Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah like his boss Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has insulted and desecrated the memory of the former Vice-President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
At the State funeral of the late Veep, against the culture and tradition of Akans, Nana Addo chose to wear white. His choice of dress drew criticism from a lot of people, who thought he was out of line. What they did not know is that he got dwarfed during the funeral service of the late President, John Evans Atta Mills, so he needed to wear something that will make him stand out.
While delivering the 1st Alhaji Aliu Mahama Memorial lectures under the topic, “DISCIPLINE IN ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT: THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTHAND PROSPERITY,” Dr Bawumiah sought to question the social democratic orientation of the ruling National Democratic Congress.
The former Vice-President would be remembered for his fight against indiscipline, so we were not surprised when the organizers of his Memorial
Lecture in commemorating his one year anniversary decided to choose a topic that talks about indiscipline.
We are of the opinion that Alhaji Aliu Mahama has transcended beyond any political party once he became Veep and that any gathering of such
nature to honour his memory must not be the usual politics that has eaten all of us.
What has indiscipline got to do a political orientation?
Corruption is an age old problem that will be with us for as long as we exist as a sovereign state. The former President John Agyekum Kufuor told Ghanaians that corruption is as old as Adam.
So, to tie in the issue of indiscipline and question the government’s commitment to fighting the age old canker is disingenuous and an attempt to score cheap political point.
This country has heard so much noises and voices, what we do not hear from these people is how to fight corruption. Talk is cheap and it is always easy to find fault with what one does or is failing to do, but how many of us are ready to profer solutions.
Dr. Mahumudu Bawumia we know the problems, we need solutions. Ghanaians are tired of the empty rhetoric.