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Judgment Debts, Gallopé, Gallopé. Critical News, 8th July 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 8, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford,

I have to thank Nana Boroo for the inspired heading this week.  I was browsing You Tube for local content and found a 2010 Ghana Music Awards clip, with Nana and his team of dancers.  Refreshing recollections.   Aha aye butu butu this week.

Nana Addo and “All die be die”.  Once again the NPP Presidential candidate felt compelled to go open this can of worms.  This time we have more elaboration.  All die be die now means the NPP will not sit down and allow the NDC to cheat them out of their mite and they will respond if provoked.  However, they do not believe in violence and will go to any length to protect the peace of elections.  I have always accepted that the NDC was created from the (P)NDC, which was a stepchild of the AFRC, which was a violent junta bent on taking revenge on the officer corps of the military.  The NPP is of the UP party, which roots go back to the era of violent secession from the Colony and assassination attempts on Kwame Nkrumah.  The CPP traces its violent roots to the days of preventive detention, chieftaincy upheaval, terror brigades and a one party dictatorship.  Each party has its excuses for violence and has at one time or the other engaged in a fight for its right to vote without interference.  Now we have that voting right.  I don’t see those times as promoting violence.  One person’s, terrorist is another’s freedom fighter and our politicians have to get over this stigma and move on.  We have the right to cast a ballot once every four years.  It is our ultimate universal suffrage.  What we are clamoring for is fairness and no manipulation of the registers.  And we have a biometric register in place as a first step to get this done.  All Nana succeeded in doing was give the NDC’s Asiedu Nketia another opportunity to confuse issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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IMANI Alert: Worrying Developments in Ghana’s Oil Sector

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 7, 2012

From IMANI Center for Policy & Education

Many observers would have noticed a recent brief from Bloomberg about the investment prospects for Ghana’s offshore oil sector.

From the very start IMANI has been somewhat less sanguine about developments in the nascent industry (see previous commentary on our website).  Despite the highly optimistic forecasts now and in the past, it is important to note the following facts: Read the rest of this entry »

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