Political Development In Ghana So Far

Political development is the necessary condition to the development of every state, and therefore the development of Ghana must not be taken in the shallow terms but development of the political sphere must also be taken into consideration. The signs of political development of this country can be seen in different levels – the respect of the population and human rights, respect to the level of the governmental and general systematic performance and also respect to the organization of the polity, with political development there must be development in the greater capacity in the political system to manage public affairs, control controversy or cope with popular demand.

 Some features of political development is the existence of specialize extinct governmental institutions and these institutions must be guided by rationality and efficiency in order to carry out functions of the government. The governmental institutions in the country can help to bring about political development if only it is guided by its rationality and efficiency.

Critical political development is the judicious using our country’s resources to bring development and it is it is crucial to the state and so therefore politics plays a crucial role here as far as development is concern. The development of the state rest significantly on the function of the political system of the country. There must be extensive capability in the political system, this refers to the capacity of the political system of the country to respond to the demands of the citizens and bring development also.

 Taking the respect of the population and human rights is a major element of political development; this is when the political institutions of the country take the population into consideration when enacting any policies. The population is the holder of sovereignty in very state and Ghana is not excluded, therefore the population can not be ignored in the policies making that will bring about political development. The views of the population must be heard by the policy makers and the relevant points taken into consideration in order for the population views to be respected in the country. The human rights of the citizens must also be respected in all spheres and making sure that this goes in accordance with the constitution.

 Respect to the level of the governmental and general systematic performance and also respect to the organization of the polity is another element that can never be ignored as far as the political development of this country is concerned, the governmental performance must be respected by both the government and the governed in the country, that is the same way the government must also respect the performance of the social organization within the country and this performance of the social organization must be in line with the fundamental laws of the country. There must also be a free and open media, when the media is given the free space to operate there shall also be development but the media must also make sure that they must also bring out the truth.

Further emphasis should be on the respect of the constitution, the constitution must be respect on all grounds no matter the type of political development that want to be in the country and also in the making of policies the constitution should be the base.

The governmental institutions of the country have done very well, and in order to reach the highest level of political development both the government and the governed must not be weary in the performance of their duties.

ALFRED LAMPTEY

POLITICAL STUDIES 

KNUST

ALFREDLAMPTEY88@YAHOO. COM

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