Elections in African countries have often been fraught with several challenges ranging from snatching of ballot boxes, inciting violence and instigating various crimes against each other.
African countries in particular have been flagged over the years for the lack of the practice of full democracy sometimes resulting in civil wars, social and economic unrest.
This very unfortunate phenomenon has left many developing countries virtually lagging behind in socio-economic development due largely to unstable political environment. Somalia, Mali, Liberia, Rwanda are just but a few countries plagued with such reprehensible activities.
Ghana of a population of 25.7 million people located in the West African sub-region has however been touted for being the beacon of hope and the Gateway to Africa.
Five major national successful elections, stable political environment and maturity on the part of civilians are largely responsible for this phenomenon.
As Ghana heads for its 6th general elections in the 4th Republic, the Ghana Armed Forces and Dream House Pictures, one of the leading names as far as quality movie production is concerned, have put together a masterpiece, that will blow your mind away, keep on the edge of your seat, captivate you and enlighten you into what goes on behind the scene.
The movie titled “The Pledge: (Ghana will not burn), has veteran actor Fred Amugi playing the role of the late President John Evans Attah Mills of the National Democratic Congress while ex-president Kufuor’s last son Nana, played the role of his father who is popularly known in Ghanaian politics as “the Gentle Giant” as well as other key characters playing the roles of former president Jerry John Rawlings and the NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.
Imagine these political bigwigs travelling together not in a convoy but in a jeep on a journey of discovery.
The sitting President John Evans Atta Mills many thought had travelled to China on a national assignment but later ended up beingn kidnapped by some miscreants in their quest to cause fear and panic among the populace.
Can his usual personality of tranquility, humility and peace lead the way into the discovery? Or will the two political opponents of his ideology lead him to forsake his people? Find out about all the actions in this suspense-filled movie.
“The Pledge” features veteran actors such as Fred Amugi, Grace Nortey, Akorfa Asiedu-Adjeani, Adjetey Annang popularly known as “PUSHER”, Roselyn Ngissah, and Nana Kufuor, son of former President John Agyekum Kufuor who plays the role of his father and many more exciting faces that will thrill you.
The Pledge is expected to be premiered on November 30, 2012 at the plush Silver Bird cinema in Accra with a special screening for members of the Security Services at the British Council in Accra on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
It is a Musah Al-Hassan Toure film and directed by no mean a person than Cosby Bikpe under his Dream House Pictures label with special support from the Ghana Armed Forces.
“The Pledge (Ghana will not burn)” is timely and a must-watch for all, especially as the nation prepares to elect a President and Members of Parliament.