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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 practice of full democracy sometimes resulting in civil wars, social and economic unrest. This very unfortunate phenomenon has left many developing countries virtually lacking behind in socio-economic development due largely to an unstable political environment. Somalia, Mali, Liberia, Rwanda are just but a few countries plagued with such nefarious activities.
Ghana with a population of 25.7 million people located in the West African sub-region has however been touted as 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 national elections in the 4th Republic, the Ghana Armed Forces and DreamHouse Pictures, one of the leading names as far as quality movie production is concerned has put together a masterpiece that will blow your mind away, keep you on the edge of your seat, captivate you and enlighten you into what goes on behind the scene amongst the sitting President, John Evans Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress played by veteran screen actor (FRED AMUGI), the two former Presidents, Jerry John Rawlings (NDC) and the gentle-jack, John Agyekum Kufuor of the NPP played by his own son as well as the flagbearer of the NPP.
Imagine these political bigwigs travelling together not with a convoy but in a jeep on a journey of discovery. The sitting President John Evans Atta Mills many taught had traveled to China on a national assignment but later ended up been 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 as DreamPictures has put together the best and most-experienced actors of our time.
The pledge features veteran actors such as Fred Amugi, Grace Nortey, Akorfa Asiedu-Adjeani, Adjetey Annang popularly known as “PUSHER”, Roselyn Ngissah, son of former President John Agyekum Kufuor who plays the role of his father and many more exciting faces that will thrill you.
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The Pledge is expected to be premiered on November 30, 2012 at the plush Silver bird cinema’s 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 DreamPictures 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 elections to elect a President and Members of Parliament is just days away in the West African nation of Ghana.