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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 […]

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2012

March 8, 2012

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Today’s the day and here in Montreal, Canada we couldn’t have had a nicer day…positively spring like! This week I’ve been looking after my grandson Justin Kwame whose on his spring break. Today we went to Westmount where I spent much of my youth. We visited the greenhouse in Westmount Park. Ya see,Justine Kwame wants […]

OSU CHILDREN’S LIBRARY COMPLETED BUT ABANDONED

October 7, 2011

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On May 12th, 2011, the Osu Children’s Library opened! On October 6, 2011, a headline on Page 14 of the Ghanaian Times of October reads: “500,000 dollar library abandoned” Why has the Osu Cildren’s Library not opened??? Answer: There are no speed bumps to cross the busy road to get to the library! Can ya […]

KUMASI, GHANA: A SLAP IN THE PUBLIC’S FACE

August 26, 2010

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and again A SLAP IN THE FACE OF THE CIVIL SERVICE

KUMASI, GHANA-A SLAP IN THE CIVIL SERVICE FACE

August 23, 2010

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FOUR VILLAGES INN-KINDNESS CENTRE

February 6, 2010

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Kindness is infectious! In this blog I have been celebrating the kindness we know guests of Four Villages Inn experience here. After ten years in the business, it’s dawned on me that our acts of kindness are not spurred by a business model, but rather prompted by our guests’ stories of unusual acts of generosity, […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS OH, OH, OH PART 2

December 24, 2009

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Hadn’t planned on this, but oh. This story takes the cake. A friend….phoned. He sounded very depressed. I didn’t help by replying to his question “What are ya doing” jokingly saying “making money: no making people comfortable and happy!” I asked him how he was and he said he had a financial crisis that he […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HO, HO, HO

December 17, 2009

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For ten years now, Madinghana has been invited to Ridge School to perform a very important function at this time of year. Enough said… and each year I ask myself, “Where are they all going to fit in?”Maybe I shouldn’t be so concerned about these particular children, the children of the elite…It’s all those children […]

The Obama Visit to Ghana Revisited

December 7, 2009

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Way back in May, 2009, the Obama visit to Ghana was a stimulus to the creation of this MADINGHANA blog. Visit the category to see this blogger’s opinions on the visit. Well, all these months later, my very criticisms of the government’s decision making for the visit were somewhat affirmed. In the December, 2009 magazine […]

“No more school held under trees”

December 7, 2009

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So… a couple of weeks ago the new government presented its first budget. A large part was devoted to public education and a new effort to construct more schools with the aim of “no more school held under trees”-a wonderful initiative to create jobs in this time of economic crisis when there is predicted a […]

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