There is little doubt that Woyome represents the
most audacious, brazen, blatant and gargantuan fraud
perpetrated against the people of this Republic by
its public officers.
Woyome represents a criminal enterprise, hatched at
the Castle to siphon millions of dollars to a P/NDC
financier for subsequent funding of party
activities. This explains why Woyome funded the cost
to transport over 1,500 footsoldiers to South Africa
in 2010. It also explains why Woyome funded the
6-hour live broadcast of the President, surrounded
by Woyome and Kaba Mould, picking up his forms from
the P/NDC headquarters.
But what most people are missing is another
fraudulent payment of €25,000,000.00 to another P/NDC
financier, Tarraconi (aka Traasaco or Waterville).
This fraudulent payment is captured in EOCO's report
"Waterville, taking advantage of the dispute
settlement clause of its contract with the
government went for mediation and was eventually
awarded an amount of €25,000,000.00 to cover its
outstanding amount and accumulated interest, among
others. This amount was subsequently paid in 2010."
What Chairman Akpadzi, the P/NDC cum CVC Chairman of
EOCO, failed to capture in his shoddy report is that
Tarraconi had been fully paid for any and all
services he provided on the said contracts, with
said payments evidenced by letters from Kwame Tetteh,
Tarraconi's own lawyer, the Ministry of Finance, the
Accountant General's Department and the Castle.
How Chairman Akpadzi missed this glaring evidence is
explained by how he missed the equally glaring
evidence that Woyome had made several gargantuan
payments to or on behalf of President Agya Atta.
Tarraconi should be picked up and made to account
for his €25,000,000 fraud.
The Chairman of EOCO,
like the Auditor General, is the most recent civil
servant to bring shame to his name and office.
A casual reading of the EOCO report reveals too many
missed clues and an investigating agency trying too
hard to whitewash politicians while properly hanging
their bureaucratic coconspirators.
Take the case of the so called GHS400,000 paid to
Mrs. Neequaye. This is circumstantial evidence that
the State Attorney was being paid for services
rendered to Woyome.
But around the same time and from the same account
was another payment of over GHS2.5million to the
Castle, apparently to be used to transport P/NDC
footsoldiers to South Africa. Why did EOCO not
highlight this payment?
Similarly, from the same account, which incidentally
is kept in the bank owned by the Minister of
Finance, an even bigger payment was made to GBC to
live broadcast the President's 6 hour drive around
Accra to pick up his nomination forms from the P/NDC
headquarters. Why did EOCO show no interest in this
Chairman Akpadzi, former CVC member and P/NDC Chief
Legal Advisor in charge of Volta region during the
2008 elections, has brought the office of EOCO into
How many of our institutions will be corrupted in
0n November 14,
2011 President Atta Mills left Accra for USA and
Canada on an alleged two-week official visit. The
President notified the Speaker that he would also
take a two-week vacation in the U.S, upon the
completion of his official assignments.
As required by law, the President indicated to the
Speaker that he would return on December 12, 2011
and the Veep will act as President in his absence.
Today is December 15, 2011. That means for the last
3 days, the President has been out of the country
without proper notification of the Speaker.
The President's handlers are tight lipped on where
the President is; what he is doing; when we should
expect him home; and whether he is aware of the big
problems facing the country.
I feel compelled to respond to the JoyOnLine article
if for nothing at all the respect for his stated
educational achievement (PhD) and his obvious
youth. No offence intended, because I am open to
correction if he is not young.
Otherwise, how else
could he have written so bitterly about the old?
Again, I stand to be corrected. But I don’t know the
process by which this young man got so aggrieved,
though I doubt if he grew up in a healthy family
“Ghana’s culture falsely equates old age to maturity
and this is insisted upon at every forum and
situation.” He states. I don’t know what aspect of
Ghanaian culture Dr. Arthur is reading from. I am
yet to see a culture in Ghana that assumes this
belief for the village fool, a drunk or any person
of public nuisance.
The culture assumes maturity for old people because
of the likelihood of long term exposure to the
vicissitudes of life. On the average, the old of 50
will have more wisdom in storage than the young of
25 because of a myriad of life’s experiences; all
things being equal in health, education and social
standing. So what exactly is Dr. Arthur referring
He says “If you are younger and dared to be
confident in your vision and abilities, you are
quickly and recklessly regarded as disrespectful and
On the contrary, we
have had young rulers and administrators. Just check
the administrations of Nkrumah, Rawlings, Kufuor and
Even the leaders of our political activism are the
youth. Check our college campuses and the NGO’s you
will see vibrant youth leadership. These are
the youth that want to achieve, not the
undisciplined "loser" class!
Sadly, people retire in Ghana at the age of 60.
There are people working in other cultures past the
age of 65 years. (Heard of the US, Japan, China,
etc?) Those cultures must really have no respect for
their youth by this tendency of lenghty retirement age.
However, these same cultures are years ahead of
Obviously, the assertion by Dr. Arthur that “If the old
folks believe that they have all the wisdom in the
world and prefer to be in complete control of
affairs, is it then not accurate for me to state
that they are fully in charge of the poverty
generation and disease embattled society that exist
in Ghana” cannot be true.
