YIADOM BOAKYE EMMANUEL WRITES
“The black man is capable of managing his own affairs” by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Those are the clear words of the greatest African leader ever, as part of his Independence Declaration speech on the eve of 6th March, 1957.
These words have now become a Pan-African saying as most Africans have realised the relevant inputs of African masses in their own cherished continent’s progress. The REAL and ACTUAL development partners of Ghana and Africa at large are not the IMF, World Bank, USAID etc, but rather the INDEPENDENT GHANAIAN and AFRICAN
Dr Kwame Nkrumah did not mince words and proclaimed to Ghanaians,
Africa, our colonial masters and the world at large that the black man has the capacity to manage his own affairs.
Unfortunately, the colonisation and now postcolonisation of blessed and great Africa have ENSLAVED THE MINDSETS and ATTITUDES of many if not most Africans. This phenomenon is coupled with the lack of or inadequate Pan-African education and training, where neocolonialist ideals have proliferated in Africa!
Africa is fast losing its pioneers and activists like the late Gaddafi and etc of Pan-Africanism, who would have persistently pushed for the real action of Kwame Nkrumah’s proclamation. While we are losing such precious people or “diamonds”, the postcolonialist system is producing many UNFAITHFUL, COWARDICE and SELFISH LEADERS (heads of state, ministers, CEOS, governors, MPs, mayors, activists) or “stones”.
These “stones” COWARDLY dance to the tunes of western capitalist powers.
This embarrassing situation compels me to ask myself this question: “CAN AFRICA BE ABLE TO MANAGE IT’S OWN AFFAIRS?”
I previously doubted the positive answer, yes, but after hearing the very recent revolution in Burkina Faso, I confidently believe, FORESEE and PREDICT a similar revolution on a large scale on our African continent, which would yield a result of PROSPERITY.
Moreover, many Africans today doubt the capacity and credibility of African professionals and organisations. For instance, the Ghana Football Association mostly opts for a non-African coach for the Ghana Black Stars though there are some few equally competent and credible Ghanaian or even African coaches. Meanwhile, local coaches are incharge of the various junior national teams. And surprisingly, all those overhyped and so called expatriate coaches have never won an African Cup for Ghana while Ghana’s four African Cups won in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982 were all proudly won by competent and credible Ghanaian coaches.
Another shocking instance is the very recent action of Ghana’s Parliament House of importing expensive furniture from China which began to break days after official usage and are causing discomfort to some MPs. Surprisingly, there are some equally competent and credible Ghanaian furniture production firms who could have been engaged to collaborate in producing the furniture in a Ghanaian way culturally designed within the so called limited time specified.
My heart beats very fast for our only HOME, Ghana, and Africa because our so-called business partners only come to exploit us to their advantage and to the disadvantage and expense of the innocent Ghanaian or African youth who suffers from the insincerity and dishonesty from the bankrupt leadership of a selfish HONORABLE who is not honorable in his or her dealings as his title requires.
The biggest question is; CAN DUMSOR EVER END OR IT’S MEANT FOR POLITICAL GAINS????? Ghanaians are being raped, of their rights and privileges, as a result of incompetent leadership.
As the youth, should we continue to suffer in silence??? What’s the essence of our “NATIONAL YOUTH ANTHEM” which boldly advices us to arise for the nation.
“ARISE GHANA YOUTH (this includes you and I) FOR THE COUNTRY,THE NATION DEMANDS OUR DEVOTION”. My brother, sister, friend, colleague, student, farmer, hawker, vendor, business man, professional, I STRONGLY BELIEVE THE TIME IS NOW FOR CHANGE.
As written by;
YIADOM BOAKYE EMMANUEL
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