Abdul Hayi Moomen writes: The demolition may be legal but not logical

Permit me to tell you a popular story.

A student from the University had failed his final law paper and was obviously not happy.

He questioned the professor and decided to make a raw deal with him…

He asked the Professor, “do you consider yourself to know everything about law?”

The Professor answered, “Absolutely, otherwise I would not be capable of standing in front of you and lecturing you on the subject.”

“If you can answer this question, I will agree with you and accept my final examination marks, if you cannot, you will have to give me an “A”. The student challenged.

The professor laughed over it but agreed.
“What is legal but not logical, logical but not legal and neither legal nor logical?” asked the student.

The professor thought about it for hours and pondered no answer. He had to finally give up as he really did not know.

He gave the boy an ‘A’.

The following day during lectures, the professor was still struggling with this unknown mystery and decided to pose the question to his students.

“Class, what is legal but not logical, logical but not legal and neither legal nor logical?” he quizzed.

He paused for a second in shock when all students raised their hands with a possible answer.

He pointed out one student and waited…
“Sir, firstly, you are 65 years old, married to a 28-year-old woman, this is legal but not logical.

Secondly, your wife is having an affair with a 23-year-old boy, this is logical but not legal.

And thirdly, your wife’s boyfriend has failed his exam and yet you have given him an ‘A’, that is neither logical nor legal.

Nyaba, in the case between Raymond Archer’s factory and the Ghana Trade fair Center, the demolition and how it was carried out does not make sense to me even though it may have been legal.

Photos: Surprise dawn demolition at Trade Fair destroys Raymond Archer’s factories

You see, in an era in which one of the greatest challenges facing any government, is the issue of creating jobs, it is unbelievable that someone whose children have perhaps been secured permanent, well-paying jobs and who were educated at the expense of the taxpayer, will turn around and make such harsh decisions that will take more than 100 persons out of work.

It may have been legal to kick Raymond’s factory out of the premises of the Ghana Trade Fair center but was it absolutely logical to carry it out in that manner? Couldn’t the authorities have, perhaps moved out the equipment and other machinery in the factory before proceeding to demolish it?

Or was this payback time?

  1. Robert mends says

    Moomen is brilliant. There is time for everything, today you have demolish someone’s property hmmmm tomorrow will be yours

  2. Keanu Avayivu says

    If this had happened under Rawlings and his ndc , then genuine Ghanaians and their sympathisers will come out to condemn it in no uncertain terms and the whole nation will sympathise with the person wronged. Under NPP, which represents government of the righteous and the soul of Ghana everybody including the vocal ones are quiet. God is watching from above. Are we not borrowing money support 1d1f? May God never stay his hand until he avenged all the wrongs perpetuated by this government and its operatives on Ghanaians.

    1. Anonymous says

      It’s rather unfortunate, politics is killing Ghana we’ve come too far for this to be happening. This NDC NPP politics must come to an end we are Ghanaians firstly

      1. Anonymous says

        Nature has its own way of equalizing. And the evil that men do lives after them. “In God we trust “.

  3. Ray. says

    At times I wonder why God gave us this wicked and vindictive president Addo. But I take solace in the fact that the Israelites were made to suffer under pharaoh and God continue to harden his heart to prove how mighty he God is. God shall rescue Ghana from this oppressors rule come his appointed time. All civil and religious bodies remain silent cuz of the fear of this Npp govt. Kofi Koomson you said it right but you were never taken seriously. Ooh God come and save you nation, Kwame Nkrumah Ghana. Amen.

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