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Ghana’s peace depends on the impartiality of the Security Service

I write to you the Security Services as a former colleague officer of the Ghana Air Force, conflict analyst, peace advocate and patriot deeply troubled by potential outbreak of violence in the December 7 2016 elections. The proliferation of weapons, electoral violence, recent Ghanaians’ penchant for violence, vile rhetoric by the political elite and distrust of the Electoral Commission are ...

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No fighting, please

In many parts of Africa, when people are voted into power, the only job description they assign to themselves, has always been as follows: ? Enrich themselves by milking the nation ? Amass wealth for their immediate and distant family members ? Make millionaires of their cronies and sometimes their tribesmen ? Save millions/billions in foreign banks Many African leaders ...

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Here we go!! Election 2016 is here

Well, well, well, what a campaign. On the 7th of December Ghanaians go to the polls to elect a president. It has been a long slug – an exciting, but often touchy and downright violent campaign of the two main political parties, NDC and NPP, to win power in Ghana. It all began with the decision of President Mahama to ...

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Polling in Elections

In recent times, the use of polling to predict election results has lost some credibility. The polls got it wrong in Brexit. Then, to top that, it got it wrong in the election of Donald Trump. To be fair, amidst the general error of most pollsters, a few, including the Los Angeles Times got it right in the US elections. ...

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When the policeman becomes a politician

The reputation of the Ghana Police in combating crime is admiring, however, their inability to preempt and quell politically colored disturbances and prosecute such offenders leaves much to be desired. Although Political Scientists suggest that “struggle” is characteristic of political power pursuit, violence of any sort is intolerable. A weak law enforcement agency is largelyto blame for the continued politically ...

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The Bike to School Program

Between 1989 and 1991, I lived in a cottage in the Western region of Ghana where I had to walk about 12 miles everyday to the nearest school in a village called Petepom near Bogoso. It was one of the things that nearly made me stop schooling. It got to a point where I skip school to go hunting even ...

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Your vote, your future!

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims…. but accomplices” —George Orwell. Nine days hence, Dr Kwame Okro’s Asomdwekrom would be going to the polls to choose a leader and government to run the affairs of state for the next four years. Many of my compatriots have waited patiently for this day. Thanks to the ...

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How a Ghanaian church turned me into a witch

I became a witch when I visited a Ghanaian church in America. I had never been fond of “spiritual” churches where people saw visions, spoke in tongues and generally scared me. I grew up Methodist. The traditional style of worship suited me just fine, but I missed Ghana, and a visit to that church was a homecoming: squeaky microphones, loud ...

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Let us pull our nation from the brink

Exactly 13 days from today, the good people of Ghana will be presented with the opportunity to decide on who leads the nation. The repercussions of that decision will determine the direction in which the country goes, progressively or otherwise, for the next 4 years. This cyclic exercise, in a way, is becoming a normal routine where people queue in ...

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Undesirable problems at the Arrival Hall of Kotoka International Airport

A leading member of the “Mahama Must Go” movement, a big mind of course, arrived at the Kotoka airport recently. Hardly had he arrived at the airport, when he was able to spot two major problems which need urgent addressing/attention. Two airplanes had landed at the airport within a short period from one another. Therefore, there was a large number ...

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