Has the good doctor ever heard of the 1979 Rawlings’
revolution and its aftermath of indiscipline?
Nor is the following true: “The old bury their
achievements and watch the young and new struggle to
begin from scratch and they sit with their old
wisdom wondering why poverty exists. Having their
hands on all the wealth of this poor country but
unwilling to spend on education, research and
The problem with Dr.
Arthur is his failure to recognize the reversal of the
discipline that allowed the old to achieve success -
the hard nose attitude for work that many acquired
from the generation before them. Also missing
from his calculus, are the aversion for discipline
which only the mature can enforce.
Still, because of his articlew, I have to wonder whether there are any youth
left in Ghana at all. The expression “youth” implies
vigor and unbridled enthusiasm in my younger days as
I write this as a mature citizen. If the youth of
Ghana have so far failed to participate in
directing the affairs of their country, then we
have to ask: what good use have the youth of
their boundless enthusiasm to?
For someone, whose reputation was brutalized by his
own followers in the NDC primaries this year to make
this claim of greatness above all our presidents
tells us how delusional Rawlings can get.But let’s
re-arrange the matrix to make it real.
There is no need to compare Rawlings with Nkrumah.The fact that
this political dwarf occupied the same presidency as
the giant Nkrumah is enough to shame our republic.And only
contemporariness, should allow us to compare
Rawlings with Kufuor.Still, in
governance, statesmanship, and public mannerism,
Kufuor beats Rawlings hands down.
The “indemnity clause” inserted into the 1992
constitution, at Rawlings’ influence, also speaks
volumes against any claim by him for being the best
leader ever.If his claim to
greatness were true, there would have been no need
for this clause in the constitution to cover up the
prior misdeeds of his administration.
But before this clause is repealed, let’s consider
Rawlings among the infamous rank of soldiers who
seized power in Ghana.
His own coup prior to the so called revolution of
1979 failed miserably.It must be
recalled he was in jail at the time.Had it not been
for the effort of a band of misguided soldiers who
sprang him from jail he would have been history by
Similarly, even Lt. Arthur was more successful and
spectacular in the execution of his motive. Arthur,
as a soldier, achieved power on his own, but was to
fail in the counter coup that followed.His was not a
helpless case of being removed from the jaws of
In comparison, Arthur was
more a refreshing example of the quixotic soldier.
In the realms of the soldier as a thinker, Rawlings
fails miserably when compared with another mediocre
soldier, General Akyeampong, whom he executed in
Akyeampong, though not a known intellectual, left a
humble but powerful concept for Ghana: “Operation
Rawlings’ intellectual contribution to progress in
Ghana is his philosophy to power: “we no go sit
make them cheat we.”This crude
attempt at class warfare has led to the indiscipline
that haunts our society today.
Rawlings may not see his failings.Like Kadaffi, he
thinks he is God sent.But we as his
fellow citizens see him and his rule as the most
unfortunate aspects of our history.
You heard it. Of all the
problems that beset Africa, the most important issue
for Britain seems to be that affecting gays in
The arrogance is palpable.
Africa must accept gays because Britons deem the act
as proper and not to do so is against human rights.
Based on the distinct culture of the British
that allows homosexualism, a weird practice that has
no propagation value whatsoever for nature, the
African culture that rejects this practice, is
Well, agreed. Until Africa
becomes hypocritical enough to accept homosexualism
as a cherished act, like the British do, they, the
Brits, can allow all African homosexuals free pass
for stay in UK as refuges. Not only will this
generous, supposedly considerate human act by the
British, bring abruptly to an end the inhuman
response to homosexualism in Africa, but it will
also free rich British homosexuals from
embarking on cheap homosexual tourism trips to poor
countries in Africa!
Welcome to Ghana! (I dare not say it in
Akan lest the Ga-mashi forces invade my home and
attack me! lmao!)
We Ghanaians who have lived majority of
our lives abroad are sadly but honestly naive
The vast and overwhelming majority of
EDUCATED and well to do Ghanaians who "stayed"
behind from 1979-2000 do not want any help or
input from us.
They may need it, but would rather go
without than accept it openly or publicly
acknowledge that they need assistance from us;
Sadly, they feel so insecure and
threatened that we would "take over" and
overshadow them or their hard fought for
positions in society. They want our money, our
ideas, our work product and our intellectual
property for FREE but to simply ask for it and
acknowledge receipt for it .. (tweaaaaa! as Wofa
Danso says, "wo boaa!, Oo Maale!" you've got to
As our friend Sam Twerefuor once told
me, its about women! plain and simple! l shall
let him explain it to you himself. It is very
sad and primitive but its as true as sunlight!
Until we start loving ourselves as a
people, starting at an individual level, then
community level across ethnicity and
socio-economic classes and then Nationally we
are NEVER yes read it again! NEVER going to make
the kinds of strides that we know we are capable
We have to become inclusive in our
politics, in our daily lives and in our
development (local, regional and National).
