Boakye Agyarko Lacks Critical Thinking Skills

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 Source: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame

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Mr. Boakye-Agyarko:

I also don’t know you personally and have absolutely no interest, whatsoever, in getting to know you (See “Re: Steve Mallory Owes ‘Credibility’ Billions of Dollars” Ghanaweb.com 8/29/11). I am a journalist of conscience with the objective mission of serving well-meaning Ghanaians and critically thinking readers globally. By the way, on the streets of New York, you are just another “Nigger” like me; and I really have no great appetite for Ghanaian politics, so where does this get us, anyway?

Like most meticulous journalists, I carefully gather and sift through my sources of information, which I am not, in any way, obligated to divulge or share with you or anybody else, for that matter, particularly where the protection of my sources is as significant as the content of my reportage.

You vehemently deny credible information that I would otherwise have no way of being privy to, since the last time that I was in Ghana was nearly ten years ago!

How, for instance, could I have known that the subject of contention was in Ghana at the time that I stated he was? And also when his Delta flight left Accra and landed in New York? And also why some members close to the Akufo-Addo Campaign have been pestering me to exculpate them from any accusations of being my sources? Are these also a figment of my imagination?

Of course, I know I am a darn good poet and have a few awards to show for such literary flair. I am also certain that your critical thinking and analytical skills leave much to be desired. I know this because I teach the very language in which I wrote the article in question.

Needless to say, nowhere in my article do I make any categorical statement to the effect of having met you, personally, and so how do you come by your chimerical assertion? Is such raw and abject mendacity a figment of your imagination or mine?

By the way, there is a very good psychiatrist at the University of Ghana, Legon, who is also a staunch NPP partisan that you may want, actually need, to see. I don’t know him personally, but I have been told by credible sources that he is a top-of-the-profession shrink.

Finally, it may interest you to learn that certain adults, repeat, “adults” that I very much revere, have pleaded with me to proceed no further with the series in question, else you would have shortly learned (to your own personal regret, as I solemnly assured you and Victor Newman) that I am no “soli”-soliciting softie at all!

By all means, have a nice day!

I also wish Nana Akufo-Addo great success for Election 2012. However, I am not quite sure if any part of such success would really have anything to do with either your managerial competence or communication skills, Mr. “Vice-President” of Bank of New York! And, oh, by the way, what is the street address and building number of Bank of New York?


Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. The Big Apple of New York August 30, 2011

Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame