Dzamefe report delayed by dumsor and noise-making ban

It has emerged that the delay in the release of the long-awaited Dzamefe Commission report is because of a combination of dumsor and the ban on drumming and noise-making.

Speaking to the presidential correspondent Afia Yentierebia Asare on condition of anonymity, a deep-throat source at the Flagstaff House intimated that due to the erratic supply of electricity, the high-security photocopiers to be used for duplicating the report for the committee of eminent persons to analyse has not been functioning.

To circumvent this hurdle, the source said, the commission has decided to go back to basics and use typewriters to produce stencils so as to print out the duplicate copies, just as it was done to produce Aki-Ola series in the late 80s and early 90s. 

However, another glitch soon reared its ugly head. The noise from the 50 typewriters, operated by commissioners of oath recruited from the high courts, reached levels that prompted the Ga Traditional Council to write to the government to remind them about the ban on noise-making.

As at the time of going to press, the Communications Minister was in a meeting with the Ga authorities to either agree on a waiver, or failing that, to move the typewriting team to Tetteh-Quarshie which is said to be outside the jurisdiction of the Ga Traditional Authorities.

Till then, the nation can continue to hope that the government can overcome these hurdles to release the Dzamefe Commission report, almost a year after the Brazil World Cup debacle.