Prime News Ghana

Features and Opinions

Opinion: 'Cynical Students Loan Trust Fund' by Braa Timoo

I read a cynical outcry on the front page of Ghana’s premier newspaper, Daily Graphic, which was attributed to the Chief Executive Officer of the Students Loan Trust Fund, Nana Kwaku Agyei Yeboah, that about 20,000 former beneficiaries are yet to settle their indebtedness to the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) after the completion of their studies in tertiary institutions in the country.

Opinion: 'Avoiding Wa, Ejura' by Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng

The utterly absurd story last week of soldiers on a rampage in Wa, the Upper West regional capital, in response to an alleged theft of a mobile phone belonging to one of them evoked terrible memories as a child when I witnessed some of the excesses by military personnel in the wake of both the June 4 and 31st December coups.

Kofi Totobi Quakyi writes on Ejura incidents

Like many Ghanaians, the events in Ejura in the Ashanti Region this week have left me shocked, saddened and greatly concerned about the present state of affairs in our country.

COVID lab-leak theory: ‘rare’ genetic sequence doesn’t mean the virus was engineered

The theory that the COVID-19 pandemic was triggered by the Sars-CoV-2 virus being leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China was recently given new life following an explosive article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in which the authors claimed: “the most compelling reason to favour the lab leak hypothesis is firmly based in science”. But does the science really support the claim that the virus was engineered in a laboratory?