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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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Belling the “Debt” Cat. Critical News, 15th July 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 15, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi still has a lot to say.  He has said a lot in the past, but now seems the time for him to sing his swan song.  After Mr. Fergusson Darko made it to the Daily Guide newspaper to reveal how African Automobile Limited (AAL) short-changed the country in the 1980s, for Pajero cars, under an investigation panel chaired by the Professor, you must ask the question, “how did it come about that the same Prof. went ahead decades later and awarded an identical contract to AAL?”  I needs to know Prof., which way bloweth the wind in your house? Read the rest of this entry »

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A guide to Corruption (2) Mabey and Johnson

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 14, 2009

This past Friday, August 7, 2009, the case against Mabey was postponed, to be heard on September 25th this year. The UK has to prove that it is taking these corruption charges seriously, coming in the wake of their refusal to investigate the BAE’s Saudi Arabian arms deal and other cases presently before the UK SFO. One major disclosure made by Richard Alderman, Director of UK SFO is that Mabey and Johnson has agreed to pay “reparations” to both Ghana and Jamaica for bribery offences between 1994 and 2000. This admission immediately attaches guilt of some wrongdoing. How much was given, and who was bribed on our (Ghana) side is detailed in the UK SFO submission to the court, but unfortunately presiding Judge Rivlin chose to gag the press. The information is available, we just cannot broadcast in the public yet. But it will come out. The pressure is on the NDC government to accept this reparation.

Sydney Casely-Hayford

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