Spoils of war and a confused president 

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It is said that a big head does not equate knowledge or wisdom . The wisdom behind this old age adage is to emphasize the insignificance size when it comes to efficiency  .

After the war comes the sharing of the spoils . A lot of party folks who played major and minor role are playing their political cards to secure appointment in the president’s government. Some go to the extreme in undermining others in order to secure certain positions in government. Continue reading

Bloated profits , deflated passengers 


There have been agitations of transport fare increases this past few weeks . Although the transport union – the body of all commercial bus drivers have asked the commercial bus drivers not to increase their fairs in reaction to increase in petroleum products, specifically fuel – Some drivers went against the directive and were charging arbitrary fares. At a point, I decided to enquire from one of the leaders of the bus stations . I usually pick my bus to work from there . I asked him why they’ve increased their fares when others haven’t . He explained, albeit peppered with insults on the union executives, blaming them for being unsympathetic to the plight of drivers. 

According to him a lot goes into running a commercial bus and that fuel prices were increased 3 times without adjustment in bus fares . So their increase in fares was in order . After listening to him , I felt sympathetic besides I need the bus to go to work so I paid the new fair two times . But yesterday after hearing the fuel price have been reduced I decided not to pay the new fare. The bus conductor was hell bent on taking the extra but I wasn’t even looking at him . All of a sudden an elderly man at the back of the bus decides to insult me . He goes like ” my friend if you don’t have the money just tell the bus conductor you don’t have the money . Who do you think you are . ”
 I initially didn’t want to respond but I felt I have to tell him my peace of mind so I retorted ” mr man you’re an elderly person so please respect yourself . Who told you I have no money to pay . But I won’t pay . These guys are cheats . Or you think I don’t know what I am about .” That was it and the already agitated passengers joined in to lambast them for being cheats . Now the man was quiet, can’t say anything, because everyone was complaining at the increase of the fare as not being fair . So today when I was leaving I was envisaging another fight . Only to realize the fare had been reduced to the original . 

It’s so annoying sometimes especially when a lot of bus stations have not increased their fares. It was part of my argument of why I refused to pay the extra . Well today I paid the original fare . I am thinking someone might have tipped the executives that someone was causing trouble lol . This was not the first time though .

Instant justice : Inhumanity or deserved punishment 

The savagery and barbarity of some humans will definitely make some animals in the wild jealous . Trust me, they will cringe at the uncivilized way humans have chosen to settle their differences.

Last Saturday, I woke up to a disturbing video being circulated on various social media networks . The content ? A horrifying one – a marauding crowd had stripped a young woman on the allegation of theft . First, I asked if it was an archival footage but I found out it was recent, merely a day old . Continue reading

About that talking republic : Manasseh Azure’s fiction vs Logic 

Samira Bawumia

The ridiculousness started when Pastor Mensah Otabil tried too hard to impugn our culinary choices i.e. Our beloved Fufu . Choked by the bizarreness of his opinion, I relieved myself from eating that beaten muscle of cassava punched with a bit of plantain though not for long. This delicacy is quite popular amongst a large Ghanaian population mostly in the southern zone . His beef was that the of preparing fufu is tiring and unsanitary and I can tell you point blank that opinion cannot survive against any logic but I would rather not go in depth with that. He is entitled to his opinion however wrong it may be . Continue reading