Just cast your mind a few years back and you will remember Mobutu Sese Seko of former Zaire, Sani Abacha of Nigeria. How could Omar Bongo of Gabon support an electioneering campaign in France when people don't have food to eat in his own country, when there was only one road in Gabon at that time?
The late President Felix Houphouet Boigny of Ivory Coast was a confident major sponsor of Jacques Chirac's maiden campaign in which he lost to Francois Mitterrand, whilst many Ivorians were and still are hungry. I salute Robert Mugabe and Jerry Rawlings.
This is the reason for which I find the call by some Ghanaians, and for that matter Africans, to pray for God's intervention “a childish call”, one of a low opinion, a disgrace to his common sense, the Government, and the African Leadership.
If there are any people on the earth who worship God best, then it must be Africans. Go through churches on Sunday's mornings and mosques on Fridays and find how many prayers are said for Africa, its leaders, as well as for others worldwide.
When our leaders go globetrotting, siphoning national cash to foreign banks, killing each other, and backbiting everywhere, and having no iota of commitment and dedication to duty, do they expect God to rain manner on Africa?. Tell them, they should stop amassing wealth for themselves, instead spend the money to develop Africa.
There are several rich people within Africa who can feed several thousands of people within their countries for the rest of their lives. Instead, they buy luxurious cars that are not used by even US Presidents, or European Presidents. Built mansions across every town and areas. Sad for Africa!!.
Timber,cocoa,sheanuts comes from remote areas of Ghana with no portable drinking water and access roads,Do they have any conscience at all?.
I salute former president Jerry Rawlings,after ruling Ghana for nearly 20 years,go to his house you will confirmed that,the man truly of his class. I mean a very simple man. Go to former president Kufour's residence,he decorated his house as if he's a Prince of a rich Saudi Oil Merchant, did anybody confront him?. God is watching!!!!.
Our own leaders rather went on defending the indefensible. Most of our leaders are a disgrace to the youth of Ghana and Africa at large. Travel around the globe and see how Ghanaians and other Africans are doing anything to survive everywhere. You think they can't do this at home if they could earn a livelihood from that. You shake hands with some Ghanaian graduates and they're in a hurry to pull their hands away because of their gritty palms. It's really a shame!!!!!.
Tell them, Heaven, and for that matter God, helps those who help themselves. Tell that those people that he should walk through the churches and mosques of Ghana and hear how much prayers are said for the country, the president, and the ministers. Yet, THIEVERY continues to be most of them their working goals, whilst the ordinary Ghanaian cannot even pay for his child's school uniform or get three meals a day.
I bet you, if Ghana wanted to make education free from primary to university, we could easily do that. In the past, Look at all the monies from VRA that Dr. Wireko Brobby spent on his "immoral sex trips",the Ghana at 50 celebrations,See all the fruitless joy trips that former president Kufuor undertakes just as an ambition to visit every country in the world before leaving office?.
Our failure stems from our leaders. Despite the availability of abundant resources, most African countries are poor because of corrupt leadership, intolerance and bad attitudes of the people in high offices. At times I wish God was a Nigerian or an Arab, so he will just strike them like he did to Ananias and his wife when they lied.
As for the pastors and Imams, don't complain, They are all hypocrites. They wear several thousand dollar designer suits,Alchaba's, and stuff like that and drive in super luxurious cars whilst they advise their members to continue to fast. They may be doing something, but they could do better.
I tell you, if things don't change in the nearest future and Africans start denouncing God, it will even be a disaster. I'm sorry, but I seem to be so sad and bitter from the attitude of all the leaders, political and religious alike.
It's an attested fact that no monkey would pluck fruits from the trees and lose them to the Antelope when her kids are starving, yet African leaders stash lots and lots of monies in Swiss and other European Banks when several thousands of Africans go hungry, with no education, and infrastructure is non existent. Does this suffice to say that African Leaders do not have the brains of even Monkeys?
Ibrahim Hardi 0208235615