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Show Me The Wakinns. Critical News, 25th May 2014

Posted by Business in Ghana on May 25, 2014

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Have you ever had to charge your phone for twelve cedis?  Fuseini and his team at Madina got the benefit of my largesse when I force stopped at their workshop.  Desperate and needing to put some juice in my phone so I could ask for directions to where I was heading, “Lucky Boys Cleaning System” off road side also needed fuel for their generator so they could finish off some orders; “dumsor” since morning had pushed them to the brink of contractual failure.  It was 5.35pm.

Donning bright yellow decorated T-shirts and jeans, glorified underpants on display in defiant repugnance, we worked out a compromise.  I would buy a gallon of petrol and they would plug my phone in for as long as I needed.

I was pleased to help some brothers out, leverage a dig at ECG with this piece and middle-finger Government for its non-delivery of a Better Ghana.  I have never understood the slogan anyway.

So thanks guys, “abusua” forever.

I don’t know what more to say about Subah Infosystems, GRA and motorbike contracts and unraveling JOSPONG Group sagas.  Every where you turn, either Jospong or RLG is taking free tax-payer money and walking away or some government official is lying about how cash actually kind of oozed into their bank accounts.  What is going on with these two companies is simply boggling. Read the rest of this entry »

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God’s Tobinco Condoms. Critical News, 1st December 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 1, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

When I was a wee lad, condoms came in a pack of six, in different colors and scents.  For a few pesewas, I forget the exact amount now, you could get a cocktail of six and the teenage prophylactic world was such a simple one to navigate.  In those days you didn’t just walk to the counter and buy.  Deep penetrating, quizzical attendants stared you into lurking behind the colds and Paracetamol sections.  If you were unlucky and it was a she, it was easier to ask your father for a pack than to face the revelation that you were contemplating something really evil that night with someone other than her.  We got by using older siblings to purchase, and that came with its torturous nonsense when they threatened to tell mama and papa when you got to fighting; as boys do.

And such it was that I grew up knowing that you should check the condom after, to make sure that the wriggly little things had been trapped properly.  Many an unplanned parent was created from a miscarriage of condom vigilance.

But it was never about God, prayers and intervention when it “locked”. Read the rest of this entry »

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