Warning: What you are about to read may very well offend you in some places but, I ask that you read this entire piece before passing judgement.
I have been reading, with much disgust, the never-ending tirade of abuse and condemnation thrown at Ghanaians who live in Ghana. Who dares to speak of Ghanaians in such a way but none other than Ghanaians of the Diaspora. Ghanaians who live in Europe, the Americas, Australia, in fact anywhere but Ghana.
These so called Ghanaians rain insult upon insult saying that their brothers and sisters who live in Ghana are nothing but stupid, lazy and, shockingly, sub-human. How is it that the same Ghanaians who were lazy, stupid and sub-human all of a sudden become industrious, intelligent and superior once they leave the shores of their motherland? It’s amazing what crossing the sea will do for one’s abilities.
But, before I digress, let me get into the meat and potatoes of my erstwhile opinion. I say opinion because it is nothing more than that. Just opinion, maybe a little bit of observation and maybe, just maybe, a little bit of fact. Nevertheless what I am about to say is a sweeping condemnation of my brothers who have taken the easy way out and live off the fat of another’s land.
“Ghanaians of the diaspora are self-seeking. They only want what is good for them as individuals. When there is an opportunity for growth they will never work with another Ghanaian but only seek progress with a non-Ghanaian.”
“Ghanaians of the diaspora are self serving. They only care for themselves and will do anything to make themselves appear better than the next Ghanaian. They will do anything to look good to their host nation. They will ignore the very foundation on which there abilities, intellect and education were built. They will forget where they came from and do only what is necessary to get ahead.”