Category Archives: Opinion

2019 Budget Won’t Ease Financial Hardships

Every November, Ghanaians brace themselves for an annual ritual --- the reading of the national budget with all the attendant drama, grandiose promises and pathetic displays of self-adulation. Doubtlessly, it is always a moment of hope, anxiety, fear, frustration and anger all at once. But Ghanaians are resolute and mentally tough; they have psychologically prepared…
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For umpteenth time, ethnic violence breaks out in the north yet again

Once again, for the umpteenth time, communal violence erupted in a far flung, remotely situated community in the northern region. Last week’s ethnic skirmish in Nakpachie to be precise, claimed the life of the resident Iman and seriously injured several others, including a three-year old girl who is reportedly battling for her life in Yendi…
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“My Appointees Are Clean,” President Claims. But Really?

While on an official visit to South Africa last week, President Nana Akuffo Ado made an egregious remark that startled hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians back home. This was what our president said and I am paraphrasing him here: “My appointees are clean; investigations have not yielded any evidence of wrong doing.” Mr. Addo’s claim…
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Nana Has a Problem on His Hands and it is His Friend, Kwame Owusu

President Nana Akuffo Addo has one gigantic problem on his hands, and it is in the person of his bosom good friend, Mr. Kwame Owusu, the combative director general of the Ghana Maritime Authority. Mr. Owusu, until his recent outburst on national media was an unknown quantity. Millions of Ghanaians have never heard of this…
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