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Kwesi Yankah writes: Weep not Gyan, weep not Ghana

Kwesi Yankah writes: Weep not Gyan, weep not Ghana

He was in a happier mood the last time I saw him. That was September 4, 2020, at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). The grand occasion was the commissioning of a new Astroturf soccer pitch for that formidable university in Accra. He made a symbolic kick-off to inaugurate…

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Manasseh Azure Awuni writes: Why the withdrawal of Bagbin’s military detail is sinister

Manasseh Azure Awuni writes: Why the withdrawal of Bagbin’s military detail is sinister

Somewhere in 2017, I was waiting at the reception area of a private company to see a friend when a man walked up to me. I hadn’t met him before, but in the pre-Covid-19 era, it was easier to recognise people you know on television or in the media. That’s…

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Bright Simons writes: Is Ghana broke?

Bright Simons writes: Is Ghana broke?

Well, “broke” is not a policy word, so it is hard to join the raging debate about the brokeness or otherwise of Ghana if one is more biased towards policy activism. I will say this though, when Multimedia, a major Ghanaian media outlet, invited me to deliver a ten minute “statement” on an…

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Sammy Darko writes: Police have no power to regulate prophecies in Ghana

Sammy Darko writes: Police have no power to regulate prophecies in Ghana

It is not even up for debate or interpretation by the highest Court of Ghana. No law in Ghana grants the Police Administration any POWERS to regulate prophecies in the country. I understand, the Police in a bid to deal with ‘false speech’ because it tend to cause a great…

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Prof Kwesi Yankah writes: A sorry sorry Christmas

Prof Kwesi Yankah writes: A sorry sorry Christmas

I have been quietly mulling over events of December 17, 2021, in our dear Parliament, and I keep wondering how a Hansard parliamentary reporter, would render it:  whether with all the fisticuff details or through a censured summary. For those not quite abreast with our history, please be informed that…

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Promoting peace in diversity

Promoting peace in diversity

“Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue, and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where peoples are becoming more and more closely interconnected” – Kofi Annan We are people with different aspirations, inspirations, destinies among others. The realization of these requires environmental peacefulness. In order to maintain this peace,…

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Bright Simons writes: Ghana wants to make Norway rich ‘by $1 billion’

Bright Simons writes: Ghana wants to make Norway rich ‘by $1 billion’

Nearly 170 kilometers off the coast of Ghana lie underneath water depths extending to nearly 3.5 kilometers two tracts of suspected oil fields steeped in controversy. On 30th July 2021, a memorandum from Ghana’s Minister of Energy to the country’s Parliament muddied the waters even further. In the 10-page document, supported…

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Nana Frema Busia writes: Of salaried wives and the presidency!

Nana Frema Busia writes: Of salaried wives and the presidency!

Dear God Ghana is in a fistfight The President and his Vice want to pay their wives with Ghana as their tithe to show their might is right Are they husbands of straw? How raw? Would this not be outright theft To increase the national debt And cause varied strikes…

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Austine Woode writes:$170m judgement debt: 20 ‘Woyomes’ nobody is talking about

Austine Woode writes:$170m judgement debt: 20 ‘Woyomes’ nobody is talking about

“I feel there’s a deliberate attempt to portray Ghanaians as ignorant and dumb to the outside world by a few ignorant and mischievous Ghanaians”. Ghana suffered its worst power challenges from March 2012 to December 2015. According to a report by the University of Ghana, the power crisis destroyed businesses…

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Bright Simons writes: In ENI – Springfield stalemate, GNPC is the Problem

Bright Simons writes: In ENI – Springfield stalemate, GNPC is the Problem

With respect to the ruling of a Ghanaian High Court this afternoon that 30% of all “funds, revenue, and money earned, paid to, and accruing from the exploration and production of petroleum from the [ENI-Vitol owned Sankofa field] be preserved” in an interest-bearing escrow account held at a bank chosen…

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