The Coronavirus scare is real! Ghana has so far confirmed 21 cases – comprising both imported and community level infections. Unfortunately, one of the patients with an underlying health condition died on Saturday.
Following the closure of all Universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools as directed by the Government of Ghana with regards to measures being taken to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, the country since Monday, March 16, 2020, has seen thousands of students returning home to their parents/guardians in order to remain safe from contamination.
I am following the uproar generated by the special audit on the GETFund with a lot of interest. No prizes for guessing the source of my interest. I served for six years as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Education, and the GETFund was therefore very much part of my daily life during the period.
That kind of mining was illegal. Those doing it knew it. They were warned, but they did not stop. The government set up a task force made up of the military, police and other security agencies. The illegal miners were given an ultimatum to vacate their sites.
If you are a parent, the past couple of weeks must have given you a chill down the spine. Courtesy of social media, we have seen some of our children in secondary schools engage in behaviour so reprehensible that it is scarcely appropriate to recount.
For all the hue and cry, my point has been simple in the matter of the Approved Judgement by the UK Crown Court in the case of the SFO versus Airbus: no bribes or kickbacks were paid to any Ghanaian officials.
Last Friday, I became part of an interesting statistic when I turned 75. According to the breakdown of the national population figures of 2018, people my age and above constitute less than two per cent of Ghanaians.
Shock and disappointment greeted an announcement on Asempa FM, last week, that the Presidential Candidate of the NDC, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, has once again selected a running mate from the Central Region, to partner him for the 2020 presidential elections.
I am persuaded by circumstances to pen my views and the views of many other Ghanaians on the subject matter regarding a running mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 general elections.
All too soon 2019 draws to an end. It has been an eventful year with lots of news headlines. Notable among them are; the suspension of PDS licence, retrieval of body parts believed to be the remains of the 3 kidnapped Takoradi girls, the kidnap and swift rescue of 2 Canadian girls, the abolishment of the luxury vehicle tax, the introduction of 100 and 200 cedis banknotes by the Bank of Ghana, the promotion of ‘Ghana Rice’ and the withdrawal of a scheduled referendum.
As Ghana hosts the greatest repatriation initiative for Africa, there is a lot to appreciate of those who have made that decision of a return, to have abandoned the comforts of Western society and move to catch up with whatever is left of the cradle of civilization.
Social media will certainly be a major campaign weapon for the two leading political parties in Ghana – the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) – in the 2020 elections.
If you're a frequent flyer, you've probably heard a cabin crew member say this: “Before landing, please ensure that your window blinds are raised…” But why is it necessary? Aviation expert John Walton explains.