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HORACE LAWRENCE: MY HERO, A MAN OF ACTION

February 28, 2011

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Horace Lawrence is my hero. HE ACTED! Here he is just before leaving Four Villages Inn at the crack of dawn. He and his partner Marlene are all set to go to the Kumasi Airport to catch a flight to Accra…again. The day before, all flights to and from Accra had been canceled -solar flares- […]

madinghana: THE 300TH POST!

February 28, 2011

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Yes #300, and what better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate FOUR VILLAGES INN by sharing with you guest comments to show you that we work very very hard to live up to our motto: “Much, much more than just a place to stay”. First up, Joan and Graeme Mount from Sudbury, Ontario, […]

GHANA TAXATION: OF VALENTINE’S DAY AND VAT…

February 14, 2011

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Now perhaps you may think madinghana is really living up to his name…what in heaven’s name do taxes have to do with Valentine’s Day? This post has been in the works for a month or so. An expatriate aid worker working for one of the largest foreign funded organizations here in Ghana, […]

Madinghana: New Year’s Resolution Part 8

February 6, 2011

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You know I can’t figure out why there aren’t dozens of investigative journalists like Anas Aremeyaw Anas. There are so many ills in this fast-changing society to blow right open. Many result from a clash between modernity and tradition; others simply stem from a greedy elite or wannabees and their get rich quick ethic that […]

ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS MADINGHANA RESOLUTION: PART 7

February 5, 2011

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an investigative reporter. Nobody knows what he looks like. He goes around with a hidden camera filming unsuspecting individuals engaging in criminal acts. A media blitz follows involving simultaneous newspaper and TV documentary exposure. Even President Obama in his historic speech to the Ghanaian parliament in July, 2009 singled out anas […]

MADINGHANA CELEBRATES #65

February 1, 2011

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Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone! So what did I do…..you got it…after the morning routine helping out with the breakfast for five….it was off continuing another protest-not mentioned to date in this blog-NOT ANOTHER ONE, YOU SAY! Yes, this situation is in front of the inn, not in the back, and is just […]

MADINGHANA’S ONE AND ONLY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: PART 6

February 1, 2011

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Still with me? Why? Don’t ya know that like everything here it will just fizzle out… But thanks…. Dateline Kumasi: Thursday, January 27, 2011 THE SITUATION: In follow-up to Monday’s non-meeting, and not to let anybody think that their usual strategy of stonewalling would work I went back to the authority-in this case the City […]

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