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
Lauren: But what you are about to do is not Christlike, it won’t speak good of you as most of the people here in this house look up to you.
Landlady: Why have you also taken personal interest in this matter? Please you said you know nothing about this matter so kindly allow me to carry my cross peacefully. If you think there is any confession to do, it is now or never because when I place the death curse on the person or people who want to ruin my business, I won’t revoke the curse. (rushes out of the room)
Lauren: Herh this woman wants to ridicule me, if I keep mute and allow her to proceed with what she intends to do, the end results will be disastrous and if I voice out the truth too, hell will break lose on this compound. God what should I do?
Landlady: (screaming on top of her voice) People of this house, please listen to me and bear me witness to what I am about to do in this house this morning. Someone or some people have broken into my shop and made away with volumes of things in my shop. The person or people want to destroy me through my shop and as the old adage goes “if cancer doesn’t fear attacking the nose, you too you won’t be shy to apply cotton on it”.
Since the animal has decided to disturb me, I will also not feel bothered destorying it’s hole. In my hands are local eggs, kola nut and akpeteshie from maame Fanti’s bar, if you know anything about my missing provisions or you are behind the mysterious getaway, this is the time for you to come clean, come and confess to me in a professional way before I evoke my death sentence curse on you.
I am giving anyone or people responsible just 3minutes before I execute my intended action because I won’t revoke my curse when I finally pronounce it. I don’t want to be tagged as a heartless mother on this compound.
Lovia: (stops eating as she hears the announcement that was just made) Cindy! Cindy!! Ah, Cindy!!! You better wake up because there is fire on the mountain.
Cindy: Oh Lovia so can’t I now have a peaceful sleep in this room? What is the problem?
Lovia: Well there is much sleep after death if that is what you want to happen to us. I think the landlady has gotten to know that we paid her shop a visit and she is planning to place a death curse on the people behind it.
Cindy: (jumps from the bed) Whaaaat? You don’t mean it? Was her statement directed to us or she generalized it?
Lovia: My dear it was an open caution she was throwing into the air, we have less than 3minutes to go out there and face her before it is too late. We know how heartless and crazy this woman can be sometimes.
Cindy: Heeeeey my goodness, what are we going to tell her when we go out there and by this time the other tenants might all be outside watching what this crazy woman will do. Why don’t you approach her on our behave my dear.
Lovia: If I go there, what do you want me to tell her? I was an accomplice here and not the master brain behind our shopping window as you tagged it. See I have just conceived this plan which I know will go in our favour but unfortunately it is going to be a big lie we are going to narrate to her.
At the Odaw Gutter:
President R. Mensah: Mr contractor so far so good, I think I am not impressed with the job you have done. Funds has been released for you weeks ago after the first downpour and looking at the job you have done so far, you haven’t done up to 25% of the job. The meteorological service director told me that there are some heavy clouds coming our way that will be 4 times more than we have already encountered. There are only 2 excavators I am seeing here and even with that it is only one that is working.
Contractor: Your Excellency, I have been pleading with the minister in charge to even give me a quarter of my pay so I can clear my new machines and equipment that is at the port but he always gives excuses that the money for this project has not been released. I and my boys have been working day and night so that we can complete the work even before the estimated time but unfortunately for me, yesterday evening the excavator was distilling the gutter when it went off all of a sudden. Engineers have come to access and inspect the machine but didn’t see any fault on it and it won’t start also.
President R. Mensah: That is very strange but again I will say I am very shocked and surprised with what the minister said to you, I will get to the bottom of this issue. Meanwhile I will issue a letter to you that will allow you to clear your equipments and machines at the port that you will need to complete this very important contract that has been awarded to you. The safety of every citizen of this country remains my topmost priority as I promised in my manifesto.
Chief of Staff: To add to what his Excellency said, I will be monitoring the progress of this project from today till you are done with it. You know when this gutter overflows when it rains, it creates a very big problem for the people living and working around this area. This year we don’t want to here any bad news over here and I will plead with Ghanaians who are fond of dumping refuse into the gutters when it rains to stop, this small small refuse you dump in your various gutters comes this way and it chokes this big gutter hence the overflowing of the water when it rains. As our president always says, we need to be concerned citizens who will protect and defend mother Ghana rather than being spectators.
Contractor: Your Excellency, I want to assure you that everything will be taken care of as soon as I get my machines and you will not regret awarding the contract to a Ghanaian. Some of us have vowed to help make your dream come true.
President R. Mensah: Thanks for your assurance Mr contractor. We will take our leave now so that you can continue with your work, as I came here without informing you, that will be how my next coming will be.
The president and his entourage moves to the next place to inspect the ongoing projects.
Back at Lovia’s House:
Lovia: (walks to the landlady) Good morning madam landlady, I hope all is well?
Landlady: Even if all is not well, you can’t help me so don’t come and disturb me.
Lovia: Madam landlady, I will entreat you not to go ahead with what you want to do because if you try, the end results won’t be something good to write home about.
