I am Akoto Adjei Alexander, a Christian. A product of Abetifi Presbyterian Senior High School, Abetifi-Kwahu. I am in my late 20’s and the last born of the boys my parent brought to earth. I am a fiction/scriptwriter who loves to write about nature and the realities of life. Furthermore, I do a little of Graphics Design, I do MC’ing of events somethings, a Motivational Speaker and a Relationship Talk Expert.
ALEXANDER AKOTO ADJEI
Kofi Dumor: Wendy, the president just finished his first nation address and he is moving to the outer chamber of the Parliament House with his Vice, the Speaker, the Majority and Minority Leaders where they will sign the special book meant for them.
TV Anchor: Oh okay Kofi, so how is the atmosphere in the inner chamber as the President finished his speech?
Kofi Dumor: Wendy, I must say the president took everyone by surprise as I saw big surprise in the faces of even some of the majority members. You know as the president said somewhere in his speech that he is scrapping some allowances off and also not purchasing new cars for members of Parliament and other things he said which didn’t go down well for them.
TV Anchor: Kofi, we will cross carpet and go to some of our reporters who are in some marketplaces and find out how the people also received the president’s first nation address.
Kofi Dumor: Okay Wendy, I will engage some of the members of this house in a little conversation off camera and bring the tape over to the station.
TV Anchor: Okay Kofi, well done with the work you have done so far……… Adjoa Sarpong, if you can hear me please tell us what is happening at your end.
Reporter: Wendy I can hear you loud and clear. When you get to this place, Agbogbloshie market it’s all about merry making and jubilation. I see most of the market women dancing and chanting songs of praise for the president.
TV Anchor: Adjoa Sarpong what exactly did those women hear that has gotten them into the jubilation mood?
Reporter: Wendy, I will engage some few market women in a conversation where they will tell us what is making them that happy. Excuse me madam can you tell me your name, what you sell and what your heard that has made you so happy this afternoon.
Market Woman: My name is Akua Attah, I sell plantain for the past 35years in this market, previously when the railway lines were working well, I was getting fresh plantains to sell at a cheap price because when the farmers cut the plantain they bring it straight to the train station where I buy it and convey it to the city that same day but now the railway lines are spoilt which prevents the train from operating.
Nowadays when I go to the village to buy the plantain, I spend days on the bad road before I get here and by that time most of the plantain will riped because of that the price comes down when am selling. Today the president said he will bring back the railway system which will make transporting the plantain to Accra very easy, ah my dear am glad I voted for the president. All I say is may God bless him for his plans for we those who voted for him. (throws her hands in the air as she jubilates with the other women.
Reporter: Madam it seems you also have something to share with us? Tell me your name and what you sell.
Woman: Thank you for this opportunity, my name is Sylvia Nukunu and I am a teacher. I am very impressed with the president’s first nation address, if indeed what he read is how he will lead this country then in no time the fortunes of this country will change.
Reporter: Madam what exactly did he say that got you so impressed?
Woman: The allowances of those ministers, MP’s and he himself is something remarkable that we need to applaud the president for. Lastly he said in his swearing in speech that he will protect the government purse, indeed he is telling us today that he won’t buy any car for any Minister, MP,DCE, MCE, Chief Executive or Director which means he is truly protecting the government purse. I pray he carries on like this and not make this just a political talk. Thank you.
Reporter: Sir, I saw you nodding your head to the things the woman was saying. Please talk to us as to what you also heard. Your name and what you do for a living.
Man: My name is Solomon Brako and I am a civil servant. For me what the president said that made me happy is the tax that he has availed himself to pay. You know every leader must lead by example, for all this years the past presidents were not paying taxes and were enjoying fat allowances which could pay about 18 teachers. Again he has cut 50% of his salary off, my dear what else can we ask for again.
I honestly never voted for the president because I knew he wouldn’t bring anything good on the table but just some days of him in power and I am seeing a massive change in the system. If he keeps doing what he is doing, within a short time the foreigners will beg to come and do business here. He has earned my respect and I pray he is not consumed by the deadly corruption disease later. Thank you for having me.
Reporter: Wendy the people here are many but I will speak with one or two people so that you can engage my other colleagues who are reporting else where. Madam please what is your name and what do you sell in this market? Ghana wants to know what your take is on today’s event.
Woman: My dear my name is Alberta Sackey and I sell tomatoes. My husband died 12years ago leaving behind the 3 children we had, because he didn’t make a will, his kinsmen threw us out and ever since I have been the breadwinner of the family. I single handedly took care of the children and luckily for me, all my children are very good in sports.
