Greener pastures; the most tired excuse for migration ever and it needs to be put to rest. The great Maya Angelou once said… “If you think the grass is greener over there, rest assured that the water bill is higher there too.” But do we ever think of the water bill? Or the fertilizer? Or the cost of mowing that very green lawn?
Let’s forget the pull factors for a bit and focus on the push factors, why is our grass not as green? I mean how hard is it to keep grass green right? But it all comes down to who is in charge; the person who calls the gardener, pays the water bill, turns the sprinkler on and such. If no one will then rest assured the grass will be browner than a good piece of toast. And people who want to roll around on a magnificent green lawn will definitely pack bag and baggage and go find it elsewhere. So don’t blame the stowaways, the surgeons, the media moguls, everyone is looking for greener pastures. If those running their countries refuse to pay the gardener, they will find it somewhere else, after all there is nothing appealing about brown grass.
Ama Asiedua Akoto
Joseph Amo Nti