Resignation of Liz Truss: Lessons for Ghanaian politicians

The political crisis in the Great Britain, assumed a heightened dimension on October 20, when the Prime Minister, Liz Truss resigned.

Liz Truss’s resignation followed that of her minister of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, who resigned last week amidst mounting pressure.

The United Kingdom, is not new to political crisis, occasioned by resignation. In the political history of the country, many Prime Ministers, have had to resign their post, due to the introduction of unpopular policies or based one or two blunders.

In the last four years, three Prime Ministers, have fallen on their own swords, these include; Theresa May, who resigned in 2019, Boris Johnson, 2022 and just last week Theresa May, who was in office for less than three months.

In Ghana, the reverse is what we are seeing. It is obvious from anyone who cares a little for this country and its future that, things are not going well.

Every single economic indicator, since February has not fared well and yet the managers of the economy want us to believe things are okay.

In the considered opinion of this newspaper, it begs the question, why the minister of finance, Ken Ofori Atta, is still in office.

His management of the economy has been only to borrow, until we cannot borrow anymore and then things begun to fall apart. His counterpart in the UK, whose first budget almost sunk the country, resigned his post on the basis of principle, which is that, every decision must be made with the British people in mind and when that decision does not inure to their benefit, one must take a walk.

Ken Ofori-Atta, must do same and this goes to all the politicians in this country, who think resignation is a defeatist attitude.

It is probable to conjecture that, Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, will be regretting that they are not Ghanaians, if they were, they will still justify their stay in office, but UK is not Ghana, and that is what makes the difference.

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