It is congresspeopleâ€™s unfettered thievery. Those, like me, victimized by congress thievery of the motherlandâ€™s cash, understand the galloper story very well. Just read the real story.
It is a story that will help you appreciate when Kwadwo Opuni Mpiani, Chief of Staff of President John Agyekum Kufuorâ€™s administration, tells you that there was no galloper contract agreement and what former Attorney-General Martin Amidu has insisted upon that no Woyome had a contract with the motherland for which a moulded judgment debt earned him that whopping GHÂ¢51.2 million.
During the congress administration, a number of public â€˜contractsâ€™ for the execution of projects, presumably for the motherlandâ€™s progress, were awarded without written contractual documentation.
This contractor had taken my money, a poor teacher waiting for heavenly rewardâ€™s money, to complete an outhouse, popularly called â€˜boyâ€™s quarters.â€™ Concurrently, the miserable contractor had been asked by congress government officials including some DCEs to build schools under trees, teachersâ€™ quarters, nursesâ€™ quarters, KVIPs and other public facilities.
The poor contractor was to pre-finance the projects with bank loans; all contractual arrangements being by word of mouth. Congress had kept mum during the 2001 transition from congress to the patriotic government. And so when the contractors complained and Oyeadeeyie finance minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo asked them to come for their money, no contractor dared step forward because they had no documentation proof.
And so a poor teacherâ€™s money disappeared with the contractor with no roof over his head until he receives his heavenly reward.
Just take a look at their made to thief judgment debt payment spending threshold that was recently announced. Attorney generals have come and gone. From Geoffrey Bing, through Kwaw Swanzy, Victor Owusu, N.Y.B. Adade, E.N. Moore, Joe Reindolf, Obed Asamoah, Ayikoi Otoo and Joe Ghartey, none had dared woyomise the motherland in a judgment debt.
With this background, no one would have doubted much a GHÂ¢10 million to authorize for payment by an attorney general. But between Obed Asamoah and Benjamin Kumbuor, we have a moulded judgment debt payment of close to GHÂ¢700 million.
So with the new congress directive that a moulded attorney-general now has a carte blanche to invite any crook who can concoct a contract that the motherland owes him that â€˜smallâ€™ money, an A-G, especially a moulded one, can right away collude and connive and go to court to woyomise the motherland in that sum of GHÂ¢10 million out of sight of cabinet and president.
So congressâ€™ way of blocking a loophole for an attorney general to dupe the state is the wicked, heartless way of more thieving by a GHÂ¢10 million ceiling spending.
Moreover, the directive implies over the last three-and-a-half years, or at least before vigilante Amidu, an attorney general needed not refer any payments to cabinet or the president.
In the days of first, second, and third republics, and even before Kufuor in the fourth republic, no attorney general had given cause for a procurement law to be enacted. And even when osono patriots, with foresight, initiated and enacted that law, congress would still defy it and rape the motherland through dubious back door deals called judgment debt.
Well, I have said it before, and I will say it again that it is all the fault of the transition. Congress transition ineptitude caused it all. Where are the transition notes that located the gallopers, including the matching contract papers? Why was the rush over woyome judgment debt when the gallopers were sitting rotting?
My compatriots, please try travelling to Kumasi per the Nsawam-Apedwa stretch of the road. It is impossible to use a minimum of six hours between the first city and the second city. A Kumasi juggling mother cum teacher cum married woman cum part-time student is forced to emplane at a cost more than she earned from the assignment she had to undertake in Accra.
Who owns all these airlines? Can all congress ministers, deputies, MMDCEs, parastatal and whatever public office occupiers all swear that not a single one of them owns a share in an aircraft company? If they can, how can they use the heavy patronage of four airlines as indicator of economic prosperity when there is no link road between the two largest cities?
Truly, the motherland has been conned and conned again, over and over and over and over by congresspeople. And the signs are that they will continue to con because that is all they know. So, my compatriots, use your thumb to liberate the motherland from congress conning ways on December 7. If you are the prayer type, I implore you to pray that your thumb thumbs them out.
This is the motherlandâ€™s destiny. She perishes if congress steals the elections. She flourishes by showing congress the door out of her governance.
Â By Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh