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Ghanaians saw Mugabe as their 'in-law'
In Ghana, your in-law is your in-law, and deserves respect, no matter what happens.
Mugabe  History  Zimbabwe  Ghana  observation  mum 
6 weeks ago by amaah
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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 weeks ago by amaah
Agricultural Dumping in the Chicken Sector: The Case of Western and Central Africa (pdf)
fodder for the chicken bone theory...

"Since the beginning of the 90s, chicken exports from the EU to coastal countries of Western and Central Africa have increased significantly. Those exports are usually made of frozen cut pieces, such as neck, back, legs, and wings. EU consumers trend to eat breast rather than whole chicken, and there is no market in the EU for others cut pieces, except for pet food. European poultry processing industry has the choice between pet food and export to poor countries at low costs, to sell those residues."
Ghana  politics  policy  economics  trade  Africa  Germany  agriculture  agribusiness  food  chicken 
january 2019 by amaah
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 
december 2018 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 
december 2018 by amaah
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