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The President is sick. Take it or Leave it

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 3, 2012

By  Daniel Danquah Damptey, danieldanquah_damptey@yahoo.com

Sickness is not something we wish for ourselves, not even for our worst enemies. As long as we remain mortal, sickness and diseases will remain part and parcel of our life. I see nothing wrong with someone falling ill. An Akan axiom says that “Se woton wo yarea a na wonya ano aduro”. Translated literally, it means if you tell people your ailments, you get medicine for it.

The prevalent disease in both my maternal and paternal families is diabetes.  Almost every sibling of my mother suffered or is suffering from that disease. Two out of my seven surviving siblings are known carriers of that disease. I went for the test and it came out negative. But that was a little over a year ago.

The diabetic trait in the family has made us all conscious of how we lead our lives. We have also become each other’s keeper. Personally, I like sweet things and my family is always on me to cut down on the quantity of sweet intake in my diet. But this is something which affects the Damptey family and the ordinary people of Abomoso. I cannot say so about other families. Read the rest of this entry »

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The postponement of the signing ceremony of the STX agreement – Matters Arising

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 17, 2010

By Daniel Danquah Damptey, danieldanquah_damptey@yahoo.com

Ghanaians have not had it as bad as they are experiencing under this cruel, insensitive, divisive, vindictive and clueless regime of Baba Go Slow, alias Professor Do Little. The NDC has at the core of its leadership a cabal made up of sharks, vultures and snakes whose main task is to torpedo all laudable projects/programmes which will be beneficial to Ghanaians by feeding the vulnerable ones amongst us with misinformation, deception and utter lies. Yes, this is the stock in trade of the NDC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yeah, Yeah, Mr. President, More of Such Public Declarations!

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 20, 2009

In those days when succession to the throne could be very acrimonious, there existed a tacit understanding among all the contestants and their supporters anytime the throne became vacant. This unwritten law or convention was strictly adhered to because as soon as a new occupant to the throne emerges, all dissension ceased and every unsuccessful claimant pledged his unalloyed loyalty to the new ruler.

Declaration of Dr Nkrumah’s Birthday as a Public Holiday: My write-up today has to do with the intention of President Mills’ administration to declare Dr Nkrumah’s birthday a public holiday. This issue needs to be looked at critically. Though people hold divergent views on the role played by Dr Nkrumah towards the granting of independence to mother Ghana, we all are agreed on one thing. Nkrumah deserves to be honoured for the yeoman role he played in the struggle towards Ghana’s independence and the emancipation of the black man in Africa and the rest of the world.

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