Friday, June 12, 2009
How many people smile at you in the streets of Accra or Tema when they don't know you? I was walking in the street two days today and a small boy sitting on a bike behind the mum just goes Hallo!! It isn't my first and I know it will not be my last. They like people in their own way and that is admirable.
Another thing that makes it nice is the fact that when you meet anybody who is black skin they actually stop and say hi to you. Somalis, Ethiopians, Congolese, Nigerians, Ghanaians whoever, so long as you are black they talk to you. That is kind of nice. It is amazing how they are able to recognise you the next time they see you.
I went for this very interest festival in a town nearby called Verdal, I was busy enjoying the seemingly 'strange culture' i was seeing! Thousands of people dressed in funny customes just for fun and celebrations and hundreds from far and near standing by to watch. I only saw people sing and having fun. I did same!.....don't even think about that.... me joining in? IMPOSSICAN'T.I actually had fun watching.
Last sunday I was at the international church here in Levanger and after church I was interacting with the people who came and then one lady told me she saw me at the festival. I was kind of shock but it was me she saw coz she said was was pushing a baby trolley and that was true.
You really cannot hide in this community. They will find you. I will have to end here and concentrate ON some things i have to get done but I will tell you something else which we take forgranted in Ghana but is of relevance here next time...........
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This is going to be the first blog I have written since I left the shores of Ghana. It was a nice experience from Ghana to Norway through Holland. I loved what I saw on my way from Holland to Norway. Nature at its best! Nice mountains with snow covering it. It was a beautiful scene.
It is more beautiful on the ground in fact than up there. Ironic you see? Most countries are nicer when viewed from the top but that is not the same for Norway. It is much beautiful from down here. Beautiful undisturbed environment. You know I actually saw a fox and a moose!
What fascinates me most was the fact that I had a serious argument with my girlfriend without evidence, I lost big time. I argued that when she picked me from the airport at about 5pm and we drove 35minutes to the house, eat the food she made upon our getting home, I slept at 6pm.
Well don’t blame me for being damn! Here is Koo Blacky who sees day light till 6pm and it is all dark in Norway where at 1am, during this time sometimes there is still day light. Stupidly, I argued that it was six when I went to bed but actually it was pass 8pm.
Travel and see! It got me right there and then. I guess I shouldn’t be recounting all that I have seen so I will just tell you about a special day I witnessed, 17th May. My Gf kept fussing about us going on a parade on 17th May. I didn’t want to go but everybody I visited insisted I go so I gave it a try and man! almost all the 15,000 inhabitants of this town where in the streets. It is really national day for them. Everybody join in the street parade everywhere in the country they had the march. It was very interesting.
I will just end here and tell you a bit of my experience with the people in my subsequent blogs.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I am sure people will wonder what is this moron upto this time round. It is simple. I am just making a fool of myself and making people happy. Yes! making people happy! I live in Africa, the temperature is usually 30 degree celsius and above, during the day and when you go to work by "trotro" in a suit, your superiors say, you look smartly dressed and business-like.
What is wrong with us? I am suffocating and feeling disgusting and you call that "smart". I put on suit when i have a lift in an air-conditioned car to a place where the ac is on. that is the truth and people think i am always underdressed because i don't put on suit.
Once a while i will please my employer and superior but i will not kill myself for that! Enjoy!
Friday, February 27, 2009
I listened to a part of some argument on this Demon-God Nkrumah on the radio whiles in a Taxi. The first speak spoke so badly of the man Nkrumah, so i just guessed he had studied some of those university books about Nkrumah. Then came the other speak who i must say if i knew by name i would have mentioned.(his arguement was too flawed to me)
His response was, a survey was conducted on world leaders over a 100years and Nkrumah was adjudged the most popular one amongs them so he couldn't be a bad person and that all the arguments of his opponent were not true.
I said to the taxi driver; Osama bin Laden is more popular than anybody in this world, is he a good man or does it mean he did not do what is said he did?
That is the question for today and that is the truth about arguments in Ghanaian Politics.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I Hope it turns out fun like it did four years back when we made a similar trip up north to Tamale. Tell you more about it when i return.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I watched Blood Diamond some years back and the expression T.I.A. has stuck on till now and it gives me much understanding to what is going on around this wonderful continent. There has been change of Government in Ghana and so everything is changing. Members of bodys of state institutions, heads of institutions and a whole lot me.
I was disgusted when somebody was trying to justify his claim that the chief Justice should resign and said his reason was simply because the Justice system was not working. I just thought there and then, every other person in any other sector of the state should resign because the whole state system doesn't function.
The constitution should also be resigned if any such statement does exist. Let us take the instance where the constitution makes provision for multiparty democracy but when it comes to the legislature, there are provision for just two sides of the house of parliament by parliamentary standing orders. Isn't that a constitutional breach?
Think about this and other buggling issues and see how many other persons you would want to resign in Ghana.
But like the saying goes "T.I.A, This Is Africa. Everything and anything is possible!