A New Agenda for Ghana is asking Africa to wake up from her slumber. It is true and an already established fact that the colonialists came to exploit and take and extract Africa's mineral resources and made slaves out of us-some of whom were shipped from our coast; but the same resources- gold, diamond, timber, etc.-still abound in Ghana, and many are still being discovered daily. So where is the government's complaint? "Despite being rich in mineral resources, and endowed with "human gold," Ghana remains very poor. Unfortunately, education, under the banner of colonization, has taught the Ghanaian to accept poverty "for the good of their soul"-where the conquerors are supposedly seen as blessed by God with superior might and wealth and so must be obeyed. This is the mentality that runs through her political elite today. I call it colonial mentality." In this book the author argues that Ghanaians need to break away from the Establishment and the status quo that are impeding Ghana's potential to grow into a first-world status as a result of their reluctance to make a paradigm shift. The author is asking Ghanaians (and Africans in general) to welcome new breed of leadership that is dynamic and visionary-- like the first president, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah-a new breed of leadership that is honest and resolved to build a life better than our parents have ever known, and so pass a brighter future to posterity. The author challenges Africans to take on claim for the future products of their rich soil-gold, bauxite, aluminum, cocoa, coffee, tourism, medical herbs, oil, etc., and her human gold. This hope must not elude Africa, and Ghana must lead the way. A new agenda for Ghana must begin with change in our attitudes, which slow down progress. Africans need to understand that God trusts us enough to endow us with all the rich natural resources; and it is about time Africans woke up from their slumber and put on the hat of sound management to improve lives on the continent. Work must begin from within not from without-not with aid or trade, though they are important, but first with our government's recognition of the natural gold embedded in the ordinary citizens, especially the young people who are being neglected (today) by the political elite. May Africa feel the winds of change and freedom blowing at our back, pushing us onward to a brighter future!"
  • ISBN13: 9781475143430
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00160
Publication DateMay 7, 2012
Primary CategoryPolitical Science/Political Economy
Publisher ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform

A New Agenda for Ghana: Building Bridges for Positive Change: Revised Edition

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