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