10.06.2022 Feature Article

A quick note to Nana Afua Frema Busia - on why despite its many challenges Ghana is still a fantastic place

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Ohemaa Paaapabi Nana Afua Frema Busia, I can see why for the most part, because of our nation's many challenges, it's well nigh impossible for the average person to see what is so fantastic, about our homeland Ghana.

The question we ought to ponder over is: Is there civil war raging across Ghana, as we speak? Certainly not. And that's the wonder of our nation, oooo, wai, Ohemaa Paaapabi Nana Afua Frema Busia. Cool.

Fact is, this is an aspirational African society, kept afloat by a pragmatic, hardworking and honest middle-class demographic (made up of good people like you, Ohemaa Paaapabi), full of dignity, which eschews do-nothing-cynicism, and rather focuses on getting things done, regardless, instead, as successful private sector players, making the most of what unquestionably is a very, very frustrating environment.

Ohemaa Paaapabi Nana Afua Frema Busia, it is that wise and pragmatic middle-class demographic's live-and-let-live philosophy of life, which has managed to keep Ghana relatively stable and peaceful, thus far - despite its many challenges: particularly the nation-wrecking grand-larceny enabling our country's powerful big-thieves-in-high-places, to send their net worth to stratospheric heights: when their political parties take turns to rule Ghana.

Ohemaa, the fantastic bit about Mother Ghana, can be observed in the said wise and honest middle-class demographic's (that is keeping Ghana on an even keel), celebration of life's traditional rites of passage, their love of serious-chilling, their enduring friendships and their charitable-giving meant to empower those who aren't as privileged as they are lucky to be, to bootstrap their way out of the brutish-hellish-trap of extreme poverty.

Finally, speaking personally, all the above (plus the blessing that virtually all extended family clans, across the territorial landmass of the Republic of Ghana, happen to be metaphorical-melting-pots, consisting of different ethnicities, united by marriage, and ties of consanguinity, coexisting peacefully), result, in my humble view, in making the splendid African destination called Ghana, such a fantastic place. Simple. Cool.

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