Wednesday, October 12, 2011

RE: Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!

Below are some comments I have reposted from Ghanaweb.com, where this article was also posted.
I have not altered the comments in anyway.








Comment: CREATIVITY LACKING IN GHANA

Author:
AMITAPHAR
Date:
2010-12-16 08:25:56
Comment to:
JJ WANTS HIS WIFE 2 B PREZ; CAN U IMAGIN


After my trip and observation to Ghana,I have come to the conclusion that the average Ghanaian lacks creativity and vision hence all the lucrative sectors of the economy are been run by foreigners.

Most Ghanaians absolutely want good things but lack the knowledge, skills, snd intelligence to turn nothing into something. This is the secret to the Whtiemns success. Ability make life out of everything.

Most Ghanaians solution to the lack of creativity is to either Travel and hustle anywhere, buy and sell, or get a govt job.

Whether is a DNA issue or whatever Im yet to find out.

Comment: BLACKMANS LAZY BRAINS

Author:
CHARSEY
Date:
2010-12-16 11:56:12
Comment to:
CREATIVITY LACKING IN GHANA


I ABSOLUTELY AGREE 100% WITH YOU. AND ALSO ITS NOT ONLY GHANAIANS BUT BLACKMANS ISSUE. I BELIEVE OUR MINDS ARE SO LAZY TO THINK TO DEVELOPE OURSELVES. I THINK THE PIGMENTATION OF OUR SKIN HAVE TREMENDOEOUS EFFECF ON OUR BRAINS. WHERE EVER THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE THERE IS ALWAYS SUFFERING. GOD HELP US.

Comment: This Statement Is Too Hurtful

Author:
Crude Oily Bug
Date:
2010-12-16 02:06:54
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


"Our only contribution to this OIL industry is Drumming
and Dancing and composing the Jubilee OIL song"

This statement of yours will earn you 10 years in gaol if the oil crusaders hear it.

Congratulations though, for speaking the truth.

Is the Jubilee Oil song in hiplife?


Comment: Re: Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!

Author:
KOO
Date:
2010-12-16 04:47:16
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


Truly Ghana's oil will not make any difference.The production quotas from the start to maximum capacity is so low that people are going to be disappointed the coming years.It was not clever for the Mills government to have made so much noise over it.Going around to tell Ghanaians that the proceeds will be shared equally and making all sorts of plans with the oil is plainly stupid.The initial earning of 400million dollars going up to 1billion is simply peanuts when you consider that it is only 6percent of Ghanas economy.


Comment: Pessimistic Git

Author:
President
Date:
2010-12-16 05:04:45
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


Reading this article reminds me of the true meaning of PHD aka Put Him/Her Down... The writer wants Ghana to be like the USA or UK after just 53 years. Do you know how long it took the Western economies to get to this level. Everything is a process and admittedly we have made mistakes, but to think we would perpetually make mistakes is just plainly stupid and at best naive and ignorant. The advent of the internet has helped expose people to the realities of the Western world and people are clamouring to live and emulate the lifestyles that they have been denied for all these years. I have definately seen a marked improvement in the lives of Ghanaians in the cities in terms of awareness and it is only a matter of time that we begin to get a generation of leaders that are willing to make things better. To look at the past mistakes and not have a positive outlook on the future, just goes to show Ghanaians don't need such Phd's, who don't have the bottle to stomach the realities of life.

Comment: lack of knowledge my people perish

Author:
opoku k
Date:
2010-12-16 06:15:00
Comment to:
Pessimistic Git


may God have mercy on ur soul.

how long did it take countries like south korea and singapore to get to the level of growth they are now?
why can't ghanaians reason at least for once eeh!

indeed the oil will do us no good if we don't start believing in ourselves rather than embracing everything imported into our country.

i wonder why we never import foriegn nationals into our local football league just like we appreciate and import every other thing into the country......Na Waaa for ghanaians'oooooo


Comment: enye wheee...."

Author:
OH
Date:
2010-12-16 07:39:14
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


You could not hsve put it better hen you say" you have to go through hell to do simple things like
getting your name spelt right by student record officers". Ghanaians believe in the "let's do it anyhow" policy.

People dont want to take their time to do anything right and yet they think that their imperfecyions do not mattert,

The moment you open your mouth to point out a shortcoming they say "enye wheee...."


Comment: Re: Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!

