A country that cannot hold its economy together and provide for its own citizens to live in dignity as humans is not worth being labelled a nation. And such is the state of Ghana, with the hope of the citizens waking up tomorrow to a better state of affairs diminishing as each second passes…
The citizens have cried and continue to cry—but nothing seems to be getting better as the economic dances Azonto with its broken legs, while in free fall from the sky, uncaused by the actions of anybody—because no one even knows why things have turned out this way.
The leaders Ghanaians elected have disappointed us—from the lowest to the highest office of the land, every man in leadership comes up as confused as those we find in-between the gap.
The national currency-Cedi which largely dictates the direction of the economy has become valueless, with £1 measuring close to 6 cedis, when not long ago, a pound was equivalent to 2 cedis…
We’ve witnessed long nights of boring political talks, the promise of a total shake up “if you vote for me” has many times been heard with no accompanying shake up when those who make the promise are put in power.
Ghanaians have patiently waited for 4 years after another to come, hoping for the promised change to take effect—and each election has brought misery, dry pockets, unbearable hardship and unending struggles.
At this stage, anyone who entertains the slightest hope for a better Ghana to be achieved with Ghanaians as our leaders must be smoking in a thick cloud of confusion, probably high on some illegal product with no sense of reality.
Anyone who calls Ghana a failed State at this point must have been bought with several bags of the valueless cedi, which Ghanaians loath to have in their pockets as the cedi can’t purchase much of anything on the market.
Those who held Ghanaian citizenship with pride when they had access to alternative citizenships are giving up, renouncing their Ghanaian citizenship—as they try to flee from the unbearable economic and social hardship, more importantly, the disgrace.
I was not shocked when it emerged earlier today that about 817 Ghanaians renounced their Citizenship in the year 2013 as against 39 foreigners who applied to be Ghanaians. I can’t even understand those 39 foreigners who wanted to be Ghanaians, I bet 38 of them were researchers and the remaining person was in a state of confusion—took Guyana for Ghana.
Ghana has lost all it stood for, the energy the country once contained and the prospects of progress that overshadowed the country have all disappeared, paving way for “rule by jokers” and “leadership without accountability”.
Ghana has nothing worth a penny in value and the earliest we sell the empty land to the Chinese, the Americans or the South Koreans, the better… At least, the citizens will be given a bit of the cash from this transaction in a form of ‘New Hope’.
The truth is, Ghanaians do not ask for much—as they are ready to endure every pain as long as there is a certain feeling of hope, that things will get better somehow, some day. And our leaders cannot even provide this sense of hope.
Things have always been hard in Ghana but it is the sense of hope embedded in the inherent optimistic mindset of Ghanaians that has brought us this far—but today, it is all lost and we have nothing to keep the wheel moving.
The Chinese may be wearing tainted gowns when it comes to their style of governance but one thing is for sure, they can deliver when all hope is lost and they’ve strengthened their economy to become one of the biggest and most productive in the world. We can therefore sell or lease Ghana to them and I am confident they will deliver. Our leaders have failed us and things will get worse in the months to come.
The Americans may be busy with the numerous wars they are currently fighting or may genuinely not be interested in purchasing Ghana, even if offered to them on credit. But we can pitch Ghana to them as the West African country that was able to fly 3 million dollars cash to Brazil few weeks ago while its citizens do not have water, electricity or access to healthcare. Maybe, their long lost conscience will return and they will decide to take over—putting us all in chains as they work their magic to restore our failed State.
The South Koreans have worked hard over the years to stabilize their economy and have joined the global hi-tech economic competition, with their technological achievements standing tall in Asia. They are go getters and they may want to help us, as long as we are ready to re-examine our work ethics and give them the permission to imprison without trial the leaders (both in government and opposition) for the many years of deceit and torture.
If you have any hope that things will get better in Ghana with this same people running the country, then you are up for a shock. The opposition is not any better, we’ve heard all the promises and we’ve seen all the faces in office before…They did nothing great then and they will not do anything different when put back in power.
The best thing for us to do as Ghanaians is; put Ghana up for sale and let’s hope someone will buy our valueless country. I doubt anyone will be interested in purchasing such a headache though!