When The Going Gets Tough

Hypocrisy could not have been better displayed than the outrageous claims of one of the key players of government. As he turbulently comes to terms with the reality of the Supreme Court�s judgment on the criminally-driven Isofoton payment, he realises his actions are palpably at variance with logic and commonsense. He adopted the Isofoton judgment debt issue as a personal project and struggled tooth and nail to have the money doled out, regardless of the financial oddity of the transaction. In his struggle to keep his head above water after the Isofoton knock-out judgment, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa seems to have found a safe place to rest his battered head. Resting his head on an unsound argument, though, does not bring the needed solace for his fatigued body, which after so much propaganda faux pas, is suffering from debilitating bed sores. After pleading with citizen vigilante par excellence Martin Amidu, to expedite payment of the Isofoton bad money to no avail, it is difficult to tell why the now Honourable gentleman would seek to claim that he has been vindicated by the recent Supreme Court judgment? The judgment could have had a devastating effect on his thinking that instead of lamenting loudly over his gaffe, he prefers going on a propaganda mode, his usual preference, in the face of moral challenges. When Mr Martin Amidu called his bluff, he could only manage a feeble response, his sword sheathed and his mood crestfallen. This latest display of illogicality from the gentleman is suggestive of something awkward visiting some government appointees and the whole machinery of state. We are hard-pushed to point at a worse argument ever made by a government appointee. Just how his preference of having government pay the ill-conceived judgment debt did not come to fruition against the backdrop of a Supreme Court judgment order for a return of the money, is a vindication of his criminally-minded stance, is beyond our ken. Sometimes appointees of his ilk make remarks which prompt us to question whether they think they are more intelligent than their compatriots outside the corridors of power. The Attorney General�s demand for a share of the plaudits being showered on Mr Amidu cannot be a mere coincidence with Samuel Ablakwa�s. The scramble for recognition from the people of Ghana by state players, when they really do not deserve it, is something worth brooding over. It would seem that the series of legal setbacks suffered by government in the face of the judgment debt payments has dazed state players so badly that a propaganda response, regardless of how much these defy logic, is the best option available to these persons. Reviewing the propaganda notes of government to avoid such glaring pitfalls would not be a bad idea, especially as the going gets tough.