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KUMASI SOUTHERN BYPASS TURN OFF FROM ACCRA RD. STILL NO SIGN BOARD!!

May 28, 2012

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I was in the vicinity of Anloga Junction where you turn off to go to the Ahodwo/Georgia roundabout. It’s a major new state of the art road and still months later there is no indication of the turn-off! On Thursday, Four Villages has guests driving from Accra. I’ve sent this picture: and this text: Here […]

GHANA: JOIN THE G20 AND FACILITATE TOURIST VISA APPLICATION PROCESS!

May 21, 2012

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This post just appeared on the Tourism in Ghana blog that comes out of the Ghana Tourism Authority. Take a minute to read it. It’s all about discussions taking place RIGHT NOW at the G20 meetings in Chicago advocating easier VISA application processes to promote tourism. Wow, the numbers indicating increased revenues and job creation […]

GHANA STYLE: REVENUE COLLECTION – AN INCIDENT

May 21, 2012

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Oh life here is fascinating. There’s always something to write about. Like at 8:00 am on a Saturday morning this guy comes to collect the K.M.A. property rate….which I had paid on January 6, 2012 before heading off to Canada for a Two and a half month R & R to escape jokers like this! […]

MADINGHANA BLOG CELEBRATES THIRD ANNIVERSARY!

May 20, 2012

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https://madinghana.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/mad-inghana/

Oops, it was on May 17th....

 

Here's my original post!

FOUR VILLAGES INN: IDEAS CENTRAL FOLLOW-UP

May 19, 2012

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Well, the radio journalism class ran with the story on noise pollution. Most significant, the students interviewed the Ashanti Regional Director of the E.P.A. here in Kumasi. They found out that there is equipment to measure decibels here in Ashanti, but alas the machine is broken. A five-minute piece is in the production stage and […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN: IDEAS CENTRAL

May 18, 2012

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Today’s breakfast was great. Not just because of the great food, but also because yours truly was asked,”We need an idea for a story.” Ya see we have two radio journalists who are here holding a two-week workshop for radio presenters from all over the country. Well, funnily enough, never wanting for an issue here […]

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE/BRITISH COUNCIL-IDEA FOR CO-SPONSORED ART SHOW

May 14, 2012

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This post appeared on the Modern Ghana news site. In short, it describes the success of an Ivorian street artist who has shockingly captured on canvas startling scenes of the election violence that not too long ago took place on the streets of Abidjan, the neighbouring capital to the west. What a wake up call […]

GHANA: Bob Marley Tribute on Multi TV & a Plea for Peaceful Elections

May 12, 2012

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Bob Marley was smiling down on Ghana last night as he surveyed from on high the tribute shows from around the world marking 31 years since his death. Yes, I’m sure King Lagazee, host of Multi TV’s show, got Bob’s nod of approval when, much to everyone’s surprise, King Lagazee launched into a tirade condemning […]

NATIONAL SERVICE SPEAKS OUT FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS

May 11, 2012

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I bumped into a group of National Service personnel the other day. These are university grads doing their bit for national development. It is a compulsory two-year program, I think. I couldn’t resist asking for a picture. Well, one of them turns around and gives me two fingers for peace and another one for emphasis […]

UPDATE: NEW ROUTE TO FOUR VILLAGES INN REMAINS WITHOUT SIGNAGE

May 10, 2012

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More than a month ago, I posted an item celebrating the completion of the southern bypass road leading to our part of town. A couple of things to report: 1. Instead of pursuing the matter at the mayor’s office, I emailed the post to the K.M.A. City Roads Engineer with the following covering note: “Good […]

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