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Addo Kufuor wants Martin Amidu in Nana Addo’s gov’t

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Comment: ASANTE'S ARE ILLITERATES

Author:
AGYENKWANUA
Date:
2016-12-28 08:21:06
Comment to:
Addo Kufuor wants Martin Amidu in Nana Addo’s go

In fact at times I do not understand when people make such unsubstantiated statements that Asantes are illiterates.
The Asante ethnic group (not including even all their other brother AKAN groups) singly form the majority ethnic group in Ghana. They are known to be hard working, ambitious and capitalistic by nature. They aim to own their own properties (such as farms, houses, businesses and cars) by hardwork. In fact Asantes believe that working for the government in Ghana does not help people to live good lives or to achieve their dreams. They prefer to set up their own businesses or travel outside to the developed countries for greener pastures and can do any type of legitimate work to help them achieve their dreams irrespective of their level of education. To an Asante working for the government or in the public sector in Ghana should be the last resort. Comparatively more Asantes have left public sector jobs such as teaching and nursing in Ghana to engage in other productive activities which they believe pays than the other ethnic groups. They always want to do something that will support them in their old age instead of depending on the meagre payments from public pension.
Statistically although they fund their own education 60% of Asantes are LITERATES as against 40% of ethnic groups of the north even though they enjoy free education. If you see Asantes doing other jobs that does not mean they are illiterates or uneducated but the bottom line is that they apply economic theories. That is the reason why majority of them support NPP (private sector business promotion party) and not NDC that is a private sector business killing party.

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AYITEY CHINA (Ga Mantse Claimant) on Dec 28, 2016 03:07
AGYENKWANUA on Dec 28, 2016 08:21
ASANTE'S ARE ILLITERATES
Lord Tennison. on Dec 28, 2016 15:13