Another Bongo boy writes, “Excerpts of Manasseh’s latest hypocritical folder that caught my attention”

Pastor Mensa Otabil, the Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church

“Inside the folder: ‘Great people who have shaped the world were not without blemish. They did not have clean sheets of success. They recorded failures. They had their ups and downs. They had their weaknesses. And their sins.

‘Shakespeare said, “The evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones.’

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‘As we trudge wearily across the slippery stage of life, trying to distinguish ourselves from the crowd, we are watched keenly by a sea of spectators who are ready to celebrate our fall. May we not abandon our call even when we fall. We must give life our all. And fight on until history remembers us in its glorious curtain’.


And the ‘wise man’ went on to cite examples of how Pastor Mensah Otabil’s ICGC donates Church’s collection to charity and other worthy courses. Excellent from the Bongo-Keta Krachi Watchman’s son (dual citizens are so brilliant).

Then he went on to cite the number of employees ICGC and CUC employ annually or overall. Another excellent wise point. Gracias!!!

But he didn’t have the wisdom to find out how much those employees are being paid out of their own collections and how much those employees are asked to give back to ‘God’ every Sunday at least.

So I called this citation by Manasseh as dumbest of all dumb and lamest of all lame works.

Maybe we should begin to look at the number of employees Zoomlion had and has employed or the number of employees the Agams Holdings had employed those days and how much they paid them or otherwise. Even though those were clear business entities whose number one goal was to make profits. Anaa?

Interesting enough, his first point says great people who shaped the world were not without blame or faults. And in this instance, he took a tangential construction where he named stalwarts and if you like global icons who ever lived. Among them are Nelson Mandela, Luther King Jnr, Mahatma Ghandi and the greatest African leader, the great Osagyefo.

But his thinking faculty soon forgot that, Zoomlion’s Siaw Adjapong, otherwise known as Jospong is also or ‘was’ a great human being who is as fallible as the above. But yet, when another human being, our National Chief went to visit the ‘greater works’ of Jospong, a judgmental article almost nearing the judgment that only God has a monopoly of, not even His son Jesus, was titled: ‘Akuffo Addo’s Immoral Dance with Jospong’.

Yet, the recent ‘greater works’ of Otabil, where he openly said, ‘the church does not owe anybody an explanation or accountability on how it expends its money’ was the most moral dance everybody could dance to according to you my Bongo brother. ‘All greater works be greater works buddy’, after all, service to mankind is service to God!  Mr Bongo boy, are all human beings not in equal guilt in these circumstances?

Then the ‘intelligent’ boy from Bongo’s second point seems to me as though it is only his and Otabil’s fall that the masses are ready to celebrate. But this phenomenon has been in existence since the Dead Sea was only a crater or since the first pope was only an altar boy.

Alas! It will continue to prevail until the ‘mythical’ second coming of Christ called Jesus.

And oh! Buddy, did I see you write Otabil is your father and you revere him that much to afford to criticize him? But just as you read Julius Caesar so wide that you are able to quote Shakespeare as saying ‘the evil that men do lives after them. The good is often interred with their bones’.

Don’t forget to read Arthur Koestler’s ‘Darkness at noon’. Because if you do, you will realize a certain Saint Just who said ‘No one can rule guiltlessly’.

And if you do, you will realize that you have to treat all humans equally and impartially.

Please refer also to the American Credo. It says without any equivocation that; We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. And once they are so created, they are so endowed by their creator certain inalienable rights. That among these, are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

So treat all equal whether they are Jospong or Roland Agambire or Dr Kwabena Duffour or Alfred Woyome or Abuga Pele or Phillip Assibit. Because if you don’t, then unlike the American creed above, for you happiness is but an occasional episode shrouded in a drama of hypocrisy and shame.

I do not have much to write because unlike a Bongo ‘intelligent giant boy’ I am a weak looking hunger-stricken-malnourished Bongo boy.

And ohh! I once herded cattle and the only thing I am good at is wrestling.

In fact I have no privilege of formal education once I am not a journalist. I know this my write-up will not fly because it is not an intelligent piece.

But hey! Mr Manasseh, I see you read a lot and you like literature but remember you are yet to read ‘Darkness at noon’. Let’s spare quoting Shakespeare because nearly all literates know Shakespeare and his quotes. Maybe they are cliché.

But do you know that in “Darkness at noon”, Arthur Koestler noted that, Nicholo Michiavelli stated, ‘He who establishes a dictatorship and does not kill Brutus, or he who founds a republic and does not kill the sons of Brutus, will only reign a short time?’

Bongo boy! You must do justice to Brutus and his sons else you are only reigning for a short while so sayeth other intelligent beings like you. Maybe we are soon forgetting you have some accolades such as ‘journalist of the year’.

If you don’t agree, let me refer you to the philosophical exploits and works of a certain man.

He is the great René Descartes and he said ‘Cogito Ergo sum’, It is Latin translated to English to mean ‘I think, therefore I am’.

Please think else you are fast losing it.

The ‘nonsense’ of another Bongo boy can never be kept in a folder… so let me leave it here.’

Source: Another Bongo boy

Editor’s note: The writer an entrepreneur and a social commentator. The views expressed in this article are his personal opinions and do not reflect, in any form or shape, those of  The Media General Group.

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