Author Archives: Kwabena Boateng

Piaseman Association of USA elects Executive Officers

The Piaseman Association of USA (PASUSA) at the weekend elected a 5-member executive body to steer the affairs of the Association. It was the first elections conducted since the formation of the Association seven months ago. The executive officers are: George Adusei-Bonsu (Pickerington, OH), President; Nana Ansa-Asare (Buford, GA), Vice President; Edward Oti (Hawaii), Secretary; Grace Adusei (Woodbridge, VA), Financial ...

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INSPIRED CREATIVITY 

He gave him the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the courts of the temple of the LORD… 1 Chronicles 28:12 It is said of George Washington Carver that he got up early in the morning each day to walk alone and pray. He asked God how he was to spend his day and ...

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Ecobank partners Mastercard

Ecobank Ghana has partnered MasterCard to offer convenient and reliable financial services to consumers and clients in Africa. At an official signing ceremony in Accra, Patrick Akinwuntan, Group Executive of Domestic Banking at Ecobank, explained that Ecobank’s relationship with MasterCard dates back to 2004 when the bank became the first financial institution in West Africa to issue international cards. “In ...

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I’ve been groomed for MP position – Francisca

The newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Kwabre East in the Ashanti Region, Ms Francisca Oteng-Mensah, 22, has expressed surprise that some people think she lacks experience due to her age. The age and level of experience of Ms Oteng-Mensah has come under close scrutiny by political pundits and critics. While some have argued that she lacks ...

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God WILL NOT save Accra

Today marks exactly two weeks since over 200 people were killed in floods that ravaged Accra and a disastrous  fire outbreak  at a fuel station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. Most of the people who died in the fire were seeking shelter at the fuel station during a six-hour downpour which rendered large parts of the city inaccessible. Scores were ...

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‘Elephant rockets’ kill dozens in Damascus

The Syrian regime has used so called elephant rockets in an attack on the Damascus suburb of Douma, killing at least 27 people, according to activists. The rockets, named after the distinctive noise they make when they are launched, are improvised weapons made by attaching rocket motors to much larger bombs. This greatly increases their destructive effect, while accuracy is ...

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Sankofa statue unveiled at National Theatre

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has unveiled a statue at the National Theatre which underscores the need to reflect on the past to promote national development. The statue is in the form of the Sankofa emblem, which is one of the traditional Adinkra symbols and is represented culturally by a bird that has its head turned backwards and ...

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Minerals, mining sector contributes GH¢1.2b to economy

The minerals and mining sector of the country contributed GHC1.24 billion to the national economy last year. This amount which was presented through the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), represents 16.2 per cent of total direct tax in 2014, relative to a share of 18.7 per cent in 2013. The fiscal proceeds mobilised by the GRA from the sector comprised GH¢454.5 ...

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Kotoko silence Olympics, Hearts beaten

Asante Kotoko coach David Duncan finally recorded his first win in the second round of the Ghana Premier League after leading his side to post a 3-2 victory over Accra Great Olympics. The Porcupine Warriors lost their first two matches in the second round after defeats to Heart of Lions and New Edubaise United, leaving them with no option than ...

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The Issue with the Perceived “Whiteness” of Being an Alternative Black Girl

by Inda Lauryn  Alternative is not a word I would have ever used to describe myself at any point in life. Alternative is not a word I would have used to describe any Black woman or girl, no matter how closely she aligned with an “alternative” aesthetic. Like most people, I believed that alternative culture was the property of whiteness, ...

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