This morning we found out how Ghanaians love patronising foreign second hand clothes, to the detriment of the local textile industry. That issue speaks to the love of Ghanaians for everything foreign, to the extent that people would go heaven and hell to find a way to leave this country even without any guarantees of what is waiting for them on the other side.
This proverbial search for greener pastures has landed six individuals in hot water, as a ‘man of God’, Pastor Kwame Wura Bempah of the Christian Faith Vineyard, has been arrested by police for defrauding these people to the tune of GHc 304,020. The good pastor had promised these individuals that he could arrange travel and employment for them in the United States of America.
Now the economy is hard and everything, but if I could raise the amount these individuals had I would probably find a way to make some more money out of it down here in Ghana, but maybe that’s just me. Anyway, it seems it was a pretty elaborate scheme that got these guys, as they were taken to the American Embassy for their fingerprints to be taken, probably giving them the impression the whole process was legitimate and above board.