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Sebitically Speaking

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by kola

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it all began when the District Chief Executive said “who said tweaa” and it went viral. whoever said the tweaa has never been found but whoever it is should be proud of him or herself for all the furore that followed.

various people interpreted it in various ways and one thing that stood out was that our leaders really do take us for granted. from the various issues that were raised by and from which this harangue spiraled were born the articles ‘sebitically speaking, which tackled serious issues within the ghanaian context on a lighter note.

the advise and deliberations of wofa kapokyikyi as were narrated to his nephew Nana Awere on the various issues that come up in the Ghanaian society on an everyday basis which led to a series of articles and then finally it is all compiled into a book.

well i don’t intend to write a review of the book until i have read it but will publish one of the reviews by Theo Acheampong:

Coming against the backdrop of I Speak of Ghana, Nana Awere Damoah’s latest authorship in Sebitically Speaking provides a fantastic literary narrative that contextualizes contemporary development issues in Ghana and Africa at large. Using an eclectic mix of witty writing, humour, sarcasm as well as tapping into profound life lessons from his favourite Wofa [a.k.a Uncle] Kapokyikyi, famed for his no nonsense acerbic tongue nicknamed ‘ka na wu’ translated as ‘speak your mind and damn the consequences’, Nana Awere Damoah uses his stories to paint powerful literary images covering developments within our sociopolitico-economic landscape from education, economy and health, to our time management and cultural attitudes among others.

For example, on education and social mobility, a subject dear to my heart and indeed many others, Nana recounts the toils of his parents, who having come from a low social stratum, sacrificed to ensure that he had a good educational foundation despite the limited access to opportunities they themselves had. This upward mobility was further catalysed by some good teachers who encouraged and nurtured their ambitions by ensuring that he and his friends received quality education and opportunities. However, Nana aptly wonders if his story “can still be replicated in modern-day Ghana”. Quoting Yaw Nsarkoh and others to buttress this point, they note that “social mobility made it possible for the very poor to come out of poverty through access to good education, coursed through our nation …as a country we [OUR POLITICAL ELITES] have conspired [DELIBERATELY] to constrict the movement of citizens up the ladder on the back of education” because “state schools are not delivering the quality education needed” …“that a society which condemns people to poverty because their parents are poor is a society with no future”.

Personally, one of the things that struck me reading the book was how we seem to have taken our independence and everything for granted in this country. Many of us in the current dispensation have become silent and tacit accomplices to the rape and pillage of this country by its political class. These aren’t ordinary times! The nation has lost its moral consciousness and socioeconomic bearing as evidenced by wanton corruption and highfalutin political cleintelist patronage culture. How do we contrast this to the courage shown by our forebears such as the gallant ex-servicemen, World War II veterans and numerous pre and post-independence era activists who toiled and sometimes spilled blood to forge this nation?

Nana poignantly asks “where from this culture where we speak from our stomachs instead of from our minds? Where political patronage defines the exercise of our speech and the fear of being tagged restrains us from expressing our views on national issues?” We must speak up and demand social justice and accountability! We must speak truth to power! We cannot continue bickering in hackneyed personality and patronage politics; it is time to refocus our energies on developing concrete socioeconomic policies based on strong ethical leadership and coherent ideological foundations.

Nana Awere Damoah’s Sebitically Speaking seeks to awaken a new class of social consciousness and it does a pretty good job at that. From titles such as “Why Rome was built but not in a day” to “State of Sikaman Education and its effects of Social Mobility” and “The legend of Kapokyikyi”, you are almost guaranteed not to put down the book until the very last page. This book definitely comes recommended for anyone interested, and wants to understand and contribute to the development of the Ghana and Africa at large. It is the work of a passionate literary genius desirous to see a new emergent status quo of national excellence.

Sebitically Speaking beautifully and humorously tells the Ghanaian story and as well captures our hopes, dreams and aspirations of nationhood.
Nana’s book is available to buy on Amazon’s Book store.

Read more at http://www.theoacheampong.com/books/book-review-sebitically-speaking-by-nana-awere-damoah/#ypRE9rfmahh0MYXV.99

get sebitibified now and make the issues personal for the nation’s development.

like i always say it begins with YOU!

