The story of Alidu and his goat brings about a lot of nostalgic feelings from our good old primary school days
We all remember how the goat who was endowed with the rare gift of speech refused to talk after Alidu had bragged to a whole town about the special prowess of his goat.
The goat watched on as his master Alidu was being trashed and after a while, the goat finally spoke much to the amazement of all.
At the end of the day, Alidu was rewarded with a very fat cow.
When Alidu inquired from the goat why he refused to speak at first, the goat retorted that he knew that the more pain Alidu suffered, the bigger the reward.
2015 has been obviously very challenging for His excellency, John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, a bedeviled with all sorts of scandals, massive cedi depreciation and above all DUMSOR, which we have heard countless promised that it shall end. The Dumsor menace is like the malaria parasite, it keeps evolving and building resistance to efforts of the Government to end it.
The Dumsor Eradication team, led by Dr. Kwabena Donkor, the Power Minister have been left in limbo on several occasions. The obvious reason being the fact that they had no idea what they were dealing with.
President Mahama has one final lap in 2016 to win the hearts and minds of Ghanaians who once had a lot of hope and belief in him.
The big question therefore is: can Mahama get his goats to speak in 2016? especially the black lean and mean goat called Dumsor? What about the gray goat called cedi depreciation and even the brown goat called scandals?
If Mahama is able to fix these never ending issues, then his goats may speak, and who knows, Ghanaians might reward him with another big fat Cow!- which is another four year mandate to pursue the “Better Ghana” agenda.
My only fear is that, Mahama’s goats are all dead goats, and to get a dead goat to speak will be one hell of a miracle. But I believe in Miracles, don’t you? After all, the good book says that with God all things are possible!
Merry Christmas, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana and his hard working team.
I wish you all the best in 2016!
From the desk of ROL