The elder’s child was the best volleyball student in the whole of Eastern region when he completed senior high school and he has over 25 certificates for that, his dream was to join the army but because I don’t have money to push him the officials find ways to disqualify him anytime he goes for body screening.
The second born is also very good with track events who wants to join the police and it has brought a burden on me but with what the president said, am very positive that my children will get their dream jobs and come and take care of me. My dear the joy I am feeling in my heart now only God knows, when you meet the president please help me thank him and let him know my vote is for him next 3 years. (turns around to dance with the other women).
Reporter: Wendy, as you can see behind me. This place is charged with a frenzy of excitement and the way the market people are happy it looks just like the way people jubilated when the elections results were declared some months back. I can boldly say that this is the change the people voted for and they are happy they did so. This is Adjoa Sarpong reporting from Agbogbloshie market.
TV Anchor: Thank you very much Adjoa for that report. Well viewers if you just tuned in, then you have missed a lot but we will run some parts of today’s event in our major evening news bulletin or you can go online on our website and watch everything that happened today at Parliament House as the President read his first State of the Nation Address. I have been your host this afternoon and my name is Wendy Appiah, before I sign out, I will leave you with the quote of the president “be a concerned citizen and not a spectator of this great country in all your doing”. Enjoy the rest of our programs, good afternoon.
Back at the Village:
Twum Boafo: What an excellent Nation Address, my respect for this gentleman keeps increasing by the day. He knows what to say, when to say and where to say the right words. Just 2months into office and you are doing this wonders, I wonder what will happen in his first 4years of office?
Junior: Daddy you seem to like this man paaa because I always hear you saying good things about him. It’s unfortunate there is no light here that can make me see the face of the president, I last heard he is a youngman, is it true?
Twum Boafo: That is very true my son, our President is just 42years and the youngest man to ever sit on that high office seat in the whole of Africa through a very peaceful election. He has indeed acquitted himself excellently by proving to me that the youth of today also have a great vision for their country. His plans and policies are top notch that will transform the economy very soon.
Mrs Twum Boafo: Afternoon lecturer, this is not what is important. Find yourself something useful and do because I am becoming fed up with your joblessness. It is not in my place to fend for this family if you care to know, mister man please get up and do your responsibilities for I am now tired of performing your duties.
Twum Boafo: Madam please I have heard you, very soon things will change and be like how it was some years back.
Mrs Twum Boafo: It better be Kwame Boafo because my patience is running out and I am loosing my grip.
Four Months Later.
Hon. Nii Nortey: Hello Johnson, I hope I will see you this evening at the club house?
Hon. Johnson: Bro how I wish I can make it this evening, there is a lot on my table that I need to work on. You know our man is on my neck for me to inaugurate the extension officer’s thing he read in his Nation Address.
Hon. Nii Nortey: My brother don’t overstress yourself because Ghana is not for your father or mother. Yes this thing has reminded me of an issue one of your suppliers brought before me 2 weeks ago to talk to you about.
Hon. Johnson: Which supplier is that and what did he or she say?
Hon. Nii Nortey: Johnson some things are better off discussed in person but not on phone, you don’t know who might be eavesdropping or who might have tapped into your line.
Hon. Johnson: You have a point but at least you can give me a hint or a clue about the issue that the supplier brought up.
Hon. Nii Nortey: Oh it’s just one supplier who deals in Fertilizers. She said you turned down some offers she was bringing on the table.
Hon. Johnson: Oh that lady, bro as you said some matters are better not discussed on phone. I will see you this evening at the club house so we talk into details, hope you have some surprise in stock for me?
Hon. Nii Nortey: You know with me there is no dull moment, you are rather wading off some cool cash that is coming into your pocket. Massa shine your eyes and stop those dull moves, don’t forget you will not be in that office all your life. You need to think about your pocket when you are no longer in that office. I will see you in the evening at the club house and please call your wife and inform her that you will come home late tonight.
Hon. Johnson: I will do that my political lecturer. (call ends)
Hon. Nii Nortey: (talking to himself) You be there and don’t take the bull by the horn, you will go home with nothing. You have simply forgotten you are in Ghana and Africa, my target till I leave this office is 20million dollars. I didn’t choose politics for just the honourable title if you don’t know, my friend don’t give me that look as if am the only bad person over here. You and I have something in common if you have forgotten.
Do you think we have the likes of Hon. Nii Nortey in the government now?
Is Hon. Johnson been misled by his colleague or he is already in the game?
As I have already said, I need interactive readers this time around. If you stay mute, you might be cut off the moving train so do well to drop your comments after reading. Happy Weekend to all of us
To be continued…………………………………………………………………………………………………………#Yeb3toaso
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