Or; Whisky, Travels & Fun Waa! Waa!! Waa!!!?
Rawlings Used His To Start UDS!!!
Analytical Desk Report
Former President John Agyekum Diawuo Kofi Kufuor has dedicated his World Food Prize Foundation Award to the Republic of Ghana, and it is certainly the right thing to do by any responsible leader.
It is a matter of fact that, Mr. Kufuor wouldn’t have won the award if Ghanaians did not give him the opportunity to become President of the Republic; and so the decision by the former President to show appreciation and gratitude to Mother Ghana is not only commendable, but is also praiseworthy.
It is laudable, also, that the Government of Ghana did the right and honourable thing, by congratulating the immediate-past Ghanaians’ leader for being recognized by the Foundation for whatever contribution he might have made to alleviating poverty in Ghana, during his eight years’ reign.
Indeed, if it is true that President John Atta Mills personally called his predecessor via telephone to congratulate him, then the sitting President has exhibited a lot of maturity and really proven that he is very much committed to changing the face of governance, as he strives to build a Better Ghana. It is a matter of fact, however, that; way back in 1993, Former President Jerry John Rawlings also received the same award on behalf of the People of Ghana. President Rawlings did not only dedicate his Award to Ghana; the people-centered President Rawlings went a step further to donate the prize money of $50,000, to be used as the seed money for the establishment of the University of Development Studies (UDS), which has produced graduates like Anthony Karbo, National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Former President Rawlings, who does not believe in the right-wing philosophy of, property-stealing, property-owning, property-grabbing, and abhors unjustified swimming in nauseating personal wealth, donated his prize money of $50,000 for the establishment of a university; which has blossomed into a fully-fledged university, giving quality education to scores of Ghanaians today.
The question that is on the lips of many Ghanaians is: What is Mr. Kufuor going to do with his prize money of $250,000?
It is not a hidden fact that Mr. Kufuor and money are like twins at birth, and he has a lot of personal qualms with conscience when it comes to money matters. In fact, his love for money is legendary!
Mr. Kufuor did not hide the fact that he entered politics to make money; and not to better the lot of Ghanaians, as evidence with regards to how his families have been alleged to have acquired a lot of property in Ghana and abroad.
If Kufuor had his way, as President, he would have pocketed all the wealth of Ghana.
His voracious love for money is what led him to take a disgraceful decision to be the Board Chairman of the Bui Dam Development Project.
It is Kufuor’s love for money that led him to turn the Castle into the nerve-center for collecting kickbacks.
For a fact, it is Mr. Kufuor’s love for money that led him to hand over Ghana to the international drug barons, for the cocaine monies to flow waa! Waa!! Waa!!! Indeed, Mr. Kufuor’s love for money is what made him increase his per diem ten-fold, which also resulted in his travelling on the average of two times in a month, for the 8 years that he was President of Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana. President Atta Mills does not collect per diem when he travels; Kufuor collected fat per diem and also pocketed colossal amounts of unaccountable imprests. So, for a person who loves money than his image, what is Kufuor going to do with $250,000?
He has dedicated the citation and joy following the Award to Ghana; Fine!! Will Kufuor go ahead and donate the prize money to support the growth of education in the country?
If Kufuor won the Award because he managed to alleviate poverty; will he donate the money to deepen his supposed fight against poverty? Or; the money-loving person that Kufuor is, he will keep the money in his pocket and chop it “nyafu-nyafu”?
Will Kufuor keep the $250,000 in his pocket and use it to fund his love for Chevas Regal Whisky?
Will Kufuor keep the money in his pocket and use it to fund his numerous travels abroad?
Will Kufuor have the “balls” to let go of $250,000 just as President Rawlings was man enough to let go of his $50,000?
Ghanaians are waiting with bated breath to see whether the money-worshiping John Agyekum Kofi Diawuo “50 Cents” Kufuor, will behave like a “greedy bastard” and hold on to the $250,000, or put his critics to shame by donating the money to a worthy course.
Ayekoo to former President John Agyekum Kofi Diawuo Kufuor for his Award and the prize money of $250,000; what he does with the money will determine whether he will enter the HALL OF FAME, or HALL OF SHAME!!!