Accra, June 30, GNA – The Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG), has called on all progressive and democratic forces to form a movement to drive away neo-liberal exploitative system in Ghana.
In a statement signed by Justice Heneku to mark the 57th anniversary of the Ghana, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, the SFG urged citizens to help combat a political system that had exploited the country for a number of years.
The statement said the years after Ghana declared itself a fully-fledged sovereign Republic had been characterised by lawlessness, economic neo-liberalism and economic dislocation.
The SFG expressed concern over corruption, which it said had become increasingly acceptable in the society.
‘Corruption has increasingly become acceptable and we are now comfortable with the poverty, inequality and insanitary conditions which our Republic is now mired in,’ it said.
The statement called for the formation of a movement that would help rid the country of a system, which had impeded its progress.
‘We call on all progressive and democratic forces to form a coalition for change to generate a progressive counter culture of solidarity to combat neo-liberalism and crony capitalism.
‘This counter culture mass movement should aim at exposing the kind of exploitative system we are labouring under amongst the Youth, women, farmers, workers, the unemployed, the small business entrepreneurs, students and the mass ordinary citizens,’ it said.
The SFG urged Ghanaians on the anniversary of the Republic Day to rise up and take back the country for their people.
SFG was established 10 years ago as a forum to discuss local and international issues by left leaning organisations and individuals.