Diasporian News of Saturday, 24 November 2012

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Ghanaian Diplomat In Exile

As Ghana goes to the polls on December
7, 2012, the choice for many Ghanaians varies but for me it centers on the core
ideals declared on the 6th March 1957 when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah deliberately
dressed in a northern Ghanaian traditional attire, the “smok,” “Fuugu” or “Bubang
Riiga” as we may term it depending on location and our diverse cultural
heritage, declared ‘Freedom,’ ‘Freedom,’ to sell unity in Ghana. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
declared ‘Freedom’... “…the Independence of Ghana is Meaningless unless it is
linked up with the total liberation of Africa…” as a socio-political seed for
Africa. In that declaration, Ghana, the beacon on modern democracy in Africa
South of the Sahara, took lead with a clear message aimed at fostering “Freedom and
Justice.” It is therefore
surprising that 50 years thereafter, a son of the jubilant crowds of Ghanaians
from the northern territories would fear alienated not anywhere, but at Ghana’s
Embassy Abroad. Right there at the apex of international quest for “Freedom and
Justice” as expressed in
modern diplomacy.
This son of Ghana, Alhaji Issaka Issifu,
serving as a Consular Officer was humiliated, tortured in some instances,
refused his salaries, genuine refunds, allowances, locked overnight at the
Ghana chancery in Tokyo, Japan. Even after I timely contacted both the home and
host Ministries of Foreign Affairs respectively, I could only be rescued by a
combined Police and Paramedics subconsciously the next day. Subsequently, I, a
diplomat (Alhaji Issaka Issifu), without being declared a “persona non Grata”
by Japan was refused access to the Chancery of Ghana in Tokyo, Japan (a
sanctuary for everyone), by H. E. Ambassador (Dr.) Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. This
Ambassador, a senior citizen threatened my children and denied me the right to
handover my office and duties. He manipulated the Japanese Police
(http://Japanese Police), and instructed them to evict me from my official
resident while I was preparing to ship my belongings. All these happened at the
watch of the respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government
of the Republic of Ghana under the Kufuor administration. Unfortunately, these
abuses occurred directly at the watch of Honorable Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo
Addo, then Minister and now the NPP Presidential Candidate for the December
elections. Honorable as he may be a politician, an accomplished Lawyer and a
revered senior citizen of our country, Nana avoided his responsibility to serve
the interest of all Ghanaians and watched me humiliated despite personal
appeals, petitions and threats to our national security.
Since then me and my family currently in
exile in the USA, have been fighting and now close to the United Nations with a
simple administrative cry of an aggrieved Ghanaian diplomat. At home concerns
for my life is prominent to family members as they witness unresolved political
assassinations in one of Africa’s most peace nations of all times. This is so
because our politicians seemingly are desperately in a struggle for power to protect
their respective interests and those of their political Parties.
Our efforts with the late President,
John Evans Atta Mills (May His Soul Rest In Peace) was very helpful but got
staled when our security was down played. We were hopeful that gradually that
would be understood as we were prepared to mount open protestations in New York
when the President suddenly passed. All kinds of falsehood said about me that
are cleared officially, are still unknown to our families, friends and
Ghanaians. So we intend to go out with the case and I am willing to cooperate
in any investigations by Ghana if my life and those of family members are
guaranteed. I shall not risk that in empty space and would insist that the
Government of the Republic of Ghana responsibly act as expected. Willingly do
the right thing; ensure a clean diplomatic recall for me. Then, if by law it
finds me answerable to any case as I am in their custody, I shall respond
according. At that juncture, under the custody of the government, ensuring my
safety, the respective authorities can still take any administrative or other
decision(s). For now we shall continue to give out facts and evidence why me
and my family were targeted, humiliated, abandoned and officially threatened
with CONTRACT KILLERS by officials under the Kufuor government.
We have lost family members, relatives,
friends and colleagues because officialdom seeks to protect a known serial
abuser, Ambassador (Dr.) Barfuor
Adjei-Barwuah, former Ghana’s Envoy to Japan. My immediate appeal to my
friends, colleagues and comrades in power or out of power, is to consider this
fight not personal, but the continuity of the struggle in our times to
institutionalize the aspirations of our founding fathers, including the direct
parents of Nana Addo Dankwah AKufo Addo, a genuinely honest man who perhaps
allowed things at his “blind sight” or “blind spot” to degenerate to this
levels. Spinning is of no essence to anyone because most of the facts are
getting out into the public starting from now. Unfortunately some would be
graphic and painful. BBC and any Ghanaian
news agency are welcomed to investigate and anyone personally interested would
receive our maximum cooperation.
We appreciate your Support, people of
the world, and anyone can contact our Facebook PAGE “Solidarity Campaign in support
for Alhaji Issaka Issifu” for

Issaka Issifu
Diplomat In Exile.
Email address:melodyusif@yahoo.com

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