Prologue :- in 1983 about a million Ghanaians were evicted from Nigeria –mostly Lagos. In the rush to ‘cut-out’ of Naija , the refugees used cheap plastic bags with a distinctive
Fast-forward a couple of decades... mass looting and corruption is on the rampage; bags are now used to haul wads of cash to and from Abuja (from the briber’s jeep to the bribee’s office)
The term Ghana-must-go has now evolved to have other meanings.
Today on Naija Words we will examine the different forms, colours and definitions of Ghana-must-go
1. A Large plastic bag used to carry luggage, usually with large distinctive checker boxes
The bus touts stole the man’s Ghana-must-go at the car park; he was miserable.
The boy kicked his cheating girlfriend out of the house and threw her Ghana-must-go in the gutter.
2. A term denoting a bribe, a container that a bribe or illicit/suspicious property is carried in.
Synonym : Brown envelope, Bribe , illegal money
The irate journalist smiled out of the senator’s office with a small sized Ghana-must-go in hand.
No ransom was paid: only Ghana-must-gos changed hands.
The national cake is best severed in black Ghana-must-gos.