Our biggest assets (human capital) are
stranded abroad creating jobs, paying taxes and
developing other Nations and remitting billions
of $$ yearly to a Nation that has sadly become a
Nation of corrupt, selfish, morally bankrupt,
intellectually lazy, hypocritical ingrates!
When you say this people attack you
because they "Cant handle the truth" !
This is not to say
that each and every one of the 24million
Ghanaians are this way! Hell No ! there are more
than a few who would make even the best of us
look like laggards!
They go about
their business and professional lives quietly
without fanfare or ceremony.
They endure the
very same unnecessary frustrations and
challenges that we who have recently (almost 3
years for me) have returned;
They don't talk
about it, they just get on with life
The worst for me
are those with political access or power, who
have had some global exposure to new ideas,
approaches and techniques but not real immersive
exposure so they do not fully appreciate the
concepts nor do they have the expertise to
implement such ideas and concepts.
One would expect
them to know better and be more supportive, open
to new ideas and act more transparently.
They sadly are the
most defensive, dishonest and despicable of the
"He who knows not
but knows not that he knows not is a Fool!"
Just like the Koreans building houses
in Ghana, the Chinese have built a memorial to honor
a great icon of Black existence -
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The monument stands at the historic
memorial mall in Washington, D.C.
There is much to be said about this
statue as a piece of art work in that it ought to
represent the spirit, the ideal and aspiration of
its people. And indeed, this one, executed by
a Chinese sculptor has taken the glory to the mother
land of China!
I know Dr. King as an
African-American. Is there no great sculptor,
born in the tradition of the African artist who
could have brought the glory to the black man?
I also know this for sure, the
Chinese will never allow any other national to build
a statue for a MAO!
I happened to work with Sarasoto County, FL for a
while and was furtunate to pick up a few ideas here
and there. However I'm currently in Ghana.
If anyone has lived in Fl
for sometime you will notice they are quite serious
with stormwater management (as with many other
states in the US). Anyway, the modelling I mentioned
is much more industry practice than research and
there are several softwares on the market that one
can use to model the effects of stormwater at
various levels of drainage infrastructure.
Being in the US I'm sure you're familiar with the
work of the EPA's and the several agencies such as
South West Florida Water Management Department that
are concerned with managing stormwater (rain
run-off). They all depend on the use of established
stormwater models for sections of their jurisdiction
(or whole counties if possible, but normally on a
watershed or catchment basin basis) that have been
developed and updated regularly. They use them to
approve residential development/real estate
construction, road construction, sidewalks,
drainage, etc. All these activities contribute
important effects of rainfall or stormwater runoff.
Most people living outside probably know this
The floods are unfortunate. But we didn't flood
simply because we had a heavy rainfall, even though
it is a contributing factor. We've been flooding
almost every year for the past 20-30 years, be it
heavy or light rainfall.
We flooded because we
simply don't have the tools and don't know how to
manage stormwater. Even our construction practices,
and our attitude to solid waste management is a
major contributing factor to flooding, and also on
the preservation of our water resources. If we don't
begin to seriously regulate construction activities,
we would inevitable face water shortages in some
years to come. We've spent millions of dollars
dredging Korle lagoon. Yet we dump silt and trash in
our drains by the tons on a daily basis through poor
construction practices and dumping of rubbish and,
sorry guys, toilet, in our drains. They all end up
in "Korle" and we'll go burrow another $3bn from
China to dredge it again.
As I explained to Jacob, we must model stormwater,
develop mitigation scenarios, and develop the one we
choose based on cost and other factors. Just
building drains (increasing conveyance) does not
solve the problem because you have simply
transferred the water from point A to B. It wont
cause havoc at point A (i.e upstream) but can surely
wreck havoc at B (downstream)!. In stormwater
management jargon we call it "moving the puddle"!
That is why a simple drainage design of one culvert,
or a stretch of U-drains alone a road does not solve
area wide flooding issues, because it's unable to
capture the interrelated effects of the several
drains, culverts, ponds, etc, within the catchment
area. A model does that. There are several other
factors that goes into a typical model, not to
mention data collection for input into the software,
but we can further discuss that in detail
This writer asks "Will Kufuor's
$250,000 Hunger Award Benefit Nation?"
He immediately provides an answer in
first paragraph, "Former President John Agyekum
Diawuo Kofi Kufuor has dedicated his World Food
Prize Foundation Award to the Republic of Ghana, and
it is certainly the right thing to do by any
Then in mid page, after he has
praised the generosity of Rawlings for also using a
$50,000 award to establish a university, he claims
that "The question that is on the lips of many
Ghanaians is: What is Mr. Kufuor going to do with
his prize money of $250,000?"
Surprising, one would have thought he
had already provided the answer! But don't underrate
the logic of a mind set to destroy another's
reputation. Now, he claims in the his last
"Ayekoo to former President
John Agyekum Kofi Diawuo Kufuor for his Award and
the prize money of $250,000; what he does with the
money will determine whether he will enter the HALL
OF FAME, or HALL OF SHAME!!!
Naturally, the piece was not signed.
