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Africa should have a King, not democracy – Sonnie Badu


Sonnie Badu expressed skepticism regarding democracy's potential as an African governance system in a recent interview with Nana Romeo on Accra 100.5 FM's Ayekoo Ayekoo midmorning program.


He said that the continent's abundant mineral and natural resources were to blame for many of its problems. Badu wondered if democracy could work in Africa, especially when compared to monarchies.


He drew comparisons to countries like the United Kingdom, where a monarchy and democratic institutions coexist, and he emphasized the progress monarchies like Saudi Arabia and Dubai have made in terms of development. "At times, you see medical clinics and centers that are flimsy, yet the lawmaker's center is somewhere else.


You will see instances of cash spent by legislators on some task, and you will inquire as to why they couldn't utilize the cash to fix schools under trees or something like that. "The issue is that when they get into governmental issues and they run over these enormous amounts of cash, they need to take that cash for them and for when they leave power. They additionally need to utilize cash to settle those living with them.


"You may not comprehend until you get into their perspective, that is the way legislative issues works," he said. He focused on the soundness and progression brought by rulers contrasted with the political disturbance frequently saw in popular governments. Badu upheld for African countries to think about governments, highlighting the consistent turn of events and shielding of assets apparent in such frameworks.


He criticized politicians for focusing on their own interests because of the high costs of political campaigns and the need to recover investments. Observing widespread poverty despite ample resources, the former musician, who is now a pastor, lamented that African leaders did not place enough emphasis on the well-being of citizens.


He featured the familial associations that frequently rise above political limits, encouraging a culture of benefitting to the detriment of individuals. Recognizing the defects inside the political framework, Badu suggested that such direct is inborn in legislative issues and could continue to happen until people experience it firsthand.


He cautioned against the deceitfulness of political opponents, who frequently put the interests of politicians ahead of those of the general public.


In conclusion, Badu advocated for a deeper comprehension of political dynamics and their societal effects, expressing concern for African citizens' situation amid political maneuvering.

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