A youth organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kettey Joshua, has taken his own life.
Mr. Kettey, who was the Tsito Awudome youth organizer of the ruling party, is said to have left a note behind declaring that he was fed up with life.
The body has since been taken to mortuary.
The news of the suicide has shocked the people of the area and stirred up a sense of irony, as the ruling NPP came into office promising to change the lives of Ghanaians.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who promised positive change, making many grandiloquent promises, has, in six months of being in office however, been seen to be only changing the lives of his family members and close friends to the neglect of party foot soldiers.
Indeed, the President has his family members holding the most juiciest of posts in his government, with the spoils spreading to ex- girlfriends and baby mamas who have been made ambassadors.
As the President plays doting emperor to family and close friends, however, the generality of the party’s grassroots have been abandoned.
Just a few days ago, a group calling itself ‘Invisible Soldiers; had threatened mayhem if the government did not hasten to fulfill its promise to give them jobs.
But it is not only those who have not been given appointments that are suffering as Akufo-Addo and his family members indulge themselves with juicy positions in power.
Even Presidential staffers have complained that they are not being paid, a situation that has led to them jumping over one another to make the President’s entourage list anytime he is traveling outside the country.
Traveling with the President comes with tag-along per diem.
Joshua Kettey, the NPP’s youth organizer for Tsito-Awudome, is said to have left a suicide not, saying he was fed up with life under his own party’s government.
His body has since been confined to the mortuary.