Opanin, with respect, you miss the point completely. That piece of subtle propaganda, merely follows a familiar and well-established pattern in our country, today.
The masters of the universe now in charge of our country, are simply preparing the ground for handing over yet another vital publicly-owned asset in our homeland Ghana to foreigners, for a song - by labelling it a "basket-case" that needs to be privatised!
As sure as day follows night, you will see that amongst the entities in the Western "consortium" buying it, will be an unheard of, and unknown, offshore company (with paid Western nominees as fronts) that in reality is owned by some of the crooks amongst those who now rule our nation - no doubt some of those lucky, well-connected and "hardworking" Ghanaian citizens: into whose pockets our "hypocrite-in-chief " says the government is "indirectly" putting money.
Yet, we all know how the Chinese were able to build the Tanzam railway line, when the Western nations said it was not viable - many years ago during the "cold war" era: and are by far the best partners to have to expand our railway system, in exchange for some of our oil and natural gas in a batter arrangement.
Of course, if we had any sense as a people, we would be taking a leaf from the book of Venezuela and nationalising those two vital industries (paying the Western oil companies now drilling for oil here, fair compensation, in the process - but with Ghanaian sovereign bonds, not cash: because we are not fools!)
However,Opanin, you can bet your last pesewa that the geniuses running Ghana today, will never seek a partnership with the best-resourced of the state-owned Chinese railway companies, to expand our railway system as a joint-venture with the Ghana Railways Company Limited - because it will simply not be possible to secretly insert their offshore companies into such a business model!
You see, the Chinese actually shoot those officials in their country, who engage in corruption of the sort our most dazzling rogues engage in here, in such deals - so they are unlikely to get any Chinese officials willing to help them secretly rip mother Ghana off, in any such deal.
In any case, Opanin, you would be wise not to complain too loudly, if you are one the faint-hearted in our country - for, you will promptly be labelled as being extremely "lazy" and "envious" if you complain about the unfathomable greed that drives the crooks amongst those who now rule our country!
Independent-minded media folk who refuse to sell our consciences to Ghana's political class (across the spectrum, incidentally - as they are all busy buying media-types to sing their masters' tunes for fat "consultancy" fees!), have been written off and labelled "super-lazy".
That is because those shameless philistines amongst those now in charge of our country, who know the price of everything in our nation; but haven't the slightest idea of the true worth of anything of value in life, despise independent-minded media folk with a passion.
Incidentally, those same shameless crooks amongst our rulers are the main buyers of virtually everything expensive and worthless, of the chi chi kind, which Ghana's uncouth noveau riche are wont to hanker after, so - and which they flaunt with such abandon once they finally get their grubby paws on. Hmmm, Ghana - ayeasem oo!
They despise independent-minded media folk, because we care about truth and about our integrity as human beings: and refuse to let those rogues smooth our path to the acquisition of tainted wealth: by the agency of "paid-for-spin" and sophistry. Being "fools" and "lazy" sods, our consciences are not for sale, at any price!
Hmmm, Ghana - asem ebaba debi ankasa! May God bless and protect our homeland Ghana, always. Long live freedom! Long live Ghana!