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PACmen Down, Kunbour Reigns. Critical News, 28th October 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 28, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

We have 40 days left to election day and Prophet Daniel Nkansah has chosen this time, not to interpret God’s message of peace and peaceful elections to Ghanaians like all pastors are doing, but rather to implicate simple God-fearing election officers in ghc1,600 bribe money.  This appalling accusation is yet to get to court, but reports in the media say Daniel was arrested on Thursday and we have heard no more since.  The police have also interrogated the officials from the EC.  The genesis of his case is that he was asked to pay the bribe money to ensure his registration to contest as President of Ghana.  So he paid a deposit with a promise to pay the balance on due date, which he could not fulfill, thus the case made public ears.  The man who wants to be President does not know that he has a right to be registered once his papers are properly completed?  Well, this case is not before God, but Man and he will have no advantage because of his biblical standing.  Imagine if he were to become President! Read the rest of this entry »

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Return of The PAC. Critical News, 26th August 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 26, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

I had a big surprise this week and it was a good one.  I buy my top-ups from the car on the way to work.  I know it is illegal to do so, but Mayor Vanderpuye is still mourning his wife and president and I feel at liberty to do a little wrong.  Anyway, this young man who usually sells me Expresso top up, came to the window Friday morning and with a very broad smile announced to me that he had been offered a place with the University of Development Studies to do a degree in Integrated Management Science.  It was such a delight to hear.  I never thought of him as a SHS student in the first place, but for him to be Uni material, I was chuffed.  My view of these hawking young men and women has changed, there might yet be hope around the corner.  I never figured there were potential university students selling stuff and cleaning windshields to survive.  Such a failure in employment policy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tango With Kumbuor, Critical News, 17th June 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on June 18, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

This has been a difficult week.  Not for me, but for Koku, Betty, Agbesi, Benjamin, Paa kwesi, (the Amissah Arthur version), Fritz and Togbega Gaabusu of the Gbi Traditional Council.  Togbe Sri and the rest of the Awomefia arrived too late to save the ransacking, stealing of regalia and fighting between the Muslim community and the Indigenes of Hohoe.

I am not sure whether we have an ethnic scuffle or a religious war in Hohoe.  Someone or persons exhumed the body of the Imam and triggered a humanitarian crisis for more than 6,000 people who fled Hohoe.  The retaliations have continued throughout the week and suddenly we are not sure whether our religious and ethnic balance is tilting off center. Read the rest of this entry »

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