I had wanted to take a break this week and rest because I had nothing to write about. I was drinking my palm wine one afternoon and listening to Hon Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah on Asempa FM.
He made it clear that Nana Akufo-Addo, the President, didn’t know anything about the recommendations by the Prof. Ntiamoah-Baidoo’s committee and that it was the 7th parliament that approved the recommendations. Strangely, that same evening on Peace FM, John Boadu (JB) was also saying the same thing. I said aah, aah aah, so these people will not let me rest.
Look at the process: The President appointed a committee headed by Prof. Ntiamoah-Baidoo to review the emoluments for Article 71 office holders and other relevant matters relating to Article 71 officeholders. The committee finished its work and submitted the report addressed to the President. The President studied the report and submitted it to the 7th parliament. Parliament approved it and sent it back to the President, who signed it into law.
After this detailed process, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and John Boadu had the courage and shamelessly told Ghanaians that Nana Addo knew nothing about the recommendations. So, can’t these guys credit Ghanaians with some little intelligence?
From what Oppong Nkrumah and JB told us, what kind of President is sitting in the Jubilee House? It is like Ghana doesn’t have a President. Look, a President appointed a committee, signed the recommendations of the committee into law, and yet people want to convince us that the President knew nothing about the committee’s recommendations. What have Ghanaians done to these NPP people koraaaaa?
As we were discussing the illegal and shameful act by the President for changing allowances to salaries for current and former First and second Ladies, and equating them to the salaries of Article 71 officeholders, we heard the Minister of Education also justifying why the government spent GHC68 million to buy past questions for the final year students of the free SHS.
He said that is the best investment the government can make on these children. They spent GHC68 million to buy past questions for students and describe that as “best investment”
Now the free SHS has become past questions. So, what are the teachers paid to do? Teach past questions? You see why the President and all his ministers have stopped thinking? I am surprised why parents look on whilst this government destroys the future of their kids. It is amazing the new Ghana we have under Nana Akufo Addo.
I have not started writing yet.