A Catholic priest has reacted to the way money was sprayed at Obi Cuban’s mother’s burial, saying that it is an insult to the poor.
On Tuesday, the Malawi-based Catholic clergy took to his verified Facebook page to reacts to the way money was sprayed at Obi Cuban’s mother’s burial saying that it is an insult to the poor.
The Nigerian-born priest, identified on Facebook as Fr. Kelvin Ugwu, took to the microbiological application to reacts to Obi Cuban’s mother’s burial which took place last week Friday in Oba, Anambra State.
While reacting to the burial, Fr. Kelvin Ugwu said that throwing or spraying money is an insult to the poor because you seat and watch them scramble to pick it.
He said, “Throwing or spraying money is an insult to the poor because your seat and watch them scramble to pick it.”No, not the rich or those spraying money, but those at the other end.”But you see that mentality up there, the mentality that it is their money and they can spend it in any way they want?
“That is why during the lockdown last year, those that donated tubers of yam to some elderly women in the village made them raise the tubers before the camera as though the women stole them. Some of the women are old enough to be their grandmothers. But you still have to shut up, it is the money of the rich, they can do anything they want, after all the women are not complaining.
“That is why some rich people throw money to their gatemen and still accuse them of not being grateful if they did not pick the money hurriedly with excitement and still come to them to bow.
“That is also why most people throw used clothes on their maids. That is how some of those calling me names are praying to also have money to be throwing them into the swimming pool as they will watch poor half-naked girls scramble for them like beggars.
“This is why people go to St Vincent de Paul and dump their used clothes and shoes and bags, things they regard as rags that are useless to them. . .then they will go back home feeling that they have done charity.
“We know that the cause of all these is poverty. But because you are privileged to be up there does not mean you should trample on the dignity of another because he or she is poor.
“In the first place, no serious government will ever allow you to spray its currency on people without a penalty to pay. But we know Africa doesn’t have a serious government.
“I know that our value system is corroded and there are inequalities and injustices. . .we know that the poor can take any insult provided they get food. But because they are not complaining does not make it less of an insult.
“In those days, the Whites looked at the Blacks as an inferior race because of their color. . .they sold them as slaves and maltreated them. The Blacks on the other hand did not complain because all they wanted was food to eat. But because they did not complain, does it exonerate some of the White people from being racists?
“Have we forgotten how statues were pulled down in the US by Black Lives Matter Movement, including the statue of Christopher Columbus, simply for their racism of many decades ago?
“I will keep saying this, throwing money on people and watching them scramble for it like slaves and beggars is an insult to their dignity and it does not matter whether those scrambling for it are complaining or not.
“You can now go ahead and call me names. It won’t replace my real name and it won’t stop me from telling you the truth.”