Ghana saw a regime change at the 2016 electoral poll. Against many odds, the opposition party took the mantle of leadership from an incumbent that had made significant contributions to the country's infrastructural landscape.
So the new book is out on (date to be announced), and in anticipation, here’s another tasty morsel in advance. It’s a rather amusing story I told to make a rather serious point.
“No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly,” Donald Trump said this week as he heard the special prosecutor’s footsteps
I fully expected the mini-maelstrom that my view on the discharge, not acquittal, of the Delta 8 (not the original Delta 13) would cause.
Today, let’s get some education about this frequently used legal terminology. It’s been used a lot this week though it didn’t show up in court in the Delta Force 8 case.
And so I am probably going to disappoint myself and several other people with what I am going to write about the Kumasi Delta discharge. But my head must speak on this matter, and not my heart.
It is encouraging to hear stories of how people quit their regular jobs, in some cases, high-paying jobs to start their own businesses.
I was disappointed, that such a demand could come from you, and by extension the National Steering Committee on Child Labour.
Leave the room as quietly as you can. Find a box. Go back to your office, pack up your things, leave the badge on the desk and go.
*Spio-Garbrah has to rekindle the light or be consigned as an also-run*
One of the terrible consequences of having to live abroad for a long time is the gulf that is created between oneself and people whom one has lived with and loved in the past.
Two weeks ago, I had the rare opportunity of mounting the same platform with other distinguished Ghanaian Moslems, including Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic, to receive an award as the “HEALTH PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR" during the 2017 edition of the GMAA.
I've always wondered why the bible says, "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks". Why didn't just say "out of the heart, the mouth speaks"?
The president must not budge even if it will lead to a one-term presidency because it is a right thing to do.
Exactly five years ago, in 2012, I interviewed the late celebrated mother of Ghana, Mrs. Theodosia Okoh, the designer of the Ghana national flag, on her recollections of motherhood during her days and motherhood today.
Ghana has real foundational problems and until we tackle them, we will swim against the tide. This will result in our having to police everything including our own drinking water.
There was one tomato seller who I never saw joining the assault on customers. She always sat calmly behind her table with a big smile on her face.
I have an experience in a court room that reinforces my view that CJ Akuffo must modernise the courts.
Ghanaians do not particularly love numbers. We tend to be quite lax, especially with figures that have to do with age.
Let’s be fair to our teachers. They make us and give us what it takes to enter those foreign universities, compete and even outshine those we encounter abroad.
The nurse stood there, like many others, attempting to take videos of the dying victim, when she could have administered a CPR to save a life.
Written by Emmanuel Boakye-Yiadom, the poem 'Yes' impresses upon the reader, the most important 'Yes' one can ever say.
One time, I was chased by Mr. Nutsukpoe, my French teacher, in the class until I jumped through the window.
Of course, he gave the money and I finished my course and even got a better job. It’s been three years.
It comes as a bit of a shock to realise that there is a “Water Research Institute” in Ghana at all!
In the first part of this article, I related the story of how, as a final year student at the University of Ghana, the late Prof Albert Adu Boahen challenged a British lecturer who entered the Junior Common Room and angrily switched off the radiogram the students were playing, on the grounds that they were “talking whilst listening to the music”.
A fortnight ago the United States Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Robert Jackson told journalists in the beautiful Ghanaian region of Brong Ahafo that the United States of America was in the process of deporting an eye-popping and staggering seven thousand (7,000) Ghanaians who he said have abused the terms of their visas.
Here’s a story from my upcoming book, Inspiration from the Morning Man (coming soon).
The Democratic Republic of Congo has postponed its presidential poll which was to be held inNovember 2016 to April 2018 but the incumbent president is still in office.
John Mahama’s future has been the subject of immense interest since losing the presidential elections last December. The sirens purporting his possible comeback started sounding almost immediately after conceding.
This is Britain in 2017. A Britain that increasingly looks like a “managed” democracy. Paid for a US billionaire. Using military-style technology. Delivered by Facebook. And enabled by us.
Mr. President, this correspondence to you at this particular point in time would not have been necessary if the cyclical rhetoric that have been churned out by political leaders over the years whilst on campaign platforms to prioritize the agricultural sector.
My name is Laud Anthony Basing and I have decided to share this story because I can feel in my spirit that somebody is going through the same struggles I went through and feels like quitting: DON'T. There is light at the end of the tunnel
Hon. Alban. K. Bagbin declared his interest in becoming president during a media interview recently. Not surprisingly this has sent ripples across the political spectrum particularly within the NDC.
Over the past few months, I have taken up some speaking engagements at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) about a career in Communications.
This article has been necessitated by my longtime observation that the Ghanaian media treat health in a restricted, straightjacket manner. The WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This will inform even a lay person that health is a multifaceted, multi-sectoral issue.
It’s shocking the way we’re doling out lands and other properties that hold rich heritage of our country for the construction of majestic buildings.
Apart from the horrendous devastation the galamsey operators have inflicted upon our rivers and landscape, their attitude to our society's norms marks them out as a group of persons who have lost touch with any of the spiritual and moral values by which almost all of Ghana's ethnic groups have regulated their lives until now.
The other day I posted a photo on Facebook of the Easter Bunny rolling away the stone in front of Jesus’ tomb. It was well-received until some guy felt the need to drop into the comments to correct my irreverence.
It was he who, in a lecture at the Royal African Society in London on 3 February 1966, dared to expose three of the men then regarded as “authorities” on the history of Ghana, as no more than lazy historians who had largely distorted our history with their shoddy scholarship.
“Ah! Wey chick too this?” Siisi asked audibly after reading the message. “Ei!...Mr. Lover boy. You di33 I dey envy you paaaa oo” Donald quipped.
I have followed the Adonko issue with keen interest since the media backlash after the now infamous concert. As a marketing communications practitioner, my initial reaction was; 'this is bad PR for the Adonko brand!'
Some days ago, I broke the story of the British High Commission in Ghana, accusing some Ghanaian politicians of visa fraud. I’d intercepted a letter from the High Commissioner to the Speaker of Parliament.
The Ghanaian Constitution in chapter five, after guaranteeing citizens the rights of speech, expression and of the press and other media, added that “[a]ll persons shall have the right to information.”
One thing that has become clear since the Government began to take the galamsey problem seriously is that the actual scale of the woeful pestilence has been under-estimated by most people in Ghana.
SPIRITUALLY AMBITIOUS PERSONS ARE in a haste and cannot wait for the right time.
The campaign has been launched and I offer my ideas to helping build a better Ghana.
When Ghana discovered hydrocarbons in commercial quantities a decade ago in 2007 under the erstwhile Kufour administration, the expectation was that proceeds of the oil find would expand the country's national income base and eventually be utilised in addressing its teething developmental challenges.
My main reason is that if media houses ‘steal’ the Community outreach project idea, to a large extent it can help create that consciousness and or awareness various rights and responsibilities people have in Ghana.
Today, I would like to tell you about Ebo.
This is a phenomenon that is not sustainable, yet we carry on unabated. We have now come to the point where people say 'I am breaking the law just a little, but if you stop me I will break it even more'.
Fancy Gadam’s historic win at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards this year came as a surprise to many Ghanaians in the Southern part of the country.