LISTEN 52 MINUTES AGO 0 There were quite a few highlights in the Abronye Press Conference Presentation that escaped my epistemic purview or knowledge and attention, being naturally due to the fact that yours truly has been away from Ghana for the past three-dozen years. Indeed, he was one of the very lucky relatively few Ghanaian citizens trapped by the so-called Rawlings Revolution to be able to get out of the take-no-prisoners pathway of the Jerry John Rawlings’ junta juggernaut that became known as the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC), that literally dominated Ghana’s political landscape from December 31, 1981 to January 1992, or thereabouts. On the whole, the Abronye Presentation was crystal clear, simple and pointedly informative as well as instructive for even the informally tutored student of postcolonial Ghanaian history and culture.
In particular, the WAMCO story is an eyeopener, if also because it puts an undeflectable spotlight on the criminally regressive economic and labor policies of the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), especially the leadership of former President John “European Airbus Payola” Dramani Mahama, the vintage student of the J J Rawlings Revolutionary Academy, whom the late acclaimed Founding-Father of the National Democratic Congress incessantly and ruefully described as the most thoroughgoing corrupt Ghanaian leader in the post-independence era. The WAMCO Story has to do with the establishment of a state-owned Cocoa-Processing Plant or Factory, which the presser convener tells us had been established as relatively far back as 1992, about the period that marks the inception of Ghana’s Fourth Republic. WAMCO would literally and predictably collapse under the grossly irresponsible and criminally incompetent watch of President Mahama in 2014.
In the wake of the complete collapse of WAMCO which, Mr. Kwame Baffoe tells us, was at the time the only functioning cocoa-processing factory in the entire West-African Subregion, Mr. Mahama had either deliberately failed to intervene to help revive WAMCO or the extant President was simply darn too incompetent to step up to the proverbial plate and get things working again. Once again, it would take the opportune and auspicious accession of “The Little Man from Kyebi” with the Big Brain, Big Dreams and Big Ideas to step up to the plate and get WAMCO working again. Abronye DC also promptly and significantly tells us that as of the moment of his presser or press conference presentation of August 18, 2021, at least 10,000 (Ten […]