He may only recently have come to hearing and learning the names of the democracy- and nation-wrecking likes of Messrs. Chris Atim, Matthew Adabuga, Alolga Akata Pore and John Ndebugri, among a plethora of others, all northern-born or northern-descended Ghanaian citizens who savagely and criminally colluded and collaborated with Chairman Jerry John Rawlings and the infamous Tsikata Clan, in particular the cousins Tsikata, viz., Kojo and Tsatsu, all Ewes, who benightedly, violently and regressively overthrew the democratically elected northern-descendant-led People’s National Party (PNP). Those are the first and primary images that come to mind, whenever the psychologically traumatizing subject of “State-Sponsored Ethnocentric Harassment of Akans and Non-Ewe and Non-Northern-Descended Ghanaians” comes up for a national conversation and debate.
And, by the way, the distinguished northern-descended President of Ghana whose democratically elected government was violently and criminally overthrown was Dr. Hilla “Babini” Limann. So, it is rather farcical for the so-called National Communications Officer of Ghana’s main opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr. Samuel “Sammy” Gyamfi, to scandalously accuse President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of deliberately orchestrating the state-sponsored harassment of Ewes and Northerners in the country, during the most recent long-overdue compilation of the new National Biometric Voters’ Register (NBVR) – (See “Akyem Asakawa: Akufo-Addo Has Soon Forgotten the State Sponsored Ethnocentric Harasement [sic] Against Ewes, Northerners? – Sammy Gyamfi Quizzes” Modernghana.com 9/6/20).
It is also quite obvious that Mr. Gyamfi was either not born or he was too young to have consciously witnessed both Rawlings-led putsches that came to be known as the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC), both of which deliberately and systematically targeted Akan-descended Ghanaian citizens almost exclusively for persecution and physical destruction or elimination and entrepreneurial decimation. Today, President Akufo-Addo has had to belatedly embark on the economically progressive policy initiative of the “One District, One Factory” national development agenda because, for 20 protracted years, Chairman Jerry John Rawlings and his P/NDC Abongo Boys, notable among them, The Ahwoi Brothers, wantonly and relentlessly embarked on the persecution and the thoroughgoing destruction of business enterprises owned by Ghanaian citizens dastardly and strategically tagged as Enemies of the Revolution, that is, enemies of the Libyan- and Cuban-inspired Rawlings-chaperoned junta of the Provisional National Defense Council.
Indeed, it was during the grossly incompetent and massively failed tenure of the PNDC that Chairman Rawlings and his grossly misguided associates and minions quartered up the Nkrumah-established seminal national industrial base of the country, programmatically grouped under the umbrella of the Ghana Industrial Holdings Corporation (GIHOC). The destruction of the country’s hitherto enviable economic development model for Continental Africa was nihilistically undertaken with the vampiric assistance and supervision of the Bretton-Woods-inspired and cooked Third World assisted-suicide recipe and policy agenda of the Kwesi Botchway-midwifed Structural Adjustment Program (SAP). For quite a while, this barbaric policy of economic strangulation was luridly held up as the enviable success story of an effectively economically comatose continent.
You see, Dear Reader, Nana Akufo-Addo has become the foremost enemy of the leaders of Ghana’s main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress because, finally, the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has unquestionably demonstrated that he is firmly in charge of our National Security Apparatus, and also that criminally indicted political scam-artists and Mahama apostles and kidnappers and heartless human butchers like Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, may treasonably misbehave at the peril of their own lives. Akufo-Addo has, metaphorically, covered all the bases and hit all the vulnerable points that need to be taken care of in the effective governance of the country.
This ringing success story on our National Security Front pretty much explains why the likes of Messrs. Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, the dynastic General-Secretary of the National Democratic Congress; Sammy Gyamfi, Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, the secret sponsor of the Western Togoland secessionsts, and the rest of the hoodlum pack of the Mahama Posse have been crying foul about the chimerical harassment of those Ewe and northern-descended terrorist cell operatives of the party. The truth of the matter is that National Democratic Congress-sponsored terrorists like Mr. Stephen Atubiga and Little Dramani are having a hard time carrying out their clandestine barbaric and antihuman assignments and policies underneath the scope of our National Security Radar. This is the ringing success story that the Buaben Asamoah-headed New Patriotic Party’s Communications Team ought to be retailing to the general Ghanaian public.
Which is that the ordinary Ghanaian citizen is far better off and better protected today than during the political assassination-charged tenure of Mr. John “Airbus-Kanazoe” Dramani Mahama. Which also makes a compelling case for the well-above-par or well-above-average performing Akufo-Addo Administration to be granted four more years to enable the present government to work even harder, more progressively and assiduously for Ghanaian citizens and voters.
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
English Department, SUNY-Nassau
Garden City, New York
September 6, 2020
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