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25.04.2020 Feature Article

Biblical Moses Shares His Experience With Ghana's President

Biblical Moses Shares His Experience With Ghana's President
LISTEN APR 25, 2020

And the two spoke. And they both wondered:

Do these people really get it!

Behold Mr President, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, they say. So, I'm urging you to be bold and steady. Don't yield to the stubborn in your country.

Stay your ground and keep focused.

My days in Egypt, Cannan and beyond witnessed horrifying plagues, troubles and hardships. Some days, I felt like crumbling. Toasted! The pressure from my people was palpable. My people were stubborn and stiff-necked. They wouldn't listen to me.

They disregarded the ordinances. They appeared to be high on something, that I'd no clue. Simply, they were allergic to admonition, until Yahweh took the wheels from me..Leading Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land gave me a migraine. You didn't know that right?

I touch wood Mr President, a potential monster storm appears to be looming. Its influence, power and strength could go beyond Accra--the capital city, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi. Its antennas would touch the four corners of Ghana. Those in Hamle would see it and feel it. Axim, Aflao and Tuobodom would experience it too.

Is it like Katrina?

No, Katrina was different. Katrina was Katrina.

Would it be like 'Sasabosam'? No. You know Sasabonsam would come as a lonely guy.

So, how would this one look like?

This storm is a legion.

It would come in battalions. This one would pass the partial lockdown. Indeed, this one mimics the Jerry Rawlings hurricane in the early 1980s.

Those that lived through it felt it. Those that lived in small towns and villages received the news trembling in their clothes and those that bore the brunt still recall.

People were literally caged. Men crawled like lizards to hide under their beds. Children cried hysterically and women wailed. The dared-devils remained silent.

They couldn't raise their voices!

A 6 pm curfew had been put in place. The nation was under total lockdown. There were no routes even for mosquitoes to escape. Teams of camouflaged soldiers were deployed across the country. They combed every quarter and gown and enforced the law en masse.

The language then was single and simple. Do before you complain. In other words, remain silent and suck everything in. In fact,, people knew the upshot of being out past curfew was terrible. And the punishment was horrible.

Mr President is this what your people want?

Or they think it'd be like the partial lockdown?

I'm surprised they're behaving like my people having read it all in the OT (Old Testament Books).

This is why I beseech thee to remain steady and don't succumb to the emotive pleas of these attention-seeking Latter-Day 'Saints'.

Were they not the same group that said, suspend the partial lockdown? How'd they turnaround and put up this melodrama?.

Moses, they were upset!

Yes, I know they were livid when you imposed the partial lockdown.

But I wonder how they'd cope or react to a total curfew, should their stubborn behaviours compel you to unleash that. I bet, the hermit would even hit the street with them to showcase their hysteria.

No kidding, Mr President, I lived through it with biblical Israel. They were very stubborn. And stubbornly they displayed their stubbornness. As you are aware the situation in Egypt was insane. They knew they lived under dire situation in Pharaoh's land. They cried for help, they cried for freedom. Yet, in no time they forgot about that hellish experience. They revolted. The experience in exodus taught as a lot. Lots of my people learned it the hard way. And I think your people would also learn more from this pandemic--- COVID-19.

I still wonder Mr President.

If a partial lockdown was that bad, to tick off the group why would they want to see another one that looks like hell?

Indeed I can only imagine the hysteria that would greet most of your people should or must you decide to impose a total curfew.

I'm reminded of a particular British humorous statement. It says: If a cobbler has enough leather to cobble an animal that has four feet, then that cobbler definitely has a surplus. In the wake of the dreadful pandemic, some people have been comparing Ghana with the US, China and others. And who told them some western countries didn't impose lockdowns on their people. In apropos, they have the means.

But even with that advanced stuff, this pandemic has exposed them. 'Obia nye obia'.

Ghana has done remarkably well so far.

But she can't afford to throw caution to the wind.

Ko' pong is right, if people continue to be stubborn or engage in irresponsible behaviours, the nation would see a total lockdown or a curfew. And I think as a messenger he is passing on to the people what his boss had asked him to do.

Ghana’s Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has hinted that Ghanaians could witness a curfew. It's a matter of time.

"If they flout other measures put in place to stop the spread of the virus and there is a spike of infections, a more stringent measure will be enforced," he said.

Also, he said, government will cease the distribution of free food. We will pray for manna, i could hear one stiff-necked retort.

What could trigger this?

According to the minister,, if people do not adhere to social distancing, use hand sanitizers and wear the face mask then government will have no option than to introduce a total lockdown and curfew.

If government observes an increase in the cases of infected persons the measures outlined above will be implemented as soon as possible.

What if the people do things right? I will say, Bingo or Hallelujah!

Oppong Nkrumah says:

"If we continue adhering to the other measures, we don’t expect a spike of infections.

But if people keep being stubborn, and there is a spike, a lockdown and a curfew will be imposed."

Mr Oppong Nkrumah made the assertions on Peace FM’s primetime programme 'Kokrokoo' hosted by Kwame Sefa Kayi, revealing that all the other 14 regions where there were no lockdown didn't see a spike.

Gordon Offin-Amaniampong
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