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Letter From The President: Debts Forgiven! Hallelujah!

Wed, 22 Jun 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, all those who opposed my very wise decision to go HIPC must be re-examining their thought processes, with the announcement by the G-8 to cancel all of our country?s debts. I told you when you were making all those noises against HIPC that I knew what I was doing. I know you didn?t credit me with much wisdom at the time. But what do you think now? Am I not the wisest president Sikaman has ever had?

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, all those who opposed my very wise decision to go HIPC must be re-examining their thought processes, with the announcement by the G-8 to cancel all of our country?s debts. I told you when you were making all those noises against HIPC that I knew what I was doing. I know you didn?t credit me with much wisdom at the time. But what do you think now? Am I not the wisest president Sikaman has ever had?
In the 1970s, Acheampong screamed ?yentua? ? or ?we won?t pay? ? to our creditors. As a result he went down in the history books as one of the most fickle minded heads of state Africa has ever produced. I, forward-looking as ever, humbly declared HIPC and voila! Our debts have been cancelled. Going HIPC helped do the trick. But my secret support for the war in Iraq was also influential. Let me tell you a secret. At my meeting with the Bushman last week, he told me that going HIPC was a very sensible idea. But he decided to help me out when I secretly phoned him and encouraged him to bomb Madman Saddam out of Baghdad.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch