Ghanaian US Army Recruit Advises Youth To Stay Home: "There Are Good Things In Ghana"

Ghanaian US Army Recruit Advises Youth To Stay Home: "There Are Good Things In Ghana"

  • A young Ghanaian US Army officer has advised youth in Ghana to desist from selling their properties to move abroad
  • Speaking to SVTV Africa, the young army officer stated that it is much easier to make it in Ghana than abroad with the right mindset and capital
  • Netizens who came across the interview have commended their fellow countryman for his advice

A young Ghanaian who recently enlisted in the US Army has opened up about life abroad, cautioning the youth in his motherland against their quest to relocate even to the extent of selling their properties.

Speaking to SVTV Africa, the army officer said anyone earning a good income in Ghana should not bother moving abroad, as they could afford a more decent life in their country than elsewhere.

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Ghanaian US Army Recruit Advises Youth To Stay Home
Mr Asomani speaking to DJ Nyaami. Photo credit: SVTV Africa/Youtube.
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The US Army officer, identified as Asomani, says any Ghanaian with GH₵150,000 in their account could easily make it there if they invested the money wisely, saying that "there are good things in Ghana.

"Ghana is a land of opportunities, you can make it over there. America is a land of opportunities, but Ghana is also a home to make if only you have the right mindset," he said.

In a video sighted by on TikTok, the newly recruited army officer said he is seriously planning to relocate back to Ghana after many years in the US.

He also said he could not fathom why people would sell their properties in Ghana to move abroad, describing it as an unwise decision.

"Don't sell your property and move to this country; you would be stranded and regret it. Even if you want to come, make sure you have something back home," Asomani said.

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Despite this caution, Asomani says he fervently hopes and prays for every youth in Ghana to get the chance to experience life abroad for themselves.

Netizens react to the story

Ghanaians who came across the interview on SVTV's channel shared their opinion, some of which have been compiled below.

Adaboo Adaboo commented:

Smart you spoke our mind

Abdulai Fatawu said:

This guy has spoken and it's the reality. Thank you for that

Logistic Ofori commented:

I know this guy back in school. Solomon

Aziz Amadu posted:

Smart guy. Only few understands him.

Ghanaian Lady In US Army Advises The Youth Not To Rush To Travel To America earlier reported that a Ghanaian lady based in the US opened up about the difficult life abroad.

In an interview with DJ Nyaami on the SVTV Channel, Ama Koranteng, who has lived in the US for over a decade, said life abroad is not as rosy as many back home think.

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Some Ghanaians who came across the interview online praised the young woman for her advice.


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Salifu Bagulube Moro Salifu Bagulube Moro is a Human Interest Editor at He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2018, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a specialization in Journalism. Salifu previously worked with Opera News as a Content Management Systems (CMS) Editor. He also worked as an Online Reporter for the news portal, as well as with the Graphic Communications Group Limited as a National Service Person. Email:

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