A Naked Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister of Information Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s ordeal at the hands of former Attorney General Martin Amidu yesterday was justifiable.
As a rare opportunity to understand how the Mills/Mahama government is managed, it was lapped by most Ghanaians.
Having borne so much crap from the young man and therefore fed up with his usually puerile and diabolic machinations, the expositions could only sound soothing in the ears of listeners.
He has insulted adults old enough to father him and thrown enough dust into the eyes of Ghanaians prompting many to question why he still believes people believe the lies he continues to churn out.
If only President Mills, when he wakes up from his slumber, could listen to the admonitions of his former cabinet minister, he would reap invaluable political dividends.
The name of the deputy minister is now fully associated with lies from the government. As for his story of 1.6 million jobs created, it is yet to be outdone in terms of outrageousness.
Martin Amidu, the Citizen Vigilante, led us into the bowels of the government and what we saw is appalling. That governance has been reduced to such a regrettable state is one thing many are finding difficult to come to terms with.
Yet, the ilk of the deputy minister under question continues to finger the sore inflicted on Ghanaians already with smelly propaganda.
Now, we know why he is insisting on the payment of judgment debts and even announcing that we have not seen the end of it all yet.
Perhaps, since he has mastered the art of judgment debt engineering, President Mills could consider him for elevation to the rank of a cabinet minister to head a Ministry of Judgment Debt Affairs.
In a Mills/Mahama led government where malfeasance such as spearheading the request for the payment of judgment debt on behalf of a foreign company, by a government appointee even when the issue is before a court of competent jurisdiction, cannot attract a sanction, Mr. Ablakwa can ironically look forward to an elevation. That is the reality under this government and it is sad.
A cynic remarked that it appears that government business has been frozen by the brouhaha of judgment debt.
He is not far from the truth. The subject has gripped the attention of almost everybody at the expense of crucial developmental issues.
When deputy ministers undermine their bosses, as we have learnt from Martin Amidu and nothing is done to remedy the anomaly, it only confirms the fear that the country is suffering a leadership paralysis. That is where we have found ourselves as a people and we are saddened by the dawning reality.
With the Council of Elders of the NDC gagging the vociferous Martin, we might have come to the end of the startling disclosures urgently needed to guide us in shaping our wobbly democracy.
As for Mr Ablakwa, he has no shame box and stands as a naked young politician whose words will always be tainted with the contagion of lies.