Is Ghana a Cursed Nation? Na Who Caused Am?

 

Several factors have contributed to the low growth in Ghana. This may be due to corruption, poor leadership and mismanagement of the economy. This article will, however, consider how things of the spirit also affect Ghana’s development and attempt to analyze why despite her riches Ghana still continues to wallow in?a quagmire of despondency.

 

When God’s anger comes upon a country, it may be due to one or more intolerable sins which often become a curse leading to the total destruction of an entire country. We saw how God brought destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah when they continuously practiced homosexuality. The Bible is filled with many examples of nations and individuals that were cursed.

Ghana is a resource-rich country. The country is blessed with gold, diamond, manganese, iron ore, oil and many other minerals and agricultural products. However, for decades Ghana has experienced a low growth rate despite these diverse rich resources, while some countries poor in resources are thriving. The most interesting aspect of this paradox is that it is not how much of resources a country has but how effectively it is used. Many countries have become prosperous due to their natural resources. This cannot be said about Ghana which continues to experience stagnation.

Sodom and Gommorrah as previously stated?refused to listen to God. Similarly Ghana has been caught in a very intricate network of deep and incomprehensible sin which is likely to have attracted the wrath of God. When such a curse comes upon Ghana, the country is unable to move forward despite?her rich resources.

The first sin that has brought a curse on Ghana, thus slowing her development is homosexuality.? The wrath of God is always on the country that encourages homosexuality. A gay newsletter from USA explained among other things that, during the ’80s, there were less than a thousand homosexuals and lesbians in Ghana? The gay activists in the USA are happy thst the number has grown steadily.?What is frightening is that,?this group of lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGBT) has come out openly in Ghana to insist on their rights despite the legal challenges they face. Such practices are illegal in Ghana but? they still thrive unabated. They insist that the country should enact laws that will allow same sex activity, with a view to recognizing same sexual? relationships which will further stop discrimination and consequently allow them to adopt children.

 

Mr. Andrews Solomon, a gay and lesbian rights?advocate from the U.S.A, wrote in New York Times on February 9, 2013 and touched on the raging debate of homosexuality in Ghana, and revealed his close relationship with President John Mahama and how it all began. The information and Media minister, Mahama Ayariga, came out to flatly deny this allegation. Many Ghanaians wondered why the President?did not come out himself?with a rebuttal. The controversy began to loom large when Solomon exploited his closeness to the President and went ahead to demand legitimation for gays and lesbians in Ghana. Quite surprisingly, President John Mahama openly apologized to Andrew Solomon, a day after the latter described Mahama Ayariga’s rebuttal as incorrect and misinformed. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was when the President personally invited Solomon to the launch of his book, “My First Coup D’?tat.” This was enough evidence to prove that the President is in bed with Solomon. No doubt he is lobbying President Mahama to promote gay interests in Africa. To confirm the suspicion of Ghanaians, Mahama appointed a gay right activist, Nana Oye,?in his government. This generated a general outcry?as many have linked Mahama to homosexuals since Nana Oye defends homosexual rights in Ghana. Will God’s curse and punishment be lighter on Ghana?

Ritual murder is one of the problems that are gradually eating deep into the very fabric of the Ghanaian society. It has become one of the worrisome heads of Medusa, which keeps on repeating itself in all corners of the country. This has spiritual?implications and repercussions which slow down the growth of the country.

Ritual murders have become very rampant in Ghana. It is an act of killing an animal or human to propitiate a deity. The motive is to achieve a certain end, most often evil. Each year not less than seven hundred children, youths (male and female), and even adults are killed for rituals, according to a Daily Graphic report.. Very often the blood is drawn from these victims and certain vital parts are removed including the sexual organs, breasts and tongues. The thirst for money and the eagerness to get rich quick compel people to commit heinous murders and pack the parts to Jujumen? to receive ‘sikaduro’ in return. About five years ago, rumour was rife that if one got the human parts of a hunchback to these jujumen, one became an instant millionaire. As a result persons with hunchback began to disappear one after the other. The Police acted swiftly and arrested the culprits during the early months of 2008.

 

The Bible, especially the Old Testament, is filled with numerous stories of animal and human sacrifices.? God, we are told, likes the pleasing aroma of burning flesh.?Animal sacrifice is much more common than human sacrifice, but both occur and are “pleasing to the Lord”.

Genesis, the first book of the Bible, has Abraham preparing to sacrifice his son to God.? “Take your son, your only son ? yes, Isaac, whom you love so much ? and go to the land of Moriah.? Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you.”? (Genesis 22:1-18)? Abraham takes his own son up on a mountain and builds an altar upon which to burn him.? He even lies to his son and has him help build the altar.?Then Abraham ties his son to the altar and puts a knife to his throat.?He then hears God tell him this was just a test of his faith.?However, God still wanted to smell some burnt flesh so he tells Abraham to burn a ram.

God still does not approve of ritual killings of humans today and a nation that experiences massive ritual killings bring curse upon herself.

Two other very serious problems hanging on Ghana like the sword of Damocles ?are child prostitution and rape. Either due to poverty, broken homes or peer pressure, Ghanaian children from age ten have joined their friends in active prostitution for monetary gains. Recently in Kumasi, some children between the ages of ten and fourteen confessed about the number of men they daily engage in sexual intercourse with. The figure is nerve breaking!?Ghana,?indeed, has a problem that you may not have considered in regard to child prostitution: “Many underage girls -teenagers under 18 – are turning to prostitution to make money to pay their school fees.” This was according to investigations by the Police.
Ghanaian prostitutes from?age fourteen and?up often come from homes where one or both parents have died, and where they face extreme financial hardships.?Very often?the young girls are hiding their side jobs from their parents, only working in order to continue attending school.

The numbers of girls involved in the sex trade are high. We have seen statistics that show that girls who end up on the street or run away from home usually end up in prostitution within 48 hours of landing on the street. Raping under age children even by certain pastors have not helped matters at all. Dear reader, consider the seriousness of the joke you are about to read below: A girl went?to?see a pastor?for counseling and she was asked what had happened. She simply replied ‘my boyfriend did something bad to me.’?The pastor asked: did he slap you? She said: No. Did he beat you? She said: No. The?pastor hugged her. Did he do this to you? She said: No.?The pastor kissed her. Did he do this?to you? She said no.?The pastor laid her down and had great sex with her. Did he do this to you? She said: No. What did he do then? He gave me AIDS, the girl said…The pastor fainted.

All these are evil deeds that God hates. They always bring a curse on individuals or nations that engage in them. If something radical is not done to permanently?stop these evils from going on, Ghana will continue to be a cursed nation.

Written by: Stephen Atta Owusu

Author: Dark Faces At Crossroads

Email: [email protected]

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hmm. I wish that was true but facts do not prove your answers to be correct. Countries like china and Japan are bot Christian countries but they are doing very well. The problem is with us until we change our mind set we are still going to suffer.

  2. Stop talking about curse and face the real problem; very high index of corruption ,mismanagement of resources. those countries with homosexual are rather developed countries . Maybe we should stop being judgmental and discriminatry and help each other

  3. maybe because we are hypocrite we pretend to be Godly people but we are not. We are religious but very corrupt and dirty just look how filthy the nation is. Hmm

  4. So you mean usa is also cursed? Lol. Please stop this joke. The reason we are still poor is because we are not ready to learn from other developed countries .

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