So please Mr. Editor, forgive me if I don't sign
Obuasi mine alone
has produced more
than 25 million
ounces of GOLD, (Sika
Koookooo) since its
inception in the
1890's, how much of
this resource has
people or the nation
of Ghana ?
with foreigners, who
most of the time
have their HEADS
SCREWED ON , has not
changed in 400
passions by the
useless wants and
fancies and we take
our eyes OFF THE
BALL, whilst they
cart away our
resources leaving us
poor and desperate.
Another SAD example
failure in Ghana ?
I wish to share
with you about how
leaders in dignified
rape and pillage our
resources for free
and we suffer for
lack of the basic
necessities of life.
Just look at how
Peasant Chinese Gold
Miners have invaded
our rural areas in
hauling out huge
amounts of resources
free of charge back
to their country
whilst our people
farmlands and left
environment and lost
This is been
happening for years
Whilst our leaders
wallop in the
FONDNESS FOR SHOW
AND PARADE, AND
arrived. I must
admit it is not only
them, the others are
even worse. At least
the Chinese give us
Tell me after
watching this clip
"WHERE IS THE
Ghana.? Who is
running the country
and policing and
Who is responsible
for making sure
Foreigners who come
into the country
obey our laws ?
Who is responsible
for making sure that
the correct taxes
are paid and the
nation gets its fair
share of the
Who is responsible
for making sure the
local government in
these areas are on
top of things ?
What is Government
Who is responsible
unethical things in
our country ? The
journalists are not
they will rather
insults in radio and
The simple fact is
No one is.
journalism is alive
and well but sadly
it is not in the
studios of GBC or
Watch this Video
clip from France 24
about the rape of
and when you go to
please pray for our
Where is the
Leadership, I hear
you say, they cant
even safeguard the
little resources we
We want the world
to know that whoever is behind the following
monetary investment offer is a fraud. He keeps
pestering Ghanadot publication with this offer under
probable false name and email address:
i need your assistant, My name is Mr Bernard Ofori,
I wish to make a transfer involve $3.7m into your
account. For subsequent investment of it in
lucrative ventures in your country.
Please, if you are willing to assist kindly reply by
stating your assurance and total commitment to
handle this transaction,
Then I shall furnish you with the procedure to
follow-up the transaction. As soon as you read, I
will be expecting your timely response.
While replying please kindly include your telephone
and Fax number for easy communication.
to this crook anymore? Do us a favor, ignore
him. Or how does he explain his current
wealth? Again do us a favor. Ignore the
ignoramus. He will not be happy until he has
wrecked the whole nation.
I know it is Africa Liberation Day
today and my intention is not to "muddy the Waters"
but to point out why we need to learn and understand
how its done so we can protect ourselves from the
BARRACUDAS in the Financial world.
You know our leaders in government in Ghana are
clueless about financial matters and the
consequences of ENDLESS Borrowing.
Do they even understand that their leaving huge
amounts of unsustainable debts to their children,
grand children and great grand children ?
I was shocked in reading this report of billions of
dollars of Libyan Government money disappearing to
benefit Western Banks.
Gaddafi's government made a fatal mistake in
investing in unsustainable investments including
Western controlled Hedge Funds which returned Zilch.
In certain circumstances they lost all the money.
Ghooosh ! More money than sense.
My question is if the avowed Pan Africanists,
Colonel Gaddafi, with money to burn, can be fooled
into given these huge funds to western banks without
any returns then what chance have we got?
Our leaders need to understand
Finance and Financial instruments if they are not to
fall into the traps.
a brilliant non-partisan contribution that we
all need to support you on to push government to
implement some needed accountability of the NHIL
funds, and to push for these changes. My respects to
you on this effort.
Folks, our people are dying needlessly before their
time de to pure neglect, whiles government officials
travel outside for medical care. It is incumbent on
a President who is an avowed Christian to take at
least this sector very seriously.
A serious assessment of the needs and necessary
funding and accountability of the collected NHIL
funds must be done and I think this is one area.
I sincerely think we should engage in massive phone
calls to the office of the President , and of the
Minister of health, and push them to effect needed
I have wept many times in my heart due to the
inaction on the part of President Mills,, but then I
don’t want to say that since President Kufuor did
not do much to my satisfaction either on the issue.
People are simply dying in Ghana that I talked to
people about who could not afford these tests and
hence were allowed to die!! This is terrible and I
strongly suggest to my friends who are very vocal
about the bad things other nations are doing to
consider o[ur nation for a change! Let us put effort
into active participation in areas that are within
our responsibility to push our leaders as Ghanaians
and nobody external will take away from us!! Please!
Let us try and focus on our nation!!
Let us take responsibility for our democracy!
Let us pick up phones and if we get 50 calls per
week to the Office of the President on one issue –
health care as spelled out in the article below,
demanding accountability of the NHIL funds openly
and on Government websites, and demanding immediate
changes, then democracy will be finally working for
Dr. Kwaku A. Danso (At Livermore, California, USA)
President - Ghana Leadership Union (NGO), Moderator-GLU
Forum & Publisher - Global Express Communications
East Legon-Accra, Ghana & Livermore, California, USA
For the Daily Graphic to write
"President Vindicated" (Editorial, May 23,
2011) is an indication of how
troubled our journalism is.
