We know it has been alleged that France has hijacked progress and development in African Francophone countries by subjecting them to be beholding of an agreement to pay what it calls “Colonial Debt.”
“The newly “independent” countries are forced to pay for the country’s infrastructure that France takes credit for building during colonization. The amount of this debt varies depending on what country is paying the debt and how its infrastructure is developed.
France can automatically confiscate the African country’s national reserves.
The African country must deposit its national monetary reserves into France’s central bank.
France has held the national reserves of 14 African countries since 1961: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon.” https://www.pambazuka.org/governance/france-still-robbing-its-former-african-colonies
It is further alleged that should any leader from these francophone African countries try to abrogate this arrangement, he mysteriously becomes a target and is removed via coup d’etat supposedly for being corrupt.
Now remember the look on the face of French president Macron when, right next to him, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo first announced his Ghana Beyond Aid vision?
Since that announcement and subsequent aggressive pursuit of that vision through policies and action, all of a sudden foreign diplomats in Ghana have been running over themselves to publicly criticize what they see as a corrupt Ghana as though they just now realized the canker.
Then mysteriously, while there hasn’t been any credible coup attempt since the inception of our Fourth Republic, when we’ve had good and very bad administrations, we have not seen what appears to be a well-organized attempt to overthrow the government until now.
Am I the only one connecting these dots? Are the European and other foreign so-called donor countries insecure about the prospect of a Ghana – and potentially Africa – Beyond Aid? Are they trying to do to the outstanding leader of Ghana what France has been doing to outstanding leaders of its former colonies?
I hope I am wrong and that there is no there there. But if I am not wrong, then we as a nation better sit us and not allow these greedy bastards to continue to play us like chess marbles.
Jermaine Nkrumah – DNT