Last night I read one of the best news items ever on citi fm. It wasn’t any complicated post about how the government is destroying the nation or some lies from a government official telling us how things are getting better; it was honest talk about how stupid those in government think we are. I liked it because I had two things in mind, either they didn’t know what was going on or they knew but were genuinely helpless. After yesterday I realized they know, they just don’t care enough. We are only useful to them during elections. The mystery has been solved.
Allow me to do some citizen journalism(Credit to Citi fm for the images).
Act 1, Scene 1.(Characters in this play are a work of fiction, every resemblance to actual people is pure coincidence)
You know these Imani guys are always complaining and giving their suggestions, bra Kofi was on his usual rant walking around the flag staff house in the hot sun, talking plenty;
Unknown to him, he was disturbing uncle Stan’s air conditioned office. Uncle Stan told his fellow collegues, “These small boys and their too known,they can’t even be class prefects but they think they can win elections and rule a country”. He angrily went out to meet bra kofi and said;
Bra Kofi was confused, he knew he was talking about lying, he didn’t think it had anything to do with winning an election, he decided to correct him.
Uncle Stan had misfired, he needed to save his face fast,best way? personal attack and play the victim. He started shouting by the roadside and jumped into the gutter in front of the flagstaff house,
Bra Kofi was trying to make sense but he had been hit by uncle Stan so he also jumped into the gutter with him, shegee!
A small crowd was forming, they were surprised to see two grown men playing in the gutter. Things were getting out of hand;
Some Kofi Annan quickly went to call Chief Imani to separate the two;
Bra Kofi calmed down, but uncle Stan won’t be defeated, he had some left in him;
Bra Kofi then broke free from the people holding him back and spoke his mind, he won’t allow uncle Stan to talk to him by heart;
By now the people from the flagstaff house had come to call uncle Stan, “Lunch prepared with the Ghanaian tax payer’s money is readyyyy!” He was tired, his air con office was waiting for him. He looked bra kofi in the eye, delivered the final blow and walked away;
There was silence, the crowd was like;
Someone’s phone started playing Daddy Lumba’s Yentie Obiaa. Joseph was also surprised;
Batman was passing by and heard it, he was also like;
I was like…
And walked away.