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To Join A Corruption Cult. Critical News, 28th July 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 28, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Takoradi’s rats trump all I have seen so far in Ghana.  Bold, brazen, fearless, they meander through the sewers in the market circle foraging and picking the choice bits as they feed fat on throw-away “tsofi”.  Yep, Chicken and turkey “tsofi” is not illegal in Takoradi.  It sells all along the roadside from Winneba to T’di and beyond.  It is only in Accra we think it is illegally unhealthy and make a big deal of it.  For the Takoradi rats it is a delicacy, dare anybody arrest them for partaking.

We have done something right with the Winneba-Cape Coast-Takoradi road.  It is smooth and comfortable, maybe too many twists and bends, but it is weathering well and it makes you wonder why we don’t have many more such networks to make business easier.  You can do the Accra-Takoradi return trip in a day, takes roughly three hours one way and it is rather safe, with a few strategically placed police barriers and some speed bumps, which everyone ignores as they keep the speed up at between 100-140 km/hour.  I was way up at this speed limit for the journey and enjoyed every minute of it.  Don’t we need an Autobahn in Ghana?  I was doing 120 and staying ahead of the curve.  This BMW shot past, belittled me and left a fleeting fine spray on my shield, made me look like a tentative rookie driver behind the wheel.  When I did catch up with him at “God Loves You” (this great restaurant a few months ago, which has deteriorated so fast the food quality was a major let down), the seventeen-year-old driver could have borrowed his father’s car to sport the giggling four-inch-heeled, twelve-inch-above-the-knee skirted chicks, and I was left with childhood memories that couldn’t trump these Amazons.  My only consolation; these are the days of “Sakawa” and cocaine dealing so how can you tell? Read the rest of this entry »

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Football Is Not Our National Sport: Try “Financial Leakages” And Revenue Diversion

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 28, 2013

Prof. T. P. Ulzen, tulzen@yahoo.com

A middle aged man is driving to Cape Coast from Accra. Around Awutu, he overtakes the car ahead and round the bend, he is flagged down by the police. He is told that he has exceeded the speed limit. He does not dispute this and is told he will “be processed” for court in Winneba at 10:00am the next morning, to which he agrees.
The policeman is seemingly perplexed. The driver reiterates that he will present himself at court the next morning and asks for the officer’s name. This upsets the officer but the driver says “it’s on your shirt anyway.” but the officer gets increasingly upset, asking “why do you need my name?” The driver says “you are a public official doing your job. I just need your name and number for reference for the court hearing. You have taken my licence so I must be sure of who you are. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Improvement of HealthCare Delivery & Managing Its Cost Is Everyone’s Business.

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 28, 2013

By KwakuAdu-Gyamfi (Voice of Reason), Asuom, Kwaebibirem District.

Can our fragile NHIS withstand the pressure and demand of its services?

Ghanaians certainly have more choices of food than ever before. We now also have relatively more access to hospitals, clinics and medicines, and therefore should be a healthy society. But, Ghanaians’ health has been declining and our average life-span is reducing over the years.

To promote and improve on health care delivery and health wellness the people and government of Ghana need to think of healthcare system in a holistic approach, by  looking at the interrelated elements that affect the health of our people.

First, the food we consume has a major effect on our health. For example, the sugar, salt and fat content of our diets are perhaps  accelerating our speedy journey to the health facilitates and grave yard prematurely due largely in part to our blissful ignorance of what is actually killing us so sadly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Conversations With The State And Judgment Debt

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 28, 2013

AMIDU TRAP NO AKYE BELA

In those days,

Amidu’s woes were probably,

Woyome’s cruise

then,

Think my son, think!

Think not like the crab

who lost its head

by trying to save its ears

on following friends, think

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