The Russian government is being criticized in Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey's statement that Ghana will not recognize Ukraine territory that Russia has occupied forcibly. The attack by the minister is unwarranted since Ghana has no business interfering with the affairs of other foreign nations. Politics on a global scale cannot allow this hypocrisy.
Ghana is still an underdeveloped country that relies on foreign aid, so why criticize a government that Ghana is unable to overthrow in any way? More crucially, except for Kwame Nkrumah, no Ghanaian leader or politician has been able to criticize the United States government for blatantly violating and abusing human rights, particularly in Africa.
We will not allow hypocrisy to dominate global politics either because it is one of the main issues that has turned this world upside down. War, political turmoil, and crime can never be accepted by any rational administration in this world. Despite being the most violent country on the African continent, many people find it difficult to criticize the US administration. Why is this going on?
The minister of foreign affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, should find answers to Ghana's serious difficulties and quit meddling in the affairs of other governments, considering the country's numerous crises, including the collapse of the economy, high crime rate, lack of employment, chronic corruption under the NPP government and depressed currency.
Even though Ghana is endowed with abundant natural resources like gold, bauxite, manganese, cocoa, diamonds, and oil, the country is still unable to escape poverty and improve the lives of its people. In Ghana, corruption and a lack of intelligence have led to unjustified, unprecedented hardships, and now the government believes the IMF can help us.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey called on Russia to recognize the sovereignty and political independence of Ukraine during her Thursday address to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This minister is interested in speaking out against the war between Russia and Ukraine but didn't even mention the killings that occurred in Ghana under her own government.
Nobody wants war, I must be clear. The Russia-Ukraine conflict has affected many nations and international trade, pushing up the cost of basic goods in many developing nations. However, it would be hypocritical for people to deny that the US government is to blame for this senseless conflict. The US worsened the problems to start the war, which shouldn't have happened.
Putin must battle to defend his nation and its citizens because he is not an African leader who would put up with the US government's foolishness. Take slavery, colonialism's brutalities, Apartheid, and medical crimes that killed innocent people on the continent of Africa, all were orchestrated by the US government, not Russia. Why is it that governments never speak out against the crimes committed by the US government?
Ghana faces numerous problems that require immediate attention, but the foreign minister is more concerned about warning Russia. According to Ayorkor Botway, "there was a necessity to investigate such concerns and prosecute the culprits given the escalating death tolls of the civilian population and growing claims of war crimes in Ukraine, including human rights breaches."
Who among Ghana's political figures has violated human rights more frequently than Akufo Addo? Jesus rebuked the hypocrite, saying, "You hypocrite, first take the speck out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the plank out of your brother's eye." The most atrocious crimes committed on the African continent have been committed by the US and British governments, yet they all get away with it.
Ghana is a developing country that is unable to handle even domestic problems; more than 60 years after gaining independence, we still rely on other countries. We leave all of our wealth behind and travel to other nations to beg for food and cash. Ayorkor Botchwey is fostering animosity between Ghana and Russia by criticizing Russia or interfering in matters that have no bearing on Ghana.
I don't know what the foreign minister's objectives are but I must inform her that the Russian government is unconcerned about whether Ghana would recognize the Ukraine area that Russia has illegally invaded. She is now meddling in matters that don't concern her, yet the NPP administration is unable to even deal with Ghana's problems.
Why didn't Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey face the US government and the World Health Organization to declare them liars when they released Ebola biological weapons on African countries to gain control of their vast resources and claimed that bats were to blame if she is fearless and intelligent? In comparison to the crimes carried out by the US administration in Africa, Russia hasn't even come close.
According to Ayorkor Botchwey, "We must respect our obligations as a nation and convey a clear message that the perpetrators of the atrocities will be held accountable." I'm delighted to hear that, but crime is a crime, no matter how big or small, and the minister's comments will be meaningless if she doesn't prosecute Akufo Addo, Ken Ofori-Atta, and Kwasi Anin-Yeboah for their roles corruption and in the demise of Ghana.