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Dead and Gone With a Whisper. Critical News, 29th July 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 29, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Just a few days ago, Professor John Evans Atta Mills was jogging through the VVIP lounge at Kotoka.  Next week we will bury him in State in the style he portrayed all his life.  A simple man with simple ideas and simple issues, his was never to rock the boat but follow a gradual pace at the people’s will.

The President’s death was not a big surprise to me.  I have written several pieces these recent months and on 24th June in particular, I tried to tease out an affirmation of what I thought was wrong with the President.  This is not a topic I particularly want to delve into.  As Ghanaian culture goes, it is frowned upon, which is why when JJ Rawlings gave an interview to the BBC in Congo Brazzaville it triggered a slew of insults from many corners.  Is it becoming so that Ghanaians now see JJ as not culturally savvy?  Dr. Akwettey at IDEG thought he could have waited a few days more, because he (JJ) did say the truth.  The late President’s family however, went a bit ballistic.  Their rejoinder to JJ called him out and not in a nice way at all.  “uncouth, derogatory and uncensored insults”.  Read the full text from the family.  Abusuapanyin Nkum-Kyereba Twidan signed off for the family with some displeasure.  Would the late President have handled it this way? Read the rest of this entry »

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