Diasporian News of Saturday, 5 October 2013
The title of this piece may or will seem weird or hard to believe but it is true and a real story of a Ghanaian. I kept this story in my mind for four years thinking that things will change, but it’s getting from bad to worse every single second.
Is it because I am lazy for work? Is it because I have no little brain to work? Is it because my educational standard is low? -All the questions are big NO. It is that I have found myself in a country that is lawless, disregard for human rights, and the most painful one is open hatred for Africans.
When I came to China in 2004 for the first time, I saw tall buildings all over the country and this made me happy thinking that I have come to the right place. I thought it was a land of opportunities but it is completely a different story echoing the saying that –Not all that glitters is gold.
I have worked hard when a job opportunity comes my way but in the end I will be driven out of work by police and sometimes the school will get a Whitman and say sorry we have a new teacher. Folks, can I be blamed for this? It is that I haven’t found myself in a right place.
This trend continued for a long time but I was hoping things will change or a miracle will happen.
With this trend of hardships slapping me at the face unabatedly, I decided to get a Chinese wife to marry so that I will have the piece of mind at the same time have the necessary docs to freely work and live a normal life. To my greatest surprise, all this thinking is a no-license in China.
Before I got married, I went to Ghana embassy for endorsement of a high court affidavit, whiles there, I was advised that marrying in China has no effect, has no guarantee of staying in China. Now I get to know that it is true. China has no respect for its people. What a country is that?
Look, their people are enjoying freedom, rights in other parts of the world. They have the right to stay, the right to do whatever they want to, but we don’t enjoy any right here.
Anytime I go to renew my visa it’s a trouble, have to look for my wife’s brothers to press hard at the immigration before I renew it. What a lawless country is this?
I and my wife, my two kids enjoy nothing here .No social security benefits, no healthcare benefits, no right to apply for a mortgage housing system, no health insurance benefits for us, no right to apply for a green-card which I’m more than qualified to apply for.
China is more than a hell to me. It is a worse country in the world. It’s a no-go country especially for blacks.
I want to come home, I miss home, I miss Ghana my mother land, I miss you Ghana. I had the fear of coming home empty handed but now I’m relieved of such thinking. I will come home just to breathe fresh air for I have never breathed fresh air in China for nine good years. Everyday I live in great fear, sorrow, morning, pain, injustice and lawlessness here, so coming home is better than staying in China.
To Chinese government, it should stop deceiving the world, especially Africa. Chinese government can’t pretend to be Africa’s partner at the same time treating blacks as second-classed people. We are watching them we get their tricks Africa is no more backward as it used to be. It’s better to be servants of the whites than Chinese. They are bunch of beats
Ghana, be ware of this communist- china. China is unreliable. Do away with China it’s an exploiter Ghana will gain nothing from China in the end.
The Loans China is advancing to Ghana is nothing but a ploy and a trap to exploit our natural resources.
I promise on my honor. To be faithful and loyal to you Ghana my mother land. I promise not to turn my back against you.
I promise to serve you diligently and selflessly. I promise to deliver service to you freely. I promise to repay you the time and years that I left you. So, help me God.
Source: Anonymous. To prevent harassment by Chinese police.