- I saw a young lady yesterday in Madina and the skinny was such an embarrassment to my eyes! The curvature/contours of her body, to the extent that one could see the details of the depression of her junction!
- All these serious events have been livened by the names of important personalities and politics. Kwabena Duffour, Nduom, Ken Ofori-Atta, NAM-1 etc. Accusations and counter-accusations are flying.
- The June 1982 abduction and subsequent murder of three high court judges and a retired Major (they were shot at point blank and their bodies set alight) certainly shook the nation to its foundations precisely because it was such a rare occurrence.
- However one looks at the election analogy, once the elements of deception are present, it is nothing short of a scam, just like it is being alleged about Menzgold.
- Aflatoxins can gain entry into the human body through the skin, inhalation into the lungs and orally through the gut.
- As earlier indicated, the provision suggests that matters of murder or manslaughter affects only persons, and that a child yet unborn is not a person; therefore ...
- In church, we are only interested in people’s fat offertories without asking about their source. In politics, we don’t give a damn about how campaigns are funded.
- However, the question is, which one among us do not have issues with our colleagues now and again? Even that, what are the details of this fall out?
- The collectibles purchased by clients was trustingly kept by Menzgold in their “highly secured vaults” with high interest-yields of about 10 per cent per month paid to clients periodically and honourably by Menzgold’s staff.
- The Act omits a key objective from the bill presented to Parliament: achieving “a better match of revenues with expenditures, particularly in good times”.
- If you speak in their favour, you are one of them, if your speech pricks their conscience, you are with the opposition.
- The worst part of these whole saga is the fact that partisanship seems to be blind folding us as a nation with a common heritage.
- Joint Statement by Ghana Police And EOCO on The Arrest of Nana Appiah Mensah in Dubai
- Additionally, the start of the #RTIRedFriday action begins a countdown to the Rt. Hon. Speaker's recent promise that the Bill would be passed before Parliament rises this year.
- This victim had a total loss of approximately $800,000. Of that amount, the indictment says, the victim sent approximately $220,700 to accounts controlled by Asomani.
- These kinds of action not only harm. Calls on government to start an all-inclusive dialogue to end the deadly crisis; Calls on all Anglophones and Francophones in Cameroon and the international community to speak out against this hateful policy. the future prospects of individuals and peace, but also diminishes our own reputation and performance as an outward-looking community
- This scenario mirrors a number of Board - Executive impasse that has engulfed the public sector and reflect the weaknesses of our corporate governance arrangements. Notwithstanding,...
- I have directed that, in his honour, Ghana’s national flag will fly at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August, 2018, for one week.
- He was a great personal mentor and father to me. His simplicity, decency, uncommon humility, selflessness and compassion made him a gem for humanity.
- My madam suspected her husband’s actions and caught him in the act one day, which ended up in a hot exchange,” she said.
- The other two, the ‘Wala waterfalls’ also located in the Bomfobiri Forest reserve, is not yet developed due to the presence of wild crocodiles in it, thus making it unadvisable to expose it to the general public, while the third, called the ‘Bodomase waterfalls’ is also yet to be developed as a tourists site.
- If you know the God you serve, do not be anxious for anything. If God used the leg with a metal support to show his Glory with me, he will use your adversities to show his Glory with you.
- Such are the hidden talents among us, whose achievements ought to be celebrated.
- In the almost two years that we have been privileged to run the affairs of our country, everything we have done has been aimed at building a strong economy.
- There are over 258 million migrants around the world living outside their country of birth.
- According to him, ADB did not emulate the practice of many banks that bombarded their customers with products they didn’t need and charge them for ....
- Ordinarily, I would have let this slip by but how can a ‘citizen not a spectator’ look on unconcerned as human lives are to be experimented on, when a stupendous amount of US$ 12 million is to be spent when the justification being adduced is crooked?
- The name Gbawe is a corruption and shortening of the term “gbalɔi”, which means soothsayer (someone who can see the future and foretell it).
- CYST continues to evolve in its scope and relevance. It has designed an artificial intelligence engine they call ALICE - Artificial Learning Intelligent Cognitive Engine.
- The system continues to pose challenges, such as the current stressful and expensive system where applicants purchase separate university application forms.
- This is why most of our roads do not last their lifespan and are riddled with potholes in no time, while newly constructed buildings become defective within weeks of habitation or use.
- Behind the figures, it is about humanity. It is challenging our hearts and willingness to deliver solidarity on a global scale. This is the unbelievable story of fifteen million people whose villages have been burnt down, ...
- This crisis kills every passing second. It kills women, children, and men who have fled the violence, hidden in the forest or even further away, and have nothing left when they return. This disaster could soon claim between one and two million lives if humanitarian aid is not funded.
- Nana, you have a great understanding of our political history, but as a King, you speak candidly. I am not a King, so, I speak plainly. The division and lies started on 4th August 1947.
