What is GDP, Middle Income State when Lights are Off, there is Fuel Shortage and Increased Cost of Living.

PRIOR to my paper in Development Issues In Ghana, I wish to submit my State of The Economy by a Concerned African.

I wanted to take time off to discuss the prevalent issues affecting our nation currently and some few recommendations on how I believe as a nation we can escape this certainty of continuous hopelessness and poverty.

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First of all I will like to establish the fact that, I have no inheritance sitting down waiting for me nor do I have a rich Bill Gates Uncle so I fall within the majority of youth in this country or better yet this continent whose life value is dependent on the usefulness of opportunities that come their way.

The Leaders of this continent have done the future a great harm with their continuous and unsatisfying desires for personal aggrandizement. This nation is highly vulnerable during international relations and negotiations to the extent that what we deserve due to our advantageous position of controlling about 40 percent of the World’s resources we sell it cheaply and get the crumbs of the global table as grants and donations only for us to come begging in the near future.

Costs of living is sky rocketing and human resource are dying(The late Komla Dumor,Alhaji Aliu Mahama, John Evans Atta Mills and so on)  and I ask myself if we are going through difficulties now, What is the long term plan to get us out of this mess in the future? And unsurprisingly no leader has given any tangible answer; they are busy entertaining us by sponsoring the Black Stars and selling off our Oil deposits.

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The best of Komla Dumor was not seen on the African continent but somewhere in London even though the program was titled Focus on Africa. Then I say this African was living in Africa for most part of his life but did not have a global impact until he settled in London. Check the math. Same individual equals low productivity on the Continent. Same individual in London equals Global Impact. What is it about Africa? What is it about its leaders and greed? What is it about African men, pot bellies and unnecessary government allowance?

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I am not rich now but what I know is that I have a plan and that brings me hope of wealth, productivity and self-esteem but unfortunately for Africa we are poor now but  we do not have a plan of financial and mental liberation  just wasting time on Politics, Comical news reading(Peace FM) and Low productivity (Government agencies).

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We need the guts to say things as they are else we are doomed for eternal poverty, civil wars, HIV/AIDS, malaria and all things unwanted.

Until the New African rises and stands for what they deserve! Peace, Wealth and Happiness.

Recommendations

  1. Let us fire non-performing leaders
  2. Develop global partnerships with better negotiators leading the Continent
  3. Do not drill or mine if the output goes out of the Continent
  4. Work hard and pray harder
  5. Educate your Children about Nelson Mandela, Kwame Nkrumah, John D. Rockefeller, Komla Dumor, Kofi Amoabeng and Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt.
  6. Switch off the television and facebook and Face Your Books!

Enough Said.

 

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Music that Inspires and Definitely Entertains- John Legend

John Legend was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. He became an in-demand session musician and songwriter, working with such artists as Alicia Keys, Twista and Janet Jackson. He was soon introduced to up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, and the two musicians collaborated on one another’s demos. Legend’s debut album, 2004’s Get LiftedImage

 

 

 

Long before earning a famous reputation as a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, John Legend was born John Roger Stephens on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. A child prodigy, Legend’s grandmother taught him how to play the piano, and he grew up singing in the church choir. He went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he directed a coed a cappella group. After graduation, he switched gears and worked for Boston Consulting Group but continued to perform in nightclubs in New York City.

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Legend became an in-demand session musician and songwriter, working with such artists as Alicia Keys, Twista and Janet Jackson. He was soon introduced to up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, and the two musicians collaborated on one another’s demos.

Remarks- Whenever I am stressed at work, gospel is the music that refreshes my soul but trust me issue abut life and circular attitudes this talent is one to follow.Image

These are some personal favorites. Enjoy

New GUINNESS ad: glossy showcase of the Sapeurs

Loved the ad. So original

Travelmaker Kai

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Just when you think documenting the Sapeurs couldn’t be more done, Guinness have made a glossy ad in an attempt to catch onto a trend already known to the mainstream… Have they missed the boat on this one? Or is there always room to be further fascinated by the Society of Elegant Persons of the Congo?

