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17.11.2019 Feature Article

Senior Bio: Let Us Champion The Cause Of Only Honest Ghanaian Entrepreneurs 

Senior Bio: Let Us Champion The Cause Of Only Honest Ghanaian Entrepreneurs 
NOV 17, 2019 FEATURE ARTICLE

Senior Bio, yes, I agree with you in toto that it is very important that we all understand clearly that our country will be transformed by Ghana's private sector. No question. But as an aspirational and wise African people, we should also welcome potential joint-venture partners, for Ghanaian entrepreneurs, such as Jack Ma. They bring a lot to the table, so to speak.

Furthermore, it ought to be pointed out that Ghanaians who overlook the many transgressions of those amongst our nation's crop of entrepreneurs, whose refusal to anchor their businesses on corporate good governance principles, is responsible for the siphoning off of trillions of taxpayers' cash, do a great disservice to the enterprise Ghana. For sure.

Senior Bio, no honest Ghanaian who hates corruption, because it denies our country of the needed resources to fund the transformation of the lives of ordinary people in our country, should fight for entrepreneurs who in reality are nothing more than crooks and thieves, who deserve to be prosecuted and given long jail sentences, for ruthlessly purloining so much of our nation's resources.

Never forget that our prison's are full of simple everyday Ghanaians serving jail time for petty crimes. They are paying for their crimes - and that is as it should be in a nation in which the rule of law prevails.

The question we must all ponder over is: Why should those engaging in grand larceny involving trillions of cedis in public goods operate with impunity and be guaranteed the protection of those in power? That does not make for a just society - and if allowed to continue, could be a potential source of future instability for our beloved country.

So, instead of wasting time and energy on such dreadful crooks - and they are crooks, Senior Bio, make no mistake about that - let us rather focus on championing the cause of Ghana's many honest and principled entrepreneurs, whose honest endeavours it is that will help transform Ghanaian society into a prosperous and equitable one. Get it? Cool.

Kofi Thompson
Kofi Thompson, © 2019

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