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After The Floods

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 31, 2015 by kola

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“Year in year out the rains come and cause the same problems, no solutions, loss of lives and property through one negligence or another. So we need to call it what it is – a nation that lacks common sense. How many times do you have to be punched in the face before you know it hurts?”

People die out here (referring to Europe) too but mostly through their own negligence or it is preventable. In this situation it was the responsibility of city planners and government. Why the same problems every damn year. At what point do we say enough is enough. We need to hold the people accountable.”

These were the sentiments made by a Ghanaian living abroad when he read of the events of the flooding of June 3 into the early hours of June 4, 2015. I have already written about the Accra floods and I took some flak for the picture that was attached to the article because it was a year old. People didn’t even notice the insert photo that was taken three hours before the article was written and published.

Little did we know that a worse set of photos were about to invade social media circles barely 24 hours later.

This year that the mayor of Accra has won a very prestigious award as the Best Mayor in Africa and as such he is hosting the World Mayors Conference, it is as if the gods are angry with him for one violation or the other and are pissing on his shaggy captain Haddock beard.

The usual spots that I mentioned in the other article to be watched for flooding aka the usual suspects and this time the so called drains that they said were refurbished were taking away the water have now been clogged by the motor vehicles because they didn’t plan to channel the water into the drain but just built the drain.

Today is a sad day for the country for as if by design, there was an explosion at a filling station when a tanker was offloading in the rain and a spark ignited the fuel killing several people. Apart from the floods drowning people, this unlikely accident has overshadowed all else.

Now the question to ask is who is to blame? Where is the huge amount of money that was secured to build the drainage systems in the capital? Where did the money go? And now let’s listen to our president then and now.
In 2014 he said “ I have directed the Finance Minister to release funds immediately for the construction of storm drains in Accra. There will be no flooding in Accra again”.
Now he made another promise that this sad event will be looked into and will not happen again.

Wow!

If we are to take our politicians word for it then we know that we are not going to move forward as a nation because it has become obvious time and time again that they only make ‘honorable political promises’ and then forget about them when they get the votes that secure them in the position of the people’s representatives.

Remember when a disaster happened and the same mayor of Accra in bravado resembling his lookalike Captain Haddock of Tintin fame fired the metropolitan works engineer in camera at a press conference. How many people died in that disaster and how many people died when the gods took piss in his beard and per some mischief a messenger lighted a candle to the piss. In all fairness to the former, he should just have fired himself in camera too by holding a press conference and tending in his resignation but alas it is not to happen. This is Africa.

Even whilst they inspect the damage of the floods somebody has to carry his umbrella so he doesn’t get his grey political suit wet. Reminds me of a photo by the Black Narrator of the mayors meeting with the president where they toast to a glass of bubbly whilst the president congratulates him on his award.
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Furthermore, if we embrace the mediocrity and we don’t hold our leaders accountable then there is no need complaining as we do going on radio stations to shout our voices hoarse over what is wrong with this nation. Now everybody gets up and strikes are the other of the day. The only people whose salaries are constant are the politicians and the parliamentarians will only go against each other on anything else but money that is going into their pockets.

I have got to be careful before I am summoned before a parliamentary committee for libel. I can always say I was on heat in the spur of the moment so just venting.

It is about time Ghanaians woke up and realized that the real power is in their hands and they cede this power to the elected representatives and so when these representatives are not responsibly representing, they must be changed like diapers.

It just takes resetting the mindset one person at a time and making the Ghanaian a discerning voter.

Like I always say it begins with YOU!!

This is Ghana

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 22, 2014 by kola

What’s happening in this country of ours? Where are we really headed as a nation? Is it intentional that a few people are deliberately making the country hard for the rest of the populace – by their actions or rather inactions??

These are the thoughts that run through my mind as I sit in the dark room with only the lights from the tablet I’m typing on providing the sole source of light.  Earlier this evening a friend of mine asked me a question that has provided the impetus to this brooding mood. With all the professionals we have in Ghana and all these resources why are we suffering as a nation?

If we were to take topical issues I’m sure I won’t be able to exhaust even two of the issues so I’ll lump it all in bulk and try not to generalize.

Ghana is blessed with so much resource especially in human resource but what happens to the use of this most important resource and what hinders it’s application. We find politicking, cronyism, favoritism in every facet of the government machinery. We end up putting square pegs in round holes. 

Did I talk about the kickbacks expected for favors granted?

