Wed, Nov

enimil ashon

  • I am not a publicist for the NPP government, and by my nature, I hate propaganda, but I would have thought that the panacea for tax dodging and motorists’ crimes is the digital addressing system.

  • It is a crying shame that 60-plus years into self-government, we have Ghanaians who still rely on pit and pan latrines. In a country where every MP, every Minister, every party or state functionary and every pastor goes around in V8, this is a shame indeed.

    The dreaded pandemic means many things to many people. For me, the picture of Black Cuban doctors arriving in Italy in response to an SOS from this European country of white men and women, was a moment of triumph for the Negro Race.

  • You can condemn me all you want but I am convinced that more than 80 per cent of Ghanaian movies will not make the world stage. The cause, however, is not...

    In the last two months, a number of events have taken place that seem to confirm that the Ghanaian film industry is not dead; that even if there are no inspiring films, there are hopeful film-makers.

  • In April 2017, I wrote in the Daily Graphic, inter alia: “Long before the rest of Ghana knew Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, I knew him. Years before the business community named him Ghana’s Most Respected CEO, I had, in an article in the Weekly Spectator, put him forth as a businessman who wore his integrity on his chest, like a badge, in a marketplace populated by the corrupt and the crooked.”

  • Ghanaians from Sekondi old enough to remember, will hate to be reminded about “Bin Bon” (literally “excreta smells”), a dumping site between Ngyiresia and Esipun.

    Last week, I included in my examples of visionary projects (as opposed to a 450-seater Parliament Complex) the first Central Sewerage System being built in Kigali, Rwanda, at a cost of 96 million euros.

  •  Written By Enimil Ashon - In the film world, there are gods/goddesses and there are icons. In this industry, things operate contrariwise; so you find that the gods die but the icons don’t. While as many as 90 per cent of the film gods/goddesses last only as long as fads, the works of the icons are eternal references.

  • For Ghanaians in search of a single statement to sum up the State of the Nation, Ghana, after 60 years, here is free consultancy from me. They should look no further. That statement is in the lyrics of one Ghanaian musician’s desperate cry, “Ewuradze Begye Steer No – ooo”.

  • I don’t find Kwabonyi’s name featured in the activities of what became known in the Gold Coast as the Fante Confederation, but it is about this group that I want to write today.

    While I acknowledge that Presidents of Ghana, aided by their party majority in Parliament can pass any law, I do not believe that President Nana Akufo Addo, by his pronouncements in the last few weeks, was preparing the minds of Ghanaians for a re-naming of the University of Ghana after Dr J. B.Danquah.

  • The Africa Study Bible explains why God admonishes against the use of fetishes and charms – either in African traditional religions or in the Christian church. Why does a pregnant woman put a Bible under her pillow?

  • In 1990, the American musician Paul Simon released an album called ‘Rhythm of the Saints’. The album included a song titled ‘Spirit Voices’, which is based on a Ghanaian folk song titled ‘Yaa Amponsah’, ....

    Before you read on, please take a pen and paper. List Ghana’s income sources. I can bet that your first 10 sources will not include “folklore”.

  • The BBC, Al Jazeera, Ebony Magazine and SABC have all been here and ran features on Ghana.

    Washington DC - May 1, 2017: The 115th Congress of the United States of America passes a Resolution (‘HR 1242’) establishing the “400 Years African American History Commission” to carry out activities to commemorate the anniversary.

  • “Having operated the 1992 Constitution for more than a quarter of a century, it has become very clear that provisions that bar partisan politics at the district level have become obsolete; hence, the need to take a second look at it.”

    In the course of the past four weeks, there have been two occasions that have opened my eyes to witness why God is quoted to have said that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

  • The very words (almost) that used to ring out of Bawumia’s well researched good intentions before the elections. Why are we being fed the same recommendations one year after Bawumia is now in the economic planning saddle?

    When I saw the Executive Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Professor Newman Kusi, making a presentation on ‘Ghana’s growing public debt-implications for the economy’, at a roundtable discussion last Monday, I blinked. I thought I was seeing Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the presenter.

  • The latest was when I read from citinewsroom that: “Eighty-six vehicles purchased by the Rawlings administration remain unused after nearly 20 years.

    I will begin this week with the question I posed in my last paragraph last week: Can we seriously conclude, looking at ourselves, so far, that the Black man is capable of solving his own problems?

  • The only reason I want to be President, Minister or MP is to find out why, in that exalted position, some people think that the country belongs to them and their wives!

    I will tell you what I do when I desperately need to fight off feelings of boredom or deep sadness. I go on the net and search for ‘Mrs Grace Mugabe’s Graduation.

Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available.