Multiple award-winning dancehall artiste and leader of the Shatta Movement, Shatta Wale, has described as “educated fools and ‘disappointmented’ graduates’ social media activists who are engaged in the #FixTheCountry campaign.
The past few months have seen Ghanaian youth take to social media to demand accountability, good governance and better living conditions from governments under the hashtag #FixTheCountry.
The advocacy has garnered huge support that caught the attention of the government which engaged the leaders of the movement on the way forward. Attempts by the campaigners to have a protest have been foiled by the police through a court action but the campaign continued online unabated.
The recent murder of one of the members of the #FixTheCountry campaigner, Kaaka Ibrahim Mohammed, by a mob in Ejura in the Ashanti Region reignited the campaign and got many talking both on social media and in mainstream media.
But the Shatta Movemet boss in a series of Facebook posts Tuesday, June 29, said among other things that the campaigners need to rethink the campaign.
“Educated fools and disappointmented graduates saying #FixTheCountry. Fix yourself cheap thinkers”, he wrote
He said the approach Ghanaian youth adopt in seeking solutions to problems are not feasible.
“As for Ghana dierr the problem is the youth … we can’t stand up and fight for our own right … Nonesense .. Everyday typing online … Massa that no go solve anything o, Rise and fight and stop writing this nonsense Essays!! Mek I think”.