My attention was drawn to a news item on Ghanaweb on Thursday, May 14, 2009, tilted “Sex Scandal Rocks Koforidua”.
We would have been praying for the soul of the innocent and law-abiding Ghanaians who immigrated to these countries.
If just a soccer game between Asec Memosa and Asante Kotoko in Abidjan will end up with the loss of lives of more than hundred Ghanaians, then imagine a Ghanaian preying on poor innocent Nigerians/Ivorians, having sex and selling or posting it on the web.
Ghanaian hospitality has been taken for granted for far too long and it’s about time and long overdue, that we stand up for ourselves, if the government cannot stand up for us.
And I’m sure some of then did not knew there were video cameras in the room.
So in trying to the judge the girls, we must know that it could even happen to the innocent girls we have at home with good moral upbringing.
My anger is rather on these criminals we welcome into our country with open arm, and they turn around to gilt us.
Has anyone paused for a second to imagine if this has happened in Nigeria or Cote D’ivoire and the men are rather Ghanaians?
This is a very sensitive scandal that starts with the girl and their families being embarrassed and disgraced.
But once these video clips got onto the internet and it’s being watched all over the world, it becomes an embarrassment to the PROUD and HARDWORKING Ghanaian women and the nation as a whole.
We should always remember that just like the saying goes, “if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”, it means that if you disgrace a Ghanaian woman, you disgrace the entire Ghanaian women.
Some of these girls could come from very poor home and the money involved seems to be a meager GHC 200.00, we should remember that money is a very powerful tool that can be used to seduce these young women, not only to have sex that is being recorded, but to even commit more heinous crime.