Politicians in this country are the only ones not feeling the pinch because their salaries and kickbacks come on a regular and failure to keep up with payments means you’re getting into their bad books at your own peril. They are the current demigods in Africa.

Is it so surprising that they got supporters who’d defend anything they do for some crumbs from their tables. Oh! The serial callers are now not hiding anymore. They have now become celebrities who are proud of what they do.

Have you forgotten the loading boys at the lorry stations. How is that even a profession that a grown man will shout for passengers to fill a car with passengers and expect a payment, not a token fee anymore. I’ve seen instances where the “loading boys” were not even around but when car fills up appear from nowhere and demand the token fee which has ensued in a scuffle usually between the driver’s mate and the said “loader”.

Almost everybody in Ghana now is feeling the pinch of a better Ghana as the ruling political party said it will be. I’ve heard a joke in circulation that the political leadership of Ghana should just give us back our default Ghana and keep their better Ghana that they so touted they were going to serve the people with. 

But I’m not laughing.  Am I?

The people in the urban centres are complaining about cost of living and how basic amenities are even not available yet they LSD taxed for them. Electricity and water tariffs are high when the services are not even available. What a country.

Meanwhile the astute politician is canvassing for votes in the hinterland where he knows his real votes lie. The people in the city can complain all they want but the real backers to keep him in the new seats of Parliament house for longer are in the hinterland. That’s is why he will provide their needs once in a while and when its election season pull out all the stops for them.

The urban dweller can sit on radio and talk all he wants, he can rave and rant when he calls radio and television stations he can go on as many demonstrations as he wants, let him comment on his drains not being effective hence flooding, the filth in town and many other things in Ghana. Let him complain about high school bills, exhorbitant mortgages, lack of transport, high fuel prices but at the end of the day these same politicians are exempt from all this since by virtue of their position as “servants of the people” they enjoy some perks.

All from the money you pay as tax. Wow!

Well, it’s been said that the shortest cut to being rich and comfortable in life in Africa is to be a politician. But at least our politicians should think of future generations too when they are signing contracts and making legislature.

Recently it looks like they only make decisions based on what they are getting at the moment.  There seems to be a growing trend that our people lack reading and this goes all the way to the top. Our leaders are not reading the fine print of documents and as such listening to what others are saying especially the lobbyists, instead of reading for themselves and finding viability.

It’s a shame really.

At the end of the day I personally think the government can not do everything for us as a nation and as individuals we should find ways to grow as a person. Development is not about seeing skyscrapers, good first class roads, living in a glass house but rather development is in.building the individual self.

To those Ghanaians doing their bit to make Ghana proud and raising the flag high (not like some people we entrust.to represent us and they only take our money and mock us) I say kudos to you.

This is Ghana my motherland.

I love this country.

It’s important that even though times are hard we do our best to develop ourselves as individuals and it’s only that way that it will be better for us all.

Like I always say
It begins with YOU!!

Letter to my DCE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 10, 2014 by kola

Dear Sir,

I know you’ve seen me around but we haven’t really interacted as to even saying hello civilly to each other. We walk by each other as if we both recognize that saying hello could result in some unpleasant body language.

I was glad you were appointed to the post after a long protracted selection of who was the best man for the job I hear but well what can I say about it. Think I was surprised when you didn’t have any opposition to your appointment? Oh Blimey! Who are you kidding. In these here parts in the savanna when you get appointed people start calculating what your appointment means in terms of what they’re going to get from you in that seat and won’t care a hoot whether you succeed at your job or not.

Dear Sir, the funny thing is that you know this to be so true yet when those same people don’t understand that your job is one of sacrifice you almost shed tears to complain and heartily apologize to them.

I’ve always wondered what you were apologizing for.

For not being able to give them the money that they want (money earmarked for development projects) or for your seeming incompetence (due to government constraints and red tape)

Sir I know how frustrating and lonely it must be for you in that seat. Everybody thinks it’s good to be in that seat but nobody, not even one person, understands the heat that emanates from the seat even without your nauseous farts. 

Often times I understand you might to do some things some way, the way you think is best to do but with your position being by political appointment there is the need to follow party unwritten regulations and you have to be astute enough to know what is right and what is wrong in the political spectrum of events as they occur or soon enough you’d be out of a job.

