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Political Crass. Critical News, 6th September 2015

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 7, 2015

Sydney Casely-Hayford,

Once you substitute the “L” with an “R” you turn the word on its head. But ahead of the conversation about whether my peeps in the Ashanti Region will ever be able to restore value to their alphabet challenge, let’s accept how easily you can be misquoted for thinking about a peculiar trait or habit in a different light.

I had the distinct honor and duty to sit on the same panel with two gentlemen from both sides of the political divide. KT Hammond and Kojo Adu Asare.

You know I have a particular distaste for giving people accolades they have not earned. A beauty queen is selected for her beauty. A first class degree is given to those who show excellence in academia and a lawyer earns the title “learned” out of respect for making his mark at the Bar. A scholar is not called that for nothing.

I am prejudiced against Ghana’s politicians. I have asked them all and separately to tell us what they have achieved for us as political groups, mandated to run the affairs of this country and am still waiting for answers. When I look at how Singapore, Malaysia, India, China and Brazil have created so much pride, I ask our servants in the House, how far with all their strategies and deliberations?

Should I still be waiting for ROPAA to be initiated, despite the fact that it is law? Should I still be hanging on for Parliament to remove the taxes such as TOR levies and others to make fuel more affordable? Am I still waiting for the Freedom of Information Bill to become law and for the Private Members bill to be tabled and voted, so some persons other than handpicked cabinet ministers can initiate law?

Seth Terkper came to hint at bad times to come. He was on radio to tell us how the world economy is going to depress and how our three key sources of foreign income are drying up because of stifling international prices. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forget About January 7, Mr. Kufuor; Reschedule Your Handover!

Posted by Business in Ghana on January 7, 2009

We are deeply amazed, but hardly surprised, that President J. A. Kufuor would issue a statement seeking to flagrantly interfere with justice and the rule of law under Ghana’s fledgling democratic culture. The lame-duck president is, indeed, quite right that many of us Ghanaians, resident both at home and abroad, had our Yuletide and New Year festivities effectively marred by the raging presidential run-off impasse.  It is quite obvious to Ghanaian citizens who have studiously followed Mr. Kufuor’s un-statesmanlike activities and wrong-headed and outright sophomoric policies, deliberately directed against the political fortunes of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) that put him in the seat of power for two electoral terms, that the outgoing premier is, so far, very pleased with the political crisis that he has almost single-handedly created.  Make no mistake, Ghanaians are in no way, whatsoever, fooled by the President’s rather cavalier and dubious attempt to hurriedly slink himself out the fetid and lurid mess that he has willfully created, largely out of his quite well-known and personal antipathy towards Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party.

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

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Kufuor’s convoy in accident

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 10, 2008


Reports reaching Citi News say the convoy of President Kufuor has been involved in yet another accident this morning Tuesday September 9, 2008 in the Ashanti region.  Eyewitnesses say the vehicles were negotiating a curve at top speed when the driver of one of the vehicles lost control and crashed into the woods.

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