No matter how pathetic and unrealistic the idea of Ghana going back to pre-independence days is, the state of affairs in Ghana has pushed some Ghanaians into considering this…
My friend who lives in Germany just came from Ghana and the moment I mentioned that ‘I am looking for a ticket to go to Ghana next month’, she loudly said, ‘ Chris do not go down there, do not waste your time and money since nothing works down there in Ghana’.
Apparently, the electricity is never on, there is no water, ‘talk alone gas’. What happened to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s belief and trust that ‘new Africa is ready to fight her own battles and show that after all the black man is capable of managing his own affairs’?
According to over 10 people I spoke to in Ghana yesterday including 2 female Ghanaian Celebrities, ‘Ghana is a not a place to live or do any business right now if you have somewhere as an option’. This is how bad things have gotten since the extensive heat coupled with the rampant power cuts are making life exceedingly unbearable.
‘At least, when the white man was ruling us, we had electricity and if they were still here, no doubt we would still have these things running-though we would not be free’ one said. It may sound absurd to compare self-governance in hardship to being under colonial rule with things effectively functioning. But this is how frustrated some Ghanaians are, thereby wishing for the latter.
Controversial Ghanaian-musician A-Plus seems to be of the above opinion, even if it is satirically expressed, the fact remains-Ghanaians are getting tired and they are frustrated with the state of the Nation.
If after 56years of independence we do not have a viable means of providing ‘consistent water supply and electricity’ in our capital city, then we seriously have a problem as people.
Our leaders have utterly disappointed us. Greed and corruption have brought us to this stage which I do not see ending anytime soon so be ready for the worse…
Wherever Kwame Nkrumah and the independent fighters are, they would surely be disappointed and must kicking themselves in the head.
Are you one of the many frustrated Ghanaians? Let’s hear you!