JUST RAMBLING (2)

JUST RAMBLING (2)
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Just like it started like a wild fire, it doused itself as though nothing has happened. I’m referring to the WASSCE 2016 School alleged that had almost everybody up in arms against the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC). Ghanaians are a wonderful people created after God’s own heart and placed in a beautiful environment. The exams is not over but after the hullaballoo, it seems as though people have even forgotten it is on-going.

I told you in my first write-up that I believe it’s an agenda of certain faceless people to cause confusion. If their interest in the exam was genuine, they would still be following it and updating the citizenry on the latest issues on the ground. But no, they won’t because it would defeat their agenda which I suspect was to bastardise a wonderful organization which is doing everything possible to further the educational interest of the Ghanaian youth. Yes, where are they now? They have gone aground waiting for another mishap to come out of the shameful holes to cause mischief!

WAEC insignia

WAEC insignia

Yes, the heat is on! No, I don’t mean the kind of heat you have in mind. I’m referring to the weather we are experiencing in these parts these days. It’s not an easy thing at all and I’m left confused as to what the real situation is on the ground. Social media has been awash with reports of people doing strange things all in a bid to beat the heat. It’s not too clear whether the suggestion placed on social media will be of any benefit.

People cannot simply sleep because of the heat. Ask Patience in Accra and she will tell you that she has to wet her towel and place it on her bed and chest before she could have some sleep. Kwasi in Cape Coast says he has to open his door and windows while asleep so that a little air would come very much aware that he’s opening himself to mosquitoes that could give him malaria later and thieves who might be on the prowl to take advantage of the situation.

In no time, the grand design of heat rashes would be amply demonstrated on people all over the place. We won’t need tribal marks, the heat rashes on our bodies will tell where awe are coming from Oh, only if the appropriate authority would come out to tell the citizenry something.

I suppose those in authority also live in the society and aware of all that is going on. Or is it that they are so comfortable and insulated against the ills of the society that they are not aware. Yes when you sit in tro-tro, you feel the heat. When you are in a taxi, you feel the heat. It’s a disaster to attempt to walk in the open as the heat beats one in the open. Even if you ride in your comfortable cars around town and do not feel the heat, you could see the smirk on people’s faces therefore, everybody’s got to be aware. Advice is urgently needed.

The Minister for communications, Omane Boamah, is a very likable and affable person, very warm and exudes a lot of confidence. Thus far, he’s managed to steer off controversy which is not easy these days. However, he made me very uncomfortable with his pronouncements this week. Though he’s entitled to his opinions, I think he should be very careful what figures he throws about as the number of jobs the government has created.

Minister for Communications, Omane Boamah

Minister for Communications, Omane Boamah

Omane is a smart guy so I guess he should know when he hits a brick wall. My brother, if indeed the government has created all these jobs you are talking about how come that the youth are still roaming our cities, towns, villages and hamlets jobless? There are some truths that cannot be hidden because they are visible and palpable just like lies.

Or could it be that that the government has been creating the wrong kinds of jobs? I just don’t get it. Very soon another batch of students would be graduating to add to the numerous who are at their wits end as to how to survive in the unfavourable environment. Parents having seen their wards through university continue to care for able-bodied youth. Maybe we should assess our educational system again as something definitely has got to be wrong. If you award all the contracts to foreigners and they bring their own to do the jobs leaving only the menial ones for your citizenry, your graduates will continue to sell dog chains. I fear if the situation persists, some would take to crime in the near future.

I believe the time has come for the remunerations of our ministers and parliamentarians to be cut drastically. They have become too comfortable and have lost touch with base- which is the people for whom they were elected. Riding in expensive cars and living in comfortable apartments, enjoying the state’s largesse and with ex-gratia waiting at the end of every four years, has led our Honourable astray!

The rumble in the United States of America (USA) as to who gets to enjoy the spoils of the White House is getting fiercer and tighter. At a certain point, everything pointed to a grand battle between The Democrat’s Hilary Clinton and the Republican Donald Trump. But since the Super Tuesday, things have changed a bit and the signs are not quite clear now to the extent even the most knowledgeable weathermen in Yankee can’t tell how the pendulum is going to wish. Candidates are teaming up to thwart Donald Trump’s march to the Holy Grail!

Pic: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump

Pic: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump

Oh, I have to say I love Trump just because of his antics that is giving people a lot of sleepless nights. I remember Chuck Kofi Wayoe saying on radio a few years ago that former President Kuffour confided in him that if a certain ‘dangerous’ person were to win the elections in Ghana, he won’t be able to sleep with his eyes closed. I guess that’s the kind of feeling Americans have now. I can imagine people having nightmares at the mere thought of Trump in the White House! Worry all you may, what will be, will be!

It has to happen at a certain point in time. The children have a rhyme that goes like ‘If at first you attempt and fail, try again’. Great African players have played in the English Premier League (EPL). Some even went on to win the Champions League with their respective English teams but none was ever awarded as the best player in the league. I’m talking about iconic players like Lucas Radebe, Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Michael Essien to mention a few. Despite their exploits they were never accepted as the best among their peers. The closest they came was to winning the accolade, was to win the Golden Boot!

Pic: Didier Drogba displaying the Big Ears he won with Chelsea

Pic: Didier Drogba displaying the Big Ears he won with Chelsea

With the quality and caliber of African players in the EPL, it was clear as daylight that the voodoo had to be broken at a certain point. It took an Algerian by name Riyadh Mahrez to make Africa proud by winning the PFA award. Wow! Drogba won the EPL four times. He also won the Chelsea player of the century beating everybody including a certain Italian magician Gianfranco Zola yet was never deemed fit to be named as PFA player of the year. He terrorised defenders to no avail. What has Yaya Toure not done? Could it be that Mahrez won because he looks European and therefore, found acceptability? Just rambling!


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