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A Return to the Garden of Eden [part 2]

 Understanding Our Necessities of Life

From a Ghanaian Perspective

The four significant basic needs of life are food, water, clothing, and shelter. Interestingly, all these necessities are derived from agriculture and the earth’s natural resources. We do not need money to produce them. We just need our human labor, skills, and strength to provide these for every citizen of Ghana. As I pointed in Part 1, the materials for obtaining these basic needs to support our lives are freely provided by Mother Nature in abundance. So why should we live in poverty? Let us analyze these necessities one after the other, starting with food.

  • FOOD:  we derive our food from plants and animals. Fortunately, our agricultural land is about 70% arable. This means that we have the agricultural capacity to provide more foods than the needed supply for national consumption. From the point of agricultural economics, we can start with maize and cassava considering the varieties of foods we get from them. We get so many varieties of banku, kenkey, and porridge, depending on the traditional, tribal, or cultural way of preparing it. Also, we get fufu, konkonte, and Gari among other plenty foods just from these two crops. It is an undeniable fact that we eat these foods on daily basis. The reason why we are starving is because we have hectares of agricultural lands unused, but not because we are poor. Maize and cassava grow in very large quantities within a short farming period. On the same platform of agricultural economics, a well-fed Sow can give birth to 10 piglets. This means that if the country starts with 100 sows, in about 4 months, through artificial insemination, we will have 1,000 piglets, on average. Mathematically, we can obtain millions of pigs in less than 5 years, under all favorable farming conditions. Poultry farming has the potential of yielding 50X output than the pig farming. This structural example is from an integral analysis that we have the agricultural resources to provide food freely to every citizen. Yes, it is possible that we can live in a country where food is free for everyone just like the air we breathe.  
  • WATER: Water is not just a necessity of life but also an essential element for life. Why should we struggle for drinking water when we have lots of water bodies in Ghana? Desalination, a method of providing fresh water from seawater, alone can solve our water problem. We have the brains to fix our water problems, but we are acting too lazy. We should not lack drinking water when we have the Gulf of Guinea, Densu river, Pra river, Ankobra river, Volta river, Birim river, Ofin river, Sisili river, Tain river, Nini river, Mo river, Bonsa river, Bia river, Afram river, Atakora river, Tano river, Ayensu river, Daka river, Pru river, Sene river, Anum river, Kulpawn river, Weija reservoir, Todzie river, Oti river, lake Bosumtwi, lake Volta, White Volta, Black Volta, Red Volta, Aby lagoon, Keta lagoon, Sakumono lagoon, Songhor lagoon, Owabi dam, Tono dam, etc.  We just need the brains to develop the technology needed for producing drinking water from these water bodies. The bottom line is that we don’t have to pay for water.
  • Clothing: Our shoes, sandals, bags, and clothes are made from agricultural products. Most common natural clothing materials are cotton, flax, wool, ramie, silk, and denim which are obtained from plants. Other materials are leather, fur, and down for down-filled parkas, all obtained from animals. Also, rubber, bamboo jute and hemp are plants that are used for making clothes. Reinforcing materials like wood, bone, and metal from natural minerals are used in fasteners or to stiffen garments. The materials used for making shoes and bags are mostly leather from animals, wood and rubber from plants, and metals from our natural minerals. Therefore, considering the fact that the materials for providing such necessities are renewable and can be produced abundantly from nature, we don’t have to lack them. As long as plants and animals reproduce, we should be able to have enough to cover everyone.
  • Shelter: the materials required for building any type of house are fabric, glass, granite, mud and clay, rock, thatch, brush, wood, sand, twigs and leaves, brick and block, concrete, mineral aggregate (sand and gravel), and metal [we even have diamond and gold in Ghana]. We have over 30 Hardwoods in Ghana; Afram, Albizia, Asanfina, Avodire, Black Hyedua, Ceiba, Dahoma, Danta, Denya, Ebony, Edinam, Emeri, Celtis, Guarea, Kaku/Ekki, Kane, Konkroma, Koto/kyere, Kusia, Mahogamy, Makore, Obaa/ohaa, Odum, Ofram, Otie, Papao, Potrodum, Tetekon, Walnut, Watapuo, Wawa, Wawabima, etc. Ghana has the woods for house construction, building boats, furnishing buildings, industrial floors, making plywood, timber mining, etc. You just name it, we have it all. We have rocks, sands, clay, and the metals for building and construction. As a matter of fact, we have all the resources abundantly.

All our necessities of life should be free for everyone. Paying for our necessities and basic needs will put stress, hardship, and burden on us. We are on earth to enjoy God’s creation. This is why He created and made provisions for all our necessities of life before creating the first man, Adam.  Food, water, clothes, and housing should be free for everyone, through collective labor and population control. Greed and man’s desire for power and control is why we are enslaved and suffering. Do you realize that, in every society, the man who controls any of our necessities is rich, has power, and strong influence over the people? I will explain how, through collective labor and population control, we can make these necessities free for all in Part 3. Thank you for reading.

The Principle of Abundance and Recycling:

The Creator built our world on the principle of Abundance and Recycling; a seed from just one fruit is capable of reproducing hundreds of its kind, and the food-waste from animals goes back into the soil as fertilizer/manure. In some cases, we have had manures produce plants (without the seeds), when mixed with certain soils. Also, we have encountered situations where a special soil was obtained after grinding certain trees to powder form.


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