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A COUNTRY THAT HAS NO REGARD FOR ITS VULNERABLE

A COUNTRY THAT HAS NO REGARD FOR ITS VULNERABLE

“How a society treats its most vulnerable is always the measure of its humanity” – Ambassador Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom Mission to the UN) A few weeks ago, my dear friend, I encountered a spectacle that shocked me to my bones. A man very well advanced in age had...

IMPROVING OUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WITH WALKING

IMPROVING OUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WITH WALKING

Last Friday, I worked from my firm’s facility along the Oxford Street in Osu. In the course of the morning, I needed to pick up an item from the Total Shop close to the Koala Shopping Centre. As I stepped out of the Oxford Street Mall, my attention was drawn to...

HEAVEN IS COUNTING ON YOU!

HEAVEN IS COUNTING ON YOU!

I did this piece as a follow-up to a write-up by the Rev. Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu, an Apostle of The Church of Pentecost about the role played by the workers of Messrs Dormang Long and Salini Impregilo in introducing the Catholic faith to Atimpoku and Akosombo...

Let’s tread very cautiously. Let them that have ears…

Let’s tread very cautiously. Let them that have ears…

Many years ago while undertaking my National Service in the VRA, I was reminded of a very basic lesson which I had actually been taught during Civics in Primary School. The lesson was that the premises of all power transmission services at all levels are out of bounds...

A STITCH IN TIME …

A STITCH IN TIME …

In the last couple of months, a number of agitations have bedevilled this country with regards a number of issues. They have included among others appointment of ministers from Parliament, nomination and approval of ministers of state, equitable allocation of State...

FOR HOW LONG SHALL WE CONTINUE TO BE DEFRAUDED?

FOR HOW LONG SHALL WE CONTINUE TO BE DEFRAUDED?

Back at school, one of my Quantity Surveying Lecturers remarked that, anytime a government provided infrastructure in Africa, anytime State authorities provided freebies, anytime State entities provided services, the motivation underlying the provision was most likely...

GETTING IT RIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL

GETTING IT RIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL

Power, it is said abhors vacuum and in all political power arrangements, it is critical that political vacuum is avoided as much as possible. If what was exhibited by our Members of Parliament last Thursday dawn in the Chamber with all the ancillary events is anything...

HOW THE NPP HELPED IN ELECTING AN ‘NDC SPEAKER’

HOW THE NPP HELPED IN ELECTING AN ‘NDC SPEAKER’

I spent a greater portion of the night of 6th January 2021 observing the nine-hour proceedings as the nation’s House of Parliament got itself ready to elect a Speaker and Deputies as well as have the 8th Parliament inaugurated. Having come from the background of a...

ABUSE AND IMPUNITY IN THE USE OF STATE POWER

ABUSE AND IMPUNITY IN THE USE OF STATE POWER

I vividly remember how the Ghana government led by President John Agyekum Kufuor behaved in the run-up to the 2008 General Elections. The government had done so much with respect to the economy, putting in place social interventionist policies, etc and thus believed...

BACK TO BASICS

BACK TO BASICS

I took this picture (of a portion of the La township) after voting as I drove through the La-Dade-Kotopon constituency last Monday. Just like hundreds of other constituencies, the voters here queued to cast ballots so they can enjoy the very basic essentials of life....

GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER START

GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER START

So eventually the process ended and the Electoral Commission declared for us a President-Elect, one who will be sworn in on 7th of January 2021. H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the man! Having observed the entire process and gone through the results, I am of the...

WHILE WE WAIT

WHILE WE WAIT

As the dust begins to settle on the 2020 General Elections, I have made some observations that I wish to share as follows: 1. Quite a significant percentage of Ghanaians were not enthused about some of the policies or behaviour of the NPP in government. 2. But this...