By Comrade Shmuel Ja’Mba Abm
Had he not come to expose his mentality and thought processes in his understanding of governance, government and their contrast against the fundamental concepts and principles of jurisprudence, justice and the rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights; Gabby Otchere-Darko wouldn’t have been credited with a response. Kofi Coomson would have added, that he doesn’t deserve a response.
Nonetheless, be it as it may, and for the respect of coexistence – in the aspiration of mutual interest to build a society of diversity on the principles and values to agree to disagree – he is entitled to a rejoinder for the benefit of readers, listeners and viewers who benefited from the TV broadcast on Metro TV programme, Good Evening Ghana, and a radio repeat
broadcast on Joy FM Super Morning Show , today, Friday September 20, 2019.
As indicated above, this shall be rendered devoid of name-calling, mudslinging or personal attacks. But under circumstances beyond substance over form, the ball and the man shall be cleared together. That, regrettably is not intentional and the purpose of this exercise. Enko goal paa die, anka enko corner. Who born dog! Greedy bastards!
Though from start to finish, 95% of the delivery by Gabby Otchere-Darko confirmed the intentions, motives and the plot behind the decision to host or invite Gabby Otchere-Darko on the programme, and informing the depth and direction of the host’s (Paul Adom Okyere’s) lines of questions; did Gabby Otchere-Darko mean it (just as in many circumstances of his entire delivery) in his arguments on the energy sector, particularly the problem of an accessible, affordable and quality electricity supply, under the previous government?
He said (paraphrased, here though) the problem with dumsor was not about installed capacity, but about funds to finance the purchase of fuel to power thermal plants installed for the purpose. Without a bother to aggregate the installed capacity of thermal plants at the time, before the contract for KarPower and a deal with AMERI, the litmus test for a casual ordinary check, is to tell Gabby Otchere-Darko to order the abrogation or cancellation of those two supply contracts. In this regard, the general public will have the opportunity to testify for or against the veracity of this bogus analysis rendered by Gabby Otchere-Darko.
With this warped logic to distract the conversation on building a better Ghana at a time of failed and a chaotic school placement for 2019/20, this premise seem to guide every argument and policy direction of the political philosophy of the entire Busia-Danquah Tradition, throughout its existence. The arguments used against Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, the CPP government and the First Republic; and repeated against the NDC in the Fourth Republic, aren’t different in intentions, motives and plots – to topple governments through democratic fair or unfair means or through military takeover and use state power to further their feudal underpinnings of property owning democracy such as the friends and family government and the promotion of clannish thinking culture and ethnic bigotry demonstrated under the NPP government, any time.
Any patriot and honest Ghanaian knows and appreciates the enormity of problems associated with accessible, affordable and quality electricity supply for domestic consumption and for the offset of industrilisation, even under the First Republic, when Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah proceeded with a proactive establishment of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, mandated to design a far reaching nuclear option in anticipation of alternatives to the Akosombo Hydro Electric Dam. And precisely, the underlying fact which informed President John Mahama’s response to Akufo Addo, who vaguely reprimanded him to manage dumsor. President John Mahama, said he’d fix, and not manage dumsor.
The greatest beneficiary to President John Mahama’s heavy investments in all sectors, is the government of President Akufo Addo. The open and vague promise by the NPP manifesto to provide free SHS, is sustained by President John Dramani Mahama’s 123 E-Blocks and more of such additional educational facilities. In the health sector, the government of President John Mahama invested heavily in infrastructural development and the retooling of the public sector under a phase of laying the fundamental structures of providing and improving equitable delivery of goods and services to all regions and to all people of Ghana for equal socioeconomic development and enhancement.
Ghanaians can’t afford to be distracted by beneficiaries of a feudal clannish thinking government, who have demonstrated a classic example of looting and ruthless efficiency at gross insecurity across the country.
Gabby Otchere-Darko, come again. Together with Paul Adom Okyere, the rat (a nocturnal animal) seen in broad daylight, is a sign of a distress rest in its burrow. You smell right. But this death is immanent. Kevin Taylor, the savage hunter against illicit transactions has injected your safe haven with pollutants that will end the wicked scheme of impoverishing the rest of Ghanaians to the luxury of the Kyebi bourgeoisie.
We are a discerning lot!