GHANA’S FIRST PARTICIPANT AT A WINTER OLYMPICS

Posted on February 13, 2010

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AIKOO KWAME NKRUMAH-ACHAEMPONG!

You can GOOGLE ghana skier Olympics yourself for the press coverage…It’s quite a story!

Aikoo! Wow, who would have ever thought!

How diasporan Ghanaians shine and with what pizazz-THE SNOW LEOPARD no less! How so Ghanaians climb to such heights and reach their potentials on that side of the big pond!

Here….this morning I met a Ghanaian visiting from Canada. We had a brief conversation during which I asked him if he had any intention of moving back.

He rolled his eyes and said, “No, things aren’t the way they should be.”

I told him a few years ago I would have encouraged him to return, but not now. “Forward ever; backward never”, that Ghanaian skier’s namesake’s battle cry, is questionable at best. It’s no wonder few Diapasons want to return. It’s no wonder that soooooo many want to leave.

But those who love this country and believe that people here deserve more, stay and try to climb the slippery slope of local governance…excuse the pun….

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