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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…
Is Ex-President Mahama the finest messiah the NDC really need in 2020?
Following their 2016 humiliating election defeat, the NDC party faithful are somehow undergoing a process of grief.
'Mini-maelstrom' to my opinion on Delta 8 release expected - Ace Ankomah
I fully expected the mini-maelstrom that my view on the discharge, not acquittal, of the Delta 8 (not the original Delta 13) would cause. As i somehow admitted, my heart and head fought over this…
Evidence (even false evidence) beats truth if truth has no evidence
And so I am probably going to disappoint myself and several other people with what I am going to write about the Kumasi Delta discharge. But my head must speak on this matter, and not my heart.
How falling in love with a married woman ruins your life
We're used to hearing mistresses talk about how frustrated and guilt-ridden they feel.
Dr Kwabena Donkor writes: The reported World Bank position is tenuous
Legally and technically, Ghana had not signed the number of agreements being bundled around.
Notes from the Ghanaman File: The Politician and Emotional Intelligence
Recent happenings in the two political parties which have managed the state of affairs in our country between them since 1993 confirm my intellectual argument that our politicians require some…
No one can save Trump from himself
So maybe a few times in your life you have screamed at the television set. And then what? You flip the channel, and get on with your life.
Detention of Aisha Huang; A case of rule of law or hypocrisy
I have always maintained from day one that, Government's approach to this whole menace of galamsey was dead on arrival. To me, it is a lazy man’s approach and very discriminatory in outlook.
Mothers simply rock!!!!
Numerous rhymes of praise by famous poets have been written for mothers since the beginning of morality. Many more artists have made virtuous attempts at the topic since Allan Poe’s blue, ‘To my…
Provocative Conscience: A case for French Language education
In Togo last week, President Akufo Addo disclosed that the study of French language will be compulsory in all Senior High Schools from next academic year that is September.
After 60 years; Ghana isn't dead, Ghana isn't alive...God help us
The name given by birth is Ghana, an appropriate dub after Gold Coast, the one offered by the colonial masters, according to what they took from us. A good sixty years after independence, the country…
Mahama: End of fairy tale or can he mount an epic comeback?
John Mahama’s future has been the subject of immense interest since losing the elections to incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo last December.
Will the 2017 Asempa Budget bear fruits? - Oppong Nkrumah writes
The Akufo-Addo government on March 2 presented its 2017 Budget and Economic Policy statement dubbed the Asempa Budget to the nation through Parliament. The Budget read by Finance Minister Ken Ofori…
Provocative Conscience: #StopGalamsey
Of all the harms we have inflicted on our environment, including open defecation, bush burning, reckless littering, illegal mining also called galamsey in local parlance ranks high. Galamsey…
The nation that hates to be late
Although many countries are saddled with stereotypes, in Switzerland’s case they’re dead on. The alpine nation really is highly efficient. And meticulously punctual. Clean, too. For chronically…
Contemplating a Bagbin presidency: a Pro-Con Analysis
Hon. Alban. K. Bagbin declared his interest in becoming president during a media interview recently. Not surprisingly this has sent ripples across the political spectrum particularly within the NDC.…
Not whom you know, but who knows you –The case of the 212 MMDCEs
Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Thomas Gray: An Elegy Written In A…
Martin Amidu writes: Insults on Jon Benjamin over visa fraud is shameful
I have read and followed the publications on the online media since 26th April 2017 in which some Members of Ghana’s 7th Parliament have made needless derogatory comments about H.E. Jon Benjamin, the…
Akufo-Addo’s cousin, a potential economist of deception
We strongly believe that looking seriously into this matter of potential conflict of interest falls within the jurisdiction of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
Flag upside down, and so what?
It was a cold winter’s night in Cardiff, UK, five thousand miles from the soft and calm bosom of my mother in Ghana. I was to spend the next year chasing a dream qualification, a communications…
Why every Tom, Dick and Harry carries a Ghanaian diplomatic passport
Holding a diplomatic passport facilitates easy travel as compared to an ordinary or a service passport.
MANASSEH WRITES: The Kumasi mall trolling and matters arising
On Thursday, I observed that social media were awash with jokes about the Kumasi Mall. It started as a Kumasi-Accra rivalry, and developed into a joke that, in Kumasi, the mall would be called “more”…
CEO Pay: A Corporate Governance Commentary
Recently, the salary levels of some Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of some state-controlled corporations in Ghana have come under quite a bit of public scrutiny. What has been in short supply is a…
Hits and misses under Akufo-Addo’s 100 days
Monday April 17, 2017 marked exactly 100 days since Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took over the governance of Ghana from John Mahama, whose governance the former described as incompetent. As expected,…
Vigilante groups in Ghana; a necessary evil
The proliferation of Vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana in particular has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety. But this is only part of the…
Media set standards; government must learn to live with it!
The message landed on a social media platform I am on less than an hour before the Resurrection. My gut feeling was, this amounts to taking away the producers’ power over their own show.
3 ways your brand reputation can earn you milloins
I embarked on an unplanned hiatus from writing and in the past 18 months I have been on the wildest rollercoaster ride meandering in the world of E-commerce, Fintech, Digital media and even Music…
Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings writes: Lessons of War
This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the Rwanda genocide and our prayers are with the people of Rwanda whose foundations were shattered and who are still healing from this terrible genocide over…
MANASSEH’S FOLDER: The unbelievable truth
It started like a blockbuster movie plot with a climax everyone looked up to. But it ended in an anti-climax and took a rather humourous turn when the protagonist’s signature on his apology letter…
The lack of an all-female music collaborations in Ghana: is it an issue of hatred or that of an ego?
Women have, since time immemorial, been facing many challenges in all facet of our socio-economic life, particularly in Politics, Business, Sports and Arts.
Ghana: My jungle republic of galamsey
Suffice it to say that natural environment must outlive human beings unless unthinkable or unspeakable happens.
Open letter to the ministers of Business Development, Trade & Industry
I could not hide my joy on the day the Ministry of Business Development was announced. Some Colleagues in my office began calling me Minister for Business Development, obviously because I lead the…
Corruption, embezzlement, lies & deceit on the part of our politicians all started from student politics!
One controversial excerpt from the inaugural speech of the incumbent president admonished Ghanaians to be citizens but not spectators henceforth!.
A letter to The Speaker; why MPs must be stripped off ‘honourable’ title
Quality Governance: the most important factor to a Nation’s Success -Tony Blair
There is no doubt that leadership and governance remains an issue of dire concern in most African countries: the story of failed states in the continent as well as leaders who promised their…
State-sponsored political thuggery: The case of NPP’S Invincible Forces
I have observed with utmost disdain and utter disappointment, the deterioration of state security in this country.
John Mahama is the easiest opponent for NPP to beat in 2020
Unlike 2012 when Prof John Evans Atta Mills won the elections for John Mahama, through sympathy votes and the impressive economic performance of his government, the man John Mahama in 2016 suffered…
Nana Addo, I voted for you to win, not for me to lose
This month has been some way paaa oo. We have had series of suicides; I have resisted the temptation to write about it. A daughter of Eve is trying to convince me to, at least, write something about…