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Prof. Gyampo replies to Elizabeth Ohene’s article “All-Knowing CSOs”

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Prof. Ransford Gyampo

Associate Professor of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana and the Head of the Youth Bridge Study Institute, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, has replied to Veteran Ghanaian Journalist and political leader, Elizabeth Ohene, for taking a swipe at Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Ghana for their failure to take criticisms.
According to the reputable journalist, while CSOs take into consideration criticising governments as an autonomous task, they stop working to accept that other players in the autonomous area also have the responsibility to mention their wrongs to them.

“I can’t understand why it is okay for them to point out what they believe to be wrong and yet, someone pointing out what they might have gotten wrong is supposed to mean you don’t want them to exist,” part of her article claimed.
However, Prof Gyampo has explained the introductory part of Elizabeth Ohene’s item as rather unfortunate.
To Prof Gyampo, the CSOs are really on program, performing their duties called for of them.

“A simple reading and literature scan of the role of CSOs and the state of current thinking in the area, in any democracy, will show that CSOs are actually on course, performing their roles required of them,” he said in a Facebook post.

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