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A peep into Mahama’s speech at UN

John Kanazoe Human being Mahama is slated to address the UN general Assembly in a few hours’ time as Ghana’s president. I am anxious to hear him. I just wonder what Mahama is going to tell the august body about his NDC administration’s achievements in the last eight years. Now, it is known that in the last 8 years, Mahama/NDC ...

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Fifteen Presidential candidates for election 2016?

Folks, I have just come across the news report saying what has really made me wonder what is becoming of the Presidential aspect of the 2016 general elections. Just consider this: “Fifteen presidential hopefuls have so far picked nomination forms to contest in the upcoming general election in December. They are made up of 13 political parties and two independent ...

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Empty Endorsements!

As the 2016 elections draw closer, various entities have issued predictions and polls; some are reasonable, others are nothing more than wishful thinking. This has been the trend since pollsters and political communication outfits realized polls and endorsements as means of keeping hopes high. Our kind of democracy has proved that it has a mind of its own, but some ...

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Benjamin War on degrees – Dr. Tsikata vs Rev. Prof. Dr. Dr. Amartey

Last month, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellors of two leading public universities in Ghana were inducted into office. Prof Ebenezer Owusu Oduro replaced Prof Ernest Aryeetey as the 12th Vice-Chancellor (VC) of University of Ghana while Prof Obiri-Danso became the new administrative head of KNUST. Several weeks after their appointment, congratulatory messages continue to jostle for space in our newspapers. It ...

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Bawumia needs to be commended not insulted

Running mate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia sought to do a comparative trend analysis when he analysed Ghana’s economy under the National Democratic Congress (NDC). His aim was to find out whether the state of Ghana’s economy is built on a foundation of concrete or straw. His did not seek to find average GDP growths as indicated ...

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Account for the funds: Aboa Ntetia

Aboa Ntetia literally as the Akans call it is an Ant. The Ant is regarded as one of the wisest insect due to its peculiar features such as: 1. It is never intimidated by the sheer size of the objects that it needs to carry. 2. It always tackle seemingly impossible tasks and makes it possible 3. It value team ...

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Has 66% of Ghana’s debt since independence been accumulated by Mahama?

In the debate following Dr Bawumia’s presentation on the economy today, my good friend William Nyarko put up a post quoting the good doctor as saying “66% of Ghana’s debt since independence has been accumulated by President John Mahama in the last three years”. So, what does the data tell us about Ghana’s public debt? As John Osae-Kwapong often says ...

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How climate change is a creeping disaster in Ghana!

The life story of the vulnerables to the impacts of climate change in my region “I am confused and don’t think my child can continue her education to the university. I will not plant next year as I am struggling to keep a goat alive and all my crops are flooded. I have lost everything that I can boast off”. ...

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National service or national agony?

For some 11 odd years now, I have had my chambers or law offices within the Museum of Science and Technology compound which is opposite the Greater Accra Regional office of the Ghana National Service Scheme, situated at Education Close, Adabraka, Accra. I have had the misfortune of seeing the deplorable and totally unacceptable conditions of the registration or enrolment ...

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‘The police are not as black as their uniform’

I have an abiding memory of a policeman. It is about a strict upright man. He was the General Police Constable dressed in dark gray sweater with leather pad on each shoulder. He wore khaki shorts, red band for belt and puttees for socks. A red cap with a crown and a tassel adorned his head. A baton, which he ...

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