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Dwarf Economics and Allied Services. Critical News, 16th February 2014

Posted by Business in Ghana on February 16, 2014

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Whoever said we are a very religious country forgot to tack on that we are also a very superstitious country. Somebody’s cow floated its way into Nii Kukurudu’s Chorkor fishermen’s net, deceiving my Accra peeps that they were onto a bumper harvest.  When the net came up with a bull, the news spread faster than the renouncement of an imminent cabinet shuffle, which is on its way because JJ Rawlings has asked for one.

Digressing for a minute, JJ publicly suggested to the President that he might do well to appoint some new ministers, maybe replace the school boys and girls the NDC Government currently employ; those making high level ministerial decisions when they are yet to be certified by a university that they are capable of higher education.  It is well known that some key ministers are still being tutored for higher degrees, so technically we have some ministries in this country being run by recent graduates.

On this basis, for commonsense direction it sounds right to suggest a change of sorts, especially when the economy is under such scrutiny.  But when it kind of leaked that there might be a shuffle, the Government rushed to the media, shouting “gossipers” and gave up their common sense fix; because things are not going very well, the people can see it, they read about the corruption and smell the garbage on the streets at Kaneshie.  But this one was too “Rawlings” for them to take on board and too “Daily Guide” led to make a common sense decision, so they made a political one.  Deny! Read the rest of this entry »

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Football Is Not Our National Sport: Try “Financial Leakages” And Revenue Diversion

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 28, 2013

Prof. T. P. Ulzen, tulzen@yahoo.com

A middle aged man is driving to Cape Coast from Accra. Around Awutu, he overtakes the car ahead and round the bend, he is flagged down by the police. He is told that he has exceeded the speed limit. He does not dispute this and is told he will “be processed” for court in Winneba at 10:00am the next morning, to which he agrees.
The policeman is seemingly perplexed. The driver reiterates that he will present himself at court the next morning and asks for the officer’s name. This upsets the officer but the driver says “it’s on your shirt anyway.” but the officer gets increasingly upset, asking “why do you need my name?” The driver says “you are a public official doing your job. I just need your name and number for reference for the court hearing. You have taken my licence so I must be sure of who you are. Read the rest of this entry »

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Winneba Will Remain a Zongo, Unless ……

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 24, 2011

By Sydney Casely-Hayford, Sydney@bizghana.com

The journey to Winneba is only 30 minutes away from the center of Accra if you skip the nonsense at Odorkor, Sakaman, Mallam and McCarthy Hill.  The end result when you arrive at Winneba, is a disappointing specter of a once interesting town (dare I call it that now), with no business activity or commerce.

Weaving along with the scanty traffic and through a looping one way with a market closing in on the road, you catch a village town crier with a gong-gong, actually calling the attention of the community and parting some message in the local dialect. Read the rest of this entry »

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