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The media house reported that the court, presided over by Mrs Mariam Sinare, has also granted each of the eight persons, including three Chinese nationals, a GH¢40,000 bail with one surety each to be justified.

I Can't Think Far

Written By Kenneth Ashigbey - Is it true that the Circuit Court at Mpraeso in the Eastern Region has ordered the release of mining equipment and other exhibits seized from some illegal small scale miners to the eight accused persons arrested on Wednesday, September 12, 2018?

You see, there is nothing new in this country. The difference here is how our early nationalist leaders handled the situation and protected our local labourers as opposed to ...

Tangoing with China or emergence of Chinese in our informal labour market; is it something new? What history have for us in Ghana? Image credit - Huffpo

Well, Chinese presence in Ghana goes back to 1897, 1902 and 1904. The British abolition of slavery and pawnship in 1874-75 in Gold Coast paved the way for the transformation in the precolonial forms of unfree labour to wage labor in the Gold Coast. To achieve this goal, recruitment of wage labour to sustain the burgeoning colonial economy was rolled out by the British colonial administration. However, labour recruitment in the Gold Coast remained woefully inadequate, a problem that was complicated by the belief of colonial authorities and policy makers that African labour was inferior.

“What this arrangement does basically is to say that we agree with Sinohydro that they provide us our choice of infrastructure worth two billion dollars ($2bn). We should note that some people misunderstand this deal and this is why it's important.

Sinohydro deal is a loan not a barter - Ato Forson

Written By Cassiel Ato Forson - Dr Mahamudu Bawumia sheds more light on the Sinohydro agreement and clearly it is loan agreement.

The sprawling slum community, which is built on a land earmarked for construction of a road through Community 18, is home to thousands of people from various regions of the country.

A typical ‘house’ without sanitation facilities at the ‘Kiosk Estate’.

Written By Benjamin Glover - The Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) in the Greater Accra Region hosts perhaps one of the biggest slums in the eastern part of the Greater Accra Region.