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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...

Kofi Bentil, never again!

In 1945, as the world began to emerge from the devastating aftermath of World War II, and the horrors of the Holocaust became painfully clear, humanity united with one voice, declaring, "Never again."Never again...

When pain killers fall short: Understanding headaches and their complex nature

Headaches are a frequent illness that can affect our everyday lives in a variety of ways, ranging from a slight nuisance to a serious disease. Over-the-counter painkillers are frequently used as the first line...

Bawumia’s running mate may come from Manhyia – Reports

Contrary to the simplified notion that choosing a running mate is solely the decision of the Presidential Candidate, the reality is far more intricate.The NPP's constitution, specifically Article 12(b), delineates the criteria for...

Kwame Nkrumah’s true prophecy about the suffering of Ghanaians today

In 1968, two years after his overthrow, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah wrote a book titled “Dark days in Ghana”. In this book, he demolishes the “big lie” that Ghana had needed to be rescued...

Spot light on Sammi Awuku, the man behind Bawumia’s victory

Our paths crossed for the first time in 2006 at the University of Ghana, specifically Commonwealth Hall. I had gone to ‘City’ to see a course mate of mine. He walked in, said a...

Major Mahama died for nothing

Resignations from the highest office of the land, anywhere in the world, are rare and usually come usually after protracted internal power-play.When on August 8, 1974, Richard Milhous Nixon announced his resignation as the...

Why is Marcus Rashford still untouchable?! Man Utd forward must be dropped from Erik ten Hag’s line-up after abysmal start to the season

The England international is clearly holding the Red Devils back right now and no longer deserves to be an automatic starterErik ten Hag probably feels a debt of gratitude towards Marcus Rashford, which is...

Akosombo Dam: An indispensable national asset, a tyranny of technology and a development disaster

In recent weeks, Ghana has been hit by a devastating flood crisis, causing distress for thousands of its citizens. The heart of this predicament lies in the controlled spillage of excess water from the...

Thoughts on Israel and Gaza – Barack Obama writes

It’s been 17 days since Hamas launched its horrific attack against Israel, killing over 1,400 Israeli citizens, including defenseless women, children and the elderly. In the aftermath of such unspeakable brutality, the U.S. government...

Sammi Awuku, the quintessential politician leading Bawumia to glory

Our paths crossed for the first time in 2006 at the University of Ghana, specifically Commonwealth Hall. I had gone to ‘City’ to see a course mate of mine. He walked in, said a...

Surviving renal failure: An unending fight from a transplant survivor’s perspective – Abigail Arthur writes

Renal failure or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a grave health concern that impacts numerous individuals.Patients with CKD often require dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain their lives, but these treatments do...

Going to church prolongs your life by 14 years

Another by Koenig and Vaillant(2009) examined the effect of church attendance on four different indicators of later health in a sample of inner-city men followed throughout their life course. Measures of previous health status,...

2024 Shadows “Showdowns” and “Hooliganisms”

A distinct feature of electoral democracies is a charged atmosphere of hyper-political participation during the year preceding the election year and the election year as well, which may be fertile grounds for democratic relapse.After...

Laundering ‘dirty money’ in Ghana’s real estate sector

When a country houses an uninvited guest who has nothing but evil intentions of literally washing his dirty linens, thereby staining the credibility and threatening the survival of genuine ‘landlords’, it is certainly time...

Is anyone reading the paper? – Elizabeth Ohene quizzes

I have been watching the newspaper scene here with deep anxiety. Every newspaper in the country is struggling. But in the wider context, that is not strange.Well-established and prosperous newspapers around the world have...

Kennedy Agyapong: Hatred and lies will boomerang right back into your face

Lies and fabrications are like the poison potion of the witch that eventually dies forgetting that tasting the mix will have a similar effect on her as the person intended to kill.By spewing...

Alan vrs NPP: The divorce that can make or unmake the elephant Family – Richard Dela Sky

While the NPP has a history of resilience and adaptability, and transitions can lead to rediscovery and renewal, there's no denying the immediate challenges this exit poses. It could potentially result in internal divisions,...

Who killed Mohbad?

That seems to be the question bugging the minds of many concerned citizens as the Nigerian Police swings into investigation following the death of singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad....

Prof Ransford Gyampo’s open letter to Atta Akyea over leaked tape saga

Dear Atta Akyea,You aren’t smarter than Ghanaians. We can glean your partiality. Your body language, line of questioning and recurring remarks consistently hint at personal biases against the IGP.You don’t look like a credible...

Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng: An open letter to anybody who wants to be Ghana’s president in January 2025

Ghana has not done as well as it should have done since President Kwame Nkrumah was unconstitutionally ousted from office through a military coup by the National Liberation Council on February 24, 1966.Ghana...

FEATURE: I bet, Bawumia is much more competent than Mahama (IV)

Some of us have always held unadulterated conviction that governance is a serious business, and as such, it requires a forward-thinking, serious, and committed candidate to bring about the needed progress.Nevertheless, this has not...

Many are in school, but few are learning – Precious Bonsu writes…

In the bustling landscape of Ghana's educational realm, it's easy to be dazzled by the gleaming facades of modern schools, enticed by glossy brochures promising world-class Cambridge or IB curriculum, and captivated by meticulously manicured lawns. As...

Loud noise during sex is a crime?

Scanning through Kofi Kumado’s book “Introduction to The Law of Torts in Ghana” (2nd Edition) Page 95 on Private Nuisance, we chanced on an interesting question he asked on excessive noise during sexual intercourse...

‘Home at last,’ in Round 8!

When I heard the news in the early hours of Monday, 21 August 2023 titled, “Ghana’s Paa Kwesi Asare wins 2023 BBC News Komla-Dumor-Award,” borrowing from Martin-Luther-King’s “free at last, free at last, thank God we are free at last,” I...

Jibrin Ibrahim: Africa and the grand return of the military

The military coup in Zimbabwe in 2017 signalled the institutional return of military high commands to power. This was followed by the 2019 military coup in Sudan and the 2020 military coup in Mali....

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