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Reset. Dog-Ctrl, Fitch-Alt, ECG-Delete. Critical News, 20th October 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 20, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford,

I am not the only person complaining.  All week I have been talking to friends, asking what we can do to move some action in Governance.

“Massa asem a to yen”, and this from the taxi driver who bullied me into listening to him all the ride from McCarthy Hill to Kanda Estates.  He had a beef and soon as he recognized me from a TV talk show, he was sure I could influence Government to do something about his struggling efforts to eke out a living from “dropping” fares.

Kwame Karikari now owns his taxi.  It has taken him seven years.  When I did the math with him, he had agreed to a repayment plan, which cost him three times more than what he could have borrowed.  What I gathered, and together with his comments, much regrets.  We the “panyin fuo” should have the answers so them “nkodaa” can tow our lines.

Not anywhere near the collective responsibility being seamed to us by Government, forcing a guilt trap because something went horribly wrong between July and December 2012.  Some uncontrolled hand skewed our prior-to-then economic success trumpeted in Parliament and to the world.

It is important to remind this NDC Government that on Wednesday 18th July 2012, they went to Parliament to report that the economy was so robust they requested supplementary spending for the rest of the year.

Let me quote then Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffuor from paragraph 36 of his presentation on the Supplementary Budget to Parliament.  Bear in mind this is July 2012, a week before President Mills died. Read the rest of this entry »

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