Oil Hybrid System (MOHS) is confirmation of neo-colonial
bondage (Part 1)
Lungu and Andy C.Y. Kwawukume
November 04, 2016
"...Without doubt, this is the most consequential
Ghanaian public policy question since the overthrow of Kwame
Nkrumah...During the last 5 years alone, Ghana has lost over
$6 billion though the illegal oil contract scheme the basis
of which is illegitimate concession laws...now, tweaked into
the Mahama Oil Hybrid System (MOHS) for Ghana...Mr. Mahama
must now answer the simple but important
questions...directly...Is Ghana receiving now, and is Ghana
going to receive tomorrow, Fair-Share Oil?....".
To Whom It May Have Any Interest:
We are writing
to you because we believe that in so far as we all are
paying taxes in Ghana and/or contributing to the development
of our hometowns and Accra through our remittances and the
property boom, our righteous outrage is permissible against
the callous and dismissive attitudes of many Ghanaians and
opinion leaders with respect to the Mahama Oil Hybrid System
(MOHS) foisted on us unceremoniously.
of Ghana, by wantonly passing the colonial-era concessionary
oil bill on anonymous voice (YEA/NAY) vote, effectively
transferred ownership of the continuing oil revenue loses
and debacle to Mr. John Dramani Mahama, from whose Executive
arm the predatory that Bill took seed in the first place.
And so, Mr. Mahama, as surely as he may still be able to
look himself in the mirror, now has a new baby: The Mahama
Oil Hybrid System (MOHS) for Ghana.
Mr. Mahama must
now answer the simple, but important questions his NDC
Government has never answered directly:
receiving now, and is Ghana going to receive tomorrow,
Fair-Share Oil, and how?
Dear ready, the recent back
and forth between Andy and two gents on the Okyeame Forum
reminded us also of the other fella.
actually took time to write to us to advise us to preface
the name of the Speaker of the House, Mr Joe Adjahoe, with
"Honorable" on the FTOS-Ghana Petition before he would
assist with getting one of our papers to the Daily Graphic
for publication. Then, when we made the changes and sent the
document to the fella, we never heard from him again.
It's been more than 10 months, since!
Mfodow and Mr. Ernest Agyepong!
And here we have two
gents, one an accountant and the other a lawyer.
lawyer actually admitted not too long ago to working with
Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata to frame Ghana's oil agreements using the
world standard Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) system
during the Rawlings era. After all the barrages of articles
from the FTOS-Gh Campaign, the accountant still wanted more
substance, but this time in super-suppliant, bending-knee
tones before they’d consider giving support to the campaign
for the PSA for Ghana's oil. The PSA, the lawyer had already
confessed, formed the basis of PNDC Law 64 and 84, which, of
course, we already knew as fact and have been saying so for
more years than we can remember.
During the last 5
years alone, Ghana has lost over $6 billion though the
illegal oil contract scheme the basis of which is illegal
concession laws, the so-called Ghana Hybrid System, and now,
tweaked into the Mahama Oil Hybrid System (MOHS) for Ghana.
Sadly, there ain't no good health associated with
Mahama's MOHS for Ghana's oil.
So, should our lawyers
not be in court challenging the illegality of the Jubilee
and Ten Fields Oil contracts, as well as others not backed
by the existing laws?
What is wrong with so many of
Ghanaian lawyers who have had so many blessings and
We are not equivocating, but merely making
a point of fact here!
We just checked the FTOS-Gh/PSA
Petition at Change.Org. As of this writing, 166 people
living in Ghana, and some, living in other parts of the
world, have signed the Petition. That has been since 20
November, 2015, almost 12 months. (Check the PSA Countdown
On the other side of the world, another
online petition recently started to save a dog from being
euthanized by a government Council in the UK has thus far
garnered 300,000 signatories, and still counting.
Whine to your heart’s content about some Caucasians in other
parts of the world loving their dogs more than Blacks, and
to your utter shame!
What about mourning the
apparent hatred of Ghanaians and Black Africans of even
themselves, and of each other, for the loss of their own oil
revenues for international oil corporations, beyond any
The FTOS-Gh/PSA signatories, all those
selfless people, among them Ms. Samia Nkrumah, are surely no
idiots. Nor, can we assume they did not have anything
important to do with their time when they signed the
Petition for the PSA for Ghana.
No, rather, those
are Ghanaian heroes and selfless Ghanaian supporters. Like
Abou Ben Adhem, their names are written in the book of those
who love their fellow men most.
Strictly in the
public interest, they are assisting us work this out, the
most consequential Ghanaian public policy question since the
overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah. If you take time to read their
collective comments at Change.Org, you will no doubt realize
that the Signatories, as a group, represent the best Ghana
has for development of all her people.
contrary, the comments from the 2 persons (Kwame Mfodow, the
lawyer, and Ernest Agyepong, the accountant) are precisely
the type that create super-large rat holes for government
officials (and they themselves, sometimes), to hide and
evade important questions of public policy.
always wondered: Why should GIGS, FTOS-Gh organizers, and
the Signatories to the Campaign give the government the
benefit of doubt when the Government never provides complete
and adequate information and data about what the Government
wants us to know is the "truth" with respect to Ghana's oil
The NDC government line and lie, we have
been told repeatedly, is that the Concession or the variant
now dubbed Ghana Hybrid System, is adopted by countries
emerging into petroleum exploration.
BUT, has NDC
government identified and named a single country in Africa
that has adopted a concession system for its sovereign oil
within the last 2 decades?
We want to think it is
great to be part of those types of entities, Okyeame, GLU
and Yahoo Groups, etc., if only to know what people think
about issues that have important public policy implications.
But there are Groupthink effects, we can see!
To be continued.....
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