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GHANA: COMEDY OR TRAGEDY, NO SATIRE TO COME

November 8, 2014

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This photo appeared on my Takoradi Facebook friend Amos Anyimadu’s page with the accompanying text: After what the Western Region has done for our creative economy we need to complete this building NOW. Over twenty years in construction. There was no mention of what the building was supposed to be. I commented and learned “A […]

R is for Reciprocity. Let it start with Ghana!

September 18, 2014

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Here’s another ‘Link I like’ article and again it’s on tourism and a particular aspect of tourism…you guessed it VISAS! The article is called “Here are 63 Countries You Can Travel to with No Visa from Ghana”. http://buzzghana.com/63-countries-can-travel-visa-ghana/ Here’s my comment when I posted it on the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana Facebook […]

IMANI AND SCRAP: THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES

October 28, 2013

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Franklin Cudjoe, founder of Imani, posted this graphic presented at the Rabat conference: Here’s my comment: Christopher Scott But what causes poor governance. I believe it is weak civil society that is the root cause of poor governance? And what causes weak civil society? Africa’s brain drain is one major cause…brains leave leaving the bullies […]

GHANA’S IMANI, CENTRE FOR POLICY AND EDUCATION, TO STUDY SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA

October 28, 2013

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I couldn’t figure out why Komla Dumor, high profile BBC presenter of Focus on Africa didn’t join the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana Facebook page. He’d written a commentary on the visa situation in Africa on the BBC website and had acknowledged my post on this blog with this comment: What can I […]

GHANA: STOP ‘SCRATCHING THE GROUND’ AND SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA

September 12, 2013

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The metaphor ‘Scratching the Ground’ comes from Nana Awere Damoah’s recently published collection of essays I SPEAK OF GHANA that is now available on kindle. Scratching the ground refers to the youth of Ghana who are causing loss of wealth to their generation by sitting on inert ideas, bottled-up potential energy, so disillusioned they live […]

9-11 OMG!

September 12, 2013

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9-11 was yesterday. I’ve given this post some long reflection… Subtitle R is for Resentment…and boy does it run deep – 12 years and still very much there On the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visa Twitter page @visafreeghana. I posted the following: chris scott ‏@madinghana 8h @visafreeghana R > r & r =REVENUES ARE GREATER […]

THE CASE FOR KUMASI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

May 2, 2013

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Picking up from the last comment on the madinghana blog, Ian’s comment, on this blog: “When a yam doesn’t grow well, we don’t blame it; it is because of the soil.” This comment was made in response to my observation on how Ghanaians overseas “shine, shine shine”. Anyways to continue, I share here a wonderful […]