The central issue was whether
Gbagbo was going to cede power to Ouatarra, the
lawful winner of the presidential election in the
Ivory Coast, which he didn't and the result was the
use of brutal force which caught him hiding in the
basement of the presidential palace.
But that didn't happen after a
long wait which brought about untold hardship and
untimely deaths to many Ivorians while Mills stood
by intoning his famous dictum, "Dzi wofie asem."
Now, how was he vindicated.
Ecowas was threning to use force which didn't happen
because Mills was reluctant. Nevertheless, it
was force that eventually removed Gbagbo from power.
How does this vindicate Mills?
China's foreign aid policy in Africa
is like a mystery wrapped in an enigma. They have
now come out with a real policy, which one would
describe as the motivation behind the billions of
dollars they are pouring into and lending to African
Countries including our beloved Ghana.
These Chinese Leaders do not even believe in the
Gods we believe in yet we take so much monies from
them to develop our countries and our leaders think
its all right to put out the begging cup without
consequences so can we trust them ? Most of the
times they even sell us second and third hand goods
but we are happy to indulge because ? Because we are
such a beggar nation despite our resources ?
Doesn't this recent policy statement
from the Chinese Government on Chinese aid to Africa
tell us whether we are eventually going to be
servants to China? A new Recolonisation ?
We keep praying and begging, whilst others with
their heads screwed on keep taking over our country
and its economy"
Do you know that Chinese Companies
are even building "Gutters " and school buildings in
our Districts ?
concentration of humanitarian concerns on Gaddafi
and Libya is sickening. Meanwhile, worse
atrocities are going on elsewhere. Why Obama
and NATO can't impose no fly zone on Syria or is
that country too close to Russia?
Following The president address on
corruptions at the Tema harbor, my question is, why
I am still having problems getting the documents
needed from the FDA to clear medical relief goods
that I shipped to Ghana, now sitting at the terminal
for over 30 days and now facing late charges?
Where is the transparency The
Let us help build a better future for a beloved
A concerned Citizen,
*F. Agyenim Boateng*
*Houston, TX USA*
P.S. I am fowarding the email I received from my
shipping agent to you to substantiate what I am
It is unfortunately that Gbagbo, a
historian cannot remember how he came to power in
2000. Gen. Guie was forced out after he tried to
steal his ( Gbagbo's) victory during the
Because all Ivorian saw that Gen.
Guie was clearly robbing Gbagbo of his victory they
all put their lives on the line and popularly rose
up to overthrow the General with no regard to party
affiliation. I wonder why Ivorian cannot do the same
this time around, and oust Gbagbo?.
Gbagbo, remember you are a professor
you can go back to the class room. Presidential
office is an opportunity to serve your country but
not a profession, so when the mandate is over one
needs to retire honorably. The Ivoirians have
spoken, and the elections are certified, it is time
for you to go. Forget self pride, and the people
around, do the honorable thing and leave peacefully
for the sake of the Ivorian people you claim to
love. True patriots will sacarify their pride and
dignity for the sake peace in their country. As a
history professor, I believe you can remember the
story of Samuel Doe of Liberia. Do not overlook the
rebels, Your army cannot defeat them and
before you look they will be at your door ready to
kill you and your family. Your stubbornness is
closing all doors on you.. think twice before you
end up like Charles Taylor of Liberia
Should Christian President Atta Mills
not give Muammar Quathafi asylum in Ghana to save
lives of Libyans as the people declare there is no
going back? Consider some of these extracts
from Aljazeera running non-stop commentary on Libya
in this historic conflict between the good people of
Libya and one of the most dangerous persons that
occupied political power anywhere in the world! But
I ask President Atta Mills and Founder of NDC,
Rawlings this one question - Why have we allowed
Ghanaian mercenaries to kill Libyans in their own
The Long time ruler makes defiant
address he will not be standing down, and his son
acting as prime minster says they will die in Libya
with everybody else. For the past 40 years he had
imposed on his people a stupid heretic Aljamariya
ideology based on his Green Book, and recognised by
academically challenged bonkers like J. J.
Rawlings, as a panacea for all the ills of Africa
and Ghana. He has appointed Communes and devolved
local assemblies and placed them in the hands of
sycophants. The people of Libya will surely see off
this hated tyrant by the Mercy of Allah, and the
remnants of mercenaries from Ghana, Chad, Somalia,
North Sudan and Zimbabwe will not even return home
with their booty, Inshallah!
Sanctions have now been imposed
against Libya by Obama against Gaddafi and his 4
children – Saif the plagiariser is the leading
protagonist in this war against his own fellow
Libyans but like the pompous children of Saddam
Hussein he will vanish soon.
Gaddafi's regime is on its last leg –
it is falling like pack of cards – these dynastic
republics of Arabian Peninsular. The Libyan state
built around Quathafi will never survive this real
revolution. The people will never go back for what
they have spit out. And they have spit out poison!
The Libyan people in Benghazi has proved the value
of unity of the people against a common enemy. They
are joined by Berber/Maghrib Libyans from Al Zawiya,
Al Jafra, Al Butnan, Darnah, Jabah Al Akdar, Murzug.
