By Kwaku A. Danso

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Ever?since the infamous looting of Ghana?s pubic treasury through dubious judgment debt payment, and the public criticism by the outspoken Attorney General, leading to his being terminated by the late President Mills, I have been worrying about this man Martin Amidu.

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Martin Amidu
Martin Amidu

 

This Amidu?is brave, but does not seem to know what lions? den he is in. If he is not careful somebody will kill him. When he is killed, the same system will be investigating and nobody will find the murderer and bring them to justice. I strongly suggest he protects himself and if possible have two armed guards all the time around him with license to shoot and kill!

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?For the note and historical record of the young, the NDC announced that it was a continuation of the PNDC, an illegal regime which had committed treason and overthrown a legitimately elected government of Ghana in Dec.31, 1981. The PNDC regime had not hesitated to use abductions, murder and open killing of the people in Ghana in the early 1980s, including former heads of state and a sitting Judge of the Court.

It is quite obvious the PNDC has become a mafia organization or was from the very beginning.

As such, Honorable Martin Amidu?may be treading on the wrong toes, but of course it is a job somebody has to do. I honestly would think constitutional issues regarding such matters as the NDC making President Mahama their candidate, and quoting relevant potions of the NDC and Ghana constitution are not important enough in a nation where water is rationed in the capital city, and police don?t have motorcycles to come to the aid of a victim of armed robbery when he calls.

???????People should stop being angry about what systems brings people to power, or who is elected, and rather be angry about? how people elected and in power deliver the services that all of the people aspire for and for which they pay taxes and duties and tolls and fees and levies. In life we all are dealt with destinies we may not understand but how we use the opportunities we have to change the destiny is what counts. This over-emphasis on who is going to be President of Ghana seems to be totally overblown and a useless pursuit, if the last 40 years can be used as an example for us.

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Once a person is elected, we should all accept he is our President and hence support him in what good he does for us and confront him if he is not delivering. That is how American democracy works, as I have seen it. It is not perfect. Americans fight dirty, far dirtier than you guys in Ghana do or dream of, and yet once the election is over, you dare drop a bomb here and America will use all it has to chase you and develop technologies to track and punish. Some people are criticizing the targeted drone attacks, but I love it!! I love the technological skill to be able to target one person and his friends, instead of the old conventional antiquated warfare methods of brutally destroying a whole nation for the sins of one person or a few. What good was it to destroy Iraq when the whole problem was the mastermind of one buffoon and criminal Saddam Hussein!! What good was it to destroy half of Germany if the whole mastermind of the criminal atrocities of man against man was the work of Adolf Hitler and a few of his friends!

If anybody took my advice, I strongly would advocate for the UN to use the drone technology to solve the problems we are facing in life today. As of now one person who should be tried at the UN and if found guilty should be targeted for drone attack is the Syrian leader Assad. I hate to see the Syrians being killed and buildings being destroyed when one man can stop it, and one man can be held responsible after a fair trial of impartial observers at the UN. ???

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Sorry I deviated a little but short of some high rises some Euro-American corporations and some Banks have built in Ghana, it will be difficult to convince anybody who appreciates modernity that Ghana is living in the modern age, what people called civilized, and hence have the luxury to worry about a paper document called a Constitution, and moreover to adhered to it. The people in government could care less what a constitution is! They simply bribe themselves to win elections and from then on find all means to become wealthy through darkroom deals! How does Honorable Amidu hope to convince such people to think of the fine points of a constitution?

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It is an intellectual exercise and students should always be encouraged to engage in such dialogue and discussion to sharpen their argumentative skills. However, most Ghanaians needs to put food on the table, and Ghana needs to build roads, water systems, electricity and should stop this idea of begging white people and calling these traders and sometimes exploiters ?development partners? with the hope they will come and build a Water treatment facility, electricity transformers, or highways as recently done and named after American President George Bush. Like him or not, the man was kind enough and had the sympathy to propose and approve a $560 million or so of the American taxpayers funds under some MCA or Millennium Challenge Account, for us to build a 15 km highway, and part to train and buy seeds for farmers.

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Amidu?is a renegade and he may be angry, but he must let us know if he wants to be a politician or activist. If an activist with intent of being a politician, he can tackle other matters for the people and not worry about what may be inevitable. The Vice President Mahama is a very nice person, likeable and perhaps equal if not more fitted for the Presidency on the NDC ticket as his former boss. Now that he is President, let us give him some few weeks, say 3-4 and then ask: What are you here for? What can you do for the people of Ghana? Do you think you have any plans that will be different than the previous master? If not, then give somebody else a chance, irrespective of party of as independent. If Amidu wants to have the title of Martyr of Enemy #1, then he must at least leave a legacy for those behind.

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Kwaku A. Danso, PhD

President ?GLU- Ghana Leadership Union, Moderator ? GLU Forum.

Contact:?[email protected]

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