An investigative Journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has responded to Gabby Otchere Asare-Darko's post which states that "wallowing in negativity gets us nowhere", and said a chunk of those who see Ghana as hell today will say it's heaven if the party in power changes and causes massive stir with his message.
Manasseh Azure Awuni has stated that his friend Gabby Otchere Asare-Darko, a "former archbishop of negativity and perpetual pessimism", has been making a good call to Ghanaians to look at the brighter side of things despite the poverty and numerous problems in the country. In response to his latest post, in which he said "wallowing in negativity gets us nowhere", Manasseh Azure Awuni said he had the following to say about his post.
Manasseh Azure Awuni said the problem is not actually about the negativity, but the problem is that a chunk of those who see Ghana as hell today will say it's heaven if the party in power changes. To him, It's just like those who saw Ghana as hell under Mahama and, as soon as Akufo-Addo took over, Ghana became paradise overnight in their eyes.
He said those who are positive out of convenience may actually be hurting Ghana more than those who are negative with conviction.
"Having said that, pessimism is forced on many people, who would have loved to be eternal optimists. There are certain issues which, when left unaddressed, drown the positive ones" he said in angry mood.
Manasseh Azure Awuni explains that if your taps don't flow, your electricity isn't stable, your country cannot deal with filth or you live with the painful reality that "galamsey" is threatening the future of your nation and those with the power to stop it aren't interested in doing so, then it will be difficult to rejoice with Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko on the "success" our Eurobonds".
He again that when you drive around and the number of young people selling all manner of things on the street is swelling and the markets are filled with thousands of homeless youth, and children carrying loads on their heads and the state has no clue how to get them out of the mess, then negativity will drown Gabby Otchere Asare-Darko's "empathic soul".
However, he added that individually, some people in the private sector and public sector are doing great stuff. But, collectively, Ghanaians aren't doing what will propel them on to greatness. "Our collective failure has drowned our individual brilliance" he said.
Meanwhile some people are saying that the NPP government led by Nana Akufo-Addo has perform better than former President, John Dramani Mahama and NDC government.
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