I love my country. I listen to the radio a lot and read stuff on social media. Do you know the feeling that makes you love and hate something at the same time? That is how I feel about content of these media platforms sometimes – they wear out.
Naturally, humans are hard to please but Ghanaians on these media platforms (in my opinion) are the hardest to please. There are two many ‘experts’ and this era has made them popular.
When Ghana started recording some covid-19 cases, the ‘experts’ started advising the president.
“The president should close our borders,”
“He should quarantine all travelers,”
“He should lock the nation down,”
Then the President called for a partial lockdown in some parts of the country.
“The president is two weeks late,”
“Oh, why did he call for a partial lockdown. It should have been a total lockdown,”
“Why didn’t he put in immediate measures to prevent people from travelling to other parts of the country,”
“The president did not explain what a partial lockdown is that is the reason our markets were flooded prior to the lockdown,”
“The lockdown should have been immediate. Why did he announce it on Friday only for it to take effect on Monday,”
Now that the partial lockdown has been implemented for three weeks,
“Ghana is not developed for the president to lock us down in this manner. The people will die of hunger,”
“The president promised us food. We want raw rice and oil. We don’t want it cooked,”
“Our economy (90%) is mostly informal. Why lock us in our homes for 3 weeks. What does the government want us to eat?”
“Our markets are dirty. The government should use this period to clean,”
The President will address the nation later tonight. I’m not too sure what he has decided to do since the ‘experts’ are calling for him to revise Ghana’s lockdown model. I do not envy the president.
PS: How do you call people who follow you on social media only to unfollow when you are not looking. They wear me out too!
*20th post of the 21 day lock down blog challenge and the writing prompt is: Rant about something*