Interpretations Of Nkrumah's Words About Self-Inflicted Disasters, The Anguish Of The Ordinary Ghanaian

Feature Article Interpretations Of Nkrumah's Words About Self-Inflicted Disasters, The Anguish Of The Ordinary Ghanaian
FEB 18, 2024 LISTEN

Ghanaians are starting to resemble the ancient Israelites in that they constantly lament their lot in life, difficulties, increased costs for goods, and persecution, but they are unable to change their obstinate mindset. The people are never pleased, thus; they constantly want changes or new leaders, which only makes their lives more challenging. Ghanaians should take responsibility for their suffering instead of blaming the colonial overlords like we did before independence swept across Africa.


Kwame Nkrumah and Haile Selassie, right. He was a prominent African leader, who increased Ghana's historical fame after his death in 1972

I don't know how many churches and mosques are in Ghana, but I do know that there are a lot of them and that biblical and Quranic teachings are frequently taught in schools, verandas, and classrooms, to draw people closer to God or Allah. However; what effect do the teachings of Islam and Christianity have on Ghanaians today? I must ask this because; our society in Ghana is falling apart in front of religious organizations; while the majority is quiet, with only a few speaking about it.

The majority of Ghanaians vote based solely on tribalism or tribe, ignoring the need for an effective leader who can solve their problems. This has resulted in self-imposed suffering, stupidity, and a lack of sense of proportion. Ultimately, these are the greatest misfortunes that the common Ghanaians have brought upon themselves. If nothing changes, a Ghanaian can even vote for his party after obtaining a T-shirt, yet all around you are pictures of people enduring hardship and trying to get by.

Ghanaians will agree with me that everything that the nation's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, said before and after the country's struggle for independence has occurred, unless you are a tribalist or hate him. The political and economic catastrophes that have currently brought our nation to its knees show how useless Ghana's 1957 independence is. Not only is our nation unable to overcome extreme poverty and a high jobless rate, but it is also unable to connect with the emancipation of all of Africa.

The greatest danger to the colonialists from Western Europe and the United States of America was Kwame Nkrumah's intelligence. Apart from the Ghanaian leader and Muammar Ghaddafi of Libya, no African leader has threatened the industrialized world. This should indicate to you why Nkrumah was unique, he refused to bow to the damaging policies of foreign governments. This amazing man's perception, vision, and wise words were what made him famous.

Even the most honest Ghanaians have to accept that their country has lost all significance in modern times. If you simply consider our current political and economic circumstances more broadly, you will see that Ghana is, in fact, a sunken ship rather than a sinking one. It would not be a simple task for whoever comes after Akufo Addo as president. The nation's ports, where crimes are committed every day with impunity, have been affected by corruption, which has spread throughout the nation like an incurable cancer. “Those who would evaluate us only on the heights we have attained would do well to keep in mind the depths from where we came,” said Nkrumah.

The depths he and his colleagues began with have indeed been shattered by irresponsible and corrupt governments, making them useless today. ," Nkrumah said in a call to action for the people of Ghana, "Countrymen, the task ahead is great indeed, and heavy is the responsibility; and yet it is a noble and glorious challenge, a challenge which calls for the courage to dream, the courage to believe, the courage to dare, the courage to do, the courage to envision, the courage to fight, the courage to work, the courage to achieve, to achieve the highest excellencies and the fullest greatness of man.”

His words, "Action without thought is empty, and thought without action is blind," have gone unheeded, and as a result, Ghana, a nation rich in natural riches like gold, diamonds, lumber, oil, and cocoa, has become as barren, lifeless, and dry as the Sahara. The man is dead, yet his words endure eternally, occasionally even haunting those responsible for the destruction of our country. To help improve Ghana, we must unite against the seeds of destruction that are hate, corruption, nepotism, tribalism, and hypocrisy.