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To Cane A Mosquito. Critical News, 20th January 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on January 20, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

We are in dismal shape really.  So much of what is happening in Ghana at this time makes for momentary reflection on what for and why a returnee would trip back home only to sit and wait for water to run through the taps and intermittent electricity hold you ransom in simple everyday tasks, yet saddled with the same level of workload you find in the West.  I paint a positive picture when friends ask whether it was worth making the trip back home three years ago, but deep down, I think we lack the capacity to do the necessary to leapfrog the constrictions we face everyday.  Some persons are fully loaded with aircon, generators, brand new cars, mucho cash from where you cannot tell, and they stroll through the challenge of Ghana with ease.  In the middle-income bracket, it is a struggle.  At the low subsistence end, it is ignorant bliss in church activity and community “nkomo”.

But wow, we are in a dilemma for legitimacy.  Both political parties are looking to upend each other on the basis that what you have done we also have a right to do or even worse.  No regard for the daily political diet of Ghanaians, our needs are subservient to those of the political elite, who think that insulting each other will eventually win them the Order of The Volta. Read the rest of this entry »

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