Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2012«

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKROKERRI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

June 30, 2012

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Yes, on October 26, Akrokerri Teacher Training College, that’s how I know it, will be celebrating its fiftieth birthday since its inception back in 1962. I was there from 1973 to 1979. It was a wonderful six years working at a wonderful institution staffed by dedicated professionals from all over this world of ours. I […]

“GHANA: 9TH WORST MANAGED ECONOMY IN THE WORLD” – FORBES MAGAZINE: PEOPLE, DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!

June 28, 2012

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Gee, what did Ghana do to piss off the Americans? Just a couple of months ago, Ghana was hailed along with a few other African countries in the top ten growing economies in the world! And just yesterday, Goldman Sachs was quoted as saying “Invest now or get left behind”. What’s more just today, an […]

GOLDEN TULIP-KUMASI CITY: OH HAPPY DAY!

June 27, 2012

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Now think about it…what are the chances that I would be there at the actual time when a certain flag was being hoisted for the very first time at the Golden Tulip-Kumasi City. But I was! I was attending a regular weekly meeting on Wednesday at 12:30 pm of the Kumasi East Rotary Club that […]

THE NEW AFRICAN MAGAZINE IS NOT AFRICAN!

June 24, 2012

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A FOLLOW-UP TO KUMASI GOOGLE MAP MADNESS-where one secondary road is named after three big men with _ _ _ _ you fill in the blank! In the letters section of June’s NEW AFRICAN magazine, there is a comment entitled “A betrayed reader” taking the publishers to task for publishing in Europe. My criticism goes […]

Ghana: Rights Groups Demand Immediate Passage of RTI Bill

June 23, 2012

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The right to information is crucial to guarantee transparency and accountability in governance at every level of society, from the national to the local. The bill has been before parliament since 2010, and despite the assurance of the present government in power, it remains not passed. Rights groups are duly anxious for without its assent […]

KUMASI BANNER CANCER

June 22, 2012

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Recently in madinghana’s little corner of the world, a banner was hung between a speed bump pole and a telephone pole. For nearly a month I have been trying to get authorities to remove it. See the related article “Car wash Wars” below. My last effort saw me go to the office of the Advertising […]

TAMALE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT! KUMASI BYPASSED…..

June 21, 2012

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Will it happen? Will Kumasi get its international airport? It’s been a subject of discussion since 2006. Just in case you don’t go to the discussion, I’d like to share a most pertinent comment from a U.N.D.P. staffer: 1. Re: international airport Apr 18, 2007, 9:56 AM The time is long overdue for Kumasi to […]

GOOGLE MAP MADNESS KUMASI, GHANA, STYLE!

June 19, 2012

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Soon I’ll be posting something on a certain highway here in Ghana being named after a certain American president… but in the meantime, a little background… In Ahodwo, a neighbouring upmarket first class residential area, there’s ONE road that has THREE different names! It starts out named for Eddie Ofori Kuragu, whose family owns and […]

KUMASI: SIGNS OF THE TIMES!

June 18, 2012

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You know me. I’m obsessed by signs, missing directional signs, signs hanging unpaid for and illegally. And why shouldn’t I. We live in the sign city of West Africa, not the Garden City of West Africa. There are signs everywhere, even there are large signs adjacent to businesses pointing to the businesses from across the […]

PEACEFUL ELECTION PLEA FROM GHANAIAN COMEDIAN KSM.

June 18, 2012

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Our family has always been a great fan of KSM, the Ghanaian comedian who spent years abroad, but returned to his homeland to put an intelligent spin on Ghanaian life. Like madinghana, KSM fears for the December 7th elections here and he has issued a plea for peaceful elections in the form of a letter […]

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