Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Electricity for all!!

Now THAT would be nice.
Electricity for all communities in Ghana.
Electricity, meaning 24/7 Electricity right? Because there would be no sense in proclaiming "drinks are on me" at the bar and then I proceeding to serve 2 drops per patron.

Well, I wasn't in Keta but I read that Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information is promising electricity for all in a few months. AND we will all be connected to the national grid.

Pssst! Psssst! Come here Samuel.
Did you really say that? All of us connected to THE national grid?
Slap yourself!
Now slap yourself again!
Go take some SSS physics lessons and stop insulting us.

Does anyone have a clue where the electricity Okudzeto-Ablakwa is talking about will be generated from? Has Gh Atomic Energy finally come up with something we are yet to hear about? I'd love to hear more good news.

Monday, December 20, 2010

We did our best under the circumstances

If the leaked cables (thanks to Wikileaks) is what has prompted Ghana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to withdraw some Diplomatic passports, then Thank You very much Mr Assange!

Drug smugglers don't always have a sign on their foreheads identifying them as such so our former ministers should hush up. They created & maintained loopholes for illegal activities to continue.
When these loopholes are being discussed, they should quit claiming "we did our best under the circumstances".
Those circumstances were under your control until you started making calls for your buddies to use the VVIP lounge.
The circumstances are always supposed to be under your control when you have a job to do.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ghanaians & our proverbs

We love our proverbs!
I know I do.

It saddens me that we as a people do not live them as much as we say them.
Especially the one that talks about teaching a person to fish instead of giving him fish.
He will be fed for life when you teach him to fish.

We already have our brilliant fishermen.
We have our farmers with tons of knowledge.
Yet every other day, we are at the doorsteps of institutions & countries asking for aid.

I await the days coming when we will have selfless leaders more interested in enabling our farmers, our fishermen.