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Komla Dumor Lives

Humble Beginnings to Immense Possibilities

Sticky Notes

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When he started hosting the Joy FM Morning Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mid 90s, I thought; ‘oh but why? Like most Ghanaians, I was used to Tommy Annan-Forson (or Tony Annum-Fiveson) that I couldn’t see anyone hosting the show other than him. Tommy was fun, funny and very personable and I thought Komla was the other guy trying to be like Tommy; tried as much he could, he still was no Tommy and would never be, I concluded.

Indeed he wasn’t and time would later reveal that he wasn’t out to be another Tommy, he was Komla and that’s just what he wanted to be. With the passing of time, Komla began imposing his own style and personality on the Morning Show. He showed us the other side of the Morning Show and together with Tommy; they presented what has arguably been the greatest show at the…

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Rebranding

Even corporations re brand now and then.

Human re branding I suppose will be changing your friends or introducing your old friends to the new things you are encountering.

Remember just as you can re brand so can your friends

Speaking less and doing more is a great start to re branding

Instead of channeling the energy outside we can channel it inside 

and transform our mentality.

Easy is good and handwork makes easy easier

In case you have any tips on re branding 

I invite you to comment below. 

 

Fidelity

Fidelity with God is when no one is watching

Fidelity with man is when no one sees you

Fidelity with yourself is when you keep your word!

Many persons claim friendships for many reasons known to themselves

Popularity, Beauty, Money, What not

A friend is a friend when he or she is not expected to be friendly

A lie is truth only when you believe

Do I believe we are friends?

Of course yes!

Why? Because you said so

Will you be faithful to yourself and keep your word

That all lies with you, We are guided by our choices

Live to pay for our decisions

Fall for our hatred.

Truth is truth even if you do not believe.

Fidelity is one and that is where your heart lies

The Best Things in Life are Free

The best things in life are free,

Like air, like music, like life, like we,

We are great by reason,

Our ideas and thoughts will manifest,

Have faith and believe, all in due season.

 

Ideas have transformed the world.

Ideas have changed perceptions.

Ideas have challenged humanity

Ideas are visions of greatness in our minds eye

Ideas I believe and freely we receive

 

What is your idea today? Hold on to it

Grow and nurture it

Whether in the skies or in a pit

It is worth a try only because it defines you

Earth is crust and sky is blue

Whether you believe or it is true

The best things in life are free.

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This poem is dedicated to you two.

I pray you live the most happiest life you could ever live.

 

Jessica Meade and Winnie Nuerkie.

Stay blessed

TBC Youth Dinner, Kwabena Boafo and Mrs Pearl Yeboah

Dear Reader,

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2014 is my year of new beginnings and promises. One of the promises is to keep blogging about the various presentations I do in class(Bsc Accounting) GIMPA and the programs I get invited to master.

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On the 4th of January 2014, based on a recommendation from a friend I was made emcee of the Tesano Baptist Youth Dinner at Crystal Palm. Someone will say, why blog about this… After persons like Reverend Albert Ocran and Kafui Dey gave me a thumbs up after emceeing at a  friends book launch. Jeremiah Buabeng, motivational speaker(Take Off)…. I started taking this thing a bit seriously.

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After my humanities lecturer recommended my group for a school colloquim after my presentation of our group mid semester exam I started taking this thing a bit serious.

After friends and loved ones started recommending me for hosting wedding receptions and radio shows I started taking this a bit serious.

After Accra Polytechnic elected me to represent them at the national level for the Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students I started taking this thing a bit seriously.

My next blog due in the next seven days will

Keep readingbe my various observations of the event and a

n advice on how to curb these arising event problems

 

Avoir del’espoir
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Photography by Nana Twum of Icapture Photography.