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ARTICLE: Unpacking Ato Forson’s alleged criminal act in the ambulance case and the desperate attempts by NDC to shield him

Contrary to what the NDC has strenuously tried to make Ghanaians believe in respect of the ongoing criminal trial of Ato Forson and Richard Jakpa, the emerging facts of the case show clearly that...

Opinion: Don’t ‘hang’ the Attorney-General; he did no wrong in law

Some members of the public have called for the head of the Attorney-General, Honourable Godfred Dame, following his alleged leaked phone conversation with Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the ongoing ambulance trial.The...

Opinion: The Attorney General has not breached any law or rules of professional ethics in the Ato Forson and Richard Jakpa trial

The 1992 Constitution is the supreme law of Ghana followed by Acts or legislations passed by Parliament and then subsidiary legislations such as the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules.The Attorney General is the only...

Govt must address discrimination and neglect of children with disabilities in schools

A recent study conducted by the Educate Africa Institute (EAI) has revealed alarming challenges faced by children with disabilities in educational institutions.The research highlights systemic discrimination from colleagues, teachers, and non-teaching staff, compounded by...

Is Nigeria on the right track after a year of Tinubu?

Nigerians love their football but it is no longer the main topic of conversation for many.On the first anniversary of the Bola Tinubu presidency, Abubakar Sheka, who sells bread on the streets of the...

Protecting our elections in Cybersphere: EC alone cannot ensure the security and integrity of our elections

This article aims to emphasise that the Electoral Commission (EC) alone cannot protect our elections in 2024 due to the sophisticated and varied cyber threats we face. As cyber-attack techniques have become increasingly advanced,...

Three cheers for ‘Napo’

Soon after the 2016 election, a UK-based friend I had come to know through Facebook, Kwame Kyei-Baffuor, called me. saying he wanted to recommend me as Press Secretary to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Manhyia...

Deep vein thrombosis: A silent killer

“Oh Mr X is dead. Oh, we saw him yesterday. Oh, he called me this morning.What killed him suddenly? They say his death is attributable to a spiritual cause. African electronics. Oh, who killed...

Cocoa in crisis: The bitter truth behind Ghana’s declining cocoa story

In the heart of Ghana's economic landscape lies the cocoa industry, a cornerstone of the nation's agricultural heritage and a vital source of livelihood for thousands of farmers. However, recent revelations and happenings in...

In search of NPP running mate, a case for Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

It is true that concerning the search for a running mate to the NPP flag bearer, several names have popped up as possible leading contenders. But, it is also true that the name, Dr. Matthew...

Is the World Bank saving or harming Ghana?

As the Spring Meeting and its panoply of side events wind to a close, the recurring theme yet again is “more money” for the world’s poor. A point made with refreshing clarity by the...

Ghana’s external debt rework: Deal or no deal?

Ghana is ‘dollar hungry’ as it begins another round of complex debt rework exercise, a key step in obtaining financing assurances to support its Extended Credit Facility Programme being supervised by the IMF.The country’s...

Scholarships bonanza Part 3: How some are struggling while others received double double

Roberta Nti (not her real name) thought she had it all figured out financially when she was awarded a scholarship to study for a Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom (UK).She arrived at the...

Scholarships Bonanza: CEO, Freddie Blay & former IGP’s daughters among those who grabbed scholarships for the needy

Dr Dennis Addo is by all indications an accomplished man. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Claron Hospital and co-founder of Bisa, an international award-winning health app.His hospital, located...

Ablakwa writes: The GHS2.6 billion dubious, duplicative & deadly digitalization deals in Ghana’s health sector – Part 1

Ghana’s health sector has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons.A few months ago, 19 renal patients lost their lives at the Korle-Bu Renal Unit because government was unable to provide...

Scholarships bonanza: The powerful grab as double scholarships flow

She was born to a farmer and a petty trader. Money was always hard to come by. However, her disadvantaged background was no hindrance to her quest for academic excellence. After obtaining an undergraduate...

