Ghanaians Are Allergic to ‘TRUTH’ | We Just Hate To Hear Or Say It…

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A Ghana supporter arrives at Gold Coast bar-restaurant in Brixton, south London.

If you ever decide to go out there looking for the biggest hypocrite in life and you meet a Ghanaian, turn back—you have met who you are looking for.

If all the stories in the Bible were true stories, Ghanaians would have been part of the Pharisees — the social and political movement during the Second Temple period.

We are the biggest hypocrites out there in the world and if you think otherwise, then that is just a confirmation of what I just said. You are simply being a hypocrite and will always hate the truth.

From our Political settings to our Entertainment industry, no one seems to say the truth or has the ear to even listen to it.

Lies which are politically clothed as propaganda has come to stay with us, grown with us and has become part of our existence.

No politician yearns for the TRUTH in Ghana. And this translates so well with their followers who are hypocrites themselves. We lack all that we claim to possess and yet we cannot be truthful to ourselves to bare the cross.

A Ghanaian will smile with you, say you are great or your work is the best, when in fact your work is the worst.  The moment you are not around, the same person will make a mockery of you and your work.

We just hate the truth and I do not see a way out of this, because, we will not even accept that this is what we are…

People will shower you will undeserving praises in Ghana when you are around them, simply because they want a back pass, knowing that you do not deserve any of those praises. The sad part of it is that, maybe if you are told the truth, you will work harder or make things better.

In the spirit of deceit and hypocrisy, we are all suffering one way or the other.

Our Entertainment Industry is a mess and yet people are winning countless awards and praises for their run-of-the-mill works. Behind these people, those giving out the awards will laugh and state how bad the works are…

It is not that we cannot see, we just can’t say it as it is…

Your own friend will tell you how great you are as a person, as an actor/actress, as a musician or as no body—when in fact; he/she is lying to you. Just walk away and he/she will be on the floor, laughing her hypocrisy out.

The wide practice of hypocrisy in Ghana has made it difficult for us to accept the truth and criticism when someone breaks the norm by stating it as it is.

Tell a Ghanaian the truth and you are his enemy. Join the gang of liars and hypocrites, and he will award you or make you his right hand man.

The roads are bad, our education is at its poorest, times are hard, our movies are useless and most of us will hypocritically say; all these are in their best shapes.

Incompetent people are running our state machineries, in charge of our future and we cannot even tell them the truth—simply because we want some favours or cannot take the heat that they will throw at us upon hearing the truth.

We read the Holy Books more than we drink water and yet, our entire existence defines hypocrisy. How can we hate the TRUTH this much?

When can we embrace the truth and make it part of our dealings? Why can’t we just be sincere with ourselves by telling each other the truth, especially when it is necessary?

How can we improve as people when we continue to lie to ourselves about our current situation and receive praises or awards for our substandard and bad deeds?

Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Adukus Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: [email protected]


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  1. Yes and until we accept the truth we ain’t going no where as a nation and as a people. It seems we’d rather listen to the comforting lie than the unpleasant truth. This isn’t only with us Ghanaians but also all African people over the world. In the search of truth we must do this via questioning certain aspects of our lives especially during this era of superior brainwashing, We must question the social conditioning we picked up right from childhood till now. These include: education, religion, politics and others. We were not responsible for the programming passed onto us by our parents but in our adulthood we are responsible for correcting it. They didn’t mean anything bad but they got it from their parents too but…the truth shall set us free and we will grow!

    1. @CobyStash, It seems it is a social condition as you mentioned and we need a miracle to break FREE from it.

      Our social and training institutions do not also help, as most propagate falsehood—instead of opening people up to critical thinking and evaluation of facts/evidence…

      Hypocrisy as unfortunately become the accepted theme.

      1. @Posted By: Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, The people in authority themselves are a product of these social conditioning and so you have a situation where you have the blind leading the blind. I noticed one of the problems facing most of our people is to think. Or is it the issue of the mind cannot teach the mind what it doesn’t know? Maybe we really need a miracle!

  2. honestly I thought you were making too many asumpyions and beating about the bush. we want names and real scenarios . with that being said you made some good points but you think only ghanaian politicians are liars and hypocrites? fat chance lol

  3. Haahaha. I laughed because that is so true. Sometimes telling the truth especially one loved ones. But it’s only truth that will set us free.