The foreigners used by Quathafi
against his people have ran away from the towns to
Tripoli. Gaddafi himself is holed up in Bad al Aziza
and shouting like a schizophrenic "osur, osur -
dance dance' as he runs away to his tent!
Libyans are well cultured educated
civilised people who have quietly bidded their time
and now ready to lay down their lives. 2500 are
maytyred by the dictator, but a United Libya will
emerge from this uprising when the leviathan
murderer is gone. This is the time you feel ashamed
for being a Ghanaian, knowing the depth to which our
military zombie politicians hob nob with a vain
despot like this illiterate soldier.
Listen. In 1986, I attended a PNDC
Congress hosted in Ghana by Gaddafi and his
ideologues. 'Hosted' means Ghaddafi paid for all the
bonuses, food, lavish hotels, paraphenalia and
travel of these so-called intellectuals from USA,
East Germany, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Yemen and Ghana. The
delegates from Ghana were June 4th leaders and
cadres such as Akrasi Sarpong, Nana Addo Aikins,
Twertwie Poku, Obre, Abeeku Aggrey, Amissah, Dobo
Dadson, Leo Yankson, K. B. Anning, Fui Tsikata etc.
I looked on as they recycled the same old tedious
ramshackle ideology of antiquated Islamic socialism
called al jamirriya, amidst sing songs such as "Revo,
revo o revolution has a long way to go but has come
to stay. cadres will go, cadres will come but our
revolution will do something and the rest is
forgotten". Jesus Christ. Intellectuals who sold
themselves to greedy tin pot dictators.
I was lucky to be there invited by a
Regional June 4th leader, and trust me to go being a
keen historian to see things for myself. that is why
today I am bold to cry out loud against Gaddafi's
genocide supported by evil JJR. The investments of
Gaddafi in Ghana is enormous as could be seen on
GLAHCO website. Gaddafi and his children will not
have a shortage of where to lay their coneheads. So
all must urge Atta mills to ofer him passage from
Libya! Gad says he will die in Tripoli but I do not
believe him. He cannot die with his four children
and leave £150 Billion Booty in the hands of greedy
friends such as JJ Rawlings and his sikadicious
wife. Should Atta Mills keep silent when his fellow
human beings are killed for saying they do not want
their leader? Gunmen opened fire on protestors after
Friday prayers but the people still keep coming like
angels. These Arab matyrs are fearless and if you
push them to the wall as quathafi has done they will
say “ All Die be Die” They hold banners aloft saying
“Our objective is civil society. No more Autocracy,
No more cronyism, No despotism nepotism." they want
what Ghanaian Youth take for granted. The battle for
Tripoli is most intense as it remains the only
province under his control! Tripoli on Friday night
was full of gunfire as they experienced another
sleepless night, with Ghanaian and Chadian
mercenaries running amok going to hospitals to kill
wounded opponents. Is Atta Mills a true Christian or
a charlatan as Jesus saYS - pontificating on the
word of God in Public but so evil inside like a
Pharisee? Gaddafi is fighting a losing battle and
Christian Mills who used his Oil tanker to cart away
Ghana's First Oil Consignment must say something in
public now or be forever damned as an evil, inhumane
and empty moralist. does Atta Mills preach virtue
and practice vice? ebei Atta mills! What a major
disappointment for decent minded Ghanaians. This
President is a cousin of Former UN Sec General Kofi
Annan and Democrat par Excellence Kwesi Brew, but
has no moral conscience. He comes from the same area
as George Ekem Ferguson, Emmanuuel Kwegyir Aggrey,
Kuntu Blankson and a Fante like John Mensah Sarbah,
Alex Quayson Sackey and Casely Hayford. He is a
lawyer like Hayfron Benjamin, Abban, Ollenu and Arku
Korsah. And he was a Legon lecturer like Busia, Adu
Boahen and PAV Ansah. How can he sacrifice all his
principles and heritage for political trappings that
never remain forever? Does he gain the world and
lose his soul? has he being elected as Ghana's
leader or he is solely for the interest of his
Party? Inshallah. Libyans will prevail like
ivoriians and we shall lead them in fierce battle
against his corrupt government! I have no means to
fight for Libya against our common enemy but will
write and write and campaign aganst all the
supporters of Gaddafi like Atta Mills, Rawlings,
Kojo Tsikata, Tsatsu Tsikata and all these shameful
NDC politicians, who sit by as their fellow human
beings are massacred in the hot sands of Arabia by
their megalomaniac beastly dogs of war! The Generals
have called the army to desert the leader and enrol
in the people's army to protect the lives of
Libyans. The Army Commanders are on the side of the
people. They have taking one town after the other.
