CHRIS-VINCENT Writes — Despite It All, Ghana’s ‘Truest Need’ is A National Cathedral

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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri

Ghana has more churches than schools and hospitals combined.
Let’s grant that there is a God, heaven and hell are real—just for the sake of this conversation.
Even so, should we not be concerned about today, I mean this life, how we live it and take care of ourselves, more than or just as equally as the one which is in the future fully taken care of by a benevolent God?
Sometimes I look at the political landscape of Ghana, and I laugh. Because it’s a joke. Our leaders are in bed with each other and they are not screwing themselves but the masses, mostly a generation of young people.
A bunch of old and semi-old men, with inherited privileges have successfully convinced us all that they are the smartest people in Ghana, with our needs at heart—so we continuously fight and vote for them to come into power.
Ghana needs jobs. Ghana needs schools. Ghana needs effective healthcare facilities and modern infrastructure.

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The above needs are paramount: anyone who says otherwise is a fool.
Yet in the clear sight of our leaders, we have just about 50 working ambulances, hospitals that are as bad as chicken coops, and above all, lack even beds for those who desperately need it.
You don’t need anyone to tell you that the above is a problem costing us lives and therefore worth eradicating, eminently and permanently.
But our leaders think that despite all the hovering problems, what Ghana needs on top of the cluster of churches, is a national cathedral. The political class supports it and the religious upper-echelons agree with it too.
You ought to be a joke to place a national cathedral anywhere close to the top of Ghana’s scale of preference.
Even if God is that important to you, you can worship him in a park by mounting stands as he does not have strict worshiping place preferences, but you cannot under any circumstance operate a proper healthcare facility in the park.
How we are wired, stupidly different, is somewhat genius. It does seem like we derive some sort of satisfaction from the deportable schadenfreude of the man in the mirror.
Can you even bring yourself to understand why someone like Kwesi Nytankyi was in power for over 12 years?

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Look at the ruling class, it’s the usual bunch of self-serving idiots, mostly big grammar speakers with some historical privileges hovering over their heads—scheming the shit out of us to create more wealth for themselves and their family.
You ought to be sick, and I mean perpetually mentally handicapped, to be comfortable in a country where all the ruling class and their families fly out abroad for medical care when they are sick.
I am friends with a former MPs daughter and each year, the entire family flies abroad for medical check-up—meanwhile the constituency the MP was in charge for more than 3 terms has no proper healthcare facility capable of taken care of even a goat.
The Ghanaian is a different breed of an idiot—I mean the one that you cannot even beat the shit out of him.
And you say a perfect God created human beings? The Ghanaian makes a good prima facie case against this supposition.

Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com and AfricaCelebrities.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]