A lot of Ghanaians have cautioned the Akufo-Addo administration regarding Ghana’s rekindled relationship with China.
AND the warning is in the wake of the fact that China’s relation with especially many African countries has not been that encouraging.
THIS relationship has indeed stirred some controversies in the country with the latest issue being the StarTimes, (a Chinese multinational company) Ghana’s Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) brouhaha.
IN the last few months the Akufo-Addo administration has come out to defend boldly Ghana’s movement towards China. Party communicators have gone on various radio and TV platforms to argue out the case that our move towards China is something that will inure to our benefit.
FOR some, the move presents an opportunity for China to make the best out of Ghana.
THUS, for us at Weekend Today it is not surprising that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo spoke to the issue when he addressed the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA.
ACCORDING to the President, Ghana’s move towards China would not result in the decolonisation of our beloved country.
“THIS is not uniquely Ghanaian or African phenomenon. It has not been lost on us that the developed, rich and well-established have been paying regular visit to China and seeking to open new economic ties and improve upon existing ones,” President Akufo-Addo stressed.
THE President continued: “We in Ghana must build roads, bridges, railways, ports, schools and hospitals and we must create jobs to keep our young people engaged.”
IN this regard, he intimated that there was the need to get the support and goodwill of the world.
YES having advanced countries like China to support our quest to grow our economy to improve the lot of Ghanaians is not a bad idea at all.
HOWEVER, Weekend Today wants to add its voice to those cautioning the government to be mindful in its dealings with China. Whatever support will be extended to us from the Chinese government must be thoroughly assessed to avoid the situation of spiralling our already national debt stock.