Friday, 27 July 2012

This week, we mourn. Our country has suffered a great loss! Never in our political life, have we lost a sitting president but there's always a first time. I wish we didn't have to use this as our first. I'd rather say this was the first time we have built an aeroplane that Americans have purchased, the first time we've bought out a country, the first time we've built a 100-floor skyscraper, or some other feat that is positive, but alas!

John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills, I never knew you personally; i never met you; i never shook your hand; i was never your favorite or a supporter of your position as President but you were a good man. Why do i say that? My mother knew you personally, and told me you are a good man so i believe my mother.

At the same time, my mother taught me to have a mind of my own, so i can make judgement and speak my mind. I spoke about many things concerning your style of governance, especially the fact that you were too dull as a President and never seemed to be in control of affairs. I also spoke about the way you seemed to have been made a puppet for other people's benefit, and was truly worried about you when i saw your eyes, your hands and how much you had shrunk. I spoke about how you should just go to bed and leave the presidency to others more robust and younger. Oh yes i did. I spoke about the lack of accountability, and why you couldn't mete out punishment for your close followers who did wrong by your beloved nation; was it because you were too good? Why does the bible speak about God 'pruning' those he loved?

So, we have lost you Uncle Atta. My most favorite post which i made about you was for my facebook friends to tell me their favorite line from you and the NDC Government ... ecomini, dzi wo fie asam, my brethers and sisters, father of all, gargantuan, Woyome, high treason, fear and panic, free school uniform, schools under trees, oh so many!

Uncle Atta, throughout all of these, let me tell you what i've learnt from you:
  • Be a president only when you really want to be president, not when someone tells you to
  • When you go for international conferences, sleep at night.
  • When you are sick, let the world take a hike!
  • Don't succumb to peer pressure, or even national pressure
  • Dont hire staff who will approve checks that you have not authorized and cause you to look stupid in front of the press!
  • Don't have friends and sponsors with the initials AAW. (hint: GHc51 million) 
  • You don't have to stand if you are weak; you don't have to jog if are sick; you don't have to read if you can't see! haaba!!!
  • Have much bigger dreams than free school uniforms; or the dressmakers will kill your dream.
  • Its okay to dzi wo fie asem, afterall, no one can do you tii when you are president
  • When you die, within 5 hours, you will be replaced by a handsome Technocrat that women (absolutely!) love.
  • Some will cry, but deep down, they want you dead.
  • At your funeral, people will dance and have dinner and wine will flow freely.
  • Enjoy every day as if it was your last. Actually, i got that from Steve Jobs.
  • Join a party that will not require you to jog when you've come from medical treatment.
  • Lastly, don't associate with youth groups who have a TUBER OF YAM as their logo! mtsewww!!!
Fare thee well, Uncle Atta. We will all miss you for various reasons; mine is known to the world!

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