Feature Article of Wed, 18 Oct 20176

Is our president a colonial dictator?

I have always known this. Indeed, a simple assessment of the President's demeanour would put you on same wave length. The grandeur, showmanship and dictatorship is glaring for all.

Sadly, the colonial master managed to leave an indelible mark in our sociopolitical governance. Look! Just plan a visit to a rural community in Ghana with a light skinned (white) person. In fact, prior to your visit, get the community information center announce your visit and see the number of children and adults alike that would line up to welcome your guest.

Are you then surprised to see our school pupils, teachers, ministers made to line up in scorching sun just to throw a wave at a visiting President? No! It is in us. That is our national psyche. Our President approves it. He enjoys the show.

These pupils were supposed to be in class learning. At least, lessons on the founder of Ghana. This is in my interest because of late, depending on the background of the pupil you ask this question, you either get a response like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah or DR J B Danquah. This implies our education needs quality face lift and not whole sale free.

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Majority of Ghanaians bought into this well preached rhetoric. So I asked if this was the competence they promised. Sorry! But it was deceit. The gross incompetence was first shown during his inaugural speech. You vividly remember what happened? Plagiarism. Hahahahaha

The president should be told to fix our economy, stem down his parallel forces (invincible forces), reduce electricity and water tariffs, and construct our roads and schools.

It is not surprising to hear any average NPP communicator wanting to link all our problems to free SHS. The current shape and form of the free SHS is not sustainable and lacks quality variables.

I solemnly pray that we individually get over this national shame. The president should also stop the showmanship and fix our problems.

Mr President, it is October and which past appointee are you prosecuting?

Ooh I understand the game. You are waiting for a special prosecutor? Just a gossip, the lawyers say you need a referendum to amend article 88.

Columnist: Azeko Razak

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