Thursday , 18 January 2018

OPINION

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 »

Time with Lisa: Let’s unite to stop social vices and modern slavery in Ada

It's time to fight modern slavery and rise of social vices in our communities

Am very sad today! First of all itaa ny3 ama(greetings)! What is going on in our community (Ada)? People can’t sleep soundly at night, people fear to leave their homes on market days for fear of being robbed. Many of our younger brothers and sisters indulge in many social vices like armed robbery, child prostitution, homosexuality and the list goes ... Read More »

Meet the ‘white woman’ set to represent Ghana at Rio 2016

judoka Szandra Szogedi

Hungarian-born Ghanaian judoka Szandra Szogedi has qualified for the judo event at the 2016 Olympic Games. She will be taking part in the 63kg category for women. She got her slot in the Olympic Games at the Almaty Judo Grand Prix event in Kazakhstan where she clocked 444 points. She was part of the Ghanaian team which included Emmanuel Nartey, ... Read More »

‘Target ‘wee’ growers, not end users’ – Narcotics Control boss

wee smokers

Law enforcement agencies in Ghana have been urged to target persons cultivating marijuana, not the end users, if the country really wants to deal with the drug menace. Yaw Akrasi Sarpong, Executive Director of the Narcotics Control Board has noted that the drug menace is a demand-and-supply business and, so, if there is no supply of marijuana, the end users ... Read More »

Sex tapes! What every woman should know

Women are usually the victims of sex tape leaks

Sex tapes have sprouted lately and have practically become the conventional fabric that hung loosely on today’s youth. Honestly I find it totally absurd for a woman to allow herself to be filmed during sex. It has always been the idea of their male counterparts, who as it always turns out to be, become anonymous when the tape leaks. Lots ... Read More »

Ada clam market a potential source of livelihood

Ada clam market

I visited Ada Kpomkpo Panya (River Bank) and I saw clam miners returning to sell their catch. Both the indegenes and others from the neighbouring Districts converge to make bussiness around the river bank. Indeed Ada is the only place that one can locate clam market in Greater Accra Region. One  unfortunate thing is that, market women who travel from ... Read More »