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Return Trip, Kaneshie to Movenpick. Critical News, 1st June 2014

Posted by Business in Ghana on June 1, 2014

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

I think I hold the Guinness/ECG record in dumsor.  If you totally do not have any electricity where you are, you cannot enter the draw.  A picture amused me on my Whatsup page showing an ECG office with a small generator powering the office.  I thought, how apt.

But this was after I had gone through two continuous days with not a kilowatt drip and power had been interrupted off and on sixteen times during the week.  Is there anyone out there to match this?  We should compile a chart to compare.  Winner gets a Gen-set.  “ECG your darkness is their happiness”.

And in a city where street hawking is illegal, Adinkra Pastries staff donned green trousers, green scarves, a green apron tied perfectly below a white T-shirt, and sporting a new brand of charley wote, invaded the streets in Oko Vanderpuye’s face where he has abandoned traffic control to the hawker.

Defiantly vending meat pie and rolls, they crowd the streets, setting a new standard for others to follow as we do “kioskenomically”.  There is no AMA task officer in their face until they become part of the poverty tapestry, too underprivileged to be “social-democratically” abandoned.

I wondered for a minute whether this was another GYEEDA module, “Pastries in Street Hawking”? Read the rest of this entry »

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