Manasseh’s Folder

MANASSEH’S FOLDER: The NDC’s greatest achievement!

It is said that if you hate the duiker, one thing you must not fail to acknowledge is its swiftness. In other words, you may not be proud to have Sam George as your lawmaker, but you must not fail to applaud his daring spirit that saw him dethrone the Ningo-Prampram Methuselah, Enoch Teye Mensah. No matter how badly one ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: Righteous politicians, bad civil servants!

I had passed in front of that building several times, but I didn’t know it housed a minister of state. My friend, Hamdia, lived in that house. I had been a friend of Hamdia and her husband to be since my day as an SRC President but I didn’t know she was the daughter of a minister of state. Well, ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: Kwabena Donkor’s truth, Bawumiah’s ‘lies’ and Mahama’s Viagra

They have always called Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah a liar. The running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not speak without getting ministers of state and government communicators busy in their vain attempts to discredit him. Sometimes President John Dramani Mahama replies him. Time, however, often vindicates Dr. Bawumiah, the economist and former deputy governor of Ghana’s Central ...

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Manasseh’s Folder: The LIES about Mahama’s FREE SHS policy

Kojo Njorfuni died when a classroom building collapsed on him in Banda. Many school blocks are death traps. The Flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, desperately needed votes so he and his team went in for a very populist promise to make (senior high school) education free. It was not properly thought through. He ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: If Mensa Otabil and Daniel Obinim were Muslims

Bishop Daniel Obinim (Left) and Pastor Mensa Otabil (Right) Yesterday Multimedia’s Nana Ansah Kwao had a very enlightening discussion on his Thursday afternoon show, “That’s My Opinion.” His topic was, “Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but most terrorist claim to be Muslims.” The topic and the subject are very sensitive, and required a lot of tactfulness in order not ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: Why we must back the doctors, and not gov’t

The first time I wrote about a strike action, I made many enemies. That was in August 2013, exactly two years ago. The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) announced strike on August 1, 2013, to protest unpaid salary arrears. Within 12 hours, the government resolved the issue and started paying their arrears that were pending since 2012. Impressive, isn’t ...

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Manasseh’s Folder: Beyond Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong

It was 2AM when a friend on Facebook sent me a message. He had heard that some people had poured acid on the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) so I should check if it could be a story. Curious about the news because of what had happened in the region a week earlier, I wanted ...

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Manasseh’s Folder: The Yvonne Nelson Revolution

[/one_half_last] One after the other, the groups passed; singing, chanting and stamping their feet in unison. As if “asafo companies” possessed by the goddess of music, they charged towards the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange with spontaneous compositions around the two most unpopular synonyms in the country presently – Mahama and dumsor: “Dumsor is what you get! Dumsor is what you get! ...

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Manasseh’s Folder: Mensa Otabil and the mad women of Kete-Krachi

Source: Ghana|Joy FM|Manasseh Azure Awuni Once upon a time, there lived a mad woman in Kete-Krachi called Dzolefimi. No one actually knew her real name, but like her counterparts who came to the Northern Volta peninsula district before and after her, she earned her name from her behaviour. A mad man was named Blue Blue because he wore only blue attire. ...

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Dying for Ghana ( Manasseh’s Folder)

The first thing I saw when I entered the car was a pistol, fully loaded, I guess. It was lying on my seat. He picked it up, put it in a compartment of the Toyota Land Cruiser and kept talking on the phone. I sat nervously as we hit the Accra-Tema Motorway that morning to begin what appeared like an ...

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