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The Ultimate U Turn. Critical News, 22nd September 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 23, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Accra seems subdued.  It is quiet all over.  Election fever is yet to catch and we are all fed up with at-variance politicians.  There is nothing said by one side that is not countered by the other side as wrong or evil, and I am pointing at the NPP and the NDC parties, whose perennial promises and disagreements just seem to weigh heavily on the daily toil.  No consistent water, on-today-off-tomorrow electricity, poor communication services, call drop out, no internet access and definitely no access to finance. You struggle to keep an everyday domestic front only to get to the office and fight even harder to get a rhythm in business.  Ghanaians are not struggling; we are taking a bashing.  My business involves helping clients to find financial solutions to their business needs and currently Ghana is the worst place for providing such solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

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The postponement of the signing ceremony of the STX agreement – Matters Arising

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 17, 2010

By Daniel Danquah Damptey, danieldanquah_damptey@yahoo.com

Ghanaians have not had it as bad as they are experiencing under this cruel, insensitive, divisive, vindictive and clueless regime of Baba Go Slow, alias Professor Do Little. The NDC has at the core of its leadership a cabal made up of sharks, vultures and snakes whose main task is to torpedo all laudable projects/programmes which will be beneficial to Ghanaians by feeding the vulnerable ones amongst us with misinformation, deception and utter lies. Yes, this is the stock in trade of the NDC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Critical News, 15th August 2010

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 15, 2010

We are probably as close to a Constitutional crisis as we are going to get.  The Constitutional Review Committee is going around Ghana soliciting views for amendments to the 1992 constitution. We all know the real reason is to see how we can either continue to entrench or remove the transitional provisions granting immunity to PNDC coup makers and their supporters.  We are just going to spend $1.2 billion doing so.  If we fail to remove the provisions, we don’t get another crack at it for a long time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Critical News, 8th August 2010

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 9, 2010

Finally, NDC put the STX deal to bed.  Came at the expense of the Ghanaian voters, who put the NPP parliamentarians in office to debate issues on their behalf, only to find that they walk out of most critical discussions.  The NPP “honourables” have still not got the tactic of filibustering an issue and allowing time to work with them.  They walked out of the final debate in parliament because they could not meet the Speaker’s one hour imposition for final review of the housing deal.  Poor show, they can do better in my opinion!  Now the contract has been passed and all we have to do is wait to see how Government proceeds to build the 30,000 houses for security personnel.  All they could do was wish the Koreans “good luck with this one” Read the rest of this entry »

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Habitat For Humanity Throws in The Towel In Ghana

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 5, 2010

After 21 years, home builder for the under-privileged in Ghana, Habitat for Humanity, Ghana (HFHG) a non-governmental, ecumenical Christian housing ministry has given up its goal of building affordable homes for families in need.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with BUSINESS IN GHANA on Tuesday, a source from HFHG in Accra said the Christian housing ministry’s home building programme is no longer sustainable because many beneficiaries of its programme have failed to pay their mortgages on schedule thus drying up the resources of the organization.

As a result, HFHG has put a hold on its programme for the next three years during which its core business would be to collect all outstanding debts from defaulters. Read the rest of this entry »

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