Kwesi Nyantakyi

While there was a fruitful commitment with the press in Parliament on Monday morning where the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Alban Bagbin cooperated with the recently chosen executives of the Parliamentary Press Corps, there appear to be a twist on a specific articulation he made about the ex Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

It’s entertaining to see that, the summary of the fruitful cooperation, which bothered on the wellbeing of the pressmen and the development of their skills, among others, were covered in an intricate plan to project a simple model he made regarding the tough situations of the previous GFA supervisor who has been suspended from football organization.

Alban Bagbin

The Speaker implied that the constrained exit of Mr Nyantakyi from local and international football administration enlightened the price there was to pay for corruption that goes past the individual propagating it and some of the time influences a whole nation or even the global community as was on account of Mr Nyantakyi.

In this world people are supposed to be punished for what they do and not what others do, as the Good Book says in Ezekiel 18:20 : “The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself”, but the structure of the global community, deepened by geo politicsand the complexity of power play has make communities pay for the sins of their leaders.

We have seen what is playing out in Ukraine and its effects on the ordinary Russian citizens, some of whom have openly spoken and protested the unfolding war. They may be against the war, but the effects of the sanctions placed on their country will definitely affect their social and economic well-being in many years to come.

In Ghana,  the mismanagement of the economy by a few individuals in privileged positions have brought us national shame. Not only in this administration if we are not pretending. 

The price of the mistakes or recklessness of leadership could indeed have a devastating effect on even the most vulnerable and innocent individuals in their communities and that is why the conducts of leaders must at all times be under critical public scrutiny. 

There is no doubt that Mr Nyantakyi was deemed a key resource person in the administration of global football and his conduct had an effect on the beautiful game.

Lets step beyond that, and let’s examine the forum at which the statement was made, and that would help us expose the unfortunate misinterpretions contained in some of the media reports that has flooded the media space since Monday afternoon when the Speaker had the rather well intended interaction with the Press Corps he holds so dearly.

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