Ghanaian Women are Hardworking-DI Boss
Ms. Moesha Boduong, an actress in the country has asserted in an interview with CNN’s celebrated Christiane Amanpour that Ghanaian women, as a result of the structure of our economy have to be mistresses in order to earn enough money to survive, an unfortunate and exaggerated comment that has to be condemned. She has apologized so I forgive her and hope others, especially the majority hardworking women in the country have done same.
However, I would like to state that, that unfortunate act or practice is not a norm, but exception in the country; and again, it’s not a compulsion, but a choice by those few girls/women/females who engage in it. There are majority women in this country, who in spite of the economic difficulties in the country over the years, have chosen to exhibit wholesome behavior and character all their life. These women, who are in the majority are chaste, decent, hardworking, and above all virtuous, serving as role models, not only to their children and families, but to all.
I therefore would like to applaud all virtuous women in the country to continue to positively impact our society, and also encourage the young, especially the females to be resolute, follow after virtue and excellence, and not to yield to the pressures and demands of societal pleasures and the temptation to live big, and not in moderation; for me that is the problem. When virtue leads the way, vices disappear.
Anyhow, who says this practice is found only in Ghana; it is universal in both rich and poor nations. In fact, it is found in the USA where Christiane Amanpour lives. We need to find an antidote to it.
God bless Ghana!
Dr. Kingsley Nyarko
(Executive Director, Danquah Institute)