Bidi Kwame Emmanuel shares an experience on his latest trip to Ghana in a blog post. We have his permission to link it as this problem is affecting progress in the continent.
Our country has more than its fair share of active believers. What it lacks are active thinkers and problem solvers.
A dangerous trend is beginning to take root in Ghana. It is the practice of doom prophecy, targeting the elites and the powerful. Where it came from? Same place where Internet fraud aka Sakawa and Okada originated: Nigeria. The practice survives in very superstitious societies where people would rather believe anything than think one thing.
We’re getting ahead of ourselves; let’s take a U-turn and situate the issue in context.