SPIRITUAL healers have virtually taken over space of billboards across the country.
This new trend is gradually overshadowing billboards of businesses, which used to be their preserve.
From domineering larger-than-life structures through to miniature signposts, the traditional priests and priestesses, mallams and other traditional healers are competing for space with churches and the business community.
Billboards advertising churches and shrines are on the increase along highways across the country, sometimes obstructing pedestrians and motorists alike.
Advertisers Association of Ghana (AAG) figures estimate the minimum cost of producing a billboard at GH¢3,000 while the most priced is GH¢80,000.
Proof that religion is a booming business in Ghana can be found in the increasing number of signposts and billboards advertising temples, churches and shrines promising career success, wealth, status in society, good marriages and problem-free visa acquisition, as well as booming business.
KOJO wakes up at 3 a.m. everyday to avoid being caught up in the long queue at the lorry park and he wished this could be over soon.
Ama is always late for work. Her excuse? Besides having to take care of her family’s needs every morning, she lives too far away from her work place and its hellish getting a car to the office.
Michael has tons of bills to pay monthly, yet he is tired of boarding trotros and taxis to the office.. He has lost several important documents and even money on some occasions in the unreliable public transport. In all the above scenarios, the characters will certainly welcome their own cars; if they can afford one.
But what if the costs of the cars are beyond them? Well! That is why the banks and other financial institutions are available to help. But it is not that simple. As the demand for cars increase, some banks have developed loans mainly for the purchase of cars. So bingo! Auto loans are the answer.
But who qualifies for an auto loan? Everyone who has the ab…
While many Ghanaians were still mourning, a number of gamblers who staked the national weekly lotto with the numbers regarding the date of the death of President John Evans Atta Mills, his burial and his age won various sums of money.
Three numbers associated with the late President; 3, 10 and 68 dropped in the national lotto draw on Saturday.
Some gamblers had previously tried their luck on the day he died, the place he died and his age, as well as the fact that the late President was the third John to rule Ghana in the Fourth Republic but had failed to win.
But those who gambled with the three-day 3 national mourning (3), date of his burial, August 10, and his age, 68, smiled at last when the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) released the winning numbers for Saturday, August 11, 2012.
The winning numbers for the 2600 event of the National Weekly Lottery, which have got many lotto fanatics heaping praises on the late President, were 74-33-3-10-68.