Bright Simons writes: No, Ghana Card is not “for” Ghana; it is ripping off Ghana

This is a fairly long essay, so here is the quick take for those too busy to read.Ghana Card’s main technology asset base belongs to Margins Group, not the government of Ghana.This makes it...

Bright Simons writes: The People vs Fidelity Bank of Ghana

Everyone on my Twitter timeline knows by this time that in response to a tweet I posted asking ECG to confirm and explain a USD – GHS rate they indicated in submissions to the...

Martin Amidu: Akufo-Addo will not commit political suicide by assenting anti-LGBTQ bill

Anybody who presumed the President of Ghana was going to sign the private member's bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values (LGBTQ+ Bill) when it was eventually passed...

Bridget Otoo writes: Why Prof. Jane Naana Opoku remains the perfect “Pick” for John Mahama

Sometimes, one wonders what lens people are looking through when Vice Presidential hopeful nominees are being named and no one remembers to bring up the woman who single-handedly changed the face of the NDC...

Bridget Otoo writes: Why Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang remains the perfect “Pick” for John Mahama

Sometimes, one wonders what lens people are looking through when Vice Presidential hopeful nominees are being named and no one remembers to bring up the woman who single-handedly changed the face of the NDC...

Addressing the educational needs: The imperative of recruiting educational psychologists in Ghana’s Basic schools

In Ghana, the education sector plays a crucial role in shaping the future of the nation. However, amidst efforts to improve educational outcomes, there exists a critical need to address the socio-emotional and psychological...

President Akufo-Addo’s elephantine, wrongful and unconscionable US$48m operational expenses for the 13th African games – Ablakwa writes

1. Even before the dust settles on the scandalous US$8.5million AFCON budget brouhaha; unimpeachable, unassailable and incontrovertible intercepted documents in my possession reveal for the first time that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and...

Nana Akomea should be careful what he gets by quoting my interviews – Martin Amidu writes

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) should be careful about quoting what I said or wrote in the past out of context to spuriously support allegations of corruption or...

The roll call of biblical financial evangelists

“Money is not sinful or evil. The kingdom of God needs it desperately! Making money is what I do best but it must be made for God’s glory and not mine. As a Christian...

BoG waiting for another disaster?

In the intricate realm of global affairs, Ghana stands as a paradox, a nation caught in the relentless grip of reactive governance. Its leaders, entrusted with the sacred duty of steering the ship of state,...

Has Bawumia imposed over 40 new taxes on Ghanaians?

On Saturday, February 10 2024, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi said on TV3’s The Key Point that over 40 new taxes have been slapped on Ghanaians by the government. He...

Dysfunctional blackout or dysfunctional judgment?

Blackout, blacklisting, demonstration, picketing are trappings of democracy allowed under the lawOn February 9, 2024, the Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, waded into the media blackout imposed by the Ghana...

Collins Owusu Amankwah: A forgotten hero or sacrificial lamb in NPP?

Having served as polling station executive at age 18 in 1998, the young Collins Owusu Amankwah, a native of Gyinase, a famous town in the Asokwa Municipality of Ashanti continued to perform dual roles...

Bank of Ghana accused of plagiarism and IP theft

The world of central banking is surprisingly replete with accusations of plagiarism. The governor of Turkey’s central bank between 2019 and 2020 (and vice governor before then), Murat Uysal, was pilloried by local academics for...

Where is ‘Chuck’ Kofi Wayo?

Once upon a time, his voice was the most sought after and listened to when he wheezed into town with not only his American, but cowboy accent.Listening to him back then, he was among...

Kwesi Yankah writes: Asenso Boakye, son of a konkonte seller

The  forthcoming Valentine’s Day, imposed by our kids, may be good after all. It tells adults to ‘beloved let us laugh’ putting behind us grievances nursed between children of ‘konkonte’ sellers and their political...

Turkey and Syria’s recovery from the February 2023 earthquake: Challenges and achievements

In February 2023, a devastating earthquake struck Turkey and Syria, leaving behind a trail of destruction and heartbreak. As these two neighboring nations embark on the road to recovery, they face a multitude of...

