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28.08.2020 Feature Article

A Kofi Busia grave turning Tribute re: Ghana democracy farce?

A Kofi Busia grave turning Tribute re: Ghana democracy farce?
LISTEN AUG 28, 2020

Your footprints are edged on the sands of time. On this your anniversary, I wish you damirifa due.  It  is also my petition
to do an update on  election 2020 issues of notable mention

In Ghana today,  true democracy code of ethics and good governance are not protected but  undermined  due
undercover eruptions in corruption that persist.

In the parliament where you  stood stalwart with courage
There is  often outrage and ongoing that are hard to digest

We are definitely rattled  by
NPP  issues that are shrouded: Revised Ameri Energy dealings
PDS, Kelni GVG, Bost oil resale, Galamsey wheeling's etc are all certainly clouded.

"Asem yi di ka", one can hardly distinguish NPP from the NDC they harshly criticise including on Mahama bauxite debacle.

In the most recent Scandal
About mineral royalties, one wonders if some are acting like possession deities? The issues include:
Has there been Legalisation of parochial rations?
Is there moral deceleration and Resource disintegration as innovative legislation?
Does the deal depict self - aid?
Is Ghana up for rent?
Has the SPV bought an equity stake in the deal and for how much? 

There are corporate, ethical, governance and self- dealing as well as propriety issues

To Justify  the Senior Minister's son, SSNIT Deputy Director's "Agyapa" gold leap,
Is hypocrisy at its peak.
The Senior Minister's key role in structuring the deal makes it seem there's a bleak leak.

Where is the moral high ground of the NPP?

We simply ask  if it is fair
that Ghanaians will buy shares to have a stake in what they already own, at high market  valuation with  sure fluctuation
and possibility of dilution.
 
This is in order to borrow from or lend to themselves without interest, as though it makes equitable inheritance sense?
The MIIF  without the equity/fund management clarification has us miffed.

There have also been abject ongoing doldrums
Earlier on, there was  beating of  war drums
About who won the violence crown?
All die be die was overdone
Boot for boot is yet to be  Overcome

Now there's a shift
Without integrity lift
As to who wears
The corruption  coat of arms!
There are political  Bandits who are also armed on both sides of the political  aisle
When one says you are bad
The other says you are "worse than my bad"!
When one takes bauxite
The  reversor goes for gold
In a show without qualms
They say we are fully "broke"
This politicking is severely cold
The financial engineering hold
Needs a firm Presidential scold

Thus  On the mission for votes
Comparative corruption          By "NPPNDC", is the main route
for polarisation of the nation.
The Electoral register has also been on political rotation.
Some  Fear  tribal annihilation
And manipulation
Without exhilaration.

Infrastructural achievements are on  disputed display, with figures  on  manufactured relay,
and cover up re-plays.

The Auditor-General has been  displaced
H. E. Prez Mahama appointed him with haste
H. E. Prez Nana Akufo-Addo Has given him  time to waste
Though he did not disappoint
Political Equalisation  is part of the  salient point

In Ghana now, mathematics wears a COVID-19 mask
To muffle Accountability Flaws 
Ghana  laws Are  Full of Straws
Bribery is rife and not outlawed.
Vote-buying appears to be  the operative rule according to the CDD

The NDC also has Woyome, SADA, GYEEDA, Airbus, Akonfem  etc scandal draws
The political terrain is so Raw

In vote generating news
Whereas free SHS is good for part-time  learning
School feeding for cheating children
Is not for hearty cheering
There's need for attitudinal change curriculum  rearing

There's news COVID-19 freebies are for national healing
But The  Prof Ahwoi memoir has sent some really reeling
The Special Prosecutors office
Is needy and almost kneeling

Tainted  polls have opined that  both major parties NPP/NDC are  winning
Who knows which is clear thinking.
Anyhow something is off-kilter
With the gold royalties  mystery loud and ringing
Even as the financial sector failures are on political ping- pong not quite solving.

In spite of international acclaim, the grounded reality and state capture scenario make one ask: Wither Ghana's developmental democracy? as you turn in your grave!

Going forward, all "wahala"  need expedited change for a revised Great Ghana agenda, instead of manifesto promises that fade "waa waa".

For the NPP that has  adopted  sure progress with integrity, they must not "take, possess and retrogress"
As they  have embossed positive change  on their party deeds
They are not permitted to the country seep

Not all are asleep
The conscientious are keen to see quantum merit leaps commensurate with their many developmental promises

In other significant news
Campaign finance laws have been swept away
This is an enabler and driver of massive corruption that has its way during and post elections nationwide.

Corrupt politicos make hay
In spite of their anti-campaign.
Objective  Contrarians who speak truthfully
Are "crucified" with speed so  crudely

Currently, Ghana is  puffed up, remain lawless and expensive
On that note, let us be pensive
Let us sew unquestionable development seeds
That is hopeful and retentive

Let us uphold  diligent  service  with demonstrable intensity
Not mind-boggling disingenuity and "strategic" insensitivity.

It is my prayer that
Your enduring legacy precept: Common humanity ideation  will not be in recess,
Your  seminal  and directional legacy  for "Purposeful education in Africa" will  endure,
"Your Africa in search for democracy", an heirloom for socio-economic  and inclusive development will stand in affirmation of Progress that is Sure.
On this foundation, Ghana can withstand the vagaries of our developmental and global challenges.

Da yie.  Onyame mfa wo nsie dwoo dwoo
 
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Nana Afua Frema Busia
Nana Afua Frema Busia, © 2020

The author has 15 publications published on Modern Ghana.Column: NanaFremaBusia

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