Landlady: What nonsense are you talking about? You girls of today think when you attend school and complete the umiversity then that is all erh? See book knowledge is not sense because despite your education a fool is a fool even when he or she holds a PhD. Now if you don’t mind, leave my presence before you incure my rage.
Lovia: Mmmm madam landlady, yesternite I gave papa landlord salad mixed with cream which I later saw you enjoying with him.
Landlady: (cuts in) So what? I ate some of the salad you gave to my husband so I should be singing your praise and licking your dirty feet erh?
Lovia: Mmmmm where do I even start from? You see erh, your son has been chasing after my sister for sometime now. Yesterday he brought some groceries and provisions to us to prove to us that he can take very good care of her so if they are the same things you are angry about and want to place a curse then please have a rethink because your action might wipe your entire family away. (walks away)
Landlady: Herh come here you cheap slut, you girls think you can use your witchcraft to bewitch my foolish son and milk me dry erh? We shall see in this house you evil girls, now where is that good for nothing ingrate I call my son? If I knew this is what you would be engaging yourself in after completing university like I wouldn’t bother pushing your father to foot your bills in that private university. If you won’t appreciate what I and your father has done for you, would you wreck my business for me? Herh where is this girl, Fatima come and take the eggs and go and boil it for me. (opens the akpeteshie bottle and sips it)
At the Madina-Adenta Highway:
Contractor: It is a great honour to have you here today your Excellency. My boys and I were not given a clue as to the fact that you and your entourage will be coming here.
President R. Mensah: Well that will be how the second coming of Jesus Christ will be. Looking at the progress of the job that has be done so far, I am not impressed at all. What is this? This was not the very plan that was brought to me some weeks ago, look at the size of the pillars over there, they are very small.
This footbridge shouldn’t be a 3 or 5years project, I want something that can last for at least 25 to 30years. Honestly you guys would have to pull this nonsense down and do what you presented to me. I can’t approve and pay for something that I am not going to get, if this is the same thing you have done at Adenta then I am afraid you have lost the contract Mr contractor.
Contractor: Sir we dug a very big foundation that we were going to build the footbridge that was presented to you but the honourable minister in charge of this project called me later and told me to redesign the footbridge again with a smaller spec.
President R. Mensah: Sometimes I wonder why some African leaders are so cruel? They don’t feel pity and compassion for others, so if I didn’t come here to inspect this project myself, this would have been the nonsense you people will invite me over to come and commision. Whatever the case is, you have 5 working days to correct this foolish mistake or your contract will be terminated and you will be arrested and arranged before court for fraud and contempt by force pretence. A word should be enough for the wise, madam Asantewaa please let us get out of here because the more I stay here the higher my anger rises. (enters his car)
Hon. Asantewaa: Your Excellency, with what the contractor said, I am very shocked. So they intended to serve as palmwine with a champagne budget, now it seems everyone is concerned about his pocket rather than being a patriotic citizen. A whiteman will never succumb to such an act by dancing to the tune of someone without alerting the overall boss. Most Africans leaders lack integrity and we are always finding loop holes to massage figures and enrich our pockets.
President R. Mensah: I am so much disappointed and if Hon. Nii Nortey doesn’t find an appropriate reason to give me, I will not think twice to also relief him of his duties as a minister. Looking at the rich natural resources that God gifted this country with, we shouldn’t even for a day run to the foreigners to ask for help.
I wonder what our leaders see when they travel to the foreign countries and why they are not hungry for development and progress. Look at how the leaders of the United Arab Emirates have planned their country that has now become a tourist attraction for everyone, they have managed to transform the desert into a heavenly place.
Hon. Asantewaa: Please calm down your Excellency, your blood pressure will shoot up if you continue like this for the next 5minutes.
President R. Mensah: Wouldn’t that even be better than dealing with people who want your downfall? This just brought the MTN project that took place in the North to mind, the MTN foundation built a 6 unit classroom block in one of the villages in the Northern region, the same building project by the previous government, the then minister came to quote an amount 3 times that of MTN Foundation quoted, isn’t this high level of thievery?
We only see people who carry guns, knives and machete around as the big time criminals but believe you me, the crime some people are committing with pens, it is mindblowing. Joe drive us straight to Teshie and Nungua area, I need to visit the sites where they have complained of bad drainage system. We have to settle that problem before the heavy rains start, I don’t want to lose any citizen or their properties in that area.
Back at the Hospital:
Matron: Hello Kwame, I can see smiles all over your face this morning. Do you mind sharing the good news with me?
Twum Boafo: Matron you won’t believe my wife ate everything we brought to her this morning. She even requested for more so I am moving to the cafeteria if I can get her something more.
Matron: It is good to hear that, yesterday you weren’t looking happy at all but with the excitement on your face, I am convinced that all is well. Let me allow you get what you want to go and buy but please see me in my office before leaving the hospital.
What will be the fate of Hon. Nii Nortey?
What will happen to Lauren now that his mother has found out what happened to her things?
What would you have done if you were the landlady after hearing what your son did?
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