Sixteen years is a very long time. I have living proof of what 16 years looks like in my house. My favourite niece Akua of Dwaben and Abutia was born 16 years ago, she is taller than me and a fully grownup young lady.
I grew up in Tarkwa and Prestea in the Western Region and the regional capital, Takoradi, was my nearest big city with shimmering lights, wide streets, endless traffic and a vibrant night life to boot â€“ a far cry from the two rather sleepy towns I was used to.
Teaching courses in â€œCritical Thinkingâ€ is one of the most inspiring and rewarding experiences I have ever had. It started with my training in the state of California (USA) to coordinate a GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) programme in a public school.
Ever heard of Feminism or feminist?Â If you have, then these words may either stir up resentment, insouciance or leave you so buoyed up.Â What is feminism and why the fervid rejection or championship?Â How do myths surrounding feminism affect gender, culture and development?
Currency is the anchor of modern society. Bartering which started off with items like animal skins, salt, weapons, etc., gave way over time to currency, the paper and coins-based medium of exchange. The evolution of money has given birth to digital currency.
Youth is supposed to be a time of excitement, possibility and hope, a time without the worries of adulthood, when we have the freedom to plan and build for the future. Unfortunately, the youth of Ghana are being robbed of these possibilities, denied the opportunities afforded to previous generations, including my own.
The high drama surrounding the recent arrest, denial of bail and then grant of bail to the rather colourful and sometimes controversial Prophet Owusu Bempah of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International created quite a stir in the national media headlines, and rightly so, given his profile.
Professor Kwesi Yankah, a former minister, in October 2008 was so apprehensive for the security of Ghana, its citizens and emerging democracy that he rushed to The Ghanaian Times with an article: Will Ghana survive December â€™08?
The story of Kwame Nkrumah is the substantive history of Africa emerging in the 20th century. Likewise, Nkrumahâ€™s import pervades the 21st century as well; furthermore, his gallant vision for Africa leaps cautiously but brightly into the future!
Most shoppers and buyers in Ghana always encounter the phrase â€œgoods sold out are not returnableâ€ whenever they enter a shop to buy or after they have bought an item and have receipts issued to them.
Probably the most complete player of all time, Novak Djokovic seems not to figure it out anytime he visits the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens, New York, the latest of his failings being a straight sets 4-6 4-6 4-6 defeat to Russian Daniil Medvedev.
Professor Robert E. Hinson argues that there are tremendous development and learning opportunities the Ghana National Petroleum Corportation can take advantage of to become a truly significant oil and gas player in Africa.
Trawling through Facebook the other day, I was amused to note a rather pleasant-looking bottle that had the word â€˜Apeteshiâ€™ emblazoned across it, with â€˜Outlawed 1930-1957â€™ inscribed underneath.