Manasseh’s Folder

MANASSEH’S FOLDER: NINE factors that will determine winner in tomorrow’s election

   Tomorrow, Ghanaians will vote in a crucial election. The country will elect 275 parliamentarians and the President of the Republic of Ghana. There are seven presidential candidates in the race, but it is going to be a straight fight between President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic ...

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Common sense appraisal of Mahama’s ‘massive’ projects

The initial title of this article was, “Any idiot can borrow money and build projects.” I had to change it because those who might not read beyond the headline would, as usual, accuse me of insulting the President. But that is the essence of this article. And this is not an insult to the President. The expression “any idiot can” ...

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Manasseh’s Folder: Omane Boamah may be lying unless…

The accusations have started. It is getting very nasty. It tells us what to expect in 2016 elections. And it does not portend well for us. The Minister of Communication, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, is accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of plotting to rig tomorrow’s parliamentary by-election in Talensi Constituency in the Upper East Region. He said on Joy ...

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How ethnocentric NPP fuels NDC’s tribal politics

In February 2014, I delivered a speech at the Springboard Road Show in Tamale. When the time came for questions from the audience, one young man wanted to know why I was using my journalism to target prominent people from northern Ghana. Kwami Sefa-Kayi of Peace FM was at this event and witnessed what I am saying. This young man ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: The bitter truth Abraham Attah must hear!

Dear Abraham Attah, I bring you warm greetings from Ghana. I don’t know which part of the world you are right now and I cannot imagine which luxurious hotel is housing you at the moment. But I am happy to tell you that, back home, you are the most popular celebrity in Ghana right now. Your name is a household ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: JB Danquah’s last “PROPHESY” before his murder

The late MP for Abuakwa North, J.B. Danquah When I walked into the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall last Thursday evening and was handed the programme line up, one name that caught my attention was J.B Danquah Adu. I had not heard that name before. My friend, Abyna-Ansaa Adjei, was launching her book, Things Every Child of Ghana Should Know ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: JB Danquah’s last “prophecy” before his murder

When I walked into the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall last Thursday evening and was handed the programme line up, one name that caught my attention was J.B Danquah Adu. I had not heard that name before. My friend, Abyna-Ansaa Adjei, was launching her book, Things Every Child of Ghana Should Know About Dr. J.B. Danquah. And she had invited ...

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This Is Not About Muslims Against Christians – Manasseh Azure Awuni Writes

My name is Manasseh Azure Awuni. I am a Christian. I have very close Muslim friends. My best friend, Abu, is a Muslim. I love Muslims. I will live with a Muslim any day. I don’t fear Muslims. I only fear terrorists who claim to be Muslims. My Muslim friends have always told me that such terrorists are not Muslims. ...

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MANASSEH’s FOLDER: A master’s degree in four years; my ordeal at University of Ghana Graduate School

Everybody was happy. And I was supposed to be happy, too. They smiled. And I also smiled. Deep down in my heart, however, I was not happy. But I had to join my friends in the celebration. After four years of humiliation. It was a Friday afternoon of July 24, 2015. The venue was the Great Hall of the University ...

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Manasseh’s Folder: Mahama may be sincerely ignorant about scale of corruption

I listened to President John Mahama speak on corruption yesterday and I felt sad. For once, I sympathised with him. I think someone is not telling him the truth. I am tempted to believe the President is sincerely ignorant about the scale of the problem on his hands. If he knew, he would stop rejecting corruption perception reports and accept ...

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