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Waking Up from the Pipe Dream

Posted by Business in Ghana on March 23, 2014

By Charles Wereko-Brobby (Dr), Chief Policy Analyst, Ghana Institute for Public Policy Options (GIPPO),  tarzan@eyetarzan.org

“It is not worth the paper it is written on” is one of the most used sentences in everyday dialogue. It’s most famous manifestation is the 1938 speech of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain describing the Munich Agreement with Hitler as bringing “Peace in our Time”.  Within one year, World War 2 broke out and the rest is history.

The Government of Nigeria, acting in concert with its Nigerian national Petroleum Company (NNPC), and its joint venture partners, Chevron Nigeria and Shell Nigeria, have finally come off the vacillating wall and told the Government and people of Ghana, that the agreement  to supply 123 million cu ft gas per day is not worth the paper it was written on .

This is the full import and meaning of the outcome of the Minister of Energy’s mercy mission to Nigeria which yielded the pathetic capitulation that no more than 50 million cu ft of our contracted supply can be guaranteed. Call me a war monger if you like, but as with 1938, Ghana must take this Nigerian slap in the face as having bloodied our nose, sabotaged our economy, and tantamount to a declaration of war. Read the rest of this entry »

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Return of The PAC. Critical News, 26th August 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 26, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

I had a big surprise this week and it was a good one.  I buy my top-ups from the car on the way to work.  I know it is illegal to do so, but Mayor Vanderpuye is still mourning his wife and president and I feel at liberty to do a little wrong.  Anyway, this young man who usually sells me Expresso top up, came to the window Friday morning and with a very broad smile announced to me that he had been offered a place with the University of Development Studies to do a degree in Integrated Management Science.  It was such a delight to hear.  I never thought of him as a SHS student in the first place, but for him to be Uni material, I was chuffed.  My view of these hawking young men and women has changed, there might yet be hope around the corner.  I never figured there were potential university students selling stuff and cleaning windshields to survive.  Such a failure in employment policy. Read the rest of this entry »

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