A former presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Arthur Kobina Kennedy, has expressed concern on what he described as the “broken” state of the country.
According to him, the state and health of the country is nothing to write home about. He revealed that comments made by some key personalities within the country’s political enclave portray his sentiments of the nation.
Justifying his stance, Dr Kennedy recounted that this “month’s issue of AFRICAWATCH magazine contained interviews by editor Steve Mallory with two very important Ghanaians on the state of our nation and its prospects”.
He explained that former and perhaps “future President”, John Mahama, told Mr. Mallory: “I don’t have to tell you that people don’t believe that their lives are better off”.
Additionally, he indicated that Mr Mahama insisted that “there have been a deterioration of every aspect of life – in Healthcare, in education and the infrastructure has gone bad, the economy is in crisis”.
Furthermore, he expressed that the former President stunningly, added that he “knew that one day, I will be vindicated from the web of lies the NPP spun around me. I expected that posterity would take centuries to judge. It looks like that judgement has come quicker than I thought. I feel vindicated”.
“Our broken Ghana. My fellow Ghanaians, my heart is heavy and so should yours. Our Ghana is being destroyed before our eyes… Professor Frimpong-Boateng was equally substantive. He went over the now familiar Galamsey crisis. Then, he dropped a bombshell.
“AFRICAWATCH reported that “Starting from the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of Finance, a scheme was put in place to swindle Ghana of a humongous US$ 88.24 million, but Prof. Frimpong-Boateng’s refusal to accept a bribe of 5 million USD stopped it.”Arthur Kobina Kennedy
Shockingly, Dr Kennedy expressed that the revelation by former environment minister, Prof Frimpong Boateng has equally been met by “loud silence” from all corners.
He highlighted that “President NADAA who pledged to protect the public purse has been silent”.
“The Attorney General, who is implicated and has been working with his ‘Jonathan’, the Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyabeng to maintain this government’s bogus anti-corruption credentials has been busy spinning the fallacy that there are no criminal Galamseyers in Flagstaff House.”Arthur Kobina Kennedy
Restoring hope to Ghana
Moreover, the one-time presidential aspirant of the governing NPP revealed that the Special Prosecutor, the “self-styled ‘conscience of the nation’ is silent, and the peoples’ Parliament has not said “Fe” mpo”.
Also, he noted that the Media Houses who claim to be staunchly anti-corruption have been silent and are busy “covering the horse-race” in the NPP primary to pick who will “protect the legacy of perhaps, the most corrupt government” ever to rule Ghana.
“The ‘Asofo Akese3’ are silent–waiting for their Cathedral while the masses wait for their true prophets. Think about it. One judgment debt, negotiated quietly for 88 million USD! How many such deals have been done in the name of loot-and-share? President Biden is being investigated over allegations that he took USD 20 millions over 8 years as VP! How much did they pay for the media silence?”Arthur Kobina Kennedy
Meanwhile, Dr Kennedy noted that he misses the days of yore when newspapers like the Pioneer, Legon Observer, the Free Press etc would have fearlessly exposed the “dishonorable Honorables” destroying Ghana.
He equally expressed nostalgia on the days of yore when NUGS, UTAG and TUC would have demanded accountability.
“I miss the days of yore when men like Adu Boahen( the father), Reverend Essamuah, Bishop Sarpong, Palmer Buckle, Elizabeth Ohene, Tommy Thompson and Mrs Nikoi would have called this government out for the bull. I even miss NADAA, the firebrand and Rawlings– not the one we buried but the AFRC one who breathed accountability and probity! Lord, we need some cleansing!!!!”Arthur Kobina Kennedy
Furthermore, Dr Kennedy underscored the need for Ghanaians to be patriotic and sing “Yen Ara asase ni” and save the country, or witness Nkrumah’s prophesy, “If change is denied, or too long delayed, violence will break out.”
“To the priests who can’t find which side God is on, I call your attention to Isaiah 5:8. Ah, you who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is room for no one but you, and you are left alone to live in the midst of the land.”Arthur Kobina Kennedy