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An Open Letter to His Excellency President Barack Obama

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 6, 2009

Your Excellency:

Allow me the singular honour to say Akwaba! (Welcome) in advance of your historic visit to “Black Africa.” I applaud you for standing by Africa in the midst of the seeming encircling gloom and the fog of Afro-pessimism that hang over the continent.

As you make this monumental trip to your ancestral continent, I would like to make the following humble suggestions to you in this open letter.

Charles Quist-Adade

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Hawkers bouncing back onto the streets

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 6, 2009

Hawkers who are being driven off the streets are said to be gradually returning onto the streets and pavements of the capital.  Joy News reporter David Youngs visited some streets in the capital and reported the authorities are struggling to deal with the situation.  At the Tudu, CMB, the Rawlings Circle, and the Tema Station areas – all in the central business district of Accra – police, fire and prison officers as well as AMA city guards are still struggling to check the hawkers off the streets.

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So What if Nkrumah was a Thief?

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 6, 2009

I fully appreciate the kind and level of ire I am apt to provoke among fanatics of the Nkrumaist circles; and I am not the least bit perturbed to stir the proverbial hornet’s nest, since the caption for this article was practically foisted on me by an article that I read on titled “Controversy Unlimited: Blay-Miezah’s Billions” (7/1/09), in which the author sought to validate the subject’s claim to having stashed billions of dollars in Swiss banks in trust for the Republic of Ghana, while simultaneously debunking a Blay-Miezah associate’s claim that he has the Abracadabra (Code-Word/Number) key for accessing the same.

Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jnr

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