The Great Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah once said, “Ghanaians are not timid people as has been suggested in the foreign press. Far from it. They may be slow to anger, and take time to organize and act. But once they’re ready they strike and strike hard.”
We are in the new normal and things keep changing everyday. Face masks and social distancing has found their ways into the everyday lexicon of the average person and Ghanaians are no exception.
The Covid-19 pandemic has come with its fair share of changes to our lives and it is something we’re gradually getting used to and that is why Ghanaian youths are not out of place in their demand for change in this new normal life we’re living.
#FixTheCountry which started as a social media activism campaign on Ghana twitter has garnered global attention. It has peaked at No. 2 on the worldwide twitter trend. Yes!! That’s how far we have gone. So Mr. Politician and 700 twitter party foolsoldeirs, if you think we’re joking you better take us serious.
What needs fixing? Every part and system of our dear nation needs fixing. From the crown of the country’s head in Hamile to the sole of its feet in the Gulf of Guinea, everything seems broken and the earlier we see changes, the better for posterity.
We wake up everyday and we are fighting the same battles that our 7th generational ancestors fought. Over 60years of independence and we are battling with Dumsor, Galamsey, Schools under trees, corruption, unemployment, etc.
We find ourselves locked up in a vicious cycle of a political merry-go-round between the NDC and NPP who seem to have learnt how to play this game so well. They come out as enemies and go to bed like a newly wedded couple not ready to lose each other’s grip and waiting to milk their share of the nation’s resources in the next 8 years. Same coin of different sides they are.
The plight of the the nation can be likened to type 1 diabetes, where there is “hunger in the midst of plenty”. Why should we suffer like this when we have been blessed with almost every natural resource. Just imagine what some nations would have done with Gold, Cocoa and oil?
But here we are in Ghana where NSS personnel is paid GHC 559.00 a month but a Minister gets GHC 1000.00 as sitting allowance in one meeting. Despite our riches, day old babies and their mothers are lying on the bare floor in health facilities because of “no bed syndrome”. Human beings are drinking from the same water source as animals. We waste money to put up infrastructure and leave them to rot because it was not build by our party. It’s so shameful the thought of the heartlessness of our politicians makes me want to throw up.
But for how long are we going to suffer and surrender our willpower to a select greedy few who like the Bible proverbially describe them come as “wolves in sheep clothing”. For how long will we allow them to deceptively surrender to us like “Christmas Chicken” during election time only to turn into lions when they come to power.
For how long will we allow them to sugarcoat us and promise heaven on earth without holding them accountable to their words if they fail? How long are we going to sit aloof for them to pretend to be working while they only form governments of crooked friends and family with a hidden agenda of create, loot and share?
So Yes! This is the time to let your voice be heard. This is the time to arise Ghana youth and stand up to be counted. This is the time to shout our lungs out and bear out teeth to these people we’ve given the mandate to that, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
So Yes! #FixTheCountry Mr. President if you want to keep boasting about the number of foreign direct investment your government has attracted in our country. #FixTheCountry Mr/Mrs Minister. #FixTheCountry MP! Our message is just simple, #FixTheCountry!!!!!!!!!!
Let me end with Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah just as I started; “If change is denied, or too long delayed, violence will break out here and there. It is not that man planned or willed it, but it is their accumulated grievances that shall break out with volcanic fury.” A word to the wise they say is enough.