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Smart Pioto. Critical News, 3rd May 2015

Posted by Business in Ghana on May 4, 2015

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

KKD, we all know him as KKD, his real name Kwesi Kyei Darkwa, has been around in the news for a long time, but recently as the man who had sex with a young nineteen-year old teenager in the bathroom of “hotel Kuffuor”.

The young lady yelled rape, pulled back and finally closed shop completely. The Attorney General and her team thought to make a scapegoat out of KKD, (#celebritieswithimpunity) but they did not succeed. The Lord was on KKD’s side. And this weekend, with Christian family and friends in tow, KKD is heading for church to thank his God for delivering him from the clutches of the evil Marietta Brew Oppong and human justice, to once again purify himself to be forgiven of all manner of adulterous behaviour, past and present and move forward, erected as new.

The Christian faith allows for that and once cleansed you can go forth and commit new sins to be forgiven in the future, before Armageddon.

Our society is just as forgiving, so the community faithful, who see no reason not to allow KKD back into the fold, overlooking the fact that he has breached certain sensibilities of human morality, fornicating in a place with a lady, younger than his own children, are happy to accept him as a new person, as since Jesus offered himself on the cross.

But that is not the point. He has shown remorse and offered penance to correct what he did wrong and our society does not lug punishment alongside for too long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Truth and Honesty. Critical News, 26th April 2015

Posted by Business in Ghana on April 26, 2015

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Last week the IMF released the program it has crafted between them and Ghana to bring policy credibility to Government’s Home Grown solutions. The only sound bite the media heard was the paragraph that spoke about job losses and freezing wages as a means to frontload the fiscal adjustments to achieve policy objectives.

I read it all with a huge smidgen of doubt.

Ghanaians know as we do, that this government is not going to do any of what it has signed to. The IMF knows that what it has written in the program notes to justify the figures to support our efforts is not true. And honestly, neither this government nor the IMF appreciates what problems we want solved in this economy.

If I may offer three steps, which if done will solve our issues immediately. First-first, fix the “dumsor”; find enough money to pay VRA, ECG, GRIDCO and other service providers what they are owed. No business runs on empty cash tanks. Second, fix the “dumsor”; find enough money to buy emergency power plants, because IT IS AN EMERGENCY! Then finally, fix the “dumsor”; provide enough incentives to make alternative energy solutions immediately attractive to domestic users. Then the “dumsor” will be gone and we will listen to other things.

This trinity points to one thing. Fix the “dumsor”. Read the rest of this entry »

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