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Opinions of Sunday, 23 April 2017

Columnist: Rockson Adofo

Re: Government owes Ibrahim Mahama over GHC24 million – Sam George

By Rockson Adofo

I am really sorry to say this; however, I am obliged to say that Sam George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram is a complete fool. If such a person can be elected to be a legislator, there is no wonder that Ghana is sinking under corruption, mediocrity, illegal surfacing mining (galamsey) and all sorts of nonsense.

Yes, I do not suffer fools kindly and I pride myself in that being my trademark. As soon as I read that publication titled, “Government owes Ibrahim Mahama over GHC24 million – Sam George” on Ghanaweb under their General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017 and under the web link http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Government-owes-Ibrahim-Mahama-over-GHC24-million-Sam-George-531258, I could not restrain my anger.

In the said publication, there is a statement attributed in quote to Sam George, that rascal NDC MP, thus, “Mr George explained that “There is an arrangement with GRA. He [Ibrahim Mahama] brought in equipment for government work and after the import duty; an arrangement was made that the duties will be deducted from payment made for the job for which they were brought in for.”

How stupid could Sam George be? Who is he trying to fool? Does he think we are still in the yesteryears of NDC regime where they could pull wool over our eyes in broad daylight without anyone complaining? If his claim was anything to go by, why did Ibrahim Mahama, a criminal who availed himself of his senior brother’s position as the President of Ghana, issue forty-four (44) dud cheques in attempts to deceiving the custom officers that he was paying the duties due on his imported heavy machinery to execute his bloated in cost government contracts awarded to him?

Let me define what is meant by DUD. Dud is failing in its purpose or function: a dud cheque. This means he knew very well that the cheques were not going to be honoured by the banks yet he issued them? Why did he not simply clear the goods from the harbour showing the custom officers a letter from either the Office of the President or from the Chief of Staff attesting to the agreement in place as alleged by that baby with sharp teeth and chick’s brain, Sam George, but rather tried to fool them by issuing them with dud cheques at 44 consecutive times?

Ibrahim Mahama is a criminal who must be prosecuted but not just be allowed to pay the import duties he deliberately criminally failed to pay. He is a conman who abused his privileged position because his senior brother, John Dramani Mahama, was the President of Ghana.

As criminal as he is, so was his senior brother, another corrupt President never seen in the history of Ghana. Ibrahim Mahama is alleged to have dubiously acquired some 30-acre Tema land at a very cheap price of GHS10, 000 per acre only to sell that 30-acre land to Electricity Company a few weeks later at a total cost of US$300 million. What nonsense that is!

The likes of Sam George are proudly called honourable in Ghana. Yes, honourable my foot!!! What is honourable about this guy with a midget brain? Does he think we are still under the spell of that nonsensical NDC propaganda machinery?

When some gold dust or bars fraudulently found their way to Iran through Turkey some years back, Ibrahim Mahama’s name was mentioned. With the collapse of the Merchant Bank, Ibrahim Mahama was mentioned as the cause. With its sale and dubious acquisition, Ibrahim Mahama and some faceless corrupt NDC entities were involved.

No wonder President Mahama was a total failure, stinking corrupt, myopic, incompetent and confused meander. I very well hope that he is prosecuted one day.

Some little-minds claiming to be of northern extraction but resident in the US phoned into Sources radio on Friday, 21 April 2017 to claim that if Ibrahim Mahama was prosecuted or jailed, hell will break loose in Ghana. Their views amount to the mother of all ignorance and stupidity. Even though they are living in a civilized society (America), they are still exhibiting their typical Ghanaian-mindedness of always supporting evildoers because they are rich or they belong to their tribe. That reason is bush-like!

In the Western world, you cannot continue to issue 44 dud cheques, clear imported goods and think to get away with it without being prosecuted. Even in England, some people have been jailed for failing to pay their Council Tax {in Ghana you will call it annual home/house tax (efito3)} of say £500 in arrears let alone, intentionally issuing dud cheques to clear imported goods with intent to evade import taxes amounting to over US$12.5 million.

Under the presidency of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuo-Addo, it is the rule of law all the way regardless of your status.

Sam George has spoiled my day by his stupid claim. I do not insult for the fun of it. I insult those who deserve to be insulted to prevent them from repeating their actions that culminated in heaping the insults on them in the first place.