OF DUMSOR AND VULTURESBy CAMERON DUODUFollowing the news can be a most soul-destroying exercise. But can we ever avoid doing it? The world will march on unconcerned, reducing the money in your pocket day after day, whether you follow the news about how and why your poverty might be increasing, or not!Trump won!The Electoral Commission chose to appeal to the Supreme Court over the disqualification case, although one didn’t need to be a lawyer to conclude that it had no case.And Ghana lost to Egypt 2-0 in a World Cup qualification match, bringing memories of how low our football administration has sunk, what with the dollars-by-aeroplane episode in the last Word Cup competition in Brazil.Isn’t that enough to becloud one’s morning?No! You haven’t seen anything yet! Here comes a headline that can drive you over the edge unless you hold tight to your seat in the seatbelt-less-trotro vehicle that life has turned into in Ghana:
I could just as easily have broken into Ewe and said ‘Tso!’Or ‘Mini serker sane ner?!’ in Ga.And so on and so forth. Or in plain English, “What the f@*k!” You get the picture.Why the expletives? It’s because not only does the Chief Operations Officer’s explanation for the latest episodes of dumsor sound extremely unlikely but in proffering it, the gentleman assumed that members of the Ghanaian publicare so stupid that they would swallow any lame excuse that emanated from someone like him who is clothed with a grand-sounding title.
I am completely baffled. Of course, he will probably think it odd that members of the public are “ignorant” if they refuse to accept his explanation. Well, before he says that, let me relate to him some of the things the public have been saying and let’s see whether it is he who is ignorant, or they: (See:)
There you have it, I was incandescent yesterday cos when I was in Techiman and I saw hard working folks all over the place fixing the cables at their peril ‘cos The top Man was visiting.The electric poles even got painted- all blinking lights fixed..Was impressed – working in scorching sun with dangerous high voltage cables – only the brave can volunteer for this risky job.Like you know, most of the electrical engineers come from Kumasi Legon, which was my stomping ground on free days. Lots of friends, school mates in the industry, ..can you imagine their morale today, to this vulture nonsense tarnishing their good works.You put your head on the table: “Agyawaadwo!” What kind of affliction is this??Vultures causing power outages and chief huncho never got any pictorial images to buttress his case??Ashen-faced poor folks wondering: are we also paying to listen to this garbage in addition to all the rotten carcasses still smelly in powerless freezers and fridges…?I remember a very good friend on getting a top job in the energy sector, promised to seize all generators in his ministry if they don’t get to help him get the job done. He was equally going to banish dumsor. Well I presume the vultures got there first, prompting one to question: is there something in the Castle waters?Sane men suddenly spewing gibberish in broad day-light….(Hahaha don’t accept any drinks from the castle!)The old adage still rings true: “If u are dumb and you know it, don’t open your mouth to let the rest of the world know how dumb you are. If this guy keeps his job, you know it’s because there are equally brainless top vultures! He can’t be on his own, can he??Whoosh! We are well and truly fuckered,by vultures and dwarfs of the vengeance kind, covering sheer incompetence with brazen effrontery. Banish Dumsor, on this evidence? Don’t bet on it!!R
You asking the Bossman to explain?? I guess you didn’t get the memo!
My own Honourable Minister is on record: “Evil Dwarfs are depreciating Ghana New Cedis”
With my jaw nearly hitting the floor; I asked: how is that possible?? The retort was quick and swift…”Why are u always asking questions?? Listen Sonny, we do not owe u or anyone else any evidential-based Powerpoint illustrations. Any fool can see the Cedi is the fastest depreciating currency; except Prez Mugabe’s million notes!!
Doc, to ask is to incur the wrath of them top dogs…incredible as it may sound, people still believe in this charade.
Pity the journalists who give oxygen to this nonsensical press conference…their credibility.??.Some journalists only turn up to collect their “payolas” in league with their editors mantra: “Cover this event, else adverts will cease coming!!!
As they say. Be your own judge; don’t believe these bonkers; they will drive you mad.