A Very Busy Ghanaian President Mahama

Posted on April 12, 2014


President Mahama @ EU-African summit

Last week was a very busy one for the President John Mahama of the Republic of Ghana attending the EU-African Summit in Brussels, meeting with representatives of the Ghanaian community in Brussels and speaking at the London School of Economics.

At the latter event, @LSE quoted President Mahama three times which I retweeted:
President Mahama at London School of Economics
Retweeted by chris scott
LSEFoundations ‏@LSEFoundations Apr 5
In 2010 service sectors driven by #entrepreneurship overtook agriculture as biggest contributor to GDP in #Ghana #LSEAfrica

For Africa fully & finally to escape colonial past, must be self sufficient. Entrepreneurship is the key. Ghana Pres Mahama #LSEAfrica

African landscape is lush with potential. We must take advantage of that future. Ghana Pres Mahama #LSEAfrica @LSEAfricaSummit

So, the President Mahama returns to Ghana and announces another consultation process THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM to take place in June. This reminds me of the last Ghana Economic Forum organized by The Economist back in October, 2013. And things have gone from bad to worse since then!
super steel Africa
Recently this article entitled African Leaders Need to Do More than Attend Summits on the Super Steel Africa site. I also think African leaders need to do more than call for forums in order to explore the African entrepreneurial landscape so lush with potential. African leaders need to exercise their power and experiment, embark on pilot projects/programs to provide incentives that actually promote entrepreneurship!

Ghanaian Minister of Tourism on cover page of SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA FB GROUP PAGE

Ghanaian Minister of Tourism on cover page of SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA FB GROUP PAGE

LIKE IN THE MUCH NEGLECTED GHANAIAN TOURISM SERVICE SECTOR BY SCRAPPING SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA! It’s been almost a year since the establishment of the Facebook group SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA was established along with the Change.org petition and the @visafreeghana twitter account.

Join us on Facebook and scroll down the volumes of comments all arguing for policy change in the tourism sector….that is visa facilitation and visa simplification.

The next madinghana post following this one will give you just one example of hundreds of posts arguing the reasons for and the benefits of scrapping short term tourist visas to Ghana.