Gaddafis men in UN, and Geneva, Protocol officers,
and Relatives have jumped ship unwilling to kill
The Libyan UN Ambassador says Gaddafi
is willing to kill everybody to remain in the same
power he had held for 41 years. Something needs to
be done in Libya now before more people die!!. BUT
IS OUR PRESIDENT ATTA MILLS A HUMANE LEADER? DID
RAWLINGS PAY HIS SCHOOL FEES THAT HE FEARS TO DEFY
HIM? SHOULD NDC SIL FORUMERS LOOK AWAY WHEN THEIR
FELLOW AFRICANS ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED LIKE SICK
GEESE IN OUR CONTINENT? SHOULD ATTA MILLS NOT OFFER
GADDAFI POLITICAL ASYLUM TO CURTAIL THE UNNECESSARY
BLOOD SHED AND LOSS OF HUMAN LIVES? ARE YOU PROUD TO
BE A GHANAIAN TODAY KNOWING YOUR COUNTRY SUPPORTS A
FALLING DICTATOR WHO KILLS HIS OWN COUNTRYMEN? MAY
ALLAH BE MERCIFUL TO LIBYA!!!
And here we go again.. what
the President wants to do, what the VP wants
to do, what the Ministers want to do.....
You are the leadership of Ghana. With the
power, control and access to all of Ghana.
If all you have is 'want', then we are in
trouble. Average citizens like myself have
wants. What we expect from you and your
Ministry, Mr. President, is a plan to make
So rather than say that you want us to be
No.1, let us know the PLAN which you have in
place to make us No.1.
Ghana has been 'wanting' for too long. No
more talk of wants. We want talk of action.
Real action, not the demo type, but business
And that, my friends, is something you must
demand from all your politicians. Real
action, not dreams, not aims, but their
PLANS and how they will be IMPLEMENTED.
"Matters Arising" is indeed
interesting but it is too plain where your bias is. You know
that those opposed to the Chinery-Hesse recommendations are
NOT the beneficiaries, both NPP and NDC parliamentarians.
The most incensed about the report are people like me who
see nothing meritorious about those recommendations.
Are those rogue politicians the only people who deserve
"emolument and retirement packages that should induce
fealty, better performance of duty, acceptance and
preservation of dignity within those individuals while in
and out of office?" And how long have been their services?
Four or eight years!
Compare these with the 30 -32 years service of the senior
Civil Servant who today gets GH¢450.00 (four hundred and
fifty Ghana Cedis) as his pension because his salary while
in office was awfully low! What can one do with GH¢450.00
per month in Ghana today?
The politician who served as President did not need a
"Country Home" whilst in office when he was having 300
foreign guests a year. But on retirement, such a facility
should be provided for him and his visitors to live in
dignity. More so, a house should be built for him in Accra,
in addition to any mansions he might have acquired while in
office (which is usually the case; hence, their
unwillingness to declare their assets upon leaving office.)
And, as if to make matters worse, those houses are to remain
as family properties after his death. When Mary talks of
"best practices", where on earth are such fantastic benefits
given to "retired Presidents" and where are parliamentarians
given as much as US$80,000.00 (US eighty thousand dollars)
as "gratuity" (End-of-Service Benefit) after serving in
Parliament or Congress for 4 (four) years? May be only in
Ghana or some other 3rd or 5th World Country.
Indeed, both the NPP and NDC politicians should be ashamed
of themselves to go for what they now call "Best Practices"
when they are grabbing the nation's resources to and for
themselves and their families. Nonetheless, they turn round
to treat hard-working and conscientious public servants very
shabbily on grounds that the nation is too poor to pay them
equitable salaries and offer them better conditions of
service. In other words, the public servants do not deserve
"emoluments and retirement packages that should induce
fealty, better performance of duty, acceptance and
preservation of dignity within those individuals while in
and out of office!"
Please on subjects like these, try to be a bit impartial and
advance balanced arguments to facilitate better
understanding of the issues.
By Tetteh Kwao
Interesting article on Chinese buses ....
I would suggest to you, that Chinese buses generally meet
reasonable standards, that gives them credible safety and
In the case of your buses, it appears that the operator has
no maintenance programme.
They appear to have not been checked and serviced on regular
basis, leading to the rash of breakdowns.
Dont blame the bus, but definitely look at the operators
processes, and get these processes changed as soon as
Get the service and maintenance manuals re written into
english, although this is not the total answer, as good
mechanics should have instituted a regular service programme
The engine and transmission manufacturers would allready
have their own english version manuals available to the
purchaser ... contact them and get copies immediately.
Hire someone to correctly manage the fleet maintenance, and
let that person hire an engineer/s from China to supervise
Surely this situation should never have eventuated, and
blame can be shared over a number of people who arranged the
purchase of these buses, but never even thought about how
they were to be maintained.
Did Ghana ever send a bus engineer to China to pre check the
buses.... probably not.
Fault now seems to be with management in Ghana, and this is
the area that needs to accept the quickest change, followed
by my above suggestions.
If this is not enough for you, then hire an agent in China,
to arrange the correct service and maintenance programme for
you, and include sending at least 2 or 3 of your own
mechanics to the manufacturers factory, for a week to learn
as much as possible.
Dont blame the buses, ... blame the operator.
I am making these suggestions to you, based on my own seven
years of manufacturing and trading history in China, and my
knowledge of some other automotive companies, and their high
I hope it helps ... all is not lost ... just get organised,
and get on with it.
