Whereas in the past many writers were harassed and some even jailed, today’s methods are far more subtle: the powerful rogues amongst our rulers, have simply bought the conscience of many once-critical writers – and as a consequence, today, sadly, far too many writers are in the pockets of those who rule our homeland Ghana.
Thus, today, we are all witnesses to the unedifying spectacle, of many media professionals and media houses, who are supposed to be society's watchdogs, who have ended up becoming the ruling regime's guard-dogs.
The truth of the matter is that both the methods of yesteryear and today's methods are designed to achieve exactly the same end - kill freedom of expression in our country: in order to stop the truth about the abuse of power and corruption in high places from coming to light.
Nothing really has changed in the Ghanaian nation-state - the powerful crooks who have dominated all the regimes we have had ruling us since the return of constitutional rule in 1992, have all been out to stifle dissenting opinion in our country: to enable them “chop Ghana, small” (to quote an infamous phrase, immortalized by a prosperous Lebanese crook, who was in the lucrative business, of the rip-off, of our country) with impunity. Pity!
Hmmm. Ghana - enti yeawiye paa, enia? Asem ebaba debi ankasa! May God bless and protect our homeland Ghana, always. Long live freedom! Long live Ghana!