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Doe-Adjaho must wake up from his own Rip Van Winkle state - Part 1

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 Source: Lungu, Prof.

By: Prof Lungu

"...(W)hat can only be described as patently pathetic sycophancy on the part of Hon. Edward Doe-Adjaho, Speaker of the House in Ghana's Parliament, is on full display for all...to see... The Speaker...is not... serious when he criticizes the Achimota-Ofankor Road "create, loot and share” scam (while) sitting in his China-made armchair... Fact is, at the same time that (he) is crying "fire" about a GH¢87,500,000 ($22,727,745) padded cost scam...he himself has been quietly presiding over a more staggering “create loot and share...scam"...$6,000,000,000...of Ghana's Oil revenues...Doe-Adjaho himself is presiding over a scam that is 27,413 times higher than the one he is now condemning in public... So, how's that 17% working for Ghana...Chairman Edward Doe-Adjaho?...Wake up from that Rip Van Winkle slumber, Speaker Doe-Adjaho...Pass a strong Ghana-centered Fair-Trade Oil Share E&P bill...for better than 51% for Ghana...Stop the massive "loot and share" of Ghana's oil revenues right now, "Hon." Edward Doe-Adjaho!...," (Prof Lungu, 2 June, 2016).

In a depressingly enduring pattern of “create loot and share syndrome" of the NDC party administration, what can only be described as patently pathetic sycophancy on the part of Hon. Edward Doe-Adjaho, Speaker of the House in Ghana's Parliament, is on full display for all Ghanaians and Ghana supporters to see.

As reported by the Ghanaian Chronicle and many other sources this week, Mr. Doe-Adjaho "chided the Roads and Transport Committee (Parliament of Ghana) for failing to exercise adequate oversight role in what...The Chronicle can conveniently refer to as the Achimota-Ofankor Road scam."

The report this time is, a road project estimated to cost approximately GH¢40.4 million in 2008 ($10,493,725 in 2016 dollars) by the NPP who were kicked out of office before they could attempt to execute the project, has now ballooned to "a staggering GH¢128 million ($33,247,444 in 2016 dollars) ...When the NDC took over...(and)...the contract was reviewed..."

Clearly, the spectacular, Mount Afadjato-sized increase in the cost of the Achimota-Ofankor Road project, over 300%, can't be chalked under inflation alone, if we've been paying attention to the numbers from the Ghana Statistical Services.

Fortunately, but unluckily for Hon. Edward Doe-Adjaho, many Ghanaians and Ghana supporters, from Ghana to Argentina, to Belgium, to Russia, to Zimbabwe, etc., have begun to catch up with Edward Doe-Adjaho and his Trump-sized bluff.

The Speaker of the House is not serious at all when he criticizes the Achimota-Ofankor Road "create, loot and share” scam sitting in his China-made armchair in his office, in the nation's capital, Accra. Many observers are now recognizing Edward Doe-Adjaho's gorilla-style chest-pounding criticism of the Achimota-Ofankor Road scam as just another scam, merely a front.

Fact is, at the same time that Edward Doe-Adjaho is crying "fire" about a GH¢87,500,000 ($22,727,745) padded cost scam by the same NDC administration about that road project, he himself has been quietly presiding over a more staggering “create loot and share...scam" about Ghana's oil revenues.

And, it is a Bernie Sanders-style HUGE (i.e. mammoth) one, $6,000,000,000 (as in 6 billion dollars with 9 zeroes), of Jubilee oil money.

The Jubilee Oil Fields contract scam was initially started by the NPP administration under Mr. Kuffour when they liberally gave out Ghana's oil contract under colonial-era concession agreements. They could have, in fact they were under obligation, to use world standard Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) contract, consistent with existing law, Fair-Trade Oil Share principles, and common sense. But they didn't.

The NDC government has had more than seven (7) years to fix that NPP legacy problem and have actually done little about it, apart from merely calling that NPP scam, the "Ghana Hybrid System".

NDC's so-called "Ghana Hybrid System" is a scam, and that is what the "S" stands for. It is in fact the "Ghana Hybrid Scam" on Ghana's oil revenues!

In fact, it is for that reason that they've actually hidden from Ghanaians the bill they've long intended to pass, but for strong opposition from civil society groups using a multi-faceted, public shaming, social media, anti-Ghana Hybrid Scam campaign, and petition.

Support Ghana!

Long onto the internet and use your email address to sign the Fair-Trade Oil Share Ghana (FTOS-Gh) Petition, at:

https://www.change.org/p/ghana-fair-trade-oil-share-psa-campaign-ftos-gh-psa/

To be continued....

SOURCES

Ghanaian Chronicle. Parliament Has To Wake Up From Its Rip Van Winkle State

By Ghanaian Chronicle, (http://www.modernghana.com/news/693991/parliament-has-to-wake-up-from-its-rip-van-winkle-state.html/).

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Columnist: Lungu, Prof.