Category: Features

Of roots and high achievement

Recently I posted a web link to an internet forum which reported the fact that the much-praised and truly extraordinary building that houses the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington DC (opened by President Barack Obama on September 23,2016) was designed by an architect with Ghanaian ancestry. He is called David Adjaye. (See https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=david+adjaye&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCwdaE1r7PAhUHJcAKHa42CK0QvwUIGygA&biw=1440&bih=770 ) My surprise […]

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Contempt of court and free speech…Do we need reform?

Contempt of court and free speech…Do we need reform?

I am not sure how to deal with the politics, free speech and the open legal education on air. The Supreme Court of Ghana passed a four-month jail sentence on two panelists and host of an Accra based radio station. The jail term came with a ten thousand Ghana Cedi fine. After the court proceedings, the prisoners through their lawyers, […]

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Identifying, tackling and resolving enduring national challenges

Acquiring the mandate for political power must be a means of public service not an end for personal financial self aggrandisement. At this critical period of political posturing and incredulous sound bites in an attempt to win the reins of governance by competing political parties, a closer look at political and socio-economic realities would be instructive for us to gain […]

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Managing toxicities of anticancer agents

Managing toxicities of anticancer agents

October is a month set aside globally to promote awareness and education on Breast Cancer. I believe many Anticancer groups will be running several programmes on Brreast cancer. A genuine fear expressed by a young lady, whose mother died years ago of breast cancer makes it necessary for me to share information on the management of toxicities of chemotherapy.  Chemotherapy […]

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Introduction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the Greater Accra Region

Introduction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the Greater Accra Region

Public transport services have been largely provided by private sector owners and operators who operate para-transit and minibus services through informal operations, which, by its very structure, are challenging to monitor or regulate in a formal manner. Service quality has been abysmal with attendant downside effects including adverse environmental impacts.  There is also increasing use of private vehicles partly due […]

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Is there democracy in the British Parliamentary Labour Party?

I simply cannot get my head round what’s happening in the British Labour Party. It has a leader, in Jeremy Corbyn, who has twice been elected by the membership of the party (instead of by MPs). This is a great advance for democracy in the party because in the past, it was MPs who largely selected the leader, even though […]

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The independence of the Judiciary must be safeguarded at all costs

The most important criteria of a true democratic society, inter alia, are an autonomous and free Judiciary as well as a free and independent media. The recent grossly reckless and extremely irresponsible conduct by Salifu Maase, popularly known as Mugabe, host of an Accra based FM radio station – Montie- and the two panellists Alistair Nelson and Godwin Aku-Gunn seems […]

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Ghana Exim Bank: The new hope for trade financing and economic growth (1)

Successive governments have made a lot of efforts to enhance the contribution of Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Export Trade to the growth of the economy of Ghana. However, most of these policies have not been able to harness the full potential of SMEs to enable them play the expected role in the transformation of the economy (2013 Ghana Banking […]

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Municipal (local) elections in South Africa:Any lessons for Ghana’s dominant political parties?

Final results from last week’s local elections in South Africa show that the governing African National Congress (ANC), which ended white rule when it won power in the country’s democratic national elections in 1994, has been dealt with the biggest blow since the end of apartheid two decades ago. The ANC was defeated by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in […]

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Invigilators checking students during an examination

Wassce failures, another talk show (Final part)

If a student lives in a school environment, keeps a bushy hair and is asked by a teacher to go and cut it and the student refuses to do so, what do you expect the teacher to do? Obviously trim it so it compels the student to do the right thing. These days such acts are seen as abusing the […]

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