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Opinions of Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Columnist: Prempeh, Adjoa

Dumor is Dead so ???? - Life Goes On

We of the Young Liberals Party of Ghana, wishes the family of the late
Komla Dumor our condolences and sympathy for their loss, and in that
same light wish to inform Ghanaians that there is more to life than to
mourn or cry over spilt milk. The time is now for Ghanaians wake up
and stop being "Dead Death Junkies " (DDJs) who would take any
and every opportunity to shun responsibility only to glamorize death.

The man is dead, and so are other millions around the world every day.
Ghanaians could or would not even give a damn about the family of the
8yr old boy that died in Kumasi due to lack of proper medical care
because Government is busy dribbling with the true issues and
challenges the average Ghanaian faces, nor would anyone care to find
out why an 11yr old girl is suffering at Korle Bu teaching hospital
because the machines needed for her Kidney condition are all no longer
in use and out-moded. ??

The lips services that rain itself through the media , and the
subsequent lapses it creates in taking away the real issues of our
people off the drawing / discussion board simply because our hypocrisy
as a people takes over makes us look like a bunch of jokers.

Ghana needs a leadership that is focused enough to lead and direct the
state of affairs of our beloved country, so that our people would not
become Dead Death Junkies (DDJs) whose only drug is hypocrisy and
corruption. Listening to people that supposedly knew or didn’t know
the late Komla Dumor, is so pathetic, because even in mourning you can
smelling the hypocrisy of our people., especially within a large
chunk of our older citizenry , who have left the youth with no other
option but to leech onto their corrupt ways.

The Young Liberals Party of Ghana, hereby throws the challenge to the
good people of Ghana, to dare themselves enough to stand up against
what is slowly becoming the second nature of Ghanaians , which is
lack of responsibility /corruption and lies,. and face the the truth
because many are those that felt Komla Dumor that bought into the hype
and because just another puppet for Uncle Tom. African youths both
home and abroad that were actively involved with the enhancement of
our civil society, looked up to Dumor when he landed the BBC job, but
were soon disappointed to find out that the African story told was no
where near the realities of the youth on the continent, because the
hype has always been to idolize corrupt men and women and label them
“heroes”, while the true face of Africa is yet again shoved underneath
the red carpet.

There is the GYEEDA REPORT which to date has not been properly
accounted for ., the WAYOME SAGA which keeps haunting both the NPP and
the NDC, and then Minister of Works asking average ghanaians to set up
TOLL BOOTHs on the roads in their communities, because that’s the
only way roads can be mantained. This is the Ghana we are all living
in today with irresponsible leaders that only want to be seen in
designer suits for photo opportunities that arouses their egoes.
Wake up Ghana., time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The
crocodile tears are too symbolic of our lies and deceitful ways., let
us start working to put a smile on the face of the living , because
the dead would never smile back at us. Young Ghanaian children are
suffering for lack of proper medical care, discipline, and a social
structure that can define the future of our nation. Dumor is dead,
and life goes on.

Long live Ghana.

Adjoa Prempeh