Nobody should envy you that but the perks are myriad. I don’t think you really want me to list some of the perks in this letter because you’re in it and you know them.

Sir please our roads have become very deplorable and taken too long to be tarred.  The road to your office itself is so dusty that I jokingly told my female friends on social media not to dye their hair brown but just take a drive down our stretch of main road to achieve that brown tint of hair. No need going to the salon to spend their money on fixing their hair as most of the women who work in our assembly offices have come to find out.

Since you drive in an air-conditioned four wheel car with your windows constantly rolled up you seem not to see the urgency in fixing the untarred dusty road which plagues us who ride in the defunct taxis to work. No well conditioned taxi wants to come to the offices because of the roads so we only get the rickety ones and the drivers are always so bad tempered and mannered.

Imagine once I sat in a car which reminded me of Hitler’s gulags during the second world war because the car exhaust fumes were coming back into the car, mixed with the dust from the road through the underside and to make it worse we couldn’t roll down the back windows. Only way to get air in the backseat of that particular car was to open the door and when I did the driver was more interested in a cyclist banging into his door than the health implications of me being in the backseat of that car.

For a district that we want to generate money you don’t seem to have a clue as to what to do and you leave me thinking you think you owe too many people to go rattling them a bit for some extra cash for the collective development of the district.

You’re the boss. Make wild.

Dear Sir, I must commend you on your leadership skills albeit there’s always more to learn and to do. Sometimes it’s not about what you want but also your inter-personal relationships and charisma. But I’m sure you’d get there. At least you haven’t done any short fuse stunts like screaming “tweaa” at news reporters haven’t cut down any trees in any of our reserves to build a district assembly. So thus far you’re cleared.

Dear Sir, I really wish you the best in your tenure of office and we all pray those dreams and projects you say you have for the district get to materialize.

You said we should feel free to tell you any issues that we have and this is my way of telling you what’s on my mind.

Thank you very much for taking time off your busy schedule to read this whole thing.

A Concerned Ghanaian
Sagnarigu District
Tamale.

Dawn Musings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 18, 2014 by kola

So I wake up this fine morning and I got myself thinking. Yes thinking, a very rare thing for me to do but lately since I’ve been in Accra for almost a fortnight I find myself doing that a lot.

So I’m thinking. What is wrong with this country? Where did we go wrong?

With all the resources available to us and the expertise (Yes even human resource especially) what happened to this nation and why did it get so bad?

I have a feeling I’m not the only one thinking this and there are others like me, awake in the dark on a cold morning bathed in their own sweat from a night of having no electricity.

Where did we go wrong?

When the dam was built it catered for the nation and we even exported the extra. Now the population has increased and we’ve added more people to the grid. When did we expect to add another source of electricity to the one our founder left as a legacy. It baffles me how previous governments have touted plans to expand it yet never did.

And then we discovered oil. Sometimes I wonder if the oil is a blessing or a curse.

If care is not taken we might pretty much end up like our neighbors Nigeria who produce high grade oil but still has fuel related problems. One is tempted to ask where all the money is going but you don’t ask questions you already got answers to until you want to be spat on in the face.  Tweaaa!!

Where did we go wrong? As a nation who forgets four years of suffering when items such as rice, chicken, vegetable cooking oil, money and tee shirts are flashed and sometimes distributed on in an election year to us. By the time these items are consumed and by products sent to Water Closet kingdom, we’re standing in line ready to thumb approve the givers another four year term of “service”.

What do you call it when mature educated men and women are being illogical and simply sycophantic when they have to explain very simple things in black and white that even children can understand.

What is the correlation between dwarfs and the falling cedi or how come mobile phones are now to blame for the deficiency in power supply because mobile phones use this much power? Furthermore how does a legislator justify calls for an increment in his salary because he has to organize funerals. Since when did our legislators become morticians?

Should I hold my head in shame as to the kind of people we put in leadership positions or the kind of leaders imposed on us by appointment?

Where did we go wrong as a nation when we have debts to pay our patriotic national workers we don’t but decide to spend that selfsame amount of money on greedy ingrates who are already millionaires in their own right so they can be comfortable and then expect that selfsame starving patriot to be in the stands shouting his support to this selfsame bad haircut millionaires whilst they go about a duty they should be proud of doing as nationalists but rather seems as if they’re doing the nation a favor by doing it.

