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A Lumumba Dumsor. Critical News, 30th August 2015

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 30, 2015

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

If you haven’t heard it all from us in Ghana and if it has not sunk in yet that we are in pain from lying leaders and directionless followers, then hear it now.

The Paul Ansah Foundation in memory of one of our best ever writers PAV Ansah, whose crusade against JJ Rawlings and his misdirected Marxist PNDC followers was legendary in our time, invited Professor P.L.O. Lumumba from Kenya to come talk some sense into the leaders in Africa and make it plain to both them and us that we have failed woefully in our quest to deliver Africa to its people and the world.

That Africa by itself has failed to look in the mirror and see a face so distorted it is only recognizable for its failure of its policies and people.

Obama came and said his piece to the African Union and all we heard was a foreign President talking down to the people of Africa. This was the politician’s spin on his advice to treat all as equal and not castigate people on account of sexual preference. I might be homosexual, but I still make the human race.

But that message distorted the views of an Africa that has so underperformed it is still a concern for the rest of the world that the poor will starve, child mortality will keep rising and women discrimination will still continue in our Trokosis and our witchcraft camps.

Someone hung a dead chicken and tied some green cloth to the dead necks in the premises of the Electoral Commission and they all run for safety, in fear of surreal trauma.

Somewhere up in the mountains of Tutu, past Aburi at the apex of a hill, Lighthouse Chapel International have built a fortress with ten foot metal pylons and walls, as a sanctuary, temple or hermitage, to house servants of God to come pray, that without lifting a finger to do any meaningful work, they will be blessed and rewarded for their faith and be given that which they do not deserve. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mad Bench Assassin. Critical News, 2nd August 2015

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 8, 2015

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Na waaa oh, to be Assassin, mama oh! Sing to it if know the melody because it was ringing through my ears all last week and well into the weekend, I couldn’t believe that we can pass justice so swiftly in Ghana.

Say what you like, the world is flat. I was listening to the debate, enthralled by the persuasive arguments of thirteen and fourteen year-olds trying their word and logic skills, with a huge dollop of science in their arsenal, at confusing the normal order.

It has always been true that we who question the orthodoxy are never prophets in our homeland. Many have been burnt at the stake and others hanged and shot at firing squads.

But these kids were impressive. Took me back to the time when I used to have a vocabulary that only I knew how vast and where its boundaries lay, totally incoherent and bamboozling.

But isn’t it impressive that Judge Francis Obiri was able to arraign an untried person with no representing counsel and jail him for ten years in a morning? Woyome is still walking the streets after more that three years and we don’t even know if he has offered a payment plan till when.

But this clearly “mad” man according to his mother and friends intended to kill the President and be hailed the successor. It can’t be any simpler than that.

Before I get too deep into that side of things though, the week has been dark with dumsor. The Electricity Company of Ghana are clear in their understanding that they do not and cannot provide a timetable for load shedding in what is now becoming an acceptable process in our lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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