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Ghana’s poverty artificially created-Tamale Mayor raises concern


Date: Thursday December 27, 2018, 6:16 am


By: www.watchghana.com/Edmond Gyebi


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Hon Iddrisu Musah Superior, Mayor of Tamale
The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior has attributed the poverty situation confronting the people to what he described as “the artificial scarcity of money and over-hoarding of resources” by wealthy people in society.

 He believes there will be little or no poverty if those who are rich would learn to share with those in need. 
 Mr. Superior who shocked his followers on social media with an unusual Christmas message, affirmed how he seriously abhors to become rich, whiles majority of his people are poor. 

In the message posted on his facebook wall, the Tamale Mayor said the ever growing poverty being experienced in the country was as a result of the excessive gluttony or greed by many well-to-do people in society. 

“It seems that in the world we live in today, most people are constantly looking for ways to earn more money and get richer, even if they already have enough to cover their basic needs and live a decent life. I don't want to be rich; and when I mention to people that I never want to get rich, I always get a reaction of surprise from them; followed by the question of why not?”

The Tamale Mayor maintained that “I understand that I can only become rich by denying others their fair share” of the resources entrusted to him. 

Adding that, “Most of the society's poverty is due to artificial scarcity of money and resources. This means that in this social system we all have a finite amount of resources available to us to live on. So when some people take too much of the resources, others will automatically get less and poverty strikes”.

Mr. Iddrisu Musah Superior lamented on why the society measures people’s success in life by how wealthy they are, instead of how valuable they are to the people around them and to society in general.

“I like to live as minimal as possible. Now, the way I dress comes into question and my answer is very simple. I buy every clothe that I wear within my means. I cannot be extravagant because I have always rejected the "conveyor belt" that leads to this nonsense. This perfectly describes the situation of inequality we have around the world today, where a small elite are hoarding most of the world’s resources, while the vast majority of the population are either struggling to make ends meet or live in abject poverty”.

His comment has received many responses from social media friends who are hailing him for being passionate to the plights of his people all the time. 

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My name is Musah Superior and I don't want to be rich; and when I mention to people that I never want to get rich, I always get a reaction of surprise from them; followed by the question of why not? It seems that in the world we live in today, most people are constantly looking for ways to earn more money and get richer, even if they already have enough to cover their basic needs and live a decent life. And this is one of the consequences of the societies we have around the world right now, where people are constantly encouraged to compete with one another. In these societies, a person’s success in life is measured by how wealthy he is, instead of how valuable he is to the people around him or her and to society in general.
For example, when I say I dont have enough money for a particular need, my very good friend, name witheld; just will not accept the fact that, I am the Mayor of Tamale and does NOT have "plenty money". What my friend refuses to understand is that, to have more than what I get paid for the only job I do now will be outrightly shady. I like to live as minimal as possible. Now, the way I dress comes into question and my answer is very simple. I buy every clothe that  I wear within my means. I cannot be extravagant because I have always rejected the "conveyor belt" that leads to this nonsense.
I understand that I can only become rich by denying others their fair share. Most of the society's poverty is due to artificial scarcity of money and resources. This means that in this social system we all have a finite amount of resources available to us to live on. So when some people take too much of the resources, others will automatically get less and poverty strikes.
This perfectly describes the situation of inequality we have around the world today, where a small elite are hoarding most of the world’s resources, while the vast majority of the population are either struggling to make ends meet or live in abject poverty.
Now join the debate! 
Merry Christmas.

Source: www.watchghana.com/Edmond Gyebi

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