We’ve left judges and their judgements too idle and for a long time in Ghana. I remember Prof. Atuguba released a research about how supreme court judges decide political cases in Ghana and the judges were instantly up in arms against him and his research. It’s all because our judges have been left untouched for so long such that criticizing them in a research or publication is seen as a “sin”.
One of the important principles of constitutional adjudication is judicial restraint. And one of the important lessons in judicial restraint is that, in deciding a case and writing a judgement, a judge or court need say no more than is necessary to decide the matter before it.
If there are any three words that Flt. Lt. Rawlings has made into a flag, with which he has been wrapping himself in the past twenty years or so, they are “probity”, “accountability” and “truth”. He tells everyone that the motivating factors behind the 31 December 1981 coup, (which he also calls, “the spirit of June 4”), was the pursuit of “probity” and “accountability”.
By this time in the year 2000, John Kufuor led NPP were campaigning with Positive Change and “hwe wo asetena mu na tu aba pa”. Newly established Peace FM and the media, in general, were also blowing the “wind of change”.
The "No mask, no entry" policy is in full force around Ghana, and I can tell from all the visible shop decals that property owners are enforcing it to the letter. But a mask is a mask and a mask, branded or not.
On April 11, 2020, I wrote a blogpost warning that if the government of Ghana fails to get its data management under control, it will start to lose public trust, regardless of how well the actual management of the COVID-19 outbreak itself was going.
It has become a common concern among students, lawyers, politicians and the wider population about the threat Covid-19 poses to current government of the day should it be impossible for presidential elections to be held within the time stated in the 1992 constitution.
After my recent post about how splendidly Nana Akufo-Addo is handling the coronavirus crisis, some NDC wise men, foot soldiers and benighted buffoons have been baying for my blood, calling me all sorts of names – from an inept, hired journalist applauding a fish for swimming to a complete blockhead lacking in analytical skills.
Fear women o, hmmmm! I was lying on my bed with mobile phone in hand chatting sweetly with one of ‘those things’ of mine.My wife was in the kitchen cooking and needed me to help her to grind pepper but I gave her an excuse that I was sending some official information to my Boss via whatsapp.
Where are our dishes and things we called food? Where are all the flavours from our delicacies which gave our grandparents and generations before them the vitality to grow old before dying? Where are our ‘Aprapransa, Abodongo, Gari foto, Ogor, Akankyie, Adibi a nkyene womu, Apiti, and Akyeke with pear n our individual homes?