A Congolese Missionary based in Ghana, Mattel Gracia Silvano, has described Ghana in terms that are not so different from Jesus Christ’s description of the Pharisees of his day – beautiful sepulchers.
According to Silvano, Ghana looks beautiful from the outside but inside, people are suffering miserably.
And the Missionary who says he has been in the country for the past 20 years, said the suffering is worst in the Northern part of the country.
“Life in this country is beautiful when you see it from outside but when you go into the country, you will not agree to what is going on here. I will not attribute it to any government.
God directed me to come to Ghana in 1997 and I have been here for 20 years already. I’ve been to most of the regions especially the north and people are suffering,” he told South African TV, SVTV Africa’s DJ Nyaami, Mattel.
The observation comes in the wake of serious hardships that Ghanaians are enduring amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the imposition of taxes by the Akufo-Addo government.
The local currency, the cedi, has also been losing value against major trading currencies, making the import-dependent country even more hamstrung by high commodity prices.
Interestingly, amidst the hardships, President Akufo-Addo has been junketing around the world in £14,000 per hour jet on trips while his party has been claiming that the hardships that are being complained about are a figment of people’s imagination.
Recently, former President Mahama was told by the leadership of the NPP that hardships that he complained about were conjurations by him.