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Elizabeth Ohene Writes: Should We All Protect Our Own?
One forgets or ignores at one’s peril, Professor Kofi Abrefa Busia’s famous breakdown of what a political party is.

He said a political party was like Techiman market, it attracts all sorts, there would be housewives, chancers, entrepreneurs, thieves, people in a hurry, people lazing around, people there to cause mayhem and people there to buy one item, people who want to make friends, regulars and noise makers.
education  crime  policy  regulation  standards  mores  Ghana  culture  tradition  Africa  religion  tribes  social  communities  groups  mum 
6 days ago by amaah
Letter from Africa: How to get Ghanaians to pay their taxes
A modest proposal:
"So, instead of saying you can't have a drivers' licence, passport, free secondary school education for your children, or even go on dates unless you have a TIN number, the new rule should be, you can't get an undertaker, buy a coffin, dig a grave, keep a body in the morgue, have chief mourners and hold a funeral of any kind unless and until you can produce a TIN."
taxes  Ghana  Africa  Development  Regulation  culture  humour  observation  perception  Economics  informal  policy  strategy  satire  funerals  mum 
8 days ago by amaah
NCA to Accept Bids for 4G Spectrum - Tech Voice Africa
Ghana's telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (NCA) is yet to decide whether to accept bids by Vodafone and Quantum Oil for two 5MHz slots of the available 800MHz spectrum, or reinitiate the tendering process
Africa  Ghana  spectrum  2018  auction  800mhz 
23 days ago by stevesong
Africa rising? A historical perspective | African Affairs | Oxford Academic
Abstract. Sub-Saharan Africa’s recent economic boom has raised hopes and expectations to lift the regions’ ‘bottom millions’ out of poverty by 2030. How realis
ghana  development  agriculture  industrialisation 
23 days ago by zesteur
Obama and the Legacy of Africa’s Renaissance Generation | by Aminatta Forna | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
Many of the things that were happening in Africa at that time, independence and all that, were not clear to me when I was in Kenya but made sense when I was in Leeds meeting other students from Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, students from Australia, every part of the Commonwealth, students from Bulgaria, Greece, Iraq, Afghanistan—we all met there in Leeds, we had encounters with Marx with Lenin, and all that began to clarify for me a change of perspective.
yorkshire  ghana 
27 days ago by yorksranter
AgroCenta: Improving the financial livelihood of smallholder farmers through fair trade
In 15 communities spread out in 4 regions within Ghana using 30 fields agents. Our metrics over the past couple of months have been amazing.
agriculture  data  ml  GHANA 
4 weeks ago by shalmaneser

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