Features

Ghana’s economy scores another first

Ghana became the first sub Saharan African country to halve extreme poverty, an indication that the country’s economic policies are having the desired impact. MARK DEAN of Your Business Watch writes. Ghana became the first sub Saharan country to halve extreme poverty in relation to the UN Millennium Development Goals, according to a United Nations Development Program Report released last ...

Read More »

What is the EC doing to our multi-party democracy?

Prominent British economist, journalist and political scientist, Walter Bagehot, has stated that “Party organisation is a vital principle of a responsible government. There never was an election without party.” The statement is very apt and well describes our decision in 1992 as a nation to go the multi-party route. This was following from the referendum on 28th April that same ...

Read More »

Americans vote for change: The lessons are clear for Ghanaians

The electorate in the United States of America on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, voted for change by electing Donald Trump of the Republican Party as the 45th President of the most powerful nation in the world. At the time of writing this piece, the available records showed that Trump had won 278 electoral votes so far – he needed 270 ...

Read More »

Ghanaian Youths Must Avoid Overnight Success

Quite recently, I had the opportunity to be in the office of a very successful businessman in this country. In his presence, I tried to ask him to give me an idea of his journey, how long it took him to achieve success, what he had to do and the challenges he faced along the way. He showed me some ...

Read More »

The politics we have vs. the politics we need

Anyone who claims Ghana has had its politics and governance right is only peddling fiction. We’ve had terrible politics and governance, at least since the Fourth Republic. Yes, it’s been terrible till now and it’s even getting worse. The politics and governance we have had over the years is definitely not the one Kwame Nkrumah and the founders of our ...

Read More »

Whatever happened to ‘Freedom and Justice’

First things first – if you read this as an anti-peace article, you have completely missed the point. Leaders of Ghana’s civil society, the clergy, traditional leaders, and some politicians are having their moments now. They are stepping over each other to preach messages of peace as though they are not aware that they in fact are preaching to the ...

Read More »

Why I will always tackle the politician

Okay! So I have been talking with many people behind the scenes on my political posts and writings. One of them is my boss at Africa Times Online. His name is Rashid Zuberu. He is a Youth, Peace and Security Expert at Young Peace Brigades. He expressed his unhappiness with some of the harsh way I address issues. “Anyways, I ...

Read More »

Today would have been 2016 election day

But for a Parliamentary decision on Thursday, July 21, this year’s elections would have been held today, November 7, 2016. All parties had been unanimous in backing the Electoral Commission, Ghana’s proposal to have elections on the first Monday of November in every election year. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice had filed the Constitutional Amendment Bill to have ...

Read More »

‘The beautiful mess’ – The future of Africa

I have had reasons constantly to blame our leaders for the woes of Africa. I look at Africa, the entire continent, the diseases, filth, plagues, wars, hunger and starvation. We are too backward. Poor leadership is what has put us there! Yes! Because we elect them to show us the way, to carve a way for us, to pave the ...

Read More »

Sack AG: Woyome’s fraud AG benefitted

It is with no surprise that the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) writes again about the political and legal gymnastics of the Attorney General (AG) on the Woyome case. Over a year ago, AFAG called for the resignation of the AG after Alfred Agbesi Woyome wrote a letter to her as a beneficiary of USD 1 million of the fraudulent ...

Read More »