Once again, the debate on the need to review free Senior High School has come to the front burner. Unfortunately, while independent minds present the case for the need to review the policy by allowing room for payments to be made by those who can afford, party fanatics continue to hold the policy as the … Continue reading PUT AWAY PARTISAN INTEREST AND REVIEW FREE SHS
I must first establish that this piece is no way linked to any recent happenings, the reason for which it stayed away from being specific on any instances of ‘ex gratia’ payments made to any specific individuals. I will pick two definitions for the term ex gratia which has become a term we visit as … Continue reading ON THE SUBJECT OF EX GRATIA: IS OUR CASE IN GHANA REALLY EX GRATIA?
Finance Minister: Ken Ofori-Atta The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta had on Thursday 25th March, 2022, addressed the nation as was much anticipated following the announced cabinet emergency retreat at the Peduase Lodge which ended days earlier. The outcome of the deliberations at the retreat were made known to the people through the press briefing undertaken … Continue reading AFTER THE FINANCE MINISTER HAD ANNOUNCED MEASURES TO ‘SALVATION’
The past days have brought about renewed discussions on the way forward for the management of the Ghanaian economy in the face of global and locally-generated challenges. Some of the suggestions have centered around the need to review the Free Senior High School policy implementation which began in 2017. Others have called for the cancellation … Continue reading ARE WE BACK TO WHERE WE WERE IN 2016: AND WHO WOULD HAVE BENEFITED?
It was 2 o’clock in the morning of Sunday 9th January 2022 and I kept pondering as sleep seem to have abandoned me, and I thought to put this together and to share my views on some very important issues of interest. Ghana has been under a certain leadership over the past 5 years. And … Continue reading HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?
Ghana, my beloved country, is a democratic state undoubtedly. We have institutions of any democratic state, formulated a democratic constitution that seeks to guarantee rights and liberties under its authority, relying on all organs of state to ensure such rights are guaranteed and enforced. That does not mean nothing can go wrong. Indeed, in advanced … Continue reading WHY THE ATTEMPT TO SUPPRESS CONCERNS OF CITIZENS WHO CHOSE NOT TO BE SPECTATORS
A couple of days ago, I sat in a certain discussion where a Professor asked the gathering their views on the relevance of African Studies in the curriculum at the university level. As I listened to the various reasons provided by the participants, I found their reasons for and against very intriguing. I gather from … Continue reading A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR THE YOUNG AFRICAN: MY CANDID VIEW
For quite some time now, I have relaxed in writing. Not because I have nothing to write, but because there are too many issues unfolding which are so important and complicates what topic to choose to write on. Today, I have decided to concentrate some attention on the signs that are becoming clear of the … Continue reading ACCOUNT FOR COVID-19 FUNDS BEFORE LEVYING US
I have spent the last two months studying a phenomenon on social media. I have used the period trying to ascertain the level of engagement by “Stars”, prominent persons, business men, politicians, DJs, actors and actresses, musicians etc. on their Facebook Pages. I would piece together this opinion without specific mentions except to make a … Continue reading STAYING CONNECTED TO YOUR FOLLOWERS
Elections are a civic duty implored on every citizen of voting age to participate in deciding those who govern their state(s) over a period of time. The right to vote, has been fought for as a civil inalienable right which resulted in the loss of lives of many who stood to demand those rights. Back … Continue reading WHY YOU MUST HEAD TO THE POLLS
Since the launching of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) manifesto in Cape Coast, the Central Regional Capital ahead of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), so much was anticipated of what the NDC was to bring to the people. The ruling NPP was caught in the same situation the NDC was found ahead of the 2016 … Continue reading RULING FROM OPPOSITION: HOW THE NDC IS DOING IT
Medical care is one important aspect of human life that has led many governments across the world, if not all, to one way or the other, invest in medical facilities and equipment to deal with issues of health of citizens. No matter the political ideological motivations that underpins a government, the health of the people … Continue reading RIDGE HOSPITAL: A MODERNISED DEATH TRAP?
On Monday 7th September, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) launched its manifesto for the 2020 elections dubbed The Peoples’s Manifesto with the theme Jobs, Prosperity and More. The manifesto, which has received nationwide acceptance and generated a lot of interest, was compiled upon engaging the general public and taking their input in what they want … Continue reading THE MANIFESTO PRESSURE: HOW THE NDC DID IT
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2020 Manifesto Launch in Cape Coast over the weekend, made comments to the effect that the John Mahama administration cannot be trusted with Free Senior High School. He made so many other claims which I think are not really the case and needs interrogated further. … Continue reading GHANAIANS HAVE SETTLED FREE SHS: WHAT NEXT?
On Monday, I saw a clear shift from the political journey that was embarked on for years which has proven unprofitable and unproductive to the challenges of the Ghanaian people. A political system which had praised political jabs over deliverables. A political system which fed largely on soundbites and slogans other than the key and … Continue reading OUTDOORING OF PROF JANE NAANA OPOKU-AGYEMANG AS RUNNING MATE: WHAT I GATHERED
I chose to start this article with some lessons picked in an encounter with the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Her Excellency Claudia Turbay Quintero who also doubles as the Colombian Ambassador to Ghana. She said something that was striking when myself, Elikem Kotoko and Daniels Hollie met her to present a position paper on … Continue reading THERE IS ALWAYS A BETTER WAY: INCLUDE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISMS IN DECISIONS
It is important to acknowledge that no ticket can ever be perfect. However, each ticket can be examined on its merits and what it offers potentially, to the people it seeks power from.
It requires a different set of attitude! Otherwise, you have a WALL at HOME where you could write on a piece of paper and STICK it on your wall at home where no one sees, and cannot therefore comment
Author The independence of the media is so crucial in every democracy anywhere in the world. The media’s role in all democracies, is to dig and reveal all actions that threaten the survival of all democracies. Democratic powers are exercised on behalf of the people. Unfortunate, the wrongs that rose during the various forms of … Continue reading MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM: HOW THE POLITICIAN IS WINNING
The choice to praise, and the choice to be critical of government’s interventions, are left to us the citizens. I chose to be among the critical population who would rather examine the impact of improved government efforts in doing what it ought to have done before proceeding to offer same for free. If it exists for everyone without a struggle, I would join in sinking the praises of the government that made it easily accessible by all.