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FLYING FISH & COU COU: Deal hard to buy into


BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

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Some serious arm-twisting seems to be taking place to get a group of professionals to sign off on a big deal.
The word is that this group met last week, reviewed all the data and in the end said it could not support spending the money asked for.
But as this deal is critical to the reputation and livelihood of some big-ups, the matter did not end there. A meeting was called this week and an expert made a presentation showing why the money requested was a sound investment.
Cou Cou understands that talks are actively on to encourage the professionals to see the need to change their stance.
From all reports, though, it will take as much convincing as a change of seasons to get some of these professionals to reverse their assessment. But then again, anything seems possible these days.
Trouble in the camp
A recent incident has caused one operative to admit that politics does indeed have a morality of its own.
From what Cou Cou has been told, someone under the tutelage of this well-known man is the one fomenting trouble against him.
It seems the neophyte is operating on the theory that the more negative publicity circulating about his mentor, the more it would enhance his chances of ousting him.
So this young Turk began sowing seeds of discord among some followers of the operative, convincing them that his mentor was all washed up. And now there is open dissent against the old man.
How it will end is anybody’s guess, but for sure the operative has no plans of rolling over and playing dead.
Serving two masters
A certain person is caught in a dilemma. And the situation is so delicate that people are saying it could prove to be make or break for him.
Professionally, he is working on a matter to which he is giving 100 per cent loyalty and advice, as expected. However, his party opposes the matter and some colleagues frown on the fact that the individual is so deeply involved.
In fact, one of his colleagues has even questioned whether he can serve both institutions, given the positions involved.
As the good book says, a man can’t serve two masters so it will be interesting to see how this situation plays out.
Executive body out in cold
Children find it to be much fun when class is held under a tree and they are cooled by the fresh breeze blowing on their faces and entertained by the occasional sparrow or wood dove flitting around. But one would never expect an important executive committee to meet under a tree in a yard, exposed to the elements discussing business relating to a million-dollar institution.
Believe it or not, but that was just what happened at a certain rural spot days ago.
From what Cou Cou was told, the committee members had to endure the country breeze blowing that evening – which made the place as cold as a cave – because they were locked out of the meeting room.
Was it an accident that someone went home with the keys and could not be found? That’s the official story that some are peddling. Or was it a case of a vexed official showing how big his cojones are?
We don’t know, but are certainly intrigued by how this situation will also play out.

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