Joyce Bawah Mogtari writes on Cecilia Dapaah’s case

We have been stating for years that John Mahama has been a victim of extreme prejudice and political propaganda led sadly by a man whose sole aim was to become president at all costs.This...

Jurgen Klopp’s shock decision to leave Liverpool is a disaster for the club and its fans – the void he leaves behind could be...

The Reds (Liverpool) are reeling right now after their charismatic boss announced that he will walk away at the end of the season.Jurgen Klopp said of his decision to stand down as Liverpool manager...

AFCON 2023: Ghana can still make round of 16, but the math is convoluted

Ghana drew 2-2 with Mozambique in their last Group B game, which has left the team on the brink of exiting the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament at the group stage.The Black Stars...

Budapest may have broken Mourinho but he’ll forever be loved by Roma fans

The timing and manner of Jose Mourinho's dismissal came as a surprise more than the sacking itself, with results and mood in the locker room a problem for some time.In the last press...

OPINION: Jordan Henderson’s dreary Saudi backtrack serves as a warning sign

When people say "the grass isn't always greener", file Jordan Henderson's (33) switch to Saudi Arabia under that.Just six months after moving to the Middle East to join Al Ettifaq, Henderson is already packing...

Why is Ghana’s feel-good IMF story not vibing at home? – Bright Simons

Ghana’s Finance Ministry has been on a roll lately. Hardly a day goes by without them releasing another feel-good story about the country’s protracted debt restructuring effort or its three-year IMF program, now in...

All you need to know and do to achieve your new year resolutions

Every game has a start time. There is also a time when the game ends, and the players can review their performance, design new strategies and start all over again without carrying the weight...

France’s youngest PM Gabriel Attal: A look into his personal life

Gabriel Attal’s personal life has drawn considerable interest since his historic appointment as France’s first openly gay and youngest Prime Minister on January 9, 2024. A trusted and reliable member of President Emmanuel Macron’s...

It couldn’t have been none other than Chef Eric

Chef Failatu Abdul-Razak stunned the people of Ghana with yet another extraordinary feat that illuminated the vibrant food culture of the country and drew people from all walks of life together. On the sidelines...

I want Rishi Sunak to say this one word in Parliament

Today marks the three month anniversary of Hamas’s attack on Israel, and the escalation of the conflict has had a terrible impact on those in the area and beyond. Tensions have ramped up all over...

Eating ‘gob3’ on New Year’s day brings success, chicken comes with bad luck 

On December 29, 2023, I saw something on CNN that got me interested. The health titbits report that eating traditional beans ensures good luck in the New Year.I was surprised. Since everyone looks...

Tema’s Hip-Hop Exodus: What happened to the Trailblazers?

In the vibrant tapestry of Ghana's music scene, a perplexing narrative transcends the beats and rhymes, echoing the untold stories of exceptionally talented rappers who, despite their undeniable prowess, find themselves tethered to the...

Guilty or not!: What the law says about minor-consent in a case of defilement

How abreast are you of Ghana's laws to enable you to walk out of a 'legal trap' that could land you in prison for seven to at most 25 years?As an adult, much responsibility...

Ghana in search of the True Leader/President (Part 2)

Fellow citizens of Ghana, it is always a great honor and privilege to share my views about our dear motherland with you. I am a member of the Diaspora (I have lived over half...

How Taylor Swift became the Trojan horse of academia

Taylor Swift once said that if she were not a record-breaking, hit-making, three-time-Grammy-album-of-the-year winning superstar (our adjectives, not hers), she would’ve liked to have returned to the classroom.“I would have gone to college, and...

Delivering healthcare with empty oxygen cylinders

Death in any form is sad. But it is more painful to lose a patient due to empty oxygen cylinders.But what happens when the oxygen cylinders are empty while patients are in need of oxygen?Oxygen is...

Nii Moi Thompson writes: Bawumia, chop bars, and the 24-hour economy

When former president and flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, declared a 24-hour economy as his main strategy for transforming Ghana’s development fortunes, his adversaries across the pond probably...

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