So as I lie in my wetness, bathed in my own sweat, I’m thinking where did we go wrong with this nation. It will be a travesty if I should think further than I already have in this article because then I’d be depressed the whole day. I’d start almost justifying why the Ghana Police are so aggressive in Accra to make that extra bucks, why it seems everybody is in a money grabbing mode, why people will even sell their mothers for extra money, why you see a motorcade pass by and everybody just chuckles, why it’s only when they’re discussing the increase in their allowances that our legislators have their minds in tandem. It’s not a debate anymore.

It’s pretty obvious that there is a problem with leadership and policy and these 2 are central to whatever the problem is. Where did we go wrong as a nation? Are we not tired of hoping and praying it will get better?

We individuals make up the nation so it is important that we search ourselves and find out what we can do to correct the wrongs that we might have committed. 

Like I always say it begins with YOU!

Yes YOU!!

Elephant Congress

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by kola

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In the wake of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) delegates’ congress to choose representative of the party in various levels of representation in Tamale, the city has been agog with activities. The first noticeable thing is that all the party offices in various parts of the city are open bright and early in the morning with the sale of party paraphernalia openly displayed.

Meanwhile at night whilst most of the city sleeps, party contestant faithful post bills and posters of their candidates all over the city. It is so easy to see how rich the potential candidate is by just looking at the size of their banner or the number of posters put within a certain radius.

From the town centre all the way on one of the high streets past the market and a few banks and a filling station, every wall and every tree available is pockmarked with party posters.

It is evident that people have started arriving in town in droves from all over the country to attend the congress and on the day of the congress it is estimated that more than ten thousand people will be in the Tamale metropolis.

Well I won’t delve into the security, business and environmental considerations of this influx of people into the city. My concern is of the event itself – the political ramifications.

Even with that I will not delve into the real political debate of the flagbearership or who gets the nod to represent which group or faction. My main focus is on the politics of Ghana.

It is high time the people of Ghana recognize that politicians are very selfish people on the whole and we wake up to the fact that it is the plebiscites that vote them into whatever position they are.
Furthermore the offices they hold are not personalized offices but then they are public offices entrusted to them by the public and so the public should hold them accountable for what happen during their tenure of office.

With the elephant congress coming up, I realize that to be able even to enter into office in government (if your government is in power) it is the congress that makes the choice. The delegates from the various constituencies are important cogs in the wheel of our democratic process yet what do we see.

These delegates see the time for congress as their proverbial ‘cocoa season’ to milk candidates who canvass not only for their support but also their votes. How pathetic can we get as a country when this happens even on the large scale during national democratic elections?

Every four years you sell your conscience and hardship especially for material gain that will not even last a year. Let me further make fun of this incident.

You are given a lump sum of a Gh1000 to buy your vote but when whoever gave you that money is put in power, person makes Gh7000 every month – not to mention allowances and kickbacks. He is given free fuel and housing allowance worth another Gh3000 per month and he has medical insurance for his family and even girlfriends.

Meanwhile, fuel prices for you keeps going up every month, electricity in your home is a farce, water has never run through your taps, health insurance is a bigger farce so how long is the Gh1000 you were given going to last?

Now Go Figure!

Politics in Ghana is so lopsided we are even blind to see. Why is it that it is now a two horse race between the National Democratic Party and the National Patriotic Party? Is it just me or nobody has noticed the names of the parties. What is democratic or patriotic about the people that make up the party when they only get into power to get fat and line their fat bellies.

That is not to say that some of these politicians are not democratic or patriotic. In every case there are a few good men.

Why is it the members of parliament will debate and issue and when it comes to the general good of Ghana as a whole there is vehement opposition to one thing or the other but when issues such as allowances, salaries are increased and backdated, allowances, etc which obviously benefits them personally, there is no debate. It is a straight shoo in.

Why is it that when there is a change in political party, civil society grinds to a halt for a few months because there is no government machinery to drive it. Is it the same everywhere? Or only in Africa where party loyalists are always the ones in charge of running civil institutions.

And they have the interests of the nation at heart indeed. Not especially when the complaint is that most of the government revenue goes into paying public officials. What utopia!

But can we blame anybody for the state of affairs of the nation when we are a very gullible nation. A nation where politicians will argue over issues on national media (radio or television), get their supporters worked up and hanging by their every word as gospel whilst they finish whatever debate and holding hands and clapping each other on the back, go off to have brunch and a few bottles of whisky.

