A man who brings home ant-infested faggot…

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A Man Who Brings Home Ant-infested Faggot…
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?A man who brings home ant-infested faggot should not complain if he is visited by lizards??Chinua Achebe.

The President, aka Mr. Baloney, interacted with members of the media on January 7, 2014. The meeting afforded him the opportunity to proclaim the successes of his government and whisper its challenges since he took office, after he was declared winner of the 2012 presidential polls by Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan. I missed the live broadcast of the event; but courtesy of Joy News on Multi TV, I was able to watch the repeat broadcast on not less than four occasions.

As I listened to the sweet-tongued Mr. Baloney, I could not help but wonder if he was talking about another country. The picture he painted did not look like the country we are living in today. We?ve done this, we?ve done that, we are doing these and we are doing those. Yet when I look around me, I see virtually nothing being done. It did not take me long to come to the conclusion that Mr. Baloney was talking about wonderland, not Asomdwekrom.

When asked a question in relation to the sacking of Sister Vicky of VikiLeaks fame, Mr. Baloney likened his role as president to that of a football coach. It?s true the coach is the one who decides the tactics to use, who to start and what substitution to make at what time. So there was nothing wrong with the sacking of Sister Vicky since the substitution was his discretion to make. Even the appointment of a ?Rottweiler? as deputy Information minister is his choice to make.

But what Mr. Baloney deliberately ignored was the fact that there are good and bad coaches. A good coach knows what to do when the going gets tough, while a bad coach gets confused in difficult circumstances.

A classic case is the story of Tottenham Hotspurs in the Barclays Premier League. The team started the 2013-2014 campaign with a coach who, for reasons known to him alone, decided not to use players like Adebayor. The resultant effect of his action was one defeat after another. The directors of the club could not sit and watch their team fall into the abyss. They quickly gave him a wild kick on the butt and appointed a new man.

The new coach wasted no time in re-organizing the team. Adebayor and the other good players the old coach had ignored soon became part of the team?s first 11. Before one could blink an eye, the team had started winning. They are currently in the top half of the English league. The team may lose a few games, but the overall result is what the coach would be judged by.

Obviously, Mr. Baloney could be likened to the former coach. Mr. Baloney has the resources but mismanagement has been his bane. He is also an expert in putting square pegs in round holes. No wonder we are where we are today as a country.

At the media briefing, he also used a saying we?ve heard time without number. In response to a question on how to improve the economy and curb corruption, he said the blind would only say he would throw a stone at you only when he had his leg on one.

You see, that is very true for a visually impaired person whose words cannot be doubted. But not for one whose words are as worthless as 1 pesewa.

When a man like Mr. Baloney gives you his word to tackle corruption, you need to take it with a pinch of salt because his record speaks for itself. The messy acquisition of five aircraft in July 2011 under his supervision, when he was Vice-President, is still fresh in our minds. The deal was so smelly that the then President, the late Agya Ofuntuo, was compelled to form a committee to investigate the messy acquisition. Courtesy of the Citizen Vigilante, we all know why the three-man committee comprising Mr. George Amoah, Mr. William Aboah and Brig. Gen. Allotey (Rtd) never saw the light of day.

It is an open secret that since Mr. Baloney became Vice-President, and subsequently President, every deal that he has touched has been tainted with corruption. Armajarro, STX, Cuban doctors? debacle and the aircraft deal. The stinky nature of all these deals makes one wonder if Mr. Baloney has the moral strength to deal with corrupt practices by his charges. Do not tell me Abuga Pele has been dragged to court for corrupt acts because that is nothing but a charade.

As for the claim by Mr. Baloney that the economy had been stabilized and now ready for take-off, I humbly advice him to revisit what Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said not too long ago: ?When you play propaganda with the economy, the exchange rate would expose you.? Are we all not witnesses to the ever falling nature of the Cedi? Has the exchange rate not exposed the propagandists? Doc, come for your stone!

See you next week for another konkonsa, Deo volente!

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