There was a moment in time when we used to love what is Ghanaian, but the situation seems to have changed.
You probably disagree, but broadcaster Jay Foley believes there’s been the need to drum home the ‘buy Ghana, wear Ghana’ agenda and its associated advocacy, simply, because we do not love ourselves.
In his own words, “We don’t love ourselves and it cuts across a lot of things. Once a Ghanaian produces a Ghanaian-related something, the first instinct is to either shortchange [or] destroy”. Jay Foley shared these thoughts on Joy FM’s Showbiz A – Z show last Saturday, February 4.
The broadcaster believes that we are our own enemies and that Ghanaians as a people do not love it when a system works. He cited procedures at some of Ghana’s public offices as examples.
“You go to DVLA they’ve done an amazing job to make the process quick. But the first thought that comes to mind when your license expires is ‘chale you know somebody for DVLA?’, because we just don’t love it when it works for the Ghanaian”, Jay Foley told Host George Quaye.
He also brought into the conversation, how many Ghanaians have refused to welcome the news of Sarkodie’s feature on Bob Marley’s ‘Stir it up’ remix. However, Jay believes the ripple effects of us not loving ourselves goes deeper into the various aspects of our lives as Ghanaians.
The one question that should linger on our minds is, ‘Is there a Ghanaian dream?’
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