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To Publisher: As Ghana enters
the new phase of her political development
I am appealing to you all
your contributing editors,, writers, all over the world
and all Ghanaians to come together as one people united
by our common destiny to reconstruct and develop one
nation for one people, indivisible, whose destiny is to
lead Africa to a union that will bring about wealth and
prosperity for all Africans.
It saddens me to always see
Ghanaians residing in other peoples countries, enjoying
the sweat and the hard work of citizens of those
Countries that are today experiencing advanced
life-style due to their hard work while we as Africans
love to stay there and wash our dirty linen in foreign
public. With the Maturity of the Ghanaian Electorate, a
powerful message have been send to all politicians that
if we give you mandate to rule us and you fail to
respect us and honor your promises, made to us during
your campaign, we will send you packing-- to go on your
way--one direction to political oblivion--We are not to
be taken for granted with political platitudes and
campaign bribery of few Ghana Cedis' with the intention
of buying our votes.
No Ghanaian Politician is
exempt. No Party can control the electorate, We want
development whether you are Rawlings, Kuffour, Akuffo
Addo or Atta Mills, if you fails to fulfill the
developmental needs of our people, we will vote you out.
So let all the Journalists be aware of the new Ghanaian
mentality It is not based on Party affiliation or ethnic
loyalties, We only wants those who will deliver. if ATTA
MILLS FAILS US COME 2012, WE WILL VOTE HIM AND HIS PARTY
OUT, AND ANY PARTY WHO CAN DELIVER THE GOODS, GHANAIANS
WILL VOTE FOR THAT PARTY.
Be it known to all and
sundry that this is the new ideology in Ghana, We do not
want dictators nor Property grabbing Democrats, we want
Selfless, Dedicated, Devoted New Ghanaian Politician,
who puts the Nation first, before Family, Who is
committed to all Ghanaians and is willing to sacrifice
all personal ambition and self-aggrandizement for the
benefit of all Ghanaians. This is the message we want to
hear from the Journalists, We want them to be the voice
of the people, not to impose their opinions through the
media on Ghanaians.
We are looking for
Dedicated Young Statesmen committed to Mother Ghana and
we will finance them, groom them to lead Ghana and
Africa to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. We
do not want Politicians who think the Road to Prosperity
is through the ballot box. We do not also want those who
for the love of money, wants political power to protect
their drug money, be they members of NDC or NPP or any
other Party for that matter. Ghana is Sacred and those
who wants to serve mother Ghana from now on must examine
their head well before taking the decision to enter into
Ghana's Political Arena. We the Traditional Rulers will
not be sitting on the fences to watch the destruction of
With the help of the Most
High God KING of Kings and LORD of Lords we will help
Africa to overcome its spiritual, socio-economic and
moral decadence that have thwarted our development for
Centuries--The Richest Piece of Real Estate in the World
with the Poorest Owners. Impossible.
So ghanadot.com go forth and
preach the word. and this is the preaching I am
expecting from my good old friend Kofi Akosa Sarpong.
Kofi use the mighty pen constructively for mother
The churches attack secular
liberalism as a threat to their power, but actually it's the
ally of true Christian culture
Theo Hobson, Guardian, UK, March
So my attraction to Christianity
is two-fold. It comes from the sense that without faith
there is despair, that the highest form of psychology is
faith-based. And it is rooted in the quasi-socialist ideal
of the Kingdom of God. Christianity is the true idiom of
social hope - and also of psychological realism. It teaches
us to hope for a new world, a healed world, and it teaches
us to suspect ourselves. We are subject to endless demonic
temptation, but we know that Satan is defeated by Christ.
This is what we celebrate at Easter, of course: Christ's
cosmic victory over evil and death. Some will dismiss this
as mere myth, with no basis in reality. I call it the true
myth, in which one can choose to root one's life.......
Theo Hobson was born in West
London. He studied English literature at York, then theology
at Cambridge. He did his PhD thesis on Protestant theology
and rhetoric; which became his first book - The Rhetorical
Word: Protestant Theology and the Rhetoric of Authority (Ashgate
Review, Feb 7, Ghanadot
- Genuinely Ghanaian is a work in mission
history that discusses the ministry of the
Methodist Church in post-colonial Ghana. Perhaps
the most significant ambition that Genuinely
Ghanaian fulfills is that it makes the Methodist
Shame to the chairman of EOCO Debate, Feb 7, Ghanadot - The Chairman of EOCO,
like the Auditor General, is the most recent civil
servant to bring shame to his name and office....A
casual reading of the EOCO report reveals too many
missed clues and an investigating agency trying too hard
to whitewash politicians while properly hanging their
Is There an Italian Woyome? Debate, Feb 7, Ghanadot - There is little doubt
that Woyome represents the most audacious, brazen,
blatant and gargantuan fraud perpetrated against the
people of this Republic by its public officers..
7, Ghanadot -
Genuinely Ghanaianis a work in
mission history that discusses the ministry of the Methodist
Church in post-colonial Ghana. Perhaps the most significant
ambition that Genuinely Ghanaian fulfills is that it
makes the Methodist Church Ghana the only historic mission
denomination in the country with a complete..