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Let Me Chalice You a Penalty. Critical News, 10th February 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on February 10, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Former Deputy Attorney General, Ebo Barton Oduro is either very smart or he operates from the point of view that there are plenty stupid Ghanaians, including his fellow MPs at the Vetting Committee.  First he refuses to accept that there is a difference between an education qualification and experience gained from practicing at a profession and then he blocks all questions that could lead to some discussion on judgment debts.

True to his record he reinforced his position that there is no point making fine corrections to poorly presented documents.  After all, the NPP have boycotted the session, who cares about what the rest of Ghana thinks?  His job is to vet and vet and if the opposition does not care, why need he explain to Ghanaians who elected him to that seat?  The Ministers will be passed through anyway.  Do we need to prolong the agony?  Same style with the Woyome decision, no case to answer.  It is a pity that we are not more incisive when it comes to such matters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Franklin Cudjoe’s Last Words for a Violence-Free Election

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 2, 2012

As has become the tradition with elections in mostly less predictable developing countries, prayer is not just the key to assuage our fears, it has become a nationally sanctioned profession of our faith even if we are not deserving of the mercies that flow from it since most of the time the prayers are not backed by God-intent.   However, we need it now even if for the sake of it.

So, Christians and Muslims must pray for peaceful elections. Elections are about making choices for progress. Simply cast your vote for the party or individual you believe shares your vision for respect, civility, progress and a predictable future. There is no need to perform this sacred function with violence. You must under no circumstance sell your vote for pittance, be it a car, a house, a bag of salt, cassava farrine, rice, because your life and choice are worth more than these.

Please demand from the buyer of your conscience what measures he will put in place to ensure a constant flow of these freebies to the critically disabled and more crucially how his activities can put money in your pocket to buy the very goods, health, insurance, your future and those of your relatives. Never sell yourself for a pot of gold. Be the gold from which all the glittering must light the path of darkness, despondency, poverty and disease. Ghana will be fine. God bless you all.

Franklin Cudjoe is founding President of IMANI

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