Author:
alexix
Date:
2010-12-16 08:47:50
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


woh this man is very wise man .i like the way he talks to the nation in generaly . A man like this can make better ghana ,,,,,,, oil can do something for ghana if we use our brain todo some comercial activities ..and learnig tecnologi


Comment: our politicans not smart folks.

Author:
naa
Date:
2010-12-16 08:53:37
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


we have cocoa, gold,bauxite,and oil yet poor.we have greedy politicans in the country.they are stomach politicans.they buy 4 by 4 cars with Ghana flag flying on them and have guts driving them on pot holes roads,untarred roads.why not use bus for the time been fix the roads and ride 4 by 4 cars.

Comment: Bottom-Down building will not work.

Author:
Kwamebeba
Date:
2010-12-16 10:32:52
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


Well said even though it does not go well with those who as yet cannot come to terms with the fact that, it is only through intensive education of the people that can let the country move forward forever. If Nkrumah had ruled Ghana for two decades as some had the opportunity, Ghana would have at least a well managed university in each of the regions giving quality education. Sorry to say, but how many universities do we have in Ghana? I will find out later but it seems there are a lot- privatisation of education in a former colonial country? Our universities cannot claim credit for any discovery or invention and so are people getting the quality education that they are supposed to get?
People like Rawlings should not have participated in discussions concerning the so called re-structuring of Ghana educational system and curriculum. "Square pegs in round holes" is what has brought our education infrastructure etc. into shambles. 
With this type of private education instead of mass education, I agree with the writer that not only oil but no other natural resource can bring us out of this chaos. The situation can however, be saved if we realize that we have go back and re-enforce the foundations that was laid from 1957 to 1966. From 1966,all governments of Ghana have tried to build from the top to the bottom and that has always brought their downfall. No patience. They go for pocket mobile phones before they will even think of having a land phone. The system of living is not cost effective.


Comment: ghana leaders are blind!!!

Author:
ALUTA
Date:
2010-12-16 12:18:59
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


its lack of vision and political will thats killing ghana,our leaders and the elite are so backward and most of the poiticians are ill educated to understand the direction to take the country to.majority vote on tribal line and later complain.its a shame.Ghana need an honest dictator, democracy and chop chop politics has failed the nation and its time to rethink.


Comment: Some Humble Ideas About Our Oil Mmoney

Author:
Daniel Hammond
Date:
2010-12-16 17:07:47
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


It is surprising that even before the oil in Ghana begins to flow, parliamentarians are debationg how much of the funds will be used as collateral to borrow from foreign governments to plunge our country into deeper debt. WHAT A SHAME !! 

I suggest that the energy Ministry should first of all flood the market with oil so as to reduce the price. Once the cost of gasoline (petrol) as we call it, goes down substantially, citizens will have enough money in thier pockets to engage in the demand side of the economy. Corporations will re-invest the savings from energy costs to expand, hire workers and improve the economy.

The next step shuld be to tackle our poor energy situation and make sure that we have electricity everywhere and people do not live in darkness. 

Follwoing that, our healthcare system should be improved. Doctors should be treated with dignity and respect and compensated well so as to forestall the brain drain that we are experiencing in Ghana's medical services (doctors coming to America) for better conditions of service. It is well documented that when the citizens are healthy, it helps to lift a nation out of poverty.

Then our educatiion system which the Rawlings government destroyed should be improved, teachers need to be recognized for ther sacrifices. Our universities need to provide reasonable accommodations and meals for the students and our professors/lecturers should be well treated (good compensation and housing where appropriate.

Once we do these things our country will move forward and sour to greater heights.

Most of the comments people write in response to issues of great importance like the oil money are full of rubbish. We need to begin to think about the well being of our great country. Nigeria's demise should serve as an example for us.

I know greedy Ghanaian men (fathers) who have abandoned their families in England and in other parts of the world and moved to Ghana without their wives or children so as to vie for the oil money. It is so sad. 

Let us do what is right with our new found wealth, otherwise, as someone has siad, the oil will not make a difference. 

I agree with the Western Region Chiefs who are asking the President to try and improve their region. the Central and Western Regions have always been left out of the development projects.

Let us show the world that we are a unique nation. I agree with Nana Akufo Addo that the government should not borrow against the oil revenues. Not today, not tomorrow ...not ever.


Comment: Re: Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!

Author:
Obibini
Date:
2010-12-16 19:07:05
Comment to:
Ghana's OIL will not make any difference!


I agree. Gold, Cocoa and many other items are not making a difference because of greed and selfishness.

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