Perfect! O, Awurade Nyame, if only our "Hypocrite-in-Chief" had travelled around Africa a great deal more during his tenure! Just imagine, dear reader, the many opportunities he could have opened up for Ghana's private sector businesses, by now.
For example, for this particular trip to Liberia, if he were to take members of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) along with him, could he not recommend their services to Liberia’s president?
If he were to do that, is it not possible that some of them would be able to win contracts to build public housing there, for example - as well as have the opportunity to replicate their business models there: by setting up subsidiaries of their companies there?
Is that not a far better way to proceed in empowering Ghana’s private sector? If he had concentrated on Africa, would we not be seeing Ghanaian banks, hoteliers, sundry food processing firms, computer software firms, ditto computer training companies, etc., etc., with company footprints across Africa, as wide as that of ECOBANK, for example?
One certainly hopes that the next president, will concentrate on developing commercial ties between Ghana's private sector and the rest of Africa - and travel around Africa doing so: instead of taking pride in being a stooge for neo-colonialism and a lackey of Western commercial interests.
It is that kind of unfortunate mindset (taking pride in being a stooge for neo-colonialism and a lackey of Western commercial interests!) that leads some of our leaders to waste taxpayers’ money travelling to the developed capitalist nations of the Western world - where nations like ours aren't really taken seriously by the major players in their business world, if truth be told.
By definition, dear reader, any nation where racism is institutionalized isn’t going to take Ghana seriously - and the only reason why they humour and tolerate our rulers is simply to make it possible for them to have influence over our country: to enable them exploit it successfully! It is such a pity that the foolish pride of some our leaders blinds them to this simple truth. Hmmm, Ghana – eyeasem oo: asem ebaba debi ankasa!
May God bless and protect our homeland Ghana, always. Long live freedom! Long live Ghana!