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What’s in a parade? – Ghana marching out of step!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo-Addo playing the role of Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, would strut and preen the few paces from a reviewing stand and hop into a reviewing vehicle to inspect a parade of security services and schools in commemoration of Ghana’s 62nd Independence Anniversary. Following closely behind him, […]Read More
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Who’d listen to the Atheist

Imagine you had God on a hot seat, what would be your first question? In principle, the very thought of having God another time brings the Christian into full knowledge of many things. Billy Graham would have had his question about Moses answered, while Ravi Racharias would also have his personal question answered. Apostle Paul […]Read More
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The country where everyone is expected to be late

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene explains why clock-watching in Ghana is a waste of time. When Japan’s Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada was forced to make a public apology after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting, I wondered how many ministers of state […]Read More
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Trapped by poverty

The pair of shorts and slippers betray Zachariah as a child worker. He looks elderly from afar, but only 14. The Genesis His bulky long sleeves folded to the elbow makes him look ukempt as he struggles to push his truck of scraps through the streets. The teenager cannot communicate in English or any local […]Read More
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Tomorrow’s election and Nigeria’s image

In 1968, Marshall McLuhan had pictured the world as a global village on account of its peoples being closely linked through the technology of modern telecommunications as well as being economically, socially, and politically interdependent. Today, with the internet and social media, the world has shrunk more than ever envisaged, and the reality of globalisation […]Read More
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National Cathedral and Bawumya’s Silence

Critiquing the recent roadshow in the US to ostensibly raise money for the so-called National Cathedral, Mr. Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor in his “With Due Respect” stated thought-provokingly, that “this cathedral can never and will never guarantee anybody entering into heaven”. Heaven and hell issues are no joking matter so when someone riding on the […]Read More
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The Law on ‘Work and Pay’

“Work and pay” is a descriptive terminology of Ghanaians that refers to a contractual relationship between a driver, who drives a vehicle with an intent to buy it, and that of the vehicle owner, who is also desirous of selling his vehicle. There is no law by such designation. What we have is the Hire-Purchase […]Read More
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‘Chuku, chaka, chuku, chaka!!’

In secondary school at Opoku Ware School in Kumasi, whenever I was asked where I lived and I said ‘Tarkwa’, it elicited wry smiles and comments either about the town’s gold mines or its railway station. On the railway, I almost always got a ‘chuku chaka, chuku chaka’ chuckle from my seniors or peers in […]Read More
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How dare they? a response

In the aftermath of the shameful unleashing of political thugs on some voters at La Bawaleshie in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election of January 31, 2019, the Minister of Communications, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, sought to play down the need for any investigation at all into the matter. In an interview with journalists, she demanded […]Read More
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Shame! shame! shame!

It is quite amazing the events of last Thursday, during the by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency. Much has been said by reputable people and institutions. Now a common citizen speaks! And even as I write, I virtually have my hands on my head in a posture of uttermost disgust. Like a mother, greatly […]Read More