When a private presidential visit triggers speculations about the Commander-In-Chiefâ€™s health status the emanating tongue-wagging as being witnessed in town can be rightly attributed to an infected communication system and a burning desire to confine certain facts to the four walls of the Castle.
We do not want to believe that the communication challenge which the late President Atta Mills suffered during his tenure is waiting to afflict President John Mahama.
Why would the presidentâ€™s denial about his state of health, good or bad be transmitted through social media sidelining his spokesperson entirely?
It was not good that the radio station which relayed the denial picked it from the Presidentâ€™s facebook page. For the morally fastidious, the facebook communication to Ghanaians smacks of disrespect.
Perhaps a request for the publication of a manual of how to deal with communication at the presidency would not be a bad idea all things being equal.
This way perhaps, we could be spared the embarrassment associated with the communication goofs at the presidency the status quo in the past four years. Donâ€™t we demand a reversal?
Even the Information Ministerâ€™s treatment of the Volta Regional Ministerâ€™s death was done in a manner which left many asking whether Hon Fritz Baffuor could not have done better than he did.
President Mahama would have to do extra duty to manage the speculations which have enveloped his South African trip.
Even before the speculations about an alleged renal condition he is suffering, which his facebook link has denied, his esoteric rendez vous in Kunbungu made interesting rounds in town.
Trust the political Ghanaian in his ability to manage rumours about the health of presidents and their activities in the spiritual realm. Even Kwame Nkrumahâ€™s so-called kan kan Nyame escapades did not escape them.
And so when President John Mahamaâ€™s alleged display on the back of a black bull and how he accidentally fell off somewhere in Dagbon made the rounds some of us could not help recalling what those before him suffered in the course of their political careers.
Whatever private engagements that have taken the president off his busy schedule at the Castle ahead of his swearing-in activity they must be serious to warrant his absence from a Ghanaian Xmas with his family and the polarized Ghana.
For the regional minister whose demise was received first as a rumour, the one we are used to in the country, we wish him a peaceful rest in the bosom of the Lord. He was a good man we have learnt.
For those who are not in the best of health may they respond to the treatment they are receiving even as the Antoa Nyamaas threaten to exact punishment on electoral fraudsters.