published Aug. 26, 2022, 3:36 p.m. by mariamagboola
Economic hardship is not peculiar to Nigeria after all. A Ghanaian Dancehall musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla better known in showbiz as Stonebwoy has added his voice to celebrities lamenting the hardship in their country.
Stonebwoy claims he only eats once a day precisely by 6pm to cut down his family's expenses.
Speaking on an Accra-based TV3 New Day Show, he noted that some Ghanaians even go throughout the day and even beyond without food.
“Some people can’t even find a meal a day. They eat every other day. So, if you come cross people like that and it’s genuine, you can do your best to help them. My formation is once a day. So, I have not eaten today. I will probably eat at 6 pm,” he said.
Burniton Music Group CEO revealed that whenever he goes out, he always prepares himself to support the poor he comes across.
“It’s really not easy. Someone like me, I am inside the street proper. I always have a denomination that I can actually distribute as if it were an obligation. So I feel it. I know how it goes. Even people at the top do not find it easy. So, how much more people below?” he lamented.
He stressed, “All I can say is that we have to be realistic with our expenditures and ambitions, else you will be frustrated. Above all, we should be thankful to be alive.
In the same vein, another Ghanaian actress, film producer and director, Yvonne Nelson, has chastised the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government for failing to fulfill his campaign promises.
One of Akufo-Addo's catchphrases during his campaign in 2016 was "Y3te sika so 3nso 3komo de y3n" to wit, "We have abundant mineral deposits, but we suffer."
According to the famous actress in a tweet that was quoted, the President's comment was just a plot to deceive Ghanaians into voting for him.
She said the situation has worsened twice in his tenure.
She further stated that Ghanaians will no longer sit aloof and watch government deceive them because they deserve better.
“We are SITTING on GOLD, but we are suffering in Nana Akufo-Addo’s voice.
“Deceiving us? My Generation? We won’t sit and watch you guys play with our future and that of our kids. Ghanaians deserve better,” she shared.
She stressed, “we are fed up with this hardship….very obvious this government has gotten all it wanted and is ignoring the people (Ghanaians)
The multi-award-winning actress noted that this government's campaign promises during the 2016 election have become a folktale.
“One thing about this government ……they don’t care….. but, they care about Power and the prestige that comes with it. We will start making y’all care.