Governance is like a pregnancy.
Any pregnancy at the initial stage is not noticeable.
At this stage too, go tell a woman or young girl who does sex in a surreptitious manner that she is pregnant and see what will not be done to your God given life .
The modern ones, particularly the literate ones will even attempt hauling you before the apex court of the land (the Supreme Court). Once she denies vehemently of having ” known a man”, please, do not begrudge her, but wait patiently and eagerly for the next couple of days, weeks, months and years.
You do not need a rocket scientist to really tell you if actually that woman or girl is conceived .
Her protruding stomach is an ample testimony to many discerning minds. Any denial anyone? That is the style of governance in Ghana particularly at the moment. I know for sure that apologists of the government of the day for sheer populism, will want to defend the indefensible.
But I do not need a fortune teller to now come and tell me the Ghanaian economy under this kleptocratic government is under the Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.) because of the recent happenings at the recruitment exercises of the Immigration, Fire and police services.
Even the partition of Africa among the people literary scholars usually describe as the “Vultures” was not done in such a haphazard manner.
We can continue to play the ostrich, but the economy that is under complete strangulation will eventually expose us in this sovereign democratic nation.
There is one learning theoretical and practical economics in our schools.
As an economics illiterate, I can say without any equivocation that the current Vice President had only learned the theoretical aspect of economics during his student days My biggest question now is, was former President JDM vindicated when he spoke metaphorically that the “meat was down to the bone”? Let us juxtapose it with the one who said the “payroll is full”.
Let me conclude by saying that Ghana can fully realize her development paradigm if only we stop this hypocrisy.
By Joseph Chopire,a former Presiding Member, Sawla- Tuna-Kalba District Assembly.