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GhanaWeb TV interview: Our political parties have been hijacked by people with money


Dr Kobby Mensah - November 10, 2018 - 0 comments

Dr Kobby Mensah, a lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School, says politicians in Ghana win power with money instead of their ability to identify the challenges the country is facing and come up with the needed solutions.

“Our political parties have been hijacked by the people who have the money. Factors that will determine electability will not be considered in the primaries. Why because in as much as you think the party will elect an individual who would be acceptable by the state to be elected as the president it doesn’t happen because people actually pump in money.

“We’ve heard we’ve seen instances where delegates are split so if somebody is going for elections where you have delegates of 20 and an individual is able to sponsor 11, you know the calculation, he can sponsor 11 the rest of the 9 can go to hell so you know that he’s going to get the vote, the maximum.”