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Open letter to Akufo-Addo: Maj Mahama trust fund must honour all fallen heroes


My take on the Electoral Commission's Saga

The EC Chairwoman's response to the anonymous petition calling for her removal makes a clear and compelling case that the Commission, as currently constituted, has become very dysfunctional and may…

President John Evans Atta Mills: 5 Years Of Ascending Into Immortality!

I woke up on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, believing that I had woken up to a normal working day. As is my routine, I had my Morning Devotion; rolled through some other routine stuff; and readied myself to…

Avle first, KABA last in Akufo-Addo presser scores

A score card of questions asked by journalists at President Nana Akufo-Addo's press conference which was compiled by political analyst Dr Etse Sikanku (host, World Affairs, Class91.3FM) and a…

Indiscipline on display. Or plain deficiency.

Yesterday at the Media Meet with the President, there was a display of an attribute that disturbs me. The moderator, the Information Minister, set the ground rules for the Q&A time: one question per…

Can satellite make science popular in Ghana?

In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene ponders whether Ghana's new satellite will change attitudes towards science.

Prestea; a town of gold with ugly roads

The name Prestea sounds familiar, right? Yea, it’s a long known town in Ghana for obvious reasons. It’s a land rich in gold.

Inusah Fuseini's security installation: A case of mischief

One's security is one of the basic things that should not be toyed with irrespective of an individual's status in life. Whether rich or poor, your security should be of utmost interest to the…

MANASSEH’S FOLDER: False claims, dumb defence

She’s not just any weightless propagandist or faceless serial caller whose words ought to be disregarded or treated with contempt.

Dear Nana Addo: Is this your best shot?

When you won the elections, my NDC friends warned me against believing that your presidency would be different. They said all politicians were the same while I argued that you’d be different because…

Samson’s Take: Fear of the floodgates and a country in bad need of more lawyers

A nation that produces a thousand law degree holders each year but has space for less than half that number to go on to become lawyers, cannot be solving the problem of a serious deficit of lawyers.

Rev Gyakari writes: What you didn't know about 'bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh'

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

The callousness of state officials is killing people everywhere in the world

QUOTE: “Grenfell Tower fire is 'corporate manslaughter' and arrests must be made, says LABOUR MP David Lammy 'We should call it what it is; it's corporate manslaughter, that's what it is and there…

Effah-Dartey writes: The Chief Justice?

Reader, let me say it bluntly, without mincing words: I have a big problem with the office of the Chief Justice as set out in our Constitution.

MANASSEH’S FOLDER: A dentist bride, naked dancers and what I said

Once upon a time, news broke that one of Ghana’s topmost musicians was getting married. Was that news? Yes, it was. When a celebrity is dating, it is news. When they are getting married, it is news.

In defence of Denkyira-Obuasi

This article does not seek to justify the ghastly actions of the people of Denkyira-Obuasi- the killing of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, or to endorse the act of mob INJUSTICE that has gone on for…

Galamsey Saga: China’s gifts or soft power grips on Ghana?

China is a major world power. The Asian nation is fast-rising global powerhouse which is almost within a striking distance of a “superpower” status similar to the United States. Today if any country…

MANASSEH’S FOLDER: Sarkodie and the synecdoche of Krobo women

When I saw headline on my Facebook newsfeed that suggested some Krobo youth were angry with one of Ghana’s best musicians, Sarkodie, I was curious. That curiosity led me to read the article. The news…

A nation ruled by adhocracy and inconsistency

Are we a modern nation? Do we truly believe in our Constitution and the laws that flow from it? Are we equal before our laws? Captain - now Major Mahama and Lance Corporal Robert Kumi-Ackah both died…

Asamoah Gyan's customised captain's armband saga

The Black Stars of Ghana thrashed Ethiopia 5-0 to begin the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on a bright note but the victory was not without controversy.

The lawyer and rule against advertising – Nii Arday Clegg writes

A few years ago, I had the privilege of being a part of an international conference in Accra.

Manasseh's Folder: FRANCIS XAVIER SOSU’s BAN: The full story, hidden facts and questions

On one blistering afternoon in December 2011, in a law office in Ampomah Estates near Oyibi, there was a meeting of two men both named Francis. The older Francis was an ex-convict who had been…

ASP Effia Tenge: In solidarity with our military counterpart

Adding to his working capabilities and skills, the captain has been an intelligence officer, maintenance officer and a Platoon commander.

MANASSEH’S FOLDER: When our tears for Captain Mahama dry…

I had never heard about Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the Ghana Armed Forces until the news of his cruel killing hit the nation on Monday night.

Why a new word in Ghana spells trouble

Every time we create a new word to describe a phenomenon here in Ghana, you can be sure we are in trouble. The newly popular word, "galamsey", is not exactly new but it was not a word in everyday use…

Powerful Culture, Majestic Heritage – a day at the African Market!

There, on this Thursday afternoon, adjacent the A & C Mall and painted all-white, stood the famous African Market Shopping Center.

Female spousal abuse; the wish of the angel of death

I saw her die. Her soul, at least. But her body lived, patched carelessly to her soul with a faint string. She howled in pain as the nurse attended to her wounds. She had seen this before- the nurse.…

Dark clouds over Burma Camp

Dark clouds hang over Burma CampA heavy windstorm has swept through this part of townTaking away a son of this landTrees, shedding green leavesA comrade's blood has been shed.Grief, disbelief anger…

Why won't we be poor? When create, loot and share is the new norm

Ghana is a nation where government workers of all shades (civil servants, public servants, politicians and even private business people) have discovered avenues of enriching themselves unashamedly to…

One district one factory: a holistic approach

Ghana saw a regime change at the 2016 electoral poll. Against many odds, the opposition party took the mantle of leadership from an incumbent that had made significant contributions to the country's…

How Ghanaian leaders are easily induced by sex to do the unthinkable!

A few years ago, I published an article about how an Indian Corner Shop or Convenience Store owner in Peckham, a suburb of London, jokingly but derogatorily attempted to punch a Ghanaian customer…


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