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Opinions of Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Are Ghanaians their own Worst Enemies?

From the observations and conclusions of my White colleagues interested in, and following, the political, economic and social trend of affairs in Ghana, Ghanaians are their own worst enemies. By way of casting doubt on the level of intelligence of Ghanaians as a whole, they wonder how Ghanaians rather extol evil by kowtowing to wealthy criminals, perpetrators of crime of course.

They have been following the "Woyomegate scandal" and other equally scandalous payments of judgment debts to certain individuals and companies with keen interest. They have their mouths agape at the government Ministers and appointees' propensity to defend the criminals duping Ghana. Classical examples they cite are, how Deputy Information Minister Okudzeto Ablakwah vociferously came out to lend support to Africa Automobile in their bid to con Ghana out of US$1.5 Billion. In addition, how Deputy Chief of Staff, Alex Segbefia and Deputy Attorney General Ebow Barton-Oduro aided and defended Alfred Agbesi Woyome to swindle Ghana.

With all the corrupt and lawless nature of the current National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, coupled with their mediocrity, incompetence and inherency to fabricate lies, they wonder how Ghanaians had the shameless audacity to vote for the NDC even though they rigged the elections.

Let me also waddle into this Ghanaian melee to share views on how possibly, Ghanaians have themselves to blame for being their own worst enemies. How sensible are you if, a person who had availed himself of free education throughout his school life, to attain higher qualifications to become the President of a nation, turns round to tell you free education is not good or feasible, and you buy into his idea? Are you not the greatest nincompoop ever to walk the surface of this planetary earth should you believe their deception for a fact? Do you not perceive the mischief in such a person's attempts to prevent you from attaining the same level of his outstanding formal education, social status, and intelligence and so on and so forth?

Truly, "for lack of knowledge my people perish" says God, in the Bible. Why at all should Ghanaians allow cunning persons like Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, Tony Aidoo, Allotey Jacobs, Yaw Boateng Gyan and a host of other "educated illiterates" to take them for granted? Why should you allow these insatiably greedy egoists to play on your intelligence? They make their wealth at the expense of your wellbeing. Are Ghanaians utterly that ignorant and probably stupid?

I do agree with those White colleagues that Ghanaians by their own attitudes have brought self-harm upon themselves. They are their own worst enemies. To hear this statement is my worst nightmare. Then help me to blame all those who voted for, and assisted the calamitous NDC government and party to rig the 2012 elections.

Anyway, I wish every Ghanaian a Merry Christmas irrespective of their political party inclination. However, let us wise up in the new and coming years. For how long can we stay imbeciles in the eyes of our White contemporaries, behaving ourselves irresponsibly as they have not only observed but also concluded? Their expressed views are nothing but the absolute truth. You can hate them, or like them, if you wish. They have said it as it should. The truth hurts but in the end, it brings comfort.

Rockson Adofo