Ghana’s troubles started with Kwame Nkrumah, despite his greatest achievement.
When you listen to playback of some speeches made by Osagyefo, especially on the eve of Ghana’s independence, the late former President reminded Ghanaians about rededicating ourselves to the task of nation building, which required change in attitudes and he was counting on the support of each and everyone, to be able to succeed at the task ahead.
When he went ahead lending money to Guinea, South Korea and other countries, it’s not like every Ghanaian at that time had three square meals and everyone had a job.
At that time there were very few learned locals and the formal sector was mainly civil service jobs. So the rest of the people, fishermen, traders, farmers, etc, which government paid them for what work or job position?
And how many Ghanaians did PWD, or public works department gave them employment. Let’s gather data to support the fact that there was no unemployment in Osagyefo’s time.
The worker’s of Brigade, what was their production levels and output. It was a propaganda machinery. Output was very minute as compared to the numbers that were hired.
The waste started from Osagyefo’s time. I read some of Ghana’s history at secondary school. I don’t have my notes nor textbooks now. This is not the space to discuss such subjects but I will not be deceived that Dr Kwame Nkrumah got it all correct.
Ghana’s troubles started with him. The British left behind more than £300 million for the incoming government. If Kwame Nkrumah had been a lot more circumspect, Ghana would have been a paradise today.
We respect him for his personal achievements in the human arena but it is my submission that his successes went deep into his head. Perhaps he failed to submit himself to God for proper guidance and over-ambition on his part contritubed in a large measure to his fall.
Let’s not blame him too much but with determination and God on our side Ghana would change for the better.