Category Archives: Opinion

A Northern Star Fades; the Demise of RTU

The end is near for Real Tamale United and the prospects are very disheartening; a team that once competed at the upper echelons of Ghana National Football League and thrilled thousands of its supporters with entertaining football is now a pale shadow of itself. Firmly anchored at the bottom of the League Table - an…
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Confronting Our Demons; It is about Time.

Almost forty-five years ago, an event occurred in Yendi and left an indelible mark on me, an impressionable skinny, gap-toothed pre-teen; it was a gray, dull morning and the harmattan had thrown a cordon over the small sleepy town. Like other startled residents, I was jostled out of bed by the rapid sound of gunfire.…
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The Next President Will Have His Hands Full

With the general elections tantalizingly close, the nation’s two major parties, the NDC and the NPP each smell victory; they have pitched their tents, reinvigorated their campaigns and revved up the rhetoric. And, of course, they are doing what politicians do best; peddling seductive half-truths to voters and trying to win them over with vain…
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Flood looming in Tamale; A warning to the Tamale mayor

The rainy season is with us again, and as usual it would lead to flooding and the resultant destruction of life and property in the Tamale metropolis. It baffles me why this perennial occurrence is allowed to continue without any effort by the people or the city authorities to bring it to an end. Each…
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