first i laughed...because i thought it was hillarious, i actually burst my sides...then i grinned, because i thought it was cheap...and then i reflected...
our president is dishing out national awards to which merit and exclusivity cannot be denied as a vital ingredient for selection as though it was so cheap a thing you could as well just pass by a market stall and pick up one whenever you like!
but seriously speaking, this country which i have been fortuned or mis-fortuned (or both- in which case the word 'and' becomes vital) to be associated with by way of nationality by birth is being played out in comedy by comedians and a concert by a pack of concert party all at once!
For me, for a president who chooses to award a woman he himself appoints as chief justice even before she assumes office, i find that actually; THIS IS NOT FUNNY BUT IT IS !!
was it ever said that people like Idi Amin and Eyadema used to give themselves honours? well i hardly find the difference here!
POINTERS (one or two):
--IGP: our Instpector General of Police has so many questions about cocaine to answer and yet he's been nominated for an award! This man should have been removed from office long ago...and if not for all the other allegations for which he's answered none...at least for having cocaine disappear from the store of the police headquarters under his 'able' watch without trace! what a shame!
--The fact that this list also has a few sons and daugters who are well deserving of their awards or even more (if there was more) cannot and does not take away anything from the fact that this whole dance is shit!!! (i love this word shit). and if i had my way i would ask all of the deserving and self-respecting ones to say: "Thank you mister award-cheapening-president but no thanks".
--A good number of this award winners are either members of the current administration (ministers/hangers-on) or past members! what does that say? thank you for good jobs done? is that all? how so a way of making the awards look foolish!
--IC Quaye, mine o mine! this is a man who opens his mouth and literally insults the Ghanaian public with his shit...this is a man who says if you don't want this Kuffour led government you could go fuck your mama! and here we are, he's being awarded, for what?
--It is also important to recognise that this is not the first time that the president is dishing out state awards! he's done so a number of times already. but the NUMBERS this time around is rocking-241! what a thing?
Pal, I dare say all Ghanaians must wake up and scream this president out of foolishness if need be! This can't pass for any seriousness...at best it is an insult to the intelligence of all well meaning Ghanaians!