The discussions on the need to compile or not to compile a new voters’ register has rather unfortunately, received an intransigent position from the arbiters who are expected to take and evaluate the opinions of stakeholders and which is expected to feature prominently in their decisions. It is clearly understood that the 1992 Constitution, under … Continue reading WHY MRS. JEAN MENSA AND HER DEPUTIES MUST ESTABLISH THEIR CREDIBILITY WITH THE EXISTING ELECTORAL REGISTER
The compilation of a national data through a national census, provides the nation a solid statistical base for projections for its development. This automatically provides all state institutions that use public data and population for their activities, the baseline for their projections. A new census data, would provide the EC with the base target for registrants onto its register. As we speak, that data is yet to be collated, yet, the EC is determined to run ahead. What is the motive? Is there anything the public is yet to know?
Indeed, in no part of the world do people eat roads, but they need those roads to attend to their everyday projects that provide them food. No part in this world do people eat schools, but they all need those schools in their perfect forms to equip their citizens with the knowledge they require to gain professional careers that would later provide them food.
It has been a while since I presented you with my opinions over happenings within the country, Ghana. Not because there is nothing to speak about, but mainly because there has been so much happening that by the time you are almost set organizing your thoughts, another issue pops up, taking more prominence and eventually … Continue reading MY TAKE ON FOUR MAJOR ISSUES OF NATIONAL INTEREST
This article would begin with a couple of questions that would lead the discussion in my subsequent paragraphs. It’s quite inherent on us, to ensure we ask some hard questions of the current administration and its leader with a clear mind that we want direction to shift and to deal with the very core issues … Continue reading AS 2020 APPROACHES FASTER THAN ANTICIPATED
Freedom of speech and freedom of expression, are the very core of any thriving democracy in any part of the world. Democracy watchers over the world, have had to take the pain to measure the extent to which in every practicing democracy from across the world, the freedoms and liberties of citizens in the expression … Continue reading BEDROCKS OF DEMOCRACY: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION, HOW IS FAIR IS GHANA FAIRING TODAY?
Having endured series of military interventions since the 1966 coup that overthrew Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaians, after failed attempts to return to democratic and civilian rule, adopted the 4th Republican Constitution in 1992, ushering the troubled nation into a democratic rule that remained uninterrupted over the past twenty seven (27) years. The … Continue reading THE CATHEDRAL: A BRIBE TO HEAVEN?
At long last, the battle for a search of flag bearer for the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has come to an end in Ghana when last Saturday the 23rd day of February, 2019, the Electoral Commission, declared former president, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, winner among 6 other contenders for the position … Continue reading AS NDC MATCHES INTO 2020 WITH JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
The subject of vigilantism had taken a very interesting perspective over the past few months. Following the media capture of brutalities that were visited on civilians by ‘state security’ in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections of 31st January, 2019, many individuals who never saw the need to speak up on the issues on the rising … Continue reading VIGILANTISM IN GHANA: ARE WE NOT CONFUSING THE REAL ISSUES?
A little over a year ago, Mr. Raila Odinga, a man known in Kenya as its strongest opposition leader then, sworn into office as the “people’s president” of the Republic of Kenya months after the legitimate president, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn into office after having won a disputed election in the country, a … Continue reading KENYATTA, ODINGA: THE SYMBOL OF NATIONALISM
This week had generated some discussions on the innovations needed in the medical sector. While we must admit technology to be vital in today’s world, we must examine our issues critically and design a health system that would suit us. We seem to be ready to reference Rwanda in our quest to introduce drones in … Continue reading THE HEALTH SECTOR OF GHANA: ARE THE SOLUTIONS IN USD12 MILLION DRONE CONTRACTS?
The new media, has become an effective tool of engagement as it provides instant feedback, interactive, and instant responses to claims, assumptions, assertions, among others. The era where news remained what was fed to the people so long as there was no means of verification, is long gone. Today, coupled with the existence and far-reaching … Continue reading THE BEAUTIFUL ROLE SOCIAL MEDIA PLAY IN CONTEMPORARY GOVERNANCE
It has been a while since I placed my pen and ink on a long paper for my readers. Much so because, there were too many issues happening within the political space. Hardly does one issue settle than another coming up for discussion. In the end, none of the issues get discussed conclusively, making it … Continue reading TAKE THE RECORDS AND SPEAK IN 2020
The world over, democracy has attracted the attention of many, if not all. While some are of the view (a view I would concur to any day), that democracy cannot be the ultimate form of government for a people, it stands without debate that among the various forms of governments, democracy is that which has … Continue reading GHANA IN THE EYE OF DEMOCRACY: DISMISSAL OF EC OFFICIALS WORRYING
In the discussion as to which government has improved on the economy of the people of Ghana, some very interesting perspectives are being tackled. The overall assessment cannot be done without examining how we are balancing our consumption against production. Indeed, a household can boast of making gains when their total consumption is taking care … Continue reading PLACE HEALTH TUTORS WHO ATTENDED PROMOTIONAL INTERVIEWS AND ALLOW ECONOMY TO REFLECT IN THEIR POCKETS
I reflected hugely on the image projected of the president, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo while in opposition, at coming up with a decision to write on this subject. When I began following politics in the year 2004, it was a contest between Professor John Mills and then President John Agyekum Kufour. I followed … Continue reading AKUFO-ADDO: THE BEST PRESIDENT GHANA WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD
Decentralization, a process of deploying decision making to the local levels to ensure participation, has been an integral part of Ghana's contemporary political development. This subject, having seen several methods of implementation under previous governments, had received numerous inputs, resulting in the promulgation and passage of laws to give it legal backing and to make … Continue reading THE MIRAGE OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND DECENTRALIZATION IN GHANA TODAY
Sir, I pray and hope this letter reaches you in good health. Sir, I have resolved to write you this letter based on a strong inner conviction and my personal observations and views about your very action in the near future, that I believe, would make a strong case or otherwise for the National Democratic … Continue reading LETTER TO HE. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
Two rather important issues occupied the media space of Ghana over the past week. One had to do with the Corruption Perception Index released by the Transparency International and the other, the conviction by the courts, of the former Head of Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA). All of these issues bother on … Continue reading CORRUPTION AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION: HOW FAR GHANA HAS COME IN RECENT TIMES
Water they say, is life. This presents a case of how important water is in the life of all human beings and every human society. The need for water, and the demand for same, keeps increasing on daily basis as population rises. As human activities began expanding, the need for clean water became more important. … Continue reading AN EVALUATION OF THE WATER SECTOR AS WATER RATIONING THREATEN GHANA