Ivory Coast Needs Ghana,The Big Brother!
President Atta Mills has made his position clear to Ghanaians "the essence of no military action to solve the ivorian crises" yet some people don't get it. Busia was strongly against arms struggle in solving South African independence movement yet some elements with his tradition are advocating military action to solve Ivorian crises. Ghana became a big brother in African affairs after independence.Osagyefo Dr.Nkrumah made a passionate proclamation that "Ghana independence is meaningless unless it is link up with the total liberation of Africa". President Kaunda of Zambia saw Nkrumah's proclamation as a fulfillment of Great commandment in the gospel narrative. When Guinea became weak after taken independence path against the choice of France,Ghana became a big brother to Guinea. Ghana was in Congo to aid Lumumba the weak brother. As matter of fact, Ghana played a big brother role for many Africa countries like Mali,Benin,Nigeria,Togo,Zambia and many others across Africa. Now Nkrumah's generation of Ghana big brother can not be seen. Even Nkrumah's big brother mentality is strongly opposed by many Ghanaians today. Thus Ali Muzzier called Nkrumah a great African but a bad Ghanaian. Ivory Coast(Cote d'Voir) needs Ghana now! Going to war can never solve Ivorian issues. Apart from sharing common humanity with Ivory Coast,Ghana,Ivory and Togo have strong family and blood connections. Most ethnic groups and families in Ghana have Ivorian connections. To begin with,Gyamans,Brongs and Dormas in Ivory Coast have blood relations with all Aduana clan family in Ghana towns like Asumegya,Kumawu,Agogo,Nyinahin,Kwamang and many Aduana clan in Ashanti region. Techiman,Dormaa Ahenkro,New Drobo among others have strong Aduana connections with Gyamans and Brongs of Ivory nCoast.Akwamu,Aburi,Asaremankesse,Obo in Eastern region have blood connections with Aduana Gyaman people in Ivory Coast. Twifo Hemang and many Abrade/Aduana families in central region have the same blood connection with Ivory Coast. Some Osu people in G/Accra region(of Akwamu heritage) have connections with Gyaman people of Ivory Coast.Akwamus,Anlos and Ewes along Volta frontiers have mixed background and have some elements of Aduana blood with their ivorian Gyamans. Nzemas,Sehwis,Aowins in Ghana have Baules,Anyis,Aowins and many other tribes in Ivory coast as blood relatives.Ktokosossi on Ghana Togo border has connections with Nzima,Baules and Anyis of Ivory Coast. Baules of Ivory Coast have Oyoko/Adako blood in them with a strong connections to Metropolitan Asantes.Bandas,Nafanas ,Libys and some tribes in Northern and Upper West have family connections in IvoryCoast. The colonial identities as Anglophone and Francophone have destroyed this rich heritage. Ghana needs to put debate of war in Ivorian crises aside and become a big brother to help Ivory Coast. President Mills and President Rawlings had taken a good position that is good for the nation. Ivory Coast needs Ghana the big brother and not debate and war. Gideon Adjei(Universalist)
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