The role of the creative arts in national development has been emphasized over the years yet the level of commitment required in ensuring that this ceases to be a facade has not always matched the talk.Â
The Police and a section of the public have and continue to sell a lie that there is some offence or breach of law when journalists take photographs or film or record an event in a public place. They ignorantly or deliberately claim that journalists require express permission in such cases.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires' list released this week. With an estimated fortune of $131bn (Â£99bn) he is the wealthiest man in modern history.
People are always ready to lead the high life and show off. What we don't know is how cheap they feel and how the cars and apartments and clothes mean little to them and how much they cry when they are alone:
The name we give to a thing or phenomenon determines our attitude towards it. A good example is the contentious designation of some guerrilla groups as either "freedom fighters" or "terrorists", depending on one's political and ideological outlook.
The Senior Minister, Mr. Yaw Osafo-Marfo, is fuming furiously about the meeting between former President John Dramani Mahama and foreign diplomats at which the former president briefed the diplomats on acts of violence by thugs linked to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the recent clashes at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The unspeakable crimes of sexual violence and degradation committed by white men against black people during the Transatlantic Slave Trade continue to haunt people of African descent across the diaspora over 160 years after slavery was abolished.Â
Depending on whom I have spoken to since the beginning of the end of Menzgold, Iâ€™ve either believed strongly that it was a deliberate diabolic scheme to dupe unsuspecting (or in the words of the Finance Minister, "greedy") investors, or it was a genuine effort to set up a novel gold trading business, different from anything regulators and industry experts had ever envisaged, and share the wealth accrued for everyoneâ€™s benefit.
Earlier in July 2018, The Africa Report named Mrs. Marufatu Abiola Bawuah as one of Africaâ€™s 50 Influential Women in Business, in a list that also included other highly accomplished women, including an oil billionaire.
Thursday January 10, 2019, Accra: The media must resume its prime responsibility of education and promotion of economic development and reduce the shouting, fake news, name calling and lying associated with the political diatribe that now dominates the media space, says Mr Ken Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance.
The first time I saw a documentary on how drones were used to transport blood in Rwanda, I said to myself: â€œWow! These people have really advanced. When will our backward nation ever get to this level?â€ Fortunately, it was one of the many thoughts that I never found the time to write about.