In Ghana National, Forms 2 and 3, we had a Mathematics Teacher called Double Man, shortened as Doboo. He was tall and huge and was not disinclined to lifting students off their feet when they misbehaved. He was a gentle soul, most of the times, and loved his job. He could be driven to tears when his students could not understand what he was teaching, even after his patient tutoring.
One of his favourite questions, when a student was hard of learning, was “Awala, ében adze na éyé buéi wom?” – to wit, what really are you good at?
As I reflect on Ghana and governance this evening, I can’t help asking this government:
Awala, ében adze na éyé buéi wom?