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Letter from the President: 2005 was good but?

Fri, 6 Jan 2006 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, welcome to a New Year.

As I look forward to a good year, I can?t help but look back at the year past. It was a good year. But it wasn?t as good as my end-of-year message to the nation sought to portray. My speechwriters put too much of a spin on the ?goodness? of the year. Yes, we had debt cancellation and/or forgiveness. We got VALCO back on stream and managed to boost cocoa production. The Black Stars qualified for the World Cup and we are hoping against hope that they will not disgrace us on the global stage.

A lot of positive things happened in the year past which I believe should impact positively on Sikaman this year. But I must say that 2005 was not a good year for me at all. It was a very bad one for my presidency. For me it was a scandalous year of omissions and commissions that could define my legacy.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch