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30-Oct-2009  
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The Mabey and Johnson scandal came as a shock to many Ghanaians especially at this time of the NDC party being in government. The NDC, is the offspring of the then “PNDC”, which had "hawks" who paraded themselves as monarchs and apostles of anti corruption under the ambit of Probity and Accountability and so forth.

But today these crusaders have brought shame to us not only that, but an embarrassment to the good people of this noble country. We the youth want to state categorically that the government, for that matter the president who campaigned on the platform of whipping the crack should not shield any one found culpable and allow those involved face the full rigorous of the law.

We ask of the Muntaka fiasco, what happened after been forced to resign? Now is the turn of the beloved son (Hon. Dr Sipa Yankey Min. Of Health) and uncle (Alhaji Seidu Amadu Min of State,) also joining the queue of resigning syndrome, we wonder if it is not another antics or a “smart one’’ to bury the matter again? Oh! God save Ghana.

The youth of this country are learning from the statesmen of this land, and we are wondering if this is the Nationalism, Patriotism, and Selflessness they are teaching us to grow up with, certainly not!

We were in this country when some personalities made so much brouhaha about others integrity calling them all sort of names such as “”Atta Ayi, thieves and so on. This Mabey and Johnson scandal is one of the most contagious official corruption fiasco in the annals of Ghana’s political history, and interestingly, under the PNDC/NDC government.

A party that was formed under the cover of Probity and Accountability. They used these principles to prosecute officials and hardworking entrepreneurs at the time, for illegally acquiring wealth and thereby confiscating, canning, killing and some going on exile, etc under the watch of ex-President Rawlings. This Mabey and Johnson scandal is alleged to have started in the 80’s.

We therefore ask Mr. Rawlings and his executors; what justification does the apostles of anti corruption government have to have committed such outrageous, inhuman, and sacrilegious act. Or is it that, the man who orchestrated the act did enjoy the booties of Mabey and Johnson, which is why he has kept silent all this while? If the above is anything to go by, then I think that Mr. Rawlings should as matter of necessity apologize to all the families of the victims who suffered the brutalities caused under his watch.

Because, if this revelation and the most unfortunate event is something to go by, then, the PNDC/NDC have deceived Ghanaians. Not only that, they have also robbed the country of progress and development. Because the people who at the time, suffered these casualties, were the light of this country in terms of their entrepreneurial expertise. They might have grown their companies and businesses to reduce the abject poverty in this country by employing a number of graduates in the system that are left in a jungle of struggle.

This perception by some group of persons that it is wrong to acquire wealth must from hence forth be something of the past. It is sheer hatred and envy which retarded growth and the cause effect is lies, back-biting, and vindictiveness of innocent citizens. After all, “the pious have turned out to be corrupt" quite contrary to what they made Ghanaians believe all this while.

Long live Mother Ghana! Long live the Good People of Ghana!! Long live our Great Grand Fathers!!!

ANNAN ERIC OHENE-AGYEKUM (ALL NATIONS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE KOFORIDUA)
 
 
 
Source: Vasco, Eric Annan
 
 

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