Growing up, we read a book titled; courtesy for boys and girls, among the things we learnt is how, to observe table manners. It is unethical to be talking, whiles eating.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille Jnr, is observing strictly the suggestion not to talk, whiles eating.
Before the 2016 elections, Mr Faibille, was one of the voices that trolled the former administration. Every action, word and even body language of Egbert was to provide momentary pleasure to the witless Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
After a job well done, Egbert was initially sidelined, when the spoils of power were being shared. It was rumored that he was seething with anger, wondering when the call from the presidency, will come.
Lo and behold, the call came and he was handed a juicy appointment of heading the Petroleum Commission.
Egbert who is no stranger to the microphone, has suddenly gone quiet much to the chagrin of many. I do not blame him, nor take issues with him, after all who will be talking when he or she, has been reserved a seat at the dinner table.
President Akufo-Addo, has really rewarded loyalty, anybody who stood with him in his years of struggle to become president, has received a pat on the back. Despite having padded his administration with his family members, he still made space to reward loyalty.
Egbert Faibille was one of my favourite personalities, who appeared on radio programmes, especially Newsfile on Joy FM. His composure, grasp of issues, is what endeared him to me, so imagine my disappointment when after his appointment, he chose to go into self impose media blackout.
All that Egbert was doing back them throwing all the mud at president John Evans Atta Mills and later President John Dramani Mahama, was so that, he can also take a bite at our national cake.
In the days of his mischief, he even accused former president Jerry John Rawlings of stealing ‘koose’. This was in the run up to the 2004 elections. After that election, it came to light that, he was one of the beneficiaries of government land that was share before President John Agyekum Kufuor, left office.
Egbert has earn his position, he was an avowed member of the New Patriotic Party, who never hid his passion for the party. Although, he appeared on various platforms as a journalist, his allegiance to his party was never in doubt.
You cannot help a party to come to power and go into hibernation; it is not an option, he must be heard, as he was in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
I am sure by now whatever he was chewing, he might have swallowed; his mouth cannot still be full, at this time, he must depart the dinner table and let his voice be heard once again.
A lot of things are going amiss in this country, the things Ebert spoke about when the New Patriotic Party was in opposition, is still rife today, in fact it has even increased in leaps and bounds.
Corruption is on all time high, the star of Africa, is immersed in corruption, it no longer shines. The voices that spoke against the evil, cannot pretend not to notice that things are going out of hand.
Kennedy Agyapong, who has become a dent on our conscience, and a nuisance, has succeeded in getting Egbert Faibille out of his comfort zone.
Unfortunately, Kens tape, in which Egbert Faibille’s name was mentioned as being in the bank to cash some money, was not enough to get him to talk, it only succeeded in getting him to use an unconventional means to state his side of the story.
Egbert is not one to shy away from the microphone, so I was a little disappointed, when instead of granting interview to radio stations, airing the alleged audio of Anas, demanding for bribe, he rather took to social media.
Come to think of it, Anas who records people for a living, will have every available gadgets to make sure that, you can never get him on tape.
Once again, please swallow whatever you are chewing and get back to talking. It is the talking that got you onto the dining table, you cannot buy your silence with the appointment.
It is only in Ghana that things change and remain the same. In December 2016, Ghanaians voted for change, but we only change the actors, the script is the same.
Crime is crime yesterday, as it is today, Egbert must be heard condemning corruption in this government, as he did during the tenure of president John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama.