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Opinions of Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Columnist: Issifu, Alhaji Issaka

Who will defend the interest of women?

H. E. John Dramani Mahama or Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo Addo? “..... as sex assaul report resurfaces in the cloud of doubts….”

Women interest is a common interest to
all honorable men and women, but sexual assault on women is a pain more on
women that must be reported to the police at all costs. Who would defend the
rights of women better amongst the current Presidential candidates? This is the
question for our daughters, sisters, spouses, girlfriends and mothers on Friday,
December 7, 2012 as we vote.

As we continue to reveal details of the
tortures of the “horror diplomacy” under the NPP’s Envoy to Japan, H. E.
Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. It is painful to report how the inactions of
officialdom created this monstrous diplomatic situation with multiple victims
including Alhaji Issaka Issifu, the Diplomat In Exile, now reporting from the
“Marple Woods.”
series, the Part One released today is
on the attacks on the Ministry of Foreign affairs by the former envoy of
Ex-President Kufuor, Dr. Adjei-Barwuah and the manner a “sex assault” report
made by a Diplomat name withheld for obvious reasons (Sophia Akolor), then the
Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah’s secretary, made to the then Minister of Foreign
Affairs and one of the leading Presidential Candidates for this elections, Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and how the latter handled the sex assault allegation
requires some explanations.
In a recently retrieved audio recordings
of a speech by the former envoy to Japan now available on Youtube
(2012CONFIDENCE), Dr. Adjei-Barwuah declared his hidden hatred to the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and all whistleblowers; Investigators; the Intelligence
Agencies and their respective officers and then delivered what is consider an open
harassment to the Audit Service and its newly posted Officers, who was welcomed
at the “no one is allowed to talk meeting” held at conference hall at the Tokyo
Embassy in Japan. This track again was from extracts of the “Mission Statement,”
which was delivered by Ambassador (Dr.) Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah at a welcome
meeting for a newly posted "AUDITOR." The Ambassador had been against
any whistleblowing MDAs at “his Mission” in Tokyo.
Our mothers, spouses and sisters, you
know that a crying baby particularly at the late hours of the night is not just
making noise. Listen to this cry. The baby might be communicating serious
concerns. Gradually the ears that hear will give reason and fairness a chance,
as we keep seeking justice from our country, Ghana, which many of us served
under this Ambassador. Perhaps you would further agree with us that the purpose
of the “Mission Statement” was to declare himself the untouchable and capable
of doing all things /everything at all times without any official consequences:
· A case in mind
is the "sex assault" allegation reported to the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, also a former Attorney General and
Minister of Justice of our country under Ex-President J. A. Kufuor. What did he do
or didn’t do is the
essence of the first recordings released.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as one of
the leading Presidential candidates, representing the NPP in the 2012
Presidential Elections, should listen to these audios or watch the still videos
that are coming out at least to be able to tell Ghanaians and the world the
truth. By his political standing in Ghanaian politics, it makes his actions and
inactions unnecessarily in the lime light but justifiable so to know who he is
and what the possible Nana Akufo-Addo Presidency awaits Ghanaians. Is it the
let it be, I don’t care or the adhesion of the rule of law and democratic
principles that all his counterparts; the Presidential contenders, claim to
offer mother Ghana and our women mother Ghana and our women?
If a LADY diplomat complains to a former
Attorney General and Minister of Justice that she was sexually “assaulted” not
or as generally put to us sometimes, “sexually abused.” The immediate action is
to ask her or assist her to make a police report no matter the relationship one
has with such a victim. Uncertain this was done, we will for the benefit of the
doubt call on the revered former Minister (a lawyer) to tell Ghanaians his side
of the occurrences that almost took the Ministry of Foreign Affairs into court
for a sexual allegations made by a female foreign service officer on an Ambassador,
Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. The former Ambassador equally deserves fairness just
as the former Minister and NPP Presidential candidate.
It is only appropriate that former Attorney
General, Hon. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presents his case to rebuff the
claims of the Ambassador as in the recordings, perhaps based on the bluff that everyone
can now listen at any time. Then we can be certain or be able ascertain in a
Nana Akufo-Addo Presidency, our daughters, our sisters, our spouses and mothers
can be adequately protected. No matter who and what influence the sex abuser
As we make our claims for fairness in
respect to the inhuman and undiplomatic treatment of Alhaji Issaka Issifu, now
known as the “Ghanaian Diplomat In Exile,” it would be fair to restrain
ourselves from linking the honorable former Minister to such acts of negligent
that may give reason to believe truly Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah is an
untouchable citizen of Ghana. If that status “untouchable,” is proper and
reasonable, then we as a people, as Ghanaians may properly initiate
parliamentary proceedings to give other citizens such an admirable “status” that
is strange in modern world international relations and politics. However, if there
is evidence that Dr. Adjei-Barwuah has the propensity, capability and ability to
turn every defense into an attack, this should be known before we go to the
polls. Then someone needs to do some explanations to Ghana.
The recordings may be worrying to many
political fanatics. So please do avoid listening if you are a “die hard political
functionary” who does not want the truth. It is however in real context and we
urge many concerned Ghanaians to listen attentively.
Ladies, Gentlemen and Fellow Ghanaians
at least we can quote that Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah said "... I took her
into the Residence, vacated my
matrimonial bed, so that she could
be cared for, for two weeks, managed to get someone else to escort her back
home so that she could get a bit better, turns around and writes on the internet
that I had sexually assaulted her
...?" Further, according to the tape, "... Ministry wound not do
anything…, referring to the Foreign Ministry and whose was that? Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Ministry, and so we will then ask what will Nana’s
Presidency, give, our women? We will appreciate if the Ambassador can
generously again, to expatiate. Certainly, Nana has the onerous to tell
Ghanaians something reasonable.
former Ambassador’s attacks on whistleblowers and their agencies i.e.
investigators, the Research Department, and the Audit Department was also
clearly signposted. As a policy, Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah said;

“… if I (Adjei-Barwuah), as the ambassador,
who is supposed to be the garbage collector of it all; ".... should not know ...."
or "..... does not know ? ....."
anything sent to Accra, “… that for me is sabotage…!”

To therefore report an event, an
Ambassador or write about his Mission to Accra under any circumstances meant;
"the Ambassador (Adjei-Barwuah) was beeing paralyzed or assassinated
deliberately by officers?

Excellency Ambassador Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah concluded that "... the
whole Ministry of Foreign Affairs was some kind of a CLUB…” then under Nana
Akufo-Addo? Again what will be this great Ghanaian’s presidency considering his
Ministry as a Club? The Ambassador gave
a clue that the diplomats by his inference, under Hon. Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's
watch could “… put the whole country on a "chopping board." This is
according to an NPP Ambassador, a former Presidential aspirant and a possible
Cabinet Minister for a Nana Akufo-Addo Cabinet. Ladies and gentlemen Ghanaians,
what Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah SAYS could be false and it could be RIGHT! If
Nana does not correct the slur on his competence, then we can adduce those
claims to true and the consequences would be based on YOUR VOTE!
Alhajia Issaka Issifu and many victims
were casualties at work, abiding by our constitution, civil service
regulations, and diplomatic etiquettes. No diplomat deserves to be treated like
a schoolboy. For the Ambassador to declare that,

“… if I, as the Ambassador,
who is supposed to be the garbage collector of it all; ".... should not
know ...." or "..... does not
know ? ....." that for me is sabotage!” Such an act means "… the
Ambassador is been paralyzed or assassinated…”

