questions asked… Just Bots ???? #FixTheCountry
— Cement Slayer (@Bridget_Otoo) May 4, 2021
This seems to be a new campaign to put pressure on the government to deliver with similar outrage expressed on other social media platforms.
But it is yet to be seen how this anger will translate into action among citizens.