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