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GHANA ELECTION IDEA: CUT AID IF WIDE SPREAD VIOLENCE

November 30, 2012

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You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat. Ain’t it hard when you discover that He really wasn’t where it’s at After he took from you everything he could steal? Bob Dylan First all seems to be going well in Sierre Leone. Results have […]

ROTARY THEME: PEACE THROUGH SERVICE

November 21, 2012

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Awhile back, on June 9th to be precise, I posted a plea on this blog for Rotary Ghana to consider organizing a conference celebrating peace in light of the upcoming elections on December 7, 2012 and the likelihood of a run-off for the position of president. I sent the post to many Rotarian leaders here […]

ELECTIONS IN SLOVENIA NOVEMBER 11th

November 16, 2012

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In my last post I mentioned attending a wardens’ meeting at the Canadian High Commission. It was called in light of the upcoming December 7th elections here in Ghana. It was most reassuring. The over-riding feeling projected by staff at the Canadian High Commission was that there would be little or no violence during the […]

RECEIPT STORIES: KUMASI AIRPORT & BESEASE TRADITIONAL SHRINE

November 5, 2012

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You know I’m big on receipts, especially the issuing of official VAT receipts for money destined for government coffers-see post 1 and post 2 on the subject- and business receipts to ensure the money goes to the business and NOT in somebody’s pocket. Here are two stories that illustrate receipt anomalies: 1. I took a […]

GHANA TOURISM: NO POLITICAL WILL

November 5, 2012

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Last Tuesday, October 30, Ghana witnessed its first presidential flag bearers debate where a sitting president participated. Truly a grand step forward in Ghana’s democracy. But in this five hour debate there was NOT ONE MENTION of the tourism sector as a contributor to job and wealth creation. My family and I watched about half […]