Let’s Talk About Cholera | Ghanaians Are DIRTY Raised to the Power 1000000

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Joselyn Dumas
Joselyn Dumas’ X Cholera campaign

Let’s keep this simple but call a spade a spade…

Ghanaians are dirty and I don’t mean, just dirty—we are deeply dirty and that is why we cannot get rid of the Victorian ‘disease’-Cholera, which keeps killing us each year just as the flood which does the same to us.

In 2014, over 67 people died from cholera in just 2 months in Ghana and if you don’t know, this is a bacteria infection which was eradicated from England over 100 years ago. Forget the scientific complexities; it’s simply caused by the pile of filth surrounding us—the raw sewage which over flows when it rains.

Why can’t we uproot this ‘disease’ which we cannot blame the Americans/Whites for creating and infecting us from our communities? Because we are inherently dirty people and we don’t even care to do anything about it. We won’t even accept that we are dirty. But thanks that cholera is out there to confirm we are…

Does it not bother you as a Ghanaian that over 204 people died from cholera in Ghana in 2014 and 190 died the previous year? It seems like instead of eradicating it, we are getting dirtier and more people are even dying…There was a total of 24,648 reported cases of cholera in 2014 in Ghana.

Once again, we are talking about something which others have not heard of an outbreak more than a century ago. We are talking about a ‘disease’ which can be prevented by doing simple human things like cleaning and proper handling of sewage…

Like idiots, each year we have to be told to wash our hands when we use the toilet—else, we will get cholera.  Are we that foolish? Like two year old children, we have to be reminded each year that, we need not to ‘shyt’ in our water bodies and we have to clean where we live. Even this, we still don’t and we invite cholera to kill us.

Are we not tired of being killed by stupid things like cholera and floods which we have control over? I don’t want to talk about malaria which we also breed in our back yards—we just love to die like flies and fantastically, we have these things to help us achieve it.

Gutter in Accra, Capital of Ghana
Gutter in Accra, Capital of Ghana

It’s raining season once again in Ghana—that time for cholera to show its punctual head. In fact, the recent flood has kick-started it. Already 5 cases of cholera have been reported for this year and because we are dirty raised to the power 1000000, the numbers will soar soon.

It’s sad we can’t blame the government for this and there is no vaccine for us to take. The only vaccine available for cholera is to f**king clean our environments, manage our sewage properly and more important like school kids, be reminded to clean our hands when we clean our bums…

All we need to do to prevent this stool-passing infection from showing its head each year in our country that is already engulfed in countless problems is to drink safe water, make adequate sanitation our priority and take charge of our basic hygiene needs.

Is the above that difficult? Hell No…

But because we are dirty, we will once again kill ourselves in the hundreds this year too—I hope not though!

Each year, our capital city-Accra becomes the epicenter of cholera…

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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