Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Happy Ghana Independence!

Happy Birthday Ghana! Yes today, I am celebrating my roots. Ghana is 56 today! Here is a small reminder of what took place some 56 years ago.

 The country has come a long way. Ghana has proved to everybody that peace and democracy is possible in Africa, and that it is possible for an African economy to grow!

However did you know that at the time of independence, Ghana was richer than she is today? At the time Ghana was richer in terms of GDP than South Korea, and most other Asian countries. Today South Korea's economy is much bigger than Ghana's. According to the IMF's list of countries by GDP per capita , South Korea ranks 34, whereas Ghana ranks 135! It is not my intention to dampen the jubilant atmosphere, but to motivate and encourage Ghanaians at home and abroad to do what they can to improve Motherland Ghana.

One of my favourite bloggers, Nana Kofi Acquah, could not have expressed it better here:

Stop Sucking Your Thumb and Grow Up 

Anyway, I hope I have provoked a bit of thought from you. Please enjoy your independence parties this weekend. Have fun, and look sharp! But by all means, stay safe!

Amusez Vous Bien,



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