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Oleeee, Oleee, Olee, OYE. Critical News, 3rd February 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on February 3, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

We went past another milestone when Parliament accepted that Nana Oye Lithur could be made Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection.  Like many other new descriptions and positions created so far by Government, I don’t know what that job entails, but I am glad Nana Oye was nominated and accepted.  We will debate the ministries issue later when Kwaka Baako comes back from New York, where he is chilling for a while.  But I will say here and now that President John Mahama has no problem with gay rights.  It has nothing to do with Mr. Solomon sitting to his left at his book launch, it has more to do with what I asked him at another book launch.  JDM believes in protecting citizen rights; that I know for a fact, because he knew where Nana Oye was coming from before he nominated her to ensure that the rights of the underprivileged in society would be catered, and I asked him and he clarified at a public event. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Want To Be Mayor. Critical News, 13th January 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on January 13, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Of Accra.  But before I start making the case, the Supreme Court opened the NPP petition challenging the election results and possible cheating by the NDC and the Electoral Commissioner.  The NDC has filed to be joined in the fight because they believe the future of President Mahama is tied to the fortunes of the Party and they want to argue that case before the court with no other lead person than Tsatsu Tsikata.  That choice is quite symbolic, meant to scare the NPP defense.  Tsatsu carries the reputation of a jurisprudence expert and previous encounters with the Supreme Court have been a bruising challenge.  And he is the top gun in their legal petition for this. Read the rest of this entry »

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In The Supreme Court, Governance Reloaded. Critical News, 30th December 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 30, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

End of the year, the last Critical News of 2012 and next year starts off just as exciting if not more exciting.  We have traveled a very interesting path this year with economic success and political peace pipes, yet there is so much more needed.  Our oil discoveries are improving; we have $3billion of Chinese money to spend and looming judgment cases in court.  We have major legislation to enact for freedom of information, economic policies to change and another year fighting the banks for access to capital.  Industry has to grow and the Ghana Stock Exchange has finally announced that it will introduce a new Ghana Alternate Index (GAX) to encourage small and medium enterprises to list on the market.  All encouraging and exciting and we must show the will to change and implement.

So the New Patriotic party filed its challenge to the 2012 election results and Johnson Asiedu Nketia of the NDC said publicly that any idiot could go to the Supreme Court in Ghana.  Well, some idiots filed a petition to challenge, according to them, the idiocy of an attempt to manipulate the future of Ghana by his party. Read the rest of this entry »

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