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    Positive Politics...

    Let's have a non-propaganda, non-meme, not-biased thread for positive politics/politicians. I must say, considering the rabble here, I'm not confident that this'll work, but let's try...

    The Ghana President made this speech which I thought was a very good one - promoting his country and opportunity within the country. I'm not saying he is perfect, but he has started a free education program and investment in the economy to create new sustainable jobs.

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    I await guidance from a trusted opinion makers blog and our TD "experts" decision whether this is propaganda or the right stuff.

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    ^^ He seems like a good egg.

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    An articulate, lying thief is still a liar and a thief.


    A recent corruption scandal serves as an example for acts that leave “citizens in poverty, joblessness, in their broken homes and with shattered dreams,” said a statement, issued by the The National House of Chiefs, the highest body in Ghana that unites all traditional rulers, chiefs and kings.

    The scandal erupted when the Government decided to hand over the country’s power supply system to independent foreign power producers.

    Because of this, the “demand for electricity never went up at the anticipated rate due to tariff increases and slow economic growth,” according to the Business Weekly research.

    Instead, the plants ended up producing excess capacity, as, reportedly, the installed capacity, according to the Energy Commission of Ghana, is 5,083MW, “almost double the peak demand of 2,700MW, out of which 2,300MW has been contracted on a take-or-pay basis, which means that Ghana is contractually obliged to spend money for excess capacity that is not being consumed.”


    This meant that Ghana’s Government is paying more than US$500 million every year for unused electric power.


    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was criticised for giving away the country’s strategic company - the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to a group of friends, politicians and businessmen allegedly linked to his administration.

    https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/10498-ghana-loses-us-3-billion-to-corruption-a-year

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    Let's hope he means what he says and sticks to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Let's hope he means what he says and sticks to it.
    Obviously depends on how much he makes out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    ^^ He seems like a good egg.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Let's hope he means what he says and sticks to it.
    Indeed. Time will tell.

    But, his discourse was refreshing, and from a tertiary look at Ghana's recent politics, he seems to have implemented some elements (such as the free education I mentioned above) to support his words.

    It would be easy to add a meme or a 'report' to put down every politician in the world, but that isn't the purpose of this thread. There's so much negativity and cynicism that it would be nice to keep a thread positive.

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    Women are allowed to drive in Saudi now, and they've abolished the religious police. That's positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Women are allowed to drive in Saudi now, and they've abolished the religious police. That's positive.
    My preferred choice for the "the tongue in cheek" experience:

    Positive Politics...-tounge-cheek-jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Women are allowed to drive in Saudi now
    1. New car sales, how many cars are produced in Saudi?

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Women are allowed to drive in Saudi now
    2. More visits to the mall, for the increasingly indebted "princesses", to eat western trash and amuse themselves "shopping" for foreign made/delivered trinkets and to be swooned over, by foreign slaves .

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    they've abolished the religious police.
    3. Even the princes and princesses are rounded/chopped up in embassies until a "contribution" to the regime is "given". The foreign fodder still live in cardboard slums and slaughtered regularly.

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    That's positive.
    1. + 2 + 3 = 0.

    For whom?
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    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    For whom?
    Saudi women, who are no longer assaulted for driving a vehicle, or walking the streets not dressed like a Star Wars extra.

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