Ghana’s breed of good and honest politicians, according to researchers, are teetering on the brink of extinction and have therefore been added to the International Endangered Species list in an apparent move to increase the population of the species.
The honest politicians have been given the “endangered” status as a result of the loss of their habitat to an undesirable breed of corrupt politicians, whose number has increased by over 57 percent in the last 20 years.
Diseases also contributed largely to the dwindling numbers of honest politicians. In the last two and a half decades, the Apathy virus wiped out 90 percent of their population, allowing the undesirable breeds to overwhelm their habitat. Honest politicians are also susceptible to contracting certain diseases from the corrupt breed because they share the majority of their genes. When the honest breeds begin interacting with corrupt breeds through party affiliations and other habitat invasion, diseases like greed and dishonesty that is carried by the corrupt breed can spread to the honest politician population.
The head of the researcher team also urged the Ministry of Education to implement measures, from elementary through to tertiary level, that will encourage large scale production of honest politicians. “To ensure that the breed of honest politicians do not go extinct, it is essential that the nation takes deliberate steps to feed the younger generation with the right kind of diet. They must be constantly fed with a good mixture of honesty, discipline, selfless commitment and the grit to follow dreams and aspirations. This is the only way to save Ghana’s breed of honest politicians,” the researchers concluded.