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Welcome to Naa Shika's Courtside Moment

#CourtsideMoments are my musings on tennis, life and how tennis makes life better. It’s a blog I have been planning to start for a while, but I always seemed not to be able to make time for it.

“Return Home”- How good is this directive to school children

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.

Elizabeth Ohene writes : Trying to please two masters

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.

A new church?

Why do you attend the church that you attend? That's hardly an earth-shattering question, is it? But seriously, why?

Opinion: Very sad news from Legon

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the core function of every university is to solve problems and advance the frontiers of knowledge.

We must not allow bad behaviour to defeat the purpose of Free SHS

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.

Joyce Bawa writes on Airbus scandal

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.

Elizabeth Ohene writes, Looking back on 75 years

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.

JM, Central Region again?

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.