I sometimes end up sending the article to them on the ensuing Tuesday because I usually have to subject myself to some rigorous mental torture, if you like. I even sometimes have to solicit titles from recipients of My Musings who also dabble in the art (like I did for this one).
As the normal principle of economics says, when a domestic currency depreciates it makes the prices of goods and services decline compared to the international prices.
Back in the 1860s, the United States Senate was a very different place from what it is today. Arguments made on the floor were not so decorous as they are today.
It must be a busy time in the PR department at British Airways. Stories have been flowing through the press about that airline almost daily, waxing and waning in appeal like a good news/bad news joke.
I have shown that it is untrue that we need more laws to fight corruption in Ghana. I have shown that, beyond the grandstanding lip-service, political leadership is simply not committed.
Manasseh Azure Awuni, one of Ghana’s finest investigative journalists, must certainly be causing too much discomfort for some of the people lurking in the corridors of power in Ghana.
Over the past three decades there have been five episodes of power crises with increasing duration and severity. In each case, the source of the supply shortfall is traced almost exclusively to insufficient spare capacities.
Our tours took us through about 80 cocoa villages in three regions. I saw no rivers that looked like real rivers. They all looked like some milky,uninviting yellowish moving fluids.
The disunified kerfuffle in the NDC is a stark reminder that it’s not business as usual. There’s a brewing civil war in the party that has senior members picking sides.
Parliament has, by consensus, approved a total of Ghc321million as the annual budget for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and as it turns out, some 85percent of the amount is expected from donor sources.
If discussions about the Kintampo Waterfall accident bring a sense of deja vu, it's because Ghana has been here before - there are countless disasters that have been recorded.
Occupational sexism (also called sexism in the workplace and employment sexism) refers to any discriminatory practices, statements, actions, etc. based on a person's sex that are present or occur in a place of employment.
Life as an MP in Ghana is traditionally a short-lived stint, partly because of a tradition of mocking longstanding MPs as "Mugabe", writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene, in our series of letters from African journalists.
The behaviour of the main opposition party at any point in time in our political journey is the closest to the truest reflection of the complex nature of the Ghanaian.
You go to school in anticipation of getting a job after completion, but upon applying for a job, you are required to have work experience.
We cannot blame the managers of the waterfall for not stopping the rainstorm. But anybody who owns smartphone can know how the weather in a particular area will be on any given day.
This prevailing issue of vandalism and notoriety on most Ghanaian campuses is no longer funny.
Once upon a time, there were three friends. Two teachers and one writer. They loved coffee, and loved teaching people how to grind their own beans to make the rich, aromatic beverage.
The hunger and thirst for change have been great in Ghana over the past few years and this was confirmed by the outcome of last year’s elections.
If ever there’s any event that has affirmed the notion that the Ghanaian student is not taught how to ask questions in the classroom, it’s the Marwako assault incident.
I had finished reading Louis L’Amour’s Last Of The Breed – a novel I took with me to Sogakope where I had gone for a much needed therapeutic massage for a back ache.
In the corporate world, nobody gets hired without a job description for the position in which he’s being hired.
Contributors on Joy FM/MultiTV's newsfile programme Saturday were united in their description of President Akufo-Addo's government as an 'obese' one.
Several studies have found that certain types of news coverage about suicide has the likelihood to increase the suicide among vulnerable individuals in the society.
Pastor Otabil’s cordless microphone was replaced with one with a cord, but the problem still persisted. He had to pause from time to time or repeat what he had said when the connection broke.
A bad idea is akin to a rotting fish. However, hard you try to preserve it, it will still go bad. President Akufo-Addo finds himself in the same situation.
n a society in which lies, state corruption, widespread superstitious beliefs, and a sizable number of people have difficulty thinking critically, citizens who talk sensibly like Pastor Otabil, Kennedy Agyepong, and others, will always be demonized.
It all started with the global network premier of the first ever Joy News Special Assignment, a Documentary by Seth Kwame Boateng called Next To Die.
The Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) was formed to ensure the efficient management of commercial road transport in the country.
Yesterday, I listened to the Minister of Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, on Joy FM’s Top Story with Evans Mensah.
In the year 2001, while I was about bringing my national service to a close, I was on my way to Achimota for a job interview when the trotro vehicle on which I was traveling was stopped by a group of MTTD Police persons.
In 1997, the first President of Tanzania, Julius Kambarage Nyerere was in Ghana for the Ghana at 40 celebrations. And in his address, he made a very powerful statement.
In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted.
We probably are all familiar with the African adage that says (literal translation) ‘a person dancing is not in a best position to know if his/her buttocks are positioned well’.
Last week the Member of Parliament for Akwatia, Mercy Adu Gyamfi, who is affectionately called Ama Sey became a laughing stock when she addressed her constituents as part of the Ghana 60 years on celebration.
I finally found the 99th reason to take my own life. I tried using a knife to take my life but was “caught” by a friend and had to “postpone” it.
I love and loathe overtaking, concurrently. I love it when I am onboard a vehicle doing the overtaking, and I loathe when the opposite happens.
A leader must stand for something. What one principle does former President John Mahama stand for? Incorruptible? Truthfulness? Accountability?
There were once three trees standing next to each other on top of a hill. As the breeze blew through their leaves, the trees would talk to each other, sharing their hopes and dreams.
Mr. politician, cut the public rhetoric and show some integrity privately in the corruption fight.
Dear reader, although I knew, it was forcefully reechoed to me that what we do on the outside is only an outward manifestation of what happens on the inside.
I think we take for granted a number of things in this country. We can talk, and really a lot of times I am amazed at the level of analysis people can put across.
I want to celebrate the New faces of telecommunications’ players in Ghana – they are SMART, they are EXPERIENCED, and they are FIERCE. Above all THEY ARE WOMEN making waves in this traditionally male dominated sector.
To be installed as a chief, our forefathers chose wisdom and leadership over everything else. Among the royals, our elders chose the person who had the traits of becoming a good leader in the community, to be installed a chief.
In all his three bids to become President of Ghana, President Akufo-Addo has been consistent as regards one thing: that he will “bring back the Tankase people”.
I have noted that right after the reading of the 2017 budget statement, the NDC star man in recent times on matters of economics, Hon Adongo, MP for the Bolga Central constituency has been doing so much talking.
Ghana is 60 and we are blessed to be celebrating a country that is united, blessed with rich culture and filled with friendly people. We are blessed with many natural resources and in the midst of all the challenges we enjoy a peaceful and stable democracy.
Ghana has quite a story to tell. It was the first country south of the Sahara to wean itself off colonial rule. With power to govern now firmly rested in her own hands
Ghana's 60th independence anniversary celebration wasn't a normal day. It's the first of its kind on the world's calendar, yet it was a normal day for President Akufo-Addo and his government officials.
Going through President Akufo Addo’s maiden state of the nation address, I was impressed that he spent three-quarters of his 16-page speech on the issue of our attitudes as a people.
Yesterday in the afternoon, I was in court when a call came from Joynews seeking an interview on government’s plan to make corruption a felony by amending portions of our laws on crime.
Till date I see Fufu pounding as a senseless drudgery and I sighed with relief knowing that Pastor Otabil has spoken for many young men,and husbands who are seen as lazy only because they refused to be bullied by appetite.