I'm starting to understand why corruption prevails throughout Ghana and has become accepted as the norm in politics without regard for decency. The majority of Ghanaians receive low wages despite the country's abundance of valuable resources, including gold, diamonds, bauxite, cocoa, lumber, and oil. I can imagine that many Ghanaians live like magicians in a nation where commodity prices never decrease.
To demonstrate that "the difficulties facing Ghana are incomparable to those of any European nation or the United States of America," I went to the supermarket last Saturday to buy a few items for merely ten euros. Because many Ghanaians in the Diaspora, particularly, the tribal bigots, continue to back Akufo Addo's poor leadership while alleging that there are problems in Europe and America.
While price increases for commodities are frequently protested in Europe and the United States, even if they are only 50 cents or $1.00, in Ghana, price increases for commodities range from 200% to 300%, yet these tribal bigots, some of whom even don't know the name of the streets behind them, will claim that Ghana is doing fine.
The Bible reveals that "where there is no vision, the people perish and he who observes the law, blessed is he." That's accurate because we can all agree that Ghana's leadership crisis is a major issue, and more significantly. After all, corruption is rife and politicians may commit crimes with impunity, no one is ever put behind bars in Ghana since the legal system is broken.
Last week Saturday, with 10 Euros, I went to the supermarket this morning and bought these items. I also attached the receipt, which listed the cost of the following items: rice, E1.29; cooking oil, E2.99; tomatoes, E1.06; chicken, E2.99; and onion, 29 cents. The total cost of all the products, plus the hot pepper I paid E1.00 for in an African shop, was 9.62 Euros. Can all the things be bought with Cedis if 10 Euros are converted to the local currency? And even if everything could be bought, how many Ghanaians could afford it?
Today I'll also demonstrate that, if the money is converted to the local currency, the weekly wage of the average worker in Belgium, may even exceed the monthly salary of a Ghanaian. I used my own pay slip or how much money I make in a week, without anyone questioning me. Refused to stay at home after my pension, I have a new job that I love, and work eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, at a cafeteria that serves food to industrial employees.
I make 13.56 cents per hour, from 09.00 am to 5.00 pm, which corresponds to Euros 508.50 cents a week. After taxes, this gives me a take-home pay of 401.97. Converting 401.97 to the local currency yields GHC 6,042,01 if 1 Euro = GHC 15, 031. In Ghana, I do not doubt that a large number of individuals make less than that every month. If I'm right, how are people supposed to live normal lives with such little?
So, if you're a Ghanaian and you don't respect your God, your only options for surviving are to steal or start sleeping with men if you are a woman. Ghana's situation is terrible. I take my time to provide these arguments because I care about the average person, not because I'm interested in political parties. Additionally, Ghanaians must live a regular life because no country in Europe has the resources Ghana does.
I make €508.50 each week before taxes, which leaves me with €401.97 every week.
This is to guarantee that whoever has power in Ghana will cease accumulating fortune and focus on meeting the needs of the people since they gave you the authority to improve their lives, not to steal from them. Since Ghana's pervasive corruption harms the weak, I will never stop writing articles condemning every instance of corruption there.
Additionally, I would request the government to set up a better payment system for the employees because their pay is too low for them to survive as human beings. Ghanaians should be paid more than they are now being paid.
You may also be interested in: "The Difficulties Facing Ghana Are Incomparable To Those Of Any European Nation Or the United States Of America," published on ModernGhana on November 12, 2022.
With 10 Euros, I went to the supermarket this morning and bought these items. I also attached the receipt, which listed the cost of the following items: rice, E1.29; cooking oil, E2.99; tomatoes, E1.06; chicken, E2.99; and onion, 29 cents. The total cost of all the products, plus the hot pepper I paid E1.00 for in an African shop, was 9.62 Euros. Can all the things be bought with Cedis if 10 Euros are converted to the local currency? And even if everything could be bought, how many Ghanaians could afford it?