If the assertions of embattled Kwesi Nyantakyi against the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo are to be taken, then we need to swallow some bitter pills. Anas’ exposè didn’t come as a blow entirely because the canker of corruption is not novel in Ghana and we cannot pretend the Ghana Football Association(GFA) is the worst culprit in this moral decadence while all other institutions and government organisations are in cassock.
Corruption is everywhere in Ghana and it’s no news. I will not be surprised to hear a market woman from ‘Makola’ describing other market women as corrupt. It behoves us therefore, to shake the dust of corruption off our feet and move forward with a deeper sense of patriotism.
However, I would want us to consider Nyantakyi’s staments in relation to Ghana’s president, Nana Addo due to the relationship that exists between them.
It is said that it is the domestic rat that sells his owner to the wild cat. There are things only an acquaintance can say about you. Unfortunately, these statements no matter how true or false they are put your reputation under severe attacks and that may never be erased from the minds of people.
NYANTAKYI: “I knows for a fact” that @NanaAkufoAddo sold his properties to win the elections so his family is very broke. His brothers are always asking for money therefore the $5m bribe will ease the burden”
In view of this, it will be prudent to re-examine the people you have around you and smoke the bad nuts out.
1. The Immature Friend: one who does not know what to say, where to say it and how to say it. This friend can just release important information anyhow and the revelation of such information may be a dent on your reputation forever.
2. The Opportunist: that person who is around you for what he/she will get out of your status.
3. Friends with Benefit: that individual who will help you in order to use your personality to accentuate his/her existence.
4. The one who makes you naked to clothe himself: this one would sell you to your adversaries for his/her personal gains. He/she will keep riding on your wings of success to become more powerful and influential than you.
Be vigilant, wise and be in control of your life. Don’t sleep comfortably while your legs are outside. Watch the people who you keep in your circle.