Nana Akwesi Twumasi, ordinary Ewes and Asantes (as well as ordinary people from all the other tribes in our country!) are amongst the nicest human beings one can come across, anywhere on the planet Earth. Our troubles do not emanate from ordinary people, in this united nation of ethnic diversity, called Ghana.
The source of all our troubles, are the tribal-supremacists one finds in the palaces of traditional rulers, up and down our country. They are our local equivalent of the odious white-supremacists of the Western world – who regard people of colour as inferior beings. Like those ignorant fools, these narrow-minded compatriots of ours, are also sick individuals – who sadly suffer from the grand delusion that they are superior to all those who aren’t from their tribe.
Yet, the truth of the matter, is that no one tribe is superior to another in our country – for they all have unique qualities as a people, which they bring to the great big melting-pot called Ghana, that makes our united nation such a special place: and a beacon for the rest of Africa.
Let us ignore those whose worldview is still stuck firmly in the pre-colonial feudal era – and get on with the task of creating Africa’s equivalent of the egalitarian societies of Scandinavia in our homeland Ghana. In the 21st century ICT age, it is ludicrous to suggest that some tribe is superior to all the other tribes in Nkrumah’s Ghana.
Let us allow those ignorant souls to remain enveloped in the miasma of tribalism and continue living mentally in the mediaeval era – so that the rest of us can get on peacefully with our lives. Perhaps they do not realize that in reality, there is virtually no extended family in this beautiful and peaceful land, which does not consist of family members who come from different tribes – and who are united by blood-ties and through marriage in a modern African family clan.
Opanin, just ask the next Ghanaian you come across on the street, whether he or she does not have a mixture of blood-relations who happen to be their cousins, aunties and uncles, who hail from areas that Asantes, Ewes, Ga Danbes, Dagombas, Guans, Fantes, Akims, etc. etc. originate from.
The earlier those who wish to use tribalism as a political tool to win power understand that bald fact, the better it will be for us all. In any case, let us not glorify the nonsense on bamboo stilts, which their tribalism represents. They are selfish and ghastly human beings, who really ought to be pitied – because they despise their fellow human beings: whose only crime is to be different.
May God bless and protect our homeland Ghana, always. Long live freedom! Long live Ghana!