Tuesday , 30 May 2017

OPINION

Ada East DCE appointment: Sarah deseved it!

Hon. Sarah Dugbakie Pobee - District Chief Executive nominee, Ada East

Surfing the Internet, I stumbled upon an article written by one gentleman, expressing his chagrin about the District Chief executive DCE appointed for his area. He questions and laments why Ms Dugbakie is given the nod, despite being underdog in the race, and also one with the least academic qualification amongst all the candidates who vied for the position. In ... Read More »

Ada East DCE: Nana Addo, why Sarah?

President Akufo-Addo

By Ephraim Teye Spines, concerned citizen of Ada. Article 243 of the constitution provides that there shall be a District Chief Executive for every district. The Chief Executive then becomes the chief representative of the central government in the district. I also know for sure that a district is a versatile multi-faceted ‘entity’ which needs a strong leader, both academically ... Read More »

Time with Lisa: Dark clouds hang over Kasseh and we must fight it

The Kasseh Police carrying the dead body away from the crime scene

Wednesday dawn’s tragic incident in Kasseh where the Musama Disco Christo Church pastor was shot to death by unknown assailants is very appalling and something must be done about it. Kasseh, is a cosmopolitan town with people with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. Kasseh, is the heartbeat of Ada. Kasseh, is the economic hub of Ada. My database as a ... Read More »

The triumph of Democracy in Ghana and West Africa

A woman votes in Ghana's 2016 elections

Democracy may be in retreat in the rest of the world, but this sub-region is bucking the trend. Followers of world news may be forgiven to believe that democracy is in retreat around the world. Readers of the New York Times were shocked to learn the extent to which democracy is “de-consolidating” around the world. Who would have guessed that Swedes, ... Read More »

Salt: Multi-billion dollar resource untapped

Songor Salt mining

Ghana has abundant salt deposits but is unable to satisfy West African demand let alone successfully compete with global producers. Known as ‘white gold’, salt is one of the most common minerals on the planet and throughout history has served as an important foundation of civilisation. Its importance cannot be over stated as there are about 14,000 documented benefits of ... Read More »

Opinion: Ghana need peace and unity to qualify for World Cup 2018

The Black Stars trained at an empty Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday

Ghana have been to three consecutive FIFA World Cups in 2006 in Germany, 2010 in South Africa and 2014 in Brazil. Now the Black Stars want to make it to the fourth in 2018 in Russia and the current football atmosphere is not conducive. After the Brazil fiasco, the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Ghana Football Association (GFA) and other ... Read More »

Schooling in the wrong part of Ghana – the sad tale of pupils of Kpong Presby School

The Kpong Presby Basic School has not seen any renovation since it was built some 62 years ago

In the heart of the rather bustling town of Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality is a 52 year old deathtrap of a classroom block housing the Kpong Presby Junior High School. As though a school in a typical rural setting, half the pupils in form one (1) sit on logs and a pile of wood (wawa boards) and ... Read More »

Time with Lisa: Have we learnt any lessons from the June 3rd flood-fire disaster?

Lots and lives and property were lost during the tragic disaster at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra a year ago

Are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Petroleum Authority (NPA) doing their jobs as institutions? I’m asking this question because of the issues that came up after the June 3rd disaster. It’s important that we stop the blame game and delve a little into the conditions which fuel pump stations or filling stations as we popularly call them must ... Read More »

World Sports journalists remember Muhammad Ali

The Greatest, Muhammad Ali met with journalists in Ristorante Giallo, Milan to celebrate his 50th birthday that occured a few weeks later. Photo/Perrucci. La Gazzetta dello Sport/ Corriere della Sera

LONDON, June 7, 2016 – What struck you immediately was the space he took up. It wasn’t a question of build but rather a metaphysical sensation, the certainty that every thing or person in that room would become a negligible detail on his arrival. We could use the word charisma but I think it was something more, it was a ... Read More »

When Muhammad Ali came to Ghana in 1964: the kente, the propaganda and the girls

Muhammad Ali with then President Nkrumah when he visited Ghana in 1964

Muhammad Ali, the lyrical heavyweight showman who thrilled the globe with his sublime boxing style, unpredictable wit, and gentle generosity – especially later in life – died on Friday. He was 74. In the boxer’s final days, it is fair that his 1964 visit to Ghana may not have been top of his mind. But he could be sure that ... Read More »