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Mad Bench Assassin. Critical News, 2nd August 2015

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 8, 2015

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Na waaa oh, to be Assassin, mama oh! Sing to it if know the melody because it was ringing through my ears all last week and well into the weekend, I couldn’t believe that we can pass justice so swiftly in Ghana.

Say what you like, the world is flat. I was listening to the debate, enthralled by the persuasive arguments of thirteen and fourteen year-olds trying their word and logic skills, with a huge dollop of science in their arsenal, at confusing the normal order.

It has always been true that we who question the orthodoxy are never prophets in our homeland. Many have been burnt at the stake and others hanged and shot at firing squads.

But these kids were impressive. Took me back to the time when I used to have a vocabulary that only I knew how vast and where its boundaries lay, totally incoherent and bamboozling.

But isn’t it impressive that Judge Francis Obiri was able to arraign an untried person with no representing counsel and jail him for ten years in a morning? Woyome is still walking the streets after more that three years and we don’t even know if he has offered a payment plan till when.

But this clearly “mad” man according to his mother and friends intended to kill the President and be hailed the successor. It can’t be any simpler than that.

Before I get too deep into that side of things though, the week has been dark with dumsor. The Electricity Company of Ghana are clear in their understanding that they do not and cannot provide a timetable for load shedding in what is now becoming an acceptable process in our lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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