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  • On Wednesday, March 8 when the world celebrated its women, there were two names I wanted to hear or read about in the media. One of them was not only mentioned but was actually on air granting interviews.

  • They call themselves businessmen, though many of them do not hold briefcases or control any resources except their own pay cheques. Indeed, they are not businessmen; rather, “business men”. The difference is significant because for them, the word translates as “working men”.

  • One of the things we are not doing right has to do with our greed. After the long drought, in terms of international arrivals, ...

    After Ghana’s impressive, if delirious, tourism performance in 2018/2019 that has earned us a pat by the global community, I feel duty bound to remind us that having climbed up this high, we must purpose in our hearts to stay there.
    Staying on top only means doing things right.

  • Will we be left with only the bones from the $300 million Bretton Woods Stimulus Loan and the multi-million cedi Trust Fund — after settling utility bills?

    This article is caught between two schools. As a nation hanging by our fingernails and looking up to World Bank/IMF to prop us up through the COVID-19 nightmare, is it out of turn for a writer to start raising issues beyond bread and butter?

  • Cape Verde was so barren and so poor that its viability as a state was questioned by World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists at independence in 1975.

  • I sympathise with the opinion that says the group has no legitimacy; that it should be disbanded and the people arrested.

    Last Saturday, for the first time in living memory, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) spoke with one voice on an issue.

  • For as long as universities exist to train curious minds, there will always be the Atuguba’s, as there always will be a Kwabena Mensah-Bonsu to discover a missing Page 28 from the judgement of a Chief Justice I.K. Abban.

    In academic circles, all research is scientifically obtained - not because they are the outcome of work done in a physics, chemistry or biology science lab.
    They are scientific because they are the result of empiricism, governed by strict rules of conduct. The rules are such that any other researcher using the same hypotheses, sampling principles, sample size and methodology, must arrive at the same conclusions, with a margin of error not too significantly below and above the sample statistic in a confidence interval.

  • As a country, since the birth of the Fourth Republic, we have specialised in chaos. If gold rusts, what will iron do? Any wonder that our streets, lorry parks and our markets are so chaotic!

    Would the President grant audience to the Minority Leader without the presence of his minister of parliamentary affairs? So, was Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu at this week’s meeting between Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader in Parliament.

  • In Ghana, as in many other African countries, we are still to cultivate the culture of forearming ourselves. We will cry and talk and promise; a week later, it’s all forgotten.

    On March 4, 2019, two days after the latest earth tremors that rocked parts of Accra, President Akufo-Addo tasked the National Security and the Ministry of the Interior to prepare a national earthquake emergency plan.

  • In some cultures, such matters could be solved in the manner prescribed by former President Rawlings i.e. resort to the shrines of Antoa Nyama.

    By the time you read this column, the outcome of the FBI investigation ordered by President Trump into allegations of sexual misconduct against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have been made known.

  • Like most good news, scientific inventions and discoveries don’t make the headlines in Ghana.

    For two reasons, I envy winners of beauty pageants and TV reality shows.

  • The evicted judges, it is said, had been given a US$168,000 (GHC800,000.00) for temporary accommodation.

    On November 18, 2018, MyNewsGh.com reported that the government had begun demolishing bungalows housing Court of Appeal Judges to make way for the construction of a National Cathedral.

  • Knowing Ghana the way we have known her since 1957 – the traditional “yes sir, massa” compliant nature of public servants, including heads of State Owned Enterprises, all of whom have their positions at the pleasure of a strongman-President; some of whom are politicians without disguise; some of whom are boot-lickers without apology and only a few of whom would contemplate the fate of “going home to chew sand” when fired – are we really sure we should give a round of applause to the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)? and the Minerals Commission?

  • A study I conducted shocked me. I found that many of the people who follow these “prophets” are not necessarily looking for salvation through Jesus Christ: they can’t be bothered if the pastor is proved to be a Satanist. God does not matter. They are in ‘church’ for a miracle, a prophecy, for visa or for a child.

    If you saw a rat pop out of its hole one hot afternoon, eyes bulging, sensory whiskers vibrating, you can be sure something is the matter deep down that hole. In like manner, the human eye never gets yellowish green unless there is something wrong with the liver.

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