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Hammah Head. Critical News, 10th November 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on November 10, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Last week I thought things were going to get boring, and I underestimated the Ghanaian politician’s penchant to develop juicy stories.  I never really thought of Victoria Hammah as a political force and frankly the only image I have of her is the similarity of her backside to first lady Lordina Mahama.  In this regard, JDM has not failed in his consistency to showcase an African landmark to the world and has opened a new criterion for ministerial selection, exploited by Vicky’s NPP election rival Ursula Owusu.  Vicky Hammah once was a presenter on Multi TV and she says so herself, it was a tough challenge.

The news of her dismissal created a mass of media and political scrambling, proportional to advance and rearguard tactics.  Vicky’s intelligence is not a light boast.  She clearly knows what this politics is all about and the speed of her dismissal promptly shuts her door but puts a slack mouth in the open.  Government tacitly accepted some accuracy in her statements when she was terminated within hours after the tape went viral.  Even the BBC, bless their hearts, carried the story.  But will she holler further?  Is her head smart enough to filter through the mess she is in?  A ruined political carrier?  The conversation was innocuous enough, more gossip about Nana Oye and Rachel Appoh and her boss Omane Boamah to some extent, but it was the little tsunamis that must have made the dismissal. Read the rest of this entry »

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We Are Heading For Trouble. Critical News, 22nd September 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 22, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

I made a trip to the airport during the week, just to see what Tony Lithur had been able to do since his appointment on Tuesday 17, as Board Chairman of the Ghana Airports Company.  After Doreen Owusu Fianko was sacked by the Board and Mahama was irritated enough to retire the entire Board, who had served their term anyway, and reward Tony for all the services he performed during the election petition, we are in for a load of trouble.  This is a job of perks.  I am sure you get a Board stipend of sorts, (ah! If only the Freedom of Information Act was in place, I might tell you more of the compensation package.  For now, let me speculate) you could get a VIP pass, access to all parts of the port, customs and security waivers and most definitely some freebies for air travel, since all the airlines will be lobbying for your attention.  All told, he might recover his legal fees plus more, but I cannot say that was the intention.  Tony is a good man, busy round the clock, and I am not sure how he will make the time to manage the Board.  But hey, society sees it only as a reward for petition services; ask Joe Public if I am mis-thinking.

A host of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived KIA to get a taste of our dripping ceilings, non-uniformed security guards, no signs for wandering visitors, poor air conditioning and toilets that do not flush and stink to hell. Read the rest of this entry »

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