In the editorial of yesterday, we did mention that Ghanaians are yet to see more stunning moves from the government.
The president, who has never been so cornered, is implementing odious policies as the crucial elections beckon.
The economic downturn, the worst in two decades, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest impression, alongside motley unfulfilled promises, are indicative of difficult times; these are gradually pushing the government to the precipice.
Indecisiveness and damning features of President John Mahama have become more pronounced as he rescinds his decisions, with the speed of rapids in response to emerging realities.
“My First Coup d’etat” his autobiography, says a lot about young John Mahama’s bout of vacillation.
Even before the ink dried on the commentary yesterday, a signal meant for the action and consumption of personnel of the foremost law enforcement agency ordering the stoppage of road checks made media-fall.
The speed with which the signal went virile on social media underscores the disdain with which Ghanaians digested the bizarre novelty.
We have not seen the worst yet: President John Mahama would do a lot of weird things, symptoms of desperation, safe perhaps ordering the emptying of the country’s prisons.
We can bet though that if he is assured that this could provide the needed impetus to reverse his political misfortunes, he would go for it – the repercussions notwithstanding.
To ask that the police suspend road checks is to allow indiscipline on our roads and subject lives and properties to avoidable danger.
We can state that the unpopular decision has political motives and therefore, originated from the Interior Ministry: it’s an unprecedented action not congruous with civility and symptomatic of desperation.
The Police Administration is said to have attributed the road check suspension to a leak from its personnel.
The media all over the world depend on such leaks for critical stories and so the trend would not stop with John Kudalor at the helm of police administration. No! Never!
In advanced societies John Kudalor would have resigned his post rather than succumb to this Interior Ministry directive and by extension, President John Mahama’s.
Unfortunately for a man savouring the pecks of the high office of IGP when he should have been on retirement, courtesy President Mahama, he would do anything as a way of expressing gratitude.
Not only is Ghana passing through her worst economic moments in two decades, but witnessing the most obnoxious socio-political times.
Countries do not grow under governments which are bereft of moral principles.
A president, who suffers dangerous bouts of vacillation, would soon pilot the ship of state to the rocks. We haven’t seen anything yet. When we are told that electricity bills have been scrapped and prisoners released from the prisons, it would be President John Mahama suffering further bouts of vacillation and acute indecision.