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  • Yet the last time I checked, it takes GH¢5.60 to buy one dollar. I won’t bore you with the percentage increase. It was GH¢5.85 to the dollar in March 2019.

    Can somebody tell me why it has become so imperative for the Bank of Ghana to spend money to advertise the features of the two cedi coin? I am not convinced that this is profitable use of the taxpayer’s money. Such prodigality! I could cry.

  • Ask me how I will judge President Akufo-Addo after his first term. Certainly not by ‘One District One Factory’; not by ‘One Constituency One Million Dollars’; not by the fulfilment of any of his brick and mortar promises.

  • Ex-President Mahama, unable to contain the persistent whining of the citizens whose welfare he had pledged to seek, began a tirade against the people, accusing us of becoming too cynical.

    President Akufo-Addo has added another chapter to Ghana’s Book of Lamentations.

  • And now the latest NPP grave digger, Hajia Fati. People familiar with NPP internal politics are not surprised she slapped a female journalist who, she said, “looked like an onion seller”. The impudence!

    Within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are party activists who neither fear God nor guide themselves by history. Ignorant of both history and the biblical reminder that it is only God who appoints kings, these activists are engaging in acts that are tantamount to digging the party’s grave.

  • Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) chairman, knows these stories. He is not only a Christian; he is an Elder of the Church of Pentecost, which, like the Jehovah Witness denomination, ...

    In the 1952 film, ‘Ten Commandments’, by Cecil de Mille, there is a scene where Moses wants the truth about his true identity. His real mother, Yoshebel, afraid for her life In the presence of the dreaded Egyptian queen who had raised Moses from infancy, has just told him, “I am not your mother”.

  • In Ghana (and in Africa), when a minister of state falls down, you can be sure he did not jump; he was pushed. Either because ...

    I present today, a man who was, and is, a rarity in African politics. On the occasion of our Independence anniversary, as Ghanaians struggle to come to terms with how one politician and his brother applied Kweku Ananse wisdom to make themselves €3 million richer a lá Airbus bribery scandal, I celebrate Kwabena Gyima Osei Bonsu (‘C.K.’), 83-year-old former MP, former Minister in two regimes, lawyer and chief.

  • The biggest mistake in creation was making it possible for highly intelligent crooks to go to school and wear three-piece suit.

  • I expect the National Democratic Congress Okudzeto Ablakwa to come out to deny links to a Mercy Ablakwa who, according to media reports, ....

    Are you not frightened that as a country, it is becoming increasingly evident that altruism and pride in public service are virtues that are in short supply?

  • Ghana government’s annual vote for scientific research is so paltry it is laughable; indeed, there would be no CSIR but for donor-countries and donor organisations, mostly foreign.

    Last week, the CSIR organised a cocktail event to which it invited in excess of 60 public and private sector organisations, many of them selected on the basis of the contribution of scientific research to their very existence, growth and continued profitability.

  • Will a government that respects or fears the people import terror into Ghana? That is exactly what our government did when, in 2016, it allowed into the country, two known associates of the dreaded Osama Bin Laden, namely Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, after being held for 14 years at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in the south of Cuba.

    It was Genevan and British political theorist, Jean-Louis de Lolme (1740 – 1806), who in criticising what he observed as excessive powers of the British Parliament, wrote that "Parliament can do everything but make a woman a man and a man a woman".

  • We do not lack scientists, but we lack leaders that can put science and scientists to use.

    Today’s column is a response to popular requests from two categories of Daily Graphic readers.

  • The Fantes of Ghana have a warning. “Efefee fun n’enyiwase a ihu saman” to wit, that if you go peering too close into the face of a corpse, you will see a ghost.

  • As a writer, I sometimes ask God why I lack the wit and biting sarcasm that grace the writing style of Professor Kwesi Yankah. Last Wednesday evening I was wondering how, as a ‘Kwatriot’ in the ‘Mirror’ newspaper or an ‘Abonsam Fireman’ in the ‘Catholic Standard’, he would have described President Akufo-Addo’s record 110 Ministers, especially if he disapproved of it.

  • In this rule-by-political-self-interest, the guilty do not get punished if they are members of the ruling party; no matter how loud the government’s condemnations, ...

    In this 21st century, we still have people who do not appreciate that this land mass is now Ghana, not Akyem, Asante, Mfantse or Ga-Dangbe.

  • In Ghana, this profession has, since 1992, become the surest way to fortune, power and a meteoric rise in social standing. Politics is the easiest means of acquiring a taxi, “tro-tro” or hairdryer. Just go to the Microfirance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) with a party card. The only misfortune is when the party loses the next election.

    Some time in the late 1980s, a headline appeared on the front page of the then ‘Weekly Spectator’ that announced in bold capitals: “ONLY 11 PASSED” It was the result of that year’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) final examination for candidates who wanted to practise Accountancy. Against the resultant uproar and condemnations, the ACCA exam organisers came out with an explanation that was as simple as it was sweet: quality control.

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