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Opinions of Thursday, 2 June 2016

Columnist: Fadi Dabbousi Samih

Did 'compassionate' Mahama insult the blind?

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Ghanaians soon realised that by allowing John Mahama leeway to rig 2012 elections, as they claimed he did, they perpetrated the biggest mistake that our nation is having to pay the price for.

Yesterday, I read the most obnoxious piece of news that John Mahama's confidant, Madam Akua Donkor, donated 25 television sets to the school of the blind.

The NDC goons were in awe of this most compassionate gift. You see when we say that the NDC people do not read, we are vindicated. When we say that the NDC is mischievous, we are soon justified. When we say that the NDC is nonsensical, we are quickly venerated.

So, baffled with this painful precedence, I asked some apostates during an enlightenment session whether this story was true. They had been there before prior to defecting to the NPP. They made a few calls to their former colleagues who confirmed that the plan to sodomise the nation was taken at the Presidency. You see, the truth of the matter is that the NDC hierarchy scorns Ghanaians in everything they do.

The decision was taken to send Akua Donkor on a suicide mission to make the presentation. The blind were happy on the spur of the moment before it soon dawned upon them that the gifts were an insult. How would they watch the programmes? Would it not have been better to give them radios and CD players that would accord them some measure of joy and, at least, keep them abreast of the happenings in the country?

That brings us to the parody of the "revived" Komenda sugar factory. First of all, there are not enough sugarcane and other sugar producing raw materials to feed it with. That means that raw material would have to be imported from Ivory Coast. In fact, Nana Akufo-Addo should please come for his stone!

The simple reason is that the price that is being paid for the local sugarcane, delivered at Komenda, is the same as that that is being paid by the Akpeteshie brewers in the villages. So the farmers do not have to incur extra transportation cost. Selling their produce to the Akpeteshie brewers also has fringe benefits. They get to "booze" for free.

So the Komenda sugar factory is another big lie, disappointment, and hoax. The sad part is that John Dramani Mahama, paid an out of court settlement of 100 million dollars to a company that his outfit had contracted initially for reviving Komenda because the agreement was flouted and broken. That was discussed in the media.

In comparison to the 24 million dollars that Komenda is said to have cost the nation, which of course is by far a bloated figure, we could have afforded four such projects were prudence of judgment and wisdom of governance applied. The question, though, is how many government officials benefitted from the 100 million dollars other than the aggrieved company?

How much went into John Mahama's pocket, if any? How much went into the Minister of Trade's secret accounts, if any? How much went into the Minister of Finance's pocket, if any? How much went into the chairman of NDC's account, if any? How much was shared amongst Allotey Jacobs, kofi Adams, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, Kojo Twum Boafo, Fiifi Kwertey, Hannah tetteh, etc etc etc, if any?

When Nana Akufo-Addo speaks, he is soon vindicated. He revealed that Plantains are now imported from Ivory Coast. BAM, it was true! Soon, we shall learn that sugarcanes are also being imported from Ivory Coast to run Komenda. In fact, Ghana imports everything. Cassava is in desperately low supply. I know so because it is getting more and more difficult to get some to have my regular fufu; and it is selling for quadruple the price.

President John Mahama, respectfully, you are a failure to begin with, and a total destroyer of our country never to contend with.

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