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How to tackle and beat corruption

by Kwasi Gyan- Apenteng
The above headline is probably too ambitious but someone ought to say something. Eric Hoffer, the American moral philosopher famously observed that “It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realise that weakness, too,…
Alan Kyerematen and Akuffo Addo

Need for a truce in NPP

by Jojo Sam
It must be stated in clear and certain terms that the NPP conducted its internal elections to elect a flag bearer for the party in a beautiful way.
Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo

Leadership, position and effect

by Samuel Alesu-Dordzi
It is widely acknowledged that leadership is the cause and every other thing is effect. Inasmuch as there is a lot of truth in the statement, the…
Pedestrians crossing road

Motorists must respect zebra crossing

by Dzifa Kegey
I recall my primary school days where I was taught to look left, right and left again before crossing a road. I was also taught that the safest point…
Barack Hussein Obama

Yes, there is free lunch!

by Collin Essamuah
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has become the first serious political party to have chosen its presidential candidate for the December 2016 elections,…
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Welcome to the sexy world

by William A. Asiedu
The story about the gay medical doctor accused of sodomising a 16-year-old senior high school student brings up the issue of sexual deviance, which…
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Improving livelihoods of poorest households — The LEAP Programme

by Tony Kofi Ankrah
Government, in its quest to meet and also complement the vision of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) , which were designed to rid the world of…
A woman engaged in the processing of gari.

Cassava cultivation in the Ada West District; A viable investment opportunity

by Otor Plahar
The Ada West District is fairly new, with a population of 59,124 as per the 2010 Population and Housing Census. Though the district is presently not…
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Stammering: Impact on my confidence

by Nana Akua Owusu
After my first experience school was never the same, I would always panic whenever I had to make a statement. I drew back from conversations in class…

Why Britain is spending £1.5 million to translate Shakespeare into Chinese

by Kwesi Tawiah-Benjamin
Maybe that old cliché is a truism after all: “If you can’t beat them, join them”. Now, all curious eyes are turning East to taste what could well be…

The sign, our language, our pride

by Susana Larbi Wumbee
The Ghana Association of the Deaf celebrated its week in September last year. It was a time to share pleasantries, consolidate their gains and…
Central Regional Minister, Mr Acquinas  Tawia-Quansah

Glorifying the ignoble

by Yaw Boadu Ayeboafoh
The Central Regional Minister, Mr Acquinas Tawia-Quansah, is supposed to be the chairman of the Regional Security Council. Therefore, whenever he…

‘Winner takes all’ in Ghanaian politics: Leading causes

by E. Gyimah-Boadi; Victor Brobbey and Kojo Asante, (Staff of Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, CDD-Ghana, Accra)
The following appointments currently entrusted primarily to the Executive, or made with strong input from the executive,must be determined by the…
Traditional drummers performing at the festival.

Hogbetsotso: An epitome of untold glamour

by Gabriel Ahiabor
The traditional drumming and dancing, cheering crowds, palanquins in different shapes and sizes and singing of traditional war songs, combine to make…
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Shall we please call a spade , a spade?

by Elizabeth Ohene
It might well be that the use of the English language as the official medium for communication poses many “challenges” for many of us, if I might…

Stigmatisation - Ebola and being West African

by Vicky Wireko
The news that some American citizens have intensified pressure on the Obama-led administration to ban all flights from West Africa to the United…
The Atuabo gas infrastructure

From my rooftop: Back to charcoal days

by Kofi Akordor
About a quarter of a century ago, the government of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) embarked on a vigorous campaign to encourage the…