Dear critical reader, who were the genius lawyers, who lost Ghana a straightforward case against Trafigura, which they should never have lost - saddling hapless taxpayers with the US $401 million compensation awarded to Trafigura?
How could Trafigura, a company with a long history of guidance by a C-suit culture-of-criminality that is contemptuous of Africa and spiteful of Black Africans, be allowed by lawyers representing Ghana, to win a case of compensation for Ghana's abrogation of a power agreement with the perfidious Trafigura?
In light of the ruinous state-capture rent-seeking that enriches the most ruthless amongst our hard-of-hearing ruling elites, can we not safely assume, that that sodden power agreement with Trafigura, was, as sure as day follows night, obtained by the agency and under-the-table facilitation of fat-brown-envelope-kickbacks?
Who were those lawyers who lost a case they should never have lost, I ask? Did they lose it so that they could be given brown envelope kickbacks, by Trafigura, anaaaa?
In any case, who in Ghana doesn't know how the greedà-filled, hypocritical big-thieves-in-high-places (who have consistently dominated our byzantine system, regardless of whichever of the two constituent parties of the NPP/NDC duopoly happens to have been in power, since the 4th Republic came into being in 1992), operate, in egregious mercenary fashion from the presidency, when insider-wheeler-dealing in their many state-capture rent-seeking public procurement deals, I ask, dear critical-reader?
That selfsame Trafigura, once upon a time, dear critical reader, also made zillions selling substandard fuel to Ghanaian bulk oil importers.
Unfortunately, vehicle owners who bought fuel from the forecourts of petrol filling stations across Ghana, had their engines damaged as a result of its poor quality, but, sadly, could never actually prove that the engines were damaged by fuel bought at petrol filling stations, which were substandard.
Trafigura's lame excuse, then, was that per the Ghanaian market's fuel standards, the substandard fuel they sold to local bulk fuel importers was perfectly OK.
As wise and aspirational Africans, we must definitely tear down the whole rotten systemic-superstructure that supports the corruption-riddled 4th Republic, after the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections, if any rigging occurs. No question. Simple.
And, that hoped-for revolution for positive change, must be carried out, even through enforced-regime-change, if need be - after which, as an unshackled-freed-people, Ghanaians will go through the crucial processes of birthing a new 5th Republic.
That new 5th Republic must have as its raison d'être, the promotion and protection of the well-being of the Ghanaian masses, and safeguarding the sanctity of a new constitution that protects the Ghanaian nation-state from ever falling into to the grasping-hands, of greed-filled selfish criminals, bent on exploiting their positions to enable them send their personal net worth to stratospheric heights, at the expense of the Ghanaian masses, and their beloved Motherland, Ghana, oooo, Ghanafuor. The question to ponder over is: Who were the lawyers who lost Ghana a case against Trafigura that they should never have lost? Full stop. Case closed. Yooooooooo.