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Cocaine and Sandcrete Pillars. Critical News, 11th November 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on November 11, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

My mother is 87 years old today and I am particularly thankful that she takes pride in, as she calls it, my “page 20” column.  I wanted to be a writer and poet and were it not for the rigidity of the school system in Ghana and market opportunities, I might have done just that.  In another place and time I probably could have penned a few clever sentences and made a living out of it.  My Great Grand Father left a legacy of writings and books and at one time he was himself a publisher with a press house.  As it turned out, I am a Certified Accountant with no regrets.  My mother also happens to be my political think tank and memory bank, taking me back in history many times to clarify why some persons are who they are, shaped by theirs and their father’s history.  Happy Birthday Mama.

So, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has a problem.  Her hearing has been adjourned to 16th November, and her picture is not on the ballot.  Seeing as we are voting in the first week of December, I don’t think she has a chance of getting her name on the list.  Her husband of many years also says he is tired of the campaign trail and would relish a chance to slow down or retire.   Were it not for President Mahama’s faux pas in bringing JJ back into the foray, I am certain he would have held back more.  You can see JJ is running out of steam.  I think this will be his last “jericho”.  But not Nana.  She has a case in court against the EC and will most likely follow through.  The next four years will tell if she still has enough fire in her belly for more political fights. Read the rest of this entry »

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