Implying anything or report sent to the
Government of the Republic of Ghana, its Ministries, Departments and Agencies
without his knowledge is an act of sabotage was too extreme, especially knowing
why. Even the NPP government as a show of sympathy and love could not contain
this Ambassador. The decision to send specialists to help the Tokyo Mission was
to save him from a day like this but Dr. Adjei-Barwuah refused every help and proceeded
to embarrass himself as an Ambassador, Ex-President J. A. Kufuor, the man he so
much represented than Ghanaians, embarrassed the Embassy, all concerned MDAs
and the Ghanaian community in Japan.
To Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah, any
individual, group or government establishment that reports any event, an Ambassador
or write about an Embassy (his mission) to Accra means; "the ambassador is
been paralyzed or assassinated?
For instance, by its operations, the
Research Department (R/D) is a semi-autonomous government establishment with
its perimeters established by an Act of Parliament within the 1992
Constitution. The Department should not necessarily notify an Ambassador of its
activities at both the station and agency level. If so desired, the President
of Ghana can variedly notify anybody of whatever information given to him accordingly.
By the Ambassador Dr. Adjei-Barwuah's definition and inferences of sabotage, it
was indicative of his prior refusal to open a Research Station and accept
auditors at the Tokyo Mission when he was President Kufuor’s envoy. Further
then, he as the Ambassador speaking also meant the activities of the R/D, its
stations and agents activities that are only for levels of governance above and
mostly unknown to him as an Ambassador, Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, were all
acts of sabotage. To the Ambassador, Dr. Adjei-Barwuah, as an R/D Officer, even
before my nomination, postings and arrival, I was a saboteur, vandal or ecowarrior.
I simply had no way to survive and the agency that deliberately posted me
abandoned me just as the Minister, Hon. Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo all in support
of a now identified political nuisance known to them earlier and better than
me. I was the unnecessary, guinea pig! A northerner, a Muslim, a former
commando (Special Troop), a former National Security Officer at the Castle
Annex, who had, as repeatedly said to me “worked with Captain Kojo Tsikata”
under Chairman / President J. J. Rawlings. He is a “Mole” even before my
postings to Tokyo to work with Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah.
These two distinguished statesmen, Capt.
(rtd.) Kojo Tsikata and H. E. Ex-President J. J. Rawlings were alleged to have
sacked my then Chief Direct (Mr. J. K.
Mensah) and forcefully retired then (my)
Deputy Chief Director (Research Department), Nana B. K. Yeboah as a one-time Chief
Director of the Research
Department later hired back on contract. Both Capt. Kojo Tsikata and
Ex-President Rawlings my direct bosses for sometimes were allegedly the reasons
why former Ambassador (Dr.) Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah was detained at a military
barracks, when I was just a baby schoolboy preparing to write or was writing my
“O’Levels Examinations” at Bawku secondary School, which soon celebrates it
Golden Jubilee, far in the northern commercial district of Bawku Central.
Both revered senior citizens, Captain
Kojo Tsikata and Ex-President Rawlings are alive, in politics and I do not
regret my services with or for them in the interest of Ghana. And that has been
it throughout our working relationship. Many can have their reservations, but
in them I learnt to be honest and serve not to be served. I am yet to have a
decent, hardworking, genuine reformer boss as was experienced by many in Captain
(rtd.) Kojo Tsikata. It is no secret that both my adversaries and alleged
allies do know that in difficult times I stood for the truth and only the
No consular officer is ever recalled
because he denied a “GRATIS VISA” on the recommendations of a non-citizen
interpreter of any host country. Gradually, Ghana and the world will hear and
feel the truth of why a country pushes a diplomat into exile using state
resources. Don’t forget Azokans, as you go to the polls and prepare for our 50
Anniversary with or without some of us, that “Veritas Lux Mundi,” which in the
simple students lips means “Truth
is the light of the World.” That truth is setting me free even as I raise four
Ghanaian Children in Exile. We can and it is not an exaggeration, develop our
case with a daily publication if the media wants news throughout 2013 and for
sure in September 2012, we hope to stand before the gathering of world diplomats
in the cold or within air-conditioned environment to ask WHY? Why does the
Geneva Convention matter? Why didn’t the lady diplomat get justice?
Those of you who follow our “Solidarity
Campaign” on our facebook and now youtube sites do know what the Japanese
Police did to Alhaji Issaka Issifu on the instructions of “someone at the
Embassy.” You now also know what the alleged “sexually assaulted lady” reported
to the former Minister Hon. Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It is fair even if the
former Minister of Foreign Affairs would not say a word on the numerous known
abuses of Ghanaians under the accreditation of H. E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah,
to tell women what his Presidency will do for sexually abused women and
children. This makes us able to compare the stewardship of other Presidential
candidates as they served as Ministers of State or even private citizens to
what Hon. Akufo-Addo was as a Minister of Foreign Affairs. Enough is said and
known about his able stewardship and lapses at the law office and that is human.
We ONLY want to know the TRUTH, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

“Mother Ghana! Listen to this crying your baby
… for it is not always noise.”

Alhaji Issaka
Diplomat In
For Solidarity
Campaign at the “Marple Woods”