Ye men of little faith!

JOHN MAHAMABy nature, human beings could be unforgivably ungrateful and unduly pessimistic. We easily forget all the good things people do, and get discouraged with the slightest challenge. I can bet with my last Cedi that some people will complain of hardship even if God Himself is made the President of Ghana; and I will prove it.

If we recall, according to the Bible, the Israelites went through untold hardship in Egypt, but God decided to deliver them from those difficulties. In Exodus 3:7, He said: “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering so I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey…”

And God performed incredible miracles for the people of Israel including dividing the Red Sea for them to cross on dry land. They were very happy and sang praises to God, in fact, it was Miriam, the sister of Aaron who led the praises. But as soon as they had some little challenge on their way to the Promised Land, they told God: “Tweeaa, is this the Better Israel you promised us? Where is the milk and honey? Kai, you have deceived us big time!”

Oh, do you think I am doing propaganda? Let’s hear the account according to Exodus 16:2-3: In the desert the whole community grumbled…and said, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”

What we are experiencing in Ghana is not at all different from the Israelites’ account. People are not focusing on the incredible “miracles” President Mahama is performing in the area of infrastructure development., but are rather concentrating on the little challenges we are facing on our way to the Promised Land. I am not saying people should not complain. My point is that the complaints are needlessly and overly done in some cases.

I have always said in my articles that we should watch the young man from Bole because he knows what he is about. Visionary leaders are like Pharisees, they see far beyond what the ordinary person sees, and formulate policies accordingly.

Good leadership is about solving problems when they rear their ugly heads: and dumsor is being fixed. A friend who is a notorious dumsor critic, confessed to me that dumsor has improved considerably, and that he has had uninterrupted supply of electricity for close to two weeks.

The Cedi is bouncing back in style due to measures put in place by government. On June 30, 2015, the Cedi was 4.3860 to the dollar. In about 7 days, the Cedi has firmed up by 3.9300 against the dollar. Those who are hoarding huge sums of foreign money have started trooping to the forex bureau to change them before their finances a wracked and ruined. A friend who was keeping 10,000 dollars told me he has lost a whopping GHC4,560 within a week, and that he is going to change his dollars before it plummets further. This panic reaction will make the Ghanaian currency even stronger.

And it is projected that it will be fixed at 2.381 against the dollar by the close of July, and may even go as low as 1.952 to the dollar before the end of 2015. These means that, all things being equal, there could be a drastic reduction in fuel prices due to the deregulation policy. Abakade, things are getting better! Clap for the young man from Bole!

In 2012, President Mahama looked up and pointed his index finger to the sky, few days ago he did the same thing at Telensi, signifying that he is standing on a solid rock which is God. Kikikikiki, and all other bare-chested ground is sinking sand. Please enjoy this hymn:

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

Hehehehehe, ye men of little faith, put off your mask of scepticism and watch the young man from Bole. He is phenomenon!


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