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Wafom - promises, politics, information and accountability

Posted by abocco on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 09:20 GhanaThink Managing Executive

...Sounds on da ground and seens on the see-ins

You know I love Bernard Avle's CITI FM breakfast show. Guess what? It just won an award as the best talk show in the whole of Africa. So you've got to listen as often as I do, ;-) Anyway, Daasebre Dwamena was recently freed from prison and declared innocent in his London cocaine trial. A lot of people have welcomed this news and Daasebre arrived in Ghana to a hero's welcome. His latest hit, Wafom (you have wronged), has been played on CITI FM regularly and recently, Bernard passed a comment saying that the Electricity corporation of Ghana has wronged the Ghanaian populace for reneging on their promises to provide electricity to certain parts of the population as part of their load shedding exercise. They are not only ones failing to do deliver on their promises, politicians are equally at fault. Is there anything we can do as a populace to ensure better accountability? Are we too naive to get hooked onto promises?


Letter to Osagyefo - secrets, rumours, knowledge

Posted by Nwia on Wed, 05/23/2007 - 09:27

Yo Osagyefo,
The colours of the rainbow give me great pleasure to write to you this missive. Please don't think about the rainbow 'people' who are still walking around Ogyakrom in the name of human rights, if anything think about the rainbow nation, also known as South Africa, that allows Uncle Sam's people to enter their nation without visas while citizens of Ogyakrom have to get visas to enter a country its forefathers helped fight for. I want to think your latest reply has been held up by the postman for further scanning because you left a few new Ghana cedis in there. I will find ways and means to secure the new notes, so I will be expecting your next reply for shaizzay.


Comm centre - cell phones and the business of communication in Ghana

Posted by abocco on Sat, 01/27/2007 - 00:35 GhanaThink Managing Executive

...Sounds on da ground and seens on the see-ins

The last few times I have been at home, a lot of my expenses have been eaten up by communication. Buying Areeba scratch cards every other day adds up. Almost every young person in Ghana has a mobile phone now which has aided communication a lot even though the costs involved are still quite high. In Comm centre, Castro Destroyer sings about a poor girl he met at the communication center and he loves her in spite of her poverty. Of course, the song is not about comm centers but what happened to the them? Have they been driven into obscurity by the emergence of cell phones?