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Through all the changing scenes
n Ghana nobody cares that years of records vanish every day with people changing their dates of birth regularly.
Ghana  culture  bureaucracy  standards  Regulation  law  Africa  mum 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Should we all protect our own?
Six of them had been sacked for sexual misconduct with students and four for stealing.

Now this write-up was not seriously contesting the guilt of those who had been sacked.

The complaint was that you do not expose or disgrace your own.
groups  crime  standards  morality  values  Ghana  Culture  observation  perception  Africa  mum 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Female footballers to the rescue
I wasn’t in the mood to worry about what was a normal Ghanaian situation of going from construction to rehabilitation, with no maintenance in between.
sports  football  maintenance  Development  Ghana  Africa  culture  mum 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Spreading it thin
I discovered in 2003 that if the entire budget of the republic were allocated to only the Ministry of Education, we would still not have enough money to build and equip schools from kindergarten to universities, train and pay our teachers adequately and modernise education to make us competitive in the world.
Economics  Development  poverty  ghana  Africa  mum  policy  Politics 
12 weeks ago by amaah
We can’t disgrace yams
Why are we all not eating every day, fried yams, roasted yams, baked yams, yam mpotompoto, yam ampesi, yam fufu and all the other yam recipes my grandmother had?
farming  agriculture  Development  ghana  Africa  culture  Economics  mum  observation 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Who speaks for the Ewes?
One of the things I learnt as a child about the Ewes was that after their experience of a dictator king and the flight from Notsie to their present-day abodes, they vowed that never again would they subjugate themselves under one king.

That is why there are so many independent chiefdoms in present-day Eweland and there are and there is no king of Ewes or Volta Region.
Ghana  tribes  Africa  politics  mum  culture  history 
12 weeks ago by amaah
The man to clean up our banks
The first time I heard the word “failed” used in relation to an inanimate thing, I was puzzled and got increasingly fascinated by the concept.

I heard it from an engineer friend who, in referring to a newly constructed road, said parts of the road had failed.
Humour  banking  Ghana  Africa  mum  culture  observation  failure  development 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Defeated by the typhoon in Shanghai
I took two things away from that visit: (1) Mathematics is critical for any society that wants rapid progress and orderliness is not new to Chinese society, (2) concubines have always had a better deal than wives.
China  travel  culture  observation  ghana  africa  mum  humour 
12 weeks ago by amaah
The earth belongs to them also
What is really on my mind today is something that strikes me forcibly every time I go on that road and which seems to exacerbate every day. On this 150-kilometre stretch of road now, it is not possible to find a five-kilometre stretch without human activity of some kind.
Development  urban  city  Ghana  Africa  culture  mum  environment 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Reduced to a wreck on the street
I have it on good authority that the biggest number of people arriving at Accident and Emergency departments in all hospitals and clinics in the country are motorbike riders and those they have been in contact with.
roads  safety  transportation  Development  Ghana  Africa  culture  mum 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Justice in ramshackle courts
it is impossible to conduct any honourable business in the ramshackle structures that pass for courthouses in parts of the country. And I will have great difficulty submitting to the pretension that these were official buildings where the people worked, deserved any respect.
law  Infrastructure  Ghana  Development  poverty  politics  culture  observation  mum  Africa 
12 weeks ago by amaah
Watching Nigeria from afar
I once sat in on Nigeria Senate Budget hearings. Don’t now remember how and why the matter came up, but I certainly remember a Senator dismiss Ghana as having a national budget which was “less, much less than the budget of Lagos State”.
Nigeria  Ghana  Economics  politics  culture  history  Africa  mum  observation 
12 weeks ago by amaah
‘Make Nigeria Great Again’
it would be disingenuous to suggest that countries in the global north are as bad as ours when it comes to the theft of their own patrimony. But Buhari might have pointed out that we could hardly be fantastically corrupt all by ourselves. And besides, the vast majority of Nigerians – like people anywhere – are not corrupt precisely: we are implicated in corruption because we continue to tolerate it in our politicians. Where we go from here is anybody’s guess.
Nigeria  Politics  corruption  Africa  elections  culture 
may 2019 by amaah
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir arrives in Khartoum
"The participation could have been normal and without a fuss, but Africa's enemies, Sudan's enemies and the enemies of peace-loving countries wanted to try and turn it into a drama, to prevent the president from important participations"
language  rogues  dictator  Sudan  Africa  huhudious 
april 2019 by amaah
Sudan says 'Africa's enemies' were behind Bashir arrest order
"The participation could have been normal and without a fuss, but Africa's enemies, Sudan's enemies and the enemies of peace-loving countries wanted to try and turn it into a drama, to prevent the president from important participations"
quotes  rogues  language  Sudan  dictator  huhudious  Africa 
april 2019 by amaah
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