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Keep Your Goddamn “Experience” and “Disposition” to Yourself!

Feature Article Keep Your Goddamn “Experience” and “Disposition” to Yourself!
MON, 24 JUN 2024 LISTEN

When he talks about being able to, once again, “win back our people’s trust in democratic governance and structures,” one can readily suppose that the Serial and the Dynastic Presidential Candidate of the country’s main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is referring to the ethno-regional tribal boondoggle that was the so-called Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), which precipitated the wanton creaming of Ghanaian taxpayers and our National Treasury all in the thievish name of facilitating the rapid catch-up development of a relatively underdeveloped Northern Ghana with the Akan-dominated Southern-Half of our beloved Sovereign Democratic Republic of Ghana.

Now, we are all first-hand witnesses to the heinous Mega-Heist that was the Mahama-piloted and the Agambilla-conducted SADA-Gravy Train that ended up with our Guinea Fowls in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital, from July 2012 to January 2017, in what the Bole-Bamboi native from the Akufo-Addo-created Savannah Region, described as the most progressive and successful national development program since Independence.

As well, when Yagbonwura Okogufuo Kwame Gonja talks about “winning back our people’s trust in democratic governance structures,” the Head of the Mahama Clan who once collected some forensically proven €5 million “palm-greasing” payola from the corporate managers of the European Airbus SE Company, based in London, in order to have the price of some three military aircraft being purchased for active-duty use by personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) criminally and exponentially increased in a noncompetitive-bidding racket, would have Ghanaian citizens and voters believe that, somehow, he really has what it takes to manage Ghana’s wobbly economy and make it robust, once again, in a way that he has absolutely no established or readily verifiable track record of having done or achieved in his previous career as the longest one-term serving democratically elected President of our beloved Sovereign Democratic Republic of Ghana.

Now, the problem that Kwame Gonja is confronted with here is that the extant General-Secretary of his own political party establishment, Johnson “The Mosquito” Asiedu-Nketia, does not believe that Ghana’s December 2012 Presidential Election had been won fairly and squarely by the then-Interim President “I Have No Classmates In Ghana” Dramani Mahama. Now, how can the bogusly self-described Commercial Yam Farmer from Bole-Bamboi, in the Akufo-Addo-created Savannah Region, so smugly assert that he is interested in “winning back the trust of our people” in democratic governance structures?

Precisely “whose people” are we talking about here or, rather, is the former Jeremiah “Jerry” John Rawlings-appointed “Media Shit-Bomber” referring to here? You see, a man who has publicly and categorically declared that he has absolutely not even a single classmate left in Ghana presently, could also not truthfully and honestly claim to have any people that he respects or really cares about in the country. And also, just precisely what sort of “valuable experience” does Kwame Gonja claim to have acquired in his previously gross and abject misgovernance of the country that could really make him a better leader than the legendary Leprechaun of Akyem-Abomosu and Kyebi, and the very man who had promptly and swiftly borrowed the humongous sum of $2 billion (UAD) to resuscitate the John “The Gentle Giant” Agyekum-Kufuor-implemented and the Mahama-bankrupted National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)? Huh?

Does the Sakasaka Elementary and Middle School alumnus, in Tamale, think that his flat refusal to take responsibility for having thoroughly bankrupted the Agyekum-Kufuor-established National Health Insurance Scheme and, instead, so cheaply and irresponsibly scapegoat such minions as Mr. Sylvester Mensah, is the kind of “valuable experience” that Ghana needs to significantly improve upon a Covid-inflected economic depression which, by the way, is far more robust and advanced even now than that which Kwame Gonja callously and unconscionably bequeathed – actually inflicted on – Nana Akufo-Addo in the pre-Covid era, from 2012 to 2017, that we are now being so cynically informed, Ghanaians have a bounden obligation to be revisited with or be callously returned, with another four years of Dumsor or Stygian Darkness?

Now, on the subject of “Disposition,” we feel we have a bounden obligation to let the man who has mendaciously convinced himself that the “Mysterious Passing” of President John Evans Atta-Mills was the auspicious gift specially packaged and parceled out to him by an “inscrutably sagacious” Divine Providence, that if he, once again, is foolishly entertaining being gifted with Vice-President Bawumia’s official residence, as he so shamelessly demanded in the wake of his seismic defeat in the 2016 Presidential Election, then he had better seek a permanent and a thorough cure for his bizarre kind of State-Capture kleptomaniacal psychosis. Ghanaian citizens and voters also need to be reminded of the grossly unethical fact that a former President who never retired from active engagement in politics but has been on the taxpayer’s payroll, together with his more than a dozen post-presidential staff of freeloading socioeconomic parasites, does not deserve to be returned to Jubilee House.

In short, Kwame Gonja is a Modern Day Corporate Slavocrat of a breed far worse than a traditional Antebellum or Pre-Civil War White-American Plantation Owner. Candidate Mahama actually deserves to be on Death Row in one of our Maximum-Security Prisons and awaiting execution by firing squad, not to be smugly preparing to wantonly exploit Ghanaians, once again. You see, literally gifting 70-perecent of our Ports and Harbors to some predatory “Foreign Investors,” with Johnson “The Mosquito” Asiedu-Nketia running a stevedoring or cargo-handling companies, was never the missionary idea of the sort of “Probity, Accountability, Transparency and Justice” espoused by the revolutionary Founding-Father of National Democratic Congress.

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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of English
SUNY-Nassau Community College
Garden City, New York
June 23, 2024
E-mail: [email protected]

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