Why does anybody think such a body to advise the President is for inexperienced graduates or a place where people can buy votes to do partisan politics?
Last year, on the eve of the day of the NDC campaign launch in Cape Coast, I felt scandalized by the fleet of over-speeding horn-touting hazard lighted V8 vehicles that raced on the Accra Cape Coast road; it was reckless, and opulence, on display.
After decades of leaving the Department of Sociology of the University of Ghana, I had the chance to once again see some of the lecturers who I greatly admired.
When an army surrenders, it hoist a white flag. when a morality surrenders it hoist a white condom.
So it’s the day of love. To be honest, I try not to make a big deal of it, because, the way I see it, every day ought to be a day of love.
Last week, the Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Nana Boakye, said the Ford Expedition given to President Mahama by the Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe.
I was one of the critics who felt that Ghana didn’t need free Senior High School education, when President Nana Akufo-Addo, then Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in opposition, started trumpeting the idea ahead of election 2012.
I did my first blood donation in 2014. I must confess, despite my inhibitions and apprehensions, I enjoyed it. I felt free, liberated and proud of myself for taking that bold step.
An Indian hemp-induced ‘afro’ hairstyle was also out of the question for a young man cutting his teeth in the corporate world. I cried within me on my way home that day.
I have witnessed the era of four presidents in the country. And in all, I saw the impunity and sheer deliberateness with which things were done in the country by either the Presidents or their appointees.
Yes! Two days ago was the judgment day… this was not the end time though.
One sharp contrast between Presidents Donald Trump and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is that whiles one flaunts the hair on his head in public, the other has nothing to show.
I know you just came out of a very turbulent vetting and approval process. It was tough, so you probably would wish that I allowed you to settle first, before I brought my problems to you.
Nowhere in Section 14 of the Presidential (Transition) Act does it state that CEOs of Government agencies cease to hold office as CEO on the assumption of office of the elected President.
Technology, in no doubt, started as a business tool which was hardly seen in our homes. But in recent times, most homes are beginning to adopt its use after realizing the impact it has had on businesses growth over the past few years.
For me, it was a normal routine, though my chest and back ached occasionally, I knew it was my duty as a child, and out of love I tell mummy – don’t worry I will do it, you should rest.
Though President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo might have a lesson or two to teach about patriotism, same cannot be said about some of his appointees.
As a country, and as a people, we need to learn from our shortcomings and the successful failure of the Sanitation Day initiative offers some learning opportunities.
In the past week, social media (particularly Facebook) has been awash with some recollection of school events by past students of some secondary schools - hash-tagged #...Diaries.
In one of my last chats with her before I left Windhoek for Accra, my wife said to me, “When you return, keep an even temper”. She made a lot of sense – women do, most of the time.
“Mr. Speaker, I have a dilemma. My fervent heart desire is to go the civil court to reclaim my integrity. I’m, however, aware of the challenges one has to battle with in any litigation involving a sitting member of parliament.
Last week I got upset for nothing. The Senior Staff Association (SSA) of Korle Bu is asking for the CEO to be interdicted. This is due to some GHC500,000 the CEO is alleged to have wrongly appropriated.
I had a lot of leave days after the New Year and so I spent some time at home doing a lot of reflections. It also gave me time to watch a few of my favorite programs on TV.
As scientists and researchers, we always rise to the occasion by designing solutions that meet our pressing needs.
Albert Einstein defined insanity this way: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
Let’s not without any justification assassinate the character of people when we lack concrete foundation.
Truth is I almost questioned my pastor’s position as a man of God and what he meant each time by ‘This year is your year’.
As Ravi Zacharias said ‘We can’t talk about human rights without the right to be human’.
Under the sixth Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, suspension of Parliament's standing order 80(1) became a default mechanism for approving international commercial transactions.
Which of the pack of the equally important homegrown Ghanaian dialects will replace English language in the event of the indigenous language proponents having their way?
The integrity of Parliament comes under scrutiny nine years after it was hit by $5,000 bribery allegation in 2008.
Early in 1982, I was called up to serve. The Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) had been delivered on the last day of the previous year and was now being midwifed.
“I will report you to your mother” was one statement I dreaded growing up, as I am certain most people also were. Whenever an opinion leader in the community uttered those words, I would stop whatever misdeeds I was engaged in and immediately beg profusely.
The standard of argument must be raised and any decision of government today must be defended by a superior argument not acts of the past perpetuated by previous government.
A mother took her twin girls to the hospital. One required urgent medical attention. The physician ordered tests on both.
There is no gainsaying the fact that this scrapping of allowances has brought untold hardship on students as the scrapping was not implemented without the attendant increase in fees.
When there is a peaceful change of government, we celebrate. When questionable characters take over the reins of government through a coup, we celebrate. We love it
Well, I saw the people of Asanteman genuinely celebrating their tradition. I saw the people living in pure reverence to their culture. I saw the adherents in a truly admiring sacred mood, not only in reverence to their King, but also their Ashanti identity.
Not all riddles are mind-boggling but I bet most of them are interesting because of the suspense they build. Without further ado, let's press play.
Before Damocles sat on the thrown, the king had ordered that a huge sword should hang above the throne. The hanging sword would be suspended at the pommel by just a single hair of a horse's tail.
NDC MPs have so far faced uphill battle in their attempt to seek clarification on issues of integrity of some of the nominees.
After over seven decades of American hegemony which begun from the aftermath of World War II, the pendulum of world leadership seem to be swinging, and a new world order appears to be in the making.
Electrical energy constitutes the third energy source after wood fuel and petroleum in the country. Despite the relatively small share of electricity both in supply and demand in total energy supply and demand mix.
Nonetheless, for now, let’s “give thanks and praises” to ECOWAS for kicking the former Gambian empty-headed leader to the curb, as Americans would say.
The purpose of this rejoinder is to address the habitual misinformation of FSG on issues of GMOs and modern technology policy considerations on agriculture.
Culture is not only about drumming and dancing and the display of ancient magical powers of traditional priests and warriors.
The rise of Joseph, son of Jacob in the Old Testament of the Bible to prominence in a foreign land was part of The Lord’s master strategy to preserve the Messianic line.
Sharply dressed in a dark grey suit over a white shirt and a maroon-coloured tie with my favourite red and white dotted pocket square to match, I was indeed the toast of my neighbourhood as people stole glances when they passed me.
Our politics is spoiling the youth to the hilt. The values on which the Ghanaian society was built are evaporating before our own eyes.
Some few days ago, some nursing training institutions in the country opened the sale of admission forms for the 2017/2018 batch of students.
Now Nana Akufo-Addo is President. I was expecting him to announce the Ministry of Woyome Affairs, make Martin Amidu the Minister, make Manesseh Azuri Awuni the Deputy Minister, and make me the Chief Director.
What should be of concern to us is how President Akufo-Addo is going to evacuate Ghanaians who are resident in Gambia. What’s our government’s plan?