Ningo-Prampram MP Sam George did not hesitate to tell a Ghanaian how worthless he was by comparing his weekly light bill to his yearly expenses.
In turn, he shut up the Ghanaian who looked up to people like him in high places, who should be concerned about the collective trouble of the citizenry.
In the early hours of Saturday, June 11, 2022, Sam George tweeted to express his displeasure over the long power outage in his area. According to his tweet, he urged President Akufo-Addo to tell Ghanaians if the erratic supply of power, popularly called “Dumsor,” was back or not.
He had written:
Dear @NAkufoAddo, my lights have been off since 6:30am. What’s up? E be dumsor or yes???
Under the tweet, there was a reply from Kobby Tagoe, who insinuated that Sam George had not paid his light bill and thus should enjoy the “Dumsor” without complaining.
Kobby replied: You no dey pay light bill but you dey complain
The comment rubbed the loquacious lawmaker the wrong way, who came back to clap back at the Ghanaian with full force.
My weekly light bill be your yearly living expense. Don’t infect my timeline with your poverty mentality. Off you go!
However, one Papa Kwasi Dekyi replied to Sam George’s comment, which even resulted in a more arrogant reply. He had asserted that MPs do enjoy heavy ex-gratia and remuneration, which put them at an advantage over ordinary Ghanaians.
Sam Goerge did not allow that to also slide. He came back with the reply as follows:
You speak as if I was living on a tree and eating grass before being elected? Go and find out how cheap it is to run a campaign and come back again to talk about ex-gratia whatever.
Below are screenshots of the back and forth…