‘It Is Clear That Political Action Alone Cannot Defeat Galamsey!’

One of the most annoying things we journalists have to cope with is to find others deliberately twisting things we have written to ridicule us or make us look stupid.

No journalist worth his salt would object to being challenged. But the challenge must be based on what he or she has actually written, not what any ‘troll’ might invent.

What has got my goat is that on writing about the impressive ceremony Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, had conducted at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi to mark the 25th anniversary of his accession to the Golden Stool, he had not allowed the solemnity of the occasion to blind him to the realities of Ghanaian society today. He had, in the presence of some very illustrious guests, mentioned the ugly word ‘galamsey’!