If this latest story doing the rounds is true, then it is just so reminiscent of the mad and bad days of Kalabule, before the June 4th 1979 military uprising - when politically well-connected individuals, grabbed everything they could lay their grubby fingers on, that lay within their sight: nationwide.
Do those greedy philistines, ensconced in the presidency under this regime, who think they know the price of everything under the African sun, but in reality haven't the slightest idea of the value of anything of worth, on God's planet Earth, want to own practically the whole of our country (if they had the opportunity to do so - and could get away with it)? Do they know no limit at all, to the unfathomable greed that drives them?
Well, let them try and sell Achimota Forest, and at a time of global climate change: when such forests are needed more than ever - especially a unique one abutting a major metropolis like Accra.
How could anyone who cared about nature even begin to think of such an abomination – and scheme to deprive a whole city of its lungs, literally: just so that some bunch of uncouth, nouveau riche barbarians can send their already high personal net worth, into the stratosphere?
Well, let them dare sell it - and face the consequences. For, when the masses get fed up and finally rise up to halt the ongoing gang-rape of mother Ghana, they will exact their revenge - against those who now act with total impunity and think they are invincible.
They must not think that the praise-singing of the "My-party-my-tribe-right-or-wrong" myrmidons, whose consciences they have bought, and whose blinkers blind them to the ongoing rape of our country, represents the pulse of the nation - for it does not in the slightest.
The decent and independent-minded Ghanaians, whose votes will decide this election, are thoroughly fed up, with the insatiable greed of some of our present rulers.Ghanaians are sick and tired of the endless greed that seems to have become such an epidemic in this regime. Have they no shame, at all?
Our current president, whose many critics, up and down Ghana, now call him our nation’s “Hypocrite-in-Chief” has certainly presided over the greediest and most amoral regime that we have ever had the misfortune of electing into office in our homeland Ghana.
But what does one expect of a regime made up mostly of men who break their marriage vows constantly? Can one expect such men to be honest in all their undertakings in life - big and small? Can one be dishonest in one area of one's life and be honest in other areas of life? Well, in the book of simple everyday folk, one is either honest, or one isn't - there is nothing in between. Period.
No wonder the most uncharitable of his critics say that the prevailing greed amongst the regime-crony oligarchs is a reflection of his own personal character: sly, ruthless and super-greedy. Achimota Forest, indeed - whatever next, one wonders? Hmmm, Ghana - eyeasem oo: asem ebaba debi ankasa!
May God bless and protect our homeland Ghana, always. Long live freedom! Long live Ghana!