It would not be far-fetched to say Ghana is a land of comedy—and most Ghanaians have no regard for Justice, their integrity and hardly hold any entrenched worldview. You can almost easily buy everything in Ghana, including buying the conscience of people.
In fact, for financial gains or pocket stability, most Ghanaians have already sold their conscience and do not think beyond the box. Neither do such people live for anything except money—the sad truth is; they would not even accept it.
People care less about having a worldview or opinion or strengthening Justice, and more about money—and you cannot disregard the fact that, a hungry man will always put his stomach first. But at least, the hungry man must recognise that, man does not live by bread alone.
It came as a shock to many of us when Daniel Kenu, Ashanti Regional Editor of the Daily Graphic newspaper was brutally assaulted by Baffour Gyan, the senior brother of Asamoah Gyan for simply asking a question on the minds of many Ghanaians—that, if as speculated, Asamoah Gyan really sacrificed his friend-Castro for riches.
Apart from being a free speech advocate, this question sits well with rationalism—and a simple Yes or No answer would not have killed Asamoah Gyan or anyone. But as usual, egos must have kicked in as known of Ghanaians in authority—be it financial or public elevation, people beneath them have no right to ask questions or challenge their actions.
So after failing to answer this simple question and many at the venue including important Ghana Football Association officials condemned the journalist for asking, Asamoah Gyan’s brother organised some ‘macho’ men to beat the hell out of the journalist- Daniel Kenu.
It came as a relief to some of us when Daniel Kenu sued. Aside the obvious punishment that laid ahead for Baffour Gyan for the battery/assault and the compensation for Daniel Kenu, this was going to serve as a precedent—more of a deterrent to show that we are out of the Stone Age and we have moved past the Animal Kingdom days when the strongest hammered and killed the weak at will.