Feature Article of Thursday, 18 May 2017
Can’t wait for the special prosecutor!
>President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
“They that burn you for a witch lose all their coals”— African Proverb.
Today’s piece was inspired by the Jamaican Reggae legend, Robert Nesta Marley, aka Bob Marley. The lyrics “when the cat is away the mice will play” in the song “Rat race” struck a chord. It made me wonder about some political happenings in the country.
For sure, the absence of the cat has emboldened the mice in the Zu-za fraternity to engage in all manner of games. The President coughs and they say it is a dry one. The Vice-President sneezes and they say it is too loud. If they could, I’m sure they would infiltrate the President’s security and politicize happenings in his household. If they could, they would even politicize the bedroom antics of the Vice-President who gave them devastating punches during the political campaign.
Is their desperation surprising? I don’t think so. The thrashing they received at the December poll has so dazed them that they can’t help but clutch at straws. They hold the erroneous view that spinning and politicizing all issues, good or bad, about the government would give them a semblance of credibility.
If only they knew what was about to fall on their “Mugu Yaro” heads, they would have worn a metal hat. Looking back at the reigns of Agya Atta and President Ogwanfunu and the numerous create, loot and share schemes used during the period, I can say without a shred of doubt that the woes of Zu-za is yet to begin.
It is an open secret that the heartbeat of many in the Zu-za fraternity increases considerably any time the Special Prosecutor (SP) is mentioned. Others too rejoice at the mention of the position because they are hopeful that he is coming to chase the rapists who violently defiled Mother Ghana. Yours truly belongs to the latter.
Frankly, the appointment of the SP has taken too long. Yes, I do know the appointment must come with the appropriate legislation to avoid implementation problems. But I still cannot help feeling it is taking too long.
The infamous Woyome saga is still fresh in many minds. As I said last week, I’m hopeful that Godfred Dame, Deputy Attorney-General, would make good his promise and make Woyome vomit the whole GH¢ 51.2 million plus interest. How he and his boss would do it, I don’t know. But I’m very sure that it would be done.
Trust me, many names would crop-up. Many would marvel at the names that would crop-up in the “woyomization” saga. They will all vomit the ill-gotten loot they swallowed.
I expect the SP to look intently into the GYEEDA debacle under the supervision of Abuga Pele. The “akomfem” palaver and the phantom tree planting project cannot be allowed to die a natural death. The sad SADA story under the supervision of Gilbert Iddi can also not be forgotten.
By the way, how is Madam Dzifa Attivor? It has been a while since I heard her sexy voice. Indeed, she has not spoken since her party lost the last election. And we all know why, don’t we?
Her fear for the SP is no secret. She even had a premonition that an Osono government would make her dance to the discordant tune of the law. Well, I’m glad to inform her that her hunch would soon come to pass.
Even after the so-called refund, one could smell the stench in the 110 Metro Mass re-branding deal with Smarttys. The inflated cost of renovating the Kumasi Airport is also so smelly that not even an ocean of perfume can neutralize the smell. All we ask is that Awo Attivor be made to answer for her stewardship.
It is gratifying to know that the Addison Committee has already done some work on the foul-smelling AMERI deal. The deal is as nauseating as it is mind-boggling. It is one deal I expect Mr Special Prosecutor to peruse and make the nation-wreckers smell the combine effect of pepper and ginger.
My unsolicited counsel to Zu-za is to save their cries until after the appointment of the Special Prosecutor. As for the lamentations and the witch-hunting chant, they would be nothing more than mere songs in the ears of Mr. Special Prosecutor. From what I gather, he is going to be resolute, ruthless and unquenchable. Nothing would stop him from making sure that the rapists are castrated in order to save other innocent damsels from their insatiable libido.
See you next week for another interesting konkonsa, Deo volente!