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Opinions of Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Weaker Ghanaian Institutions Are Helping To Create Abhorrent Monsters

“A chain is as strong as its weakest link”, so an adage goes. Subsequently, when the institutions of a country get weaker, those presuming to be well positioned for a reason or the other, avail themselves of the weakness of the institutions to turn themselves into abominable opportunistic monsters to terrorise the less fortunate ones in society. When the institutions become weaker, the enforcement of law becomes questionable, hardened criminals and dishonest well-placed persons in society commit crimes with relative impunity.

From empirical observations as confirmed by the prevailing attitudes of some people in Ghana under the current NDC administration, both money-sucking and blood-sucking vampires have been created. This has come about as a result of the institutionalized corruption, practice of selective justice, tribalism and nepotism in perpetration by the ruling government and party. These social and administrative ills have obviously weakened the country’s institutions.

The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government have not only become weak, but are also, pursuing their own selfish corrupt agenda contrary to the public interest and expectation. The politicization of the country’s security forces has not made things any better but rather worse.

The lack of both professionalism and seriousness on the part of the media to inform the public of the truth, and to stand up to challenge the government when it errs, has not done Ghana and Ghanaians any good, but rather compounded their already disastrous burden.

When a person telling the truth or challenging the excesses by an artificially made human monster, similarly as NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, alias Chairman Wontumi, is doing with regard to Ibrahim Mahama, he is left to bear the brunt of his actions all alone. Instead of people rallying support for him to fight the canker in our society, we are just leaving him to battle his fate out on his own.

Ibrahim Mahama, the younger brother of President Mahama, is baring his vampire fangs at Chairman Wontumi for daring to accuse him of abusively using his sibling-relationship to the President to enrich himself. Following that, Ibrahim has filed a civil suit against Chairman Wontumi, I understand. Many a reserved Ghanaian who dotes on “Ennye hwee fa ma Nyame. Onyame bekyere” (It’s nothing, leave it to God. God will provide) may say, if Chairman Wontumi wins the case, fine with us. If he loses, it is his own cup of tea. With such individualistic aspirations bordering on “God for us all, each one for himself” belief, do Ghanaians hope to attain anything viable from their present wicked, tribalistic and highly myopic government who believes in all for me, nothing for others? I believe not!

Look at the following analogy, those of you who have had the opportunity to watch live commentary on animals in the wild. A lion or a pride of lions is able to hunt a buffalo or an elephant. However, there are situations when a buffalo musters courage to turn to face down its predator. When it does happen as just said, one will see the lion scuttling. If, the buffalos, far bigger than the lions could be wise as the lions to defend themselves as a group of buffalos but not as individual buffalos, never, I think, will the lions be able to feed on them anyhow as they currently do. This goes to inform us that if we take a stand as a group against the rogues in government, although poor as we are, our sheer great numbers will instil fear in them or put them to flight. It will stop them from disregarding our collective interests as it’s prevalent in Ghana at the moment.

Do we allow Ibrahim Mahama and his clique of insatiably greedy bastards as Rawlings may say to threaten or destroy us one by one? Today, he is taking on Chairman Wontumi, tomorrow; it will be you or me. But if we rally behind one another, acting in concert, we shall surely overcome them by our sheer overwhelming majority.

I honestly hate to see how these supposedly few powerful persons in government have taken the whole country and those therein for granted. These people have got away with plundering the nation’s coffers through “gang, create and loot” judgment debt payments. Ghanaians who are known to grace corruption are doing nothing about it. We have become cowards who love to talk without walking the talk.

These crooks will forever underestimate our intelligence knowing very well that Ghanaians like a whirlwind that eventually settles down, will calm down after their alarming angry talk. All this has been possible because of the weaker institutions in operation in the country.

Currently in Ghana justice is sold to the highest bidder. As Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the most decorated thief of the century walks freely in the country, the Courts sentence those stealing cassava, sheep or fowls to many years in prison. How weak and unfair such an institution is. Is there any wonder that bigger crooks have the audacity to threaten one with law suit when the truth is told about their nefarious attitudes?

Anyone who thinks they can avail themselves of the weaker institutions to continually commit crime with impunity or silence those questioning their behaviours are in for a long haul. Now that Rockson is back even though a lone ranger as usual, those hoping to use their political affiliations to threaten others will suffer bloody nose.

In unity we stand but in division we fall. More grease to the elbows of Chairman Wontumi. You have my full backing when you take the bull by the horn. I shall rally support for Chairman Wontumi in his bitter encounter with the notorious alias Pepeni No.1 provided Wontumi says the truth and walks in truth at all time. Truth is the only effective weapon to wield against your enemies all of the time. There is no any other weapon to use to prevail upon your arch-enemy but truth.

I will ask all readers to forward the message to their friends, relatives etc. on twitter, Facebook and other social media. Over to DJ Sources of Sources radio UK and his Al-Jazeera ladies to disseminate this information.

I dedicate this write-up to all truth-loving Ghanaians who are eager to call a spade a spade and do endeavour to extricate themselves from the shackles of slavery in which they are psychologically, bounded by the current incompetent and roguish NDC government.

Lest I forget, the PPP are organising a public demonstration against the announced hefty increment in public utility bills and petroleum products in Ghana on Tuesday, 1st July 2014.

Rockson Adofo