One of Ghana’s long-standing legal luminaries, Mr Tsatsu Tsikata has warned young political appointees to be wary of the fact that they have neighbors when they are appointed into public office.
He said many of these appointees must be made to minimize their lavish lifestyles in government.
According to him, by so doing they will be wary of minimizing their lavish and Arabian lifestyles.
‘Some of these appointees live like kings and queens at the expense of the ordinary man on the street.
He said the lavish lifestyles of some of the young appointees today is nauseating.
These people must know that they have neighbours who are watching them while in government.
It is some of these lifestyles that have triggered the ’Fix the country campaign on social media just like what happened in the Arab spring, he warned.
Mr Tsikata made this statement giving an insight into the governance of the country and the just ended ruling on the Elections Petition brought by the main opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) against the declaration by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Jean Mensah in the 2020 general elections in an interview with Alfred Ocansey on Accra-TV3.
He said in particular the lavish lifestyle of some of these appointees in the current government is fast derailing the democratic gains made so far in the late seventies and early eighties.
He explained that the situation where some of these appointees take up lavish lifestyles after a while in government is worrying and dangerous for the nation.
‘You have a young person who was nobody and gets appointed into a political position because he or she did some work for the party in opposition splashing cash and living expensive lifestyles.
‘Many of these appointees go as far as owning real estates among others in expensive areas across the country, he said.