A hard day’s work indeed.

With this elephant congress coming up, it has set this my dysfunctional mind into thinking mode (quite unpleasantly) that it is high time the plebiscite realized that it doesn’t matter which party a politician belongs to, once he is given a government appointment, he is a public servant and accountable to who put him there in the first place. It is important to have a clear conscience whilst putting him there so that he can be held accountable for his actions and of course as is so characteristic of this nation, his inactions.

In all other congresses, the issues that are raised should be taken seriously by all of us Ghanaians. We should not say that because we do not belong to a certain political party we won’t listen to what they have to say. Pay attention to the party’s vision for the country (hey, we have examples where a party claimed its vision was said to be impossible but the vision stolen as a new vision for the opposing party) and check for viability with what you know about the economy.

Doesn’t anybody find it funny that at the end of the day what party you vote for is supposed to be between you and God (and the witch doctor’s pot) so that courting support for a party is just a way of making extra bucks for your pocket thus selling your conscience? So why go through the hassle anyway.

I have said my piece and l certainly still believe in Ghana. This is my motherland indeed.

Ghana must work.

Like I always say it begins with YOU!

Student Leadership in Legon via Karim

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 17, 2014 by kola

POINT ZERO…. (3.0)
Well it appears we have only Joshua Dogbey running for SRC president due to the failure of  his fellow aspirants to make the ‘3.0’ mark (at least that’s what I hear) and so it has become important for us to have this debate.

I have heard many say there’s absolutely no correlation between academic performance and leadership. Well I disagree partly to such a position. My point of disagreement comes especially when it is that the institution in question is an academic one. Such people proceed to make claims that the most outstanding of leaders notably the Ghandis, Confucius, Luther etc were not the best of students in their days – well I do not have knowledge of that so I won’t dispute it – But I believe such an argument misses the point.

It is obvious that when one wants to run for a public office, the question of academic performance doesn’t come up, so the difference here is that the University of Ghana is an academic institution and if one cannot have a mastery of his own academic performance then I am afraid we cannot allow such a person to lead.

That said, I believe it is absolutely important that we do not make it the sole requirement or better still make it too difficult a hurdle for people to climb. I believe the whole idea of this 3.0 requirement is to have our student leaders have some level of sound academic performance. Fair enough! And so this brings up the question of  “How do we determine good academic performance? If it’s only about who scores highest in the exam room, then I guess that’s unfortunate. But I believe that is a whole problem with our education system and I would saved that for another day.

Again I have heard some authorities say the 3.0 is basically to put students in good standing before they become leaders because the duty is burdensome and time consuming and for that reason most of them normally fail to graduate on time. Honestly such a concern is admirable but I disagree that’s the truth. .

The danger with such a position is that it is likely to undermine the relevance of the little positions and committees we sign up to in level 100 to prepare ourselves for the ultimate positions we so want to protect with 3.0, because what it seeks to imply is that, students should participate solely in academic work in the early levels just so he/she can get 3.0.  But that argument, am afraid doesn’t suffice.

There are those that even allege, the intention of the authorities with regard this whole 3.0 is to get us to a time when the most vociferous of students would have no interest in student leadership so that authorities can have a field day. Well it lies beyond the scope of this article to give a detailed expose on the plausibility or otherwise of this allegation. Nevertheless I believe their allegations are not entirely without merit though.

I am informed that prior to the implementation of new grading system that raised grade A from 70 to 80%, CGPA of 2.5 representing 2nd Class Upper was the benchmark for clearance to contest for various student positions. And I believe that given the upgrade in the current system, it is only reasonable that we maintain the 2nd Class Upper requirement and not make things unnecessarily strict.

I am of the view that this system should be reviewed and I’d entreat everybody to get involved and share ideas for the future of Student Leadership in the University of Ghana. For I fear that if this continues, a day when authorities would appoint their favorite puppet leaders for us would not be far.

Karim  (Alex Kwapong Hall)

About the Author

Ibrahim Abdul Karim is a Level 200 Sociology and Social Work student of the University of Ghana. He obviously has an interest in student leadership and with thoughts like this, I believe people like him are the future leaders with the nation’s interest at heart.
He can be contacted at undaceo2013@gmail.com