Foreigners will dictate to you if you are irresponsible - Sarkodie blasts Government

Ghanaian Hip-hop recording artist, Michael Owusu Addo professionally known as Sarkodie has slammed the Ghanaian government for lacking discipline, commitment, and resilience in their leadership


According to him, Ghana has a lot of great minds who have proven in their own way how they can make something out of nothing with little resources and maintain it for a long period of time hence such people deserve to be empowered.

Sarkodie made these comments in response to a video analyzing why Ghana's first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was ousted from power

The said video captured thoughts shared in Nkrumah’s book, ‘Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism’, published in 1965 which among others, espoused that “the result of neo-colonialism is that foreign capital is used for the exploitation rather than for the development of the less developed parts of the world. Investment under neo-colonialism increases rather than decreases the gap between the rich and the poor countries of the world…”

“Neo-colonialism is based upon the principle of breaking up former large united colonial territories into a number of small non-viable States which are incapable of independent development and must rely upon the former imperial power for defence and even internal security. Their economic and financial systems are linked, as in colonial days, with those of the former colonial ruler.”


Commenting on the video, Sarkodie praised Nkrumah for his selflessness and called on current leaders to follow his example.

"Typical politicians are trained not to build anything but just to fulfill political ambitions (just win power) … About time we check the track records of the leaders we give power to. The discipline, commitment, and resilience needed in a leader cannot be overlooked.

"We have a lot of great minds in this country who have proven in their own way how they can make something out of nothing with little resources and maintain it for a long period of time. Such people deserve to be empowered.

"We can’t sit on all these resources and always sit humbly in front of other foreigners (with not that much resources) asking for help. At this point we should be talking collaborations only and still maintain ownership (100%).

"When you don’t want to be responsible, you should be fine with outsiders telling you what to do."


Sarkodie in the series of tweets expressed concern over Africa’s progress.


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