It was July 1996 and Kwame Mainu and his boss, Professor Tom Arthur had been discussing faith. Inevitably they got here to African animistic beliefs and juju. Kwame apologised for his folks bringing charismatic church buildings to Britain, spreading a combination of Christianity, black magic and satan worship. Tom brushed this apart, saying Europeans had began it by taking Christianity to Africa.From black magic to the ‘witchcraft of the whites’, thought Kwame, questioning how Kwaku Duah was progressing in programming numerically managed machine instruments. He made his technique to the Land Rover apprentice coaching college the place he discovered Kwaku exhausting at work on an NC milling machine. ‘Are there many of those machines in British factories?’ Kwame requested the workshop supervisor. ‘The numbers are slowly growing,’ Mr Dawson replied, ‘however we’re nonetheless a good distance behind Japan, the USA and Germany. Our labour prices are excessive and we should use many extra NC machines and robots if we’re to lift our productiveness to the extent of our worldwide opponents. Seeing the keenness of younger Mr Duah I would not be shocked if computer-controlled machines introduced speedy industrialisation to international locations like Ghana.
You may quickly be taking up manufacturing from the outdated nation!”How do you assume our folks at residence will obtain NC machines,’ Kwame requested Kwaku. ‘They will love them,’ Kwaku stated, ‘All of us like simple methods of doing issues and workshop homeowners at all times need to handle with as few staff as doable. Fewer staff means fewer folks to observe. These machines will be just right for you all day, by no means make a mistake, by no means ask for a pay rise and by no means steal any instruments or supplies. What extra might you need?’Kwame was reminded of a narrative Dr Jones had instructed him a few go to to Nairobi within the early 1970s. There the TCC director had met a girl who owned a single computerized machine of the pre-electronic period. The machine produced dressmaker’s pins at a price ample to fulfill the entire market demand of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The woman was sitting in a shed beside her prized possession watching her one worker: a technician who maintained the machine and stored it equipped with uncooked materials. The woman was rising wealthy however the trade supplied employment for just one particular person. May this be the way forward for trade in Ghana? If that’s the case, the advantages could be narrowly centered, and wide-scale poverty could be prone to persist. He turned away with a shudder. The Satan was nonetheless at work even in White Magic.