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
I came across a statement released by the Religious Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service signed by one Very Reverend FR. George Arthur under the heading INVITATION OF POLICE MANAGEMENT BOARD (POMAB) MEMBERS TO PRAYER SESSION FOR THE SAFETY AND DIVINE PROTECTION OF POLICE OFFICERS, which got me asking "can citizens of Ghana rise, … Continue reading MUST WE ALL RAISE OUR HANDS IN DESPAIR AND RUN TO THE CHURCHES, MOSQUES AND SHRINES FOR DIVINE PROTECTION?
It is now obvious that our president who was then a member of the Convention People's Party (CPP), but whose fathers were working hard to overthrow Kwame Nkrumah of the CPP, did not really understand what Kwame Nkrumah was doing at the time. The over 400 Factories established by Kwame Nkrumah in his attempt to … Continue reading RESPONSE TO MR. AKUFO-ADDO ON HIS RECENT STATEMENT “I WON’T REPEAT NKRUMAH’S INDUSTRIALIZATION MISTAKES”
Today, a section of the citizens of the Republic of Ghana live in fear. Fear of unprovoked attacks from political vigilante group of the ruling government. In the past, when attacks are reported, it was as a result of provocations from one group (political party) against the other. For the defense of one's interest group, … Continue reading THE REIGN OF TERROR IN A DEMOCRACY: GHANA HAS A LOT TO WORRY OVER
The Ghana government, based on its promise in the 2016 elections, has embarked on what it called restoration of nursing trainee allowances with a fanfare that can best be described as needless. While many students cannot gain access to education based on the introduction of such a policy, citizens are being asked to jubilate with … Continue reading POPULISM OVER CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF IMPACT: GOVERNMENT HAPPY AS ALLOWANCES CUT OUT MANY FROM GETTING ACCESS TO NURSING TRAINING
Politics has a clear definition. However, the journey to political power, has no formula. For this reason, it is appropriate for a political party to always measure the grounds and to act in accordance with the voices of the masses. The transfer of power from one party to the other, is a process that is … Continue reading CAN THE NDC GET ITS ACTS TOGETHER AS 2020 REMAIN POSSIBLE?