These are words of encouragement to Ken Agyapong – “Nananom have keenly
followed your struggles and spirited attempts to expose dishonest
politicians, criminally minded journalists, media houses, individuals,
and corrupt groups in Ghana”.
Honorable, many times, Nananom have watched the agonizing expressions on
your face as you try to restrain yourself and even be courteous to
people like Kwasi Twum and his media empire’s watchdogs, some of whom
are very corrupt as some politicians and civil society organizations.
“You have given reasons that Kwasi Twum is your “Akonta“ (brother in
law), hence you don’t want to ruffle any feathers or start any
confrontation with his media empire, and by extension, directly or
indirectly with him”.
However, Nananom wishes to reaffirm that they are still true custodians
and strong believers in our sacred indigenous diplomatic traditions,
culture and norms. Therefore, they absolutely support and understand
your point on wanting to let sleeping dogs lie relative to some
infractions of journalists, radio or TV stations who are shamefully and
desperately trying so hard in their evil, criminal and condescending
attempts to destroy your name and hard-won reputation. Some of us, who
are discerning understand your crusade to make Ghana great again.
Indeed, we know you are not detached from our indigenous diplomatic
traditions, culture and norms. However, to the best of Nananom’s
knowledge and of course, chagrin, Kwasi Twum hasn’t deemed it fit to
reciprocate this kind gesture. He has failed, so are others, who
woefully do not caution media outlets or sanction employees who
continually drag your name and hard won reputation into the mud.
Nananom vividly saw the pain in your eyes when you recently said and
rightly so, that “you don’t know what some media outlets in Ghana whose
names you provided, wants from you”. That was during one of your usual
TV discussions with Omanhene Kwabena Asante on Adom TV.
Honourable Ken Agyapong, be aware that Kwasi Twum has built his whole
life, name and reputation in an industry which you also have formidable
and vested interest in- the media industry. Kwasi Twum is your
competitor and seems not prepared to accord you sane courtesies of being
his “Akonta” as you have accorded him over the years (does that ring a
bell honourable?). And indeed as an astute businessman that you are, you
should periodically not expect anything better from your competitor,
especially from our part of the world called Ghana.
Nananom knows you are a die-hard fun of Daddy Lumba and may be aware of
his song -“yene wo sere kwa”. Strategically, the destruction of your
name and hard won reputation no doubt significantly affect your stakes
in the media industry, which invariably benefits Kwasi Twum and his
media mafiosis working against you.
Nananom’s last word is derived from an African adage, which says “S3
kukuram anf3re s3 obetor waa whinie maa, wooso manfere se 3di asaawa
b3tare so”. To wit “if cancer is not ashamed to cause you havoc, do not
hesitate to treat it”.
Going forward, Nananom advises that continue with your good works, which
many will condemn, and even hate you, but they have admonished that
your good efforts should not be truncated because of countless
The words of Nananom are sacred. Obey and follow their prescriptions.
And your enviable place in the shrine is reserved whenever you are ready