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Dear Tindana @ Tallensi. Critical News, 12th July 2015

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 12, 2015

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Dear Tindana, pardon my effrontery, my shirt is still on my back this morning, but I figure, since I am so far away from you, I am safe to keep it on. I am in Accra as I write. But you need to hear this.

Our city was not gay enough this past week, so the NDC party invited their cousins in the NPP to go and join them in far away and hitherto peaceful Tallensi. For the rest of us, we were not invited to the by-election party, which result would really have no impact on the balance of power in the country and to which purpose, nothing would change the corrupt elements in our society, so we weren’t expecting anything more than a victory of one sort or the other. Even the PNC party made voluble noises, to as it were “watch this space”. We didn’t think much of it and we would not have showed up if we were invited.

But they all went. Anyone whose name was something in the NPP and NDC was there. Of course, Afoko and Kwabena did not dare show their faces within ten miles of the place, they being extra-non-communicado in the vicinity.

So we remained in our regions, thinking this would not affect us in any way. How wrong we were. Before the date was up, Freddy Blay from the NPP side had fired verbal salvos of a boycott or court action if they did not know who was going to count the votes.

We listened on the side lines and continued with daily chores, watching, preoccupied with Oko Vanderpuye’s continued destruction of the finest slums of Accra. He moved on from Old Fadama, I still remember it as Sodom and Gomorra, but hey, we have to be sensitive to illegality these days.

We thought, naively, that this was the usual verbal spittle and “polytricking” so we went merrily along the way, sitting at the tables, sleeping, waiting for “dum” to “sor” in the middle of the night so we could do some reading.

And before we knew it, we were in a war zone. The plot was laid and they were both in election heaven, where they yell at each other, accuse themselves of all manner of nonsensical plots and evil doing and take advantage of all of us naïve followers to enhance their corruption. 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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Messing Up 1 Thorpe Street, Critical News, 10th June 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on June 11, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, www.sydney@bizghana.com

Koku Anyidoho is still employed.  Betty Mould Iddrissu is still walking free, Martin Amidu did not make a comment about my call to honour the tax-payers investment in his life and therefore his allegiance to the people who have looked after him all these years and educated him and the ECG Director never lost his job as per Koku’s instructions.  However, Alfred Agbesi Woyome was discharged and then re-arrested on different charges of causing financial loss to the state through fraudulent means. What can I say, the saga continues.  But at whose expense? Read the rest of this entry »

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