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Opinions of Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Columnist: Azeko Razak

Open letter to the President

Dear Mr. President,

It is my candid belief you will make time to read and answer my calls when necessary. Is expected you will show a superior commitment to duty and country and not the rants of your Upper East regional minister who is reported to have said he won't answer to calls if he is busy at night with his wife. Well! I personally have a great covet for these beautiful descendants of Eve. So I decline to poke my nose into a clear manifestations of his Id. What Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako calls the "animal part of man"

Your Excellency, I pray God grants you strength to work and fulfil his purpose. Age with grace, Sir!

Permit me to re-echo portions of Michael Jackson's song to buttress a point. I'm not naive of your crave for good lyrics and your skilled dance. I recently saw a social media video where a man who appears to be you, dancing to the popular tune, "One corner." Michael Jackson sang "heal the world, make the world a better place for your and for me.....and the entire human race." What happened to that dream?

Mr President, forgive me but I'm in a hurry to make my case. I shall return to the lyrics of Michael Jackson soon. I watched you "filli filli" on tv3 late news saying "you are in a hurry" Refreshing! Isn't it?

Every African leader should in actual fact be in hurry. Our continental problems are same in shape and form. Mention any African country and I will make precise catalog of our nagging problems without sweat. In Ghana my beloved country, the problem is you. Yes! I just said you.

"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists to protect them and to promote their common welfare- all else is lost." Mr President, you said you are in a hurry. Can you be in a hurry to protect us? Will you be in a hurry to promote our common welfare? The answers are obvious, NO.

I see you in a hurry to set these militias free.

I see you in a hurry to commission Mahama's "photoshopped" projects.

I see you in a hurry to employ all your family and friends whiles telling us to look elsewhere for Jobs because the public sector is full.

I see you in a hurry to sending us back to the primitive days of political tyranny.

I see you in a hurry to launch an amateur Ghana post app which has only brought you local embarrassment. You can open to page 167 of the NDC's Accounting to the people Green Book and you will realise the digital house addressing system is our brain child.

The activities of your parallel forces is alien to our constitution. I have taken inspiration from the fishermen who won a case against the EC, to lace my boots and meet the AG in court soon. The horrendous violence by these militias of your party has kept many citizens at risk with no hope of protection from our tamed security.

The recent judgment given by a court in Kumasi on the activities of invincible forces is the most ridiculous judgment I have ever read. If a "fine" case of second degree felony can be reduced to a misdemeanor which can't attract a custodial sentence, what do you expect?

Mr President, you got to be in a hurry to fix our economy, security, education, health and infrastructural deficits. In my earlier article published on ghanaweb on the 18th of October, 2017, I called on you to stop the showmanship and fix the economy. It appears Eugene Arhin decided to keep it away from you.

When are you collecting our money from Mr. Alfred Woyome, SADA, GYEEDA, SUBA, etc? Talk is indeed cheap. Employ the wasting away doctors, physician Assistants, Nurses etc. Remember to reduce fuel prices, light bills and water tariffs.

Your Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, now tell me if you truly share in the dream of Michael Jackson. Are you healing your country and making it a better place for you and for me?

I take refuge in the endless fortitude and sagacious attributes of the Ghanaian voter.

Until then, I am your servant-- a true descendant of Ndewura Jakpa and adopted Son of H E John D. Mahama.

Yours faithfully,

Azeko Razak

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