- But you Akosua Abebrese from a village which isn’t even shown on the map of Ghana think that because your father ...
- You cannot leave office, accept the retirement package and vie for the same office again. That is called ‘’double dipping’’ and it is illegal.
- I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart.
- Many people have attributed his ill-character to his wealth, his supplementary intake ...
- As you will recall, the document in issue was made public and it is fair to admit that it did attract considerable media attention and enormous national interest.
- Look at what is happening with the anger of the youth not because they are lawless and recalcitrant, but because you have failed to educate them. You have failed to create and sustain...
- I support the building of the National Cathedral and especially so, since as I have heard the State is playing only a facilitating role, as a partner ...
- Then came a news story that made me wonder: does Ghana even know what a patriot looks like? Did colonialism so deeply penetrate your psyche that you distrust and attempt to destroy any good thing that comes from your homeland?
- However, despite promising to turn our country into something never imagined in our history, power and those around you seem to have clouded your understanding of the plight of the people, most of who remain in some awe of your person.
- Today, Ahanta (Ayinda) lies in desolation and we are sharply divided among ourselves because every Ahanta (Ayinda) chief wants to have his own paramountcy, supremacy and create his own identity, forgetting that strength lies in unity.
- How can somebody like me from a small tribe - the Ahanta people in the Western Region - be called to go to work in Accra; I mean how are the people going to receive me?
- My chocolatier journey began when I came across the word “chocolatier” in a magazine. It piqued my curiosity, ...
- In 2013, according to research by Forbes, her net worth had reached more than three billion US dollars, making her Africa's first billionaire woman. Five years have passed ever since and her wealth has continued to grow.
- AA: Like any armchair football coach, the armchair politician’s task is always the easiest; it becomes a different story when the reality hits him in office. What is your take on that?
- Well, let me put it this way – it is not enough if I wish to stand – the people must also want me to stand, after all, they will be the ones to vote for me. What I can say however is this - if I do make an announcement to stand in 2020, it will be because the people believe in me. Do I believe I am ready myself?
- I am not sure there is a very new me from when we last spoke. I think it’s more the case that the Author side of me has been asked to proceed on leave, hahaha, and my more vocal and politically inclined self, awakened. Both have always been there.
- There has been much debate about democratic dysfunction in the advanced world due to paralyzing polarization exacerbated by fake news and social media manipulation. Isn’t this also an issue in the fledgling democracies of the developing world, from Malaysia to Kenya, Nigeria and elsewhere?
- The story is titled 'The Shimmer in the Photo Album', and it revolves around 4 children and their grandfather, and a series of time-porting adventures and mysteries they go through. The title was purely to create curiosity and thereby encourage anyone to pick up through book.
- SA: I find your reference to the use of occultism/juju in the Ghana Premier League very intriguing. I do recall a video on Twitter of several Gt. Olympics players walking backwards into a stadium with hopes of picking up the 3 points as they sought to escape relegation towards the end of the 2017 season. Did that really happen or was that clip a prank?
- They have done well so far. They registered players last season for them to be insured but they need to be cushioned by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and other corporate bodies since it is a huge financial burden on the PFAG. Also, in my case, Mr. Baffoe personally called and assured me of the association paying any debt incurred at the hospital resulting from my recent injury.
- Under the new system, students in SHS two and three will continue with the normal system but run a semester system just like the universities.
- It is commendable for the government to put in place the necessary reforms to support revenue mobilization, such as the issuance of a National ID Card, Tax Identification Number, National Digital Property Addressing System,...
- The unfortunate killing of seven people in the Ashanti Region suspected to be armed robbers has raised a number of questions regarding the professional conduct of the Police in certain respects.
- Numerous economic problems facing the country include expansion in education at all levels, infrastructure, agriculture, health and other essential facilities needed for the overall growth of the economy.
- From Degraft Johnson, Ekow Arkaah, Prof. Atta Mills to Amissah-Arthur. Your Excellency, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur: You served your nation well and you will forever remain in our minds and in our hearts. Rest in Perfect Peace.
- No wonder the Commission wants civic education to be re-introduced into the basic school curricula. Another way to find out if Ghana is making any concrete progress in its fight against corruption is to monitor and examine progress made in achieving goals and commitments.
- Older people are encouraged to use all accepted means to demand from government and policy-makers the implementation of promises made in their speeches, including that of the Freedom Pass in 2017, the Aged Bill and improving their health status which among others came out last Sunday at the Luncheon at the State House.
- Fair play in competitive football is the needed hallmark or yardstick for all tournaments, whether at the sub-district, regional, national or international level.
- The vision of the President also includes making Accra the neatest and cleanest city in Africa by 2020 and to make Ghana one of the most attractive tourism destination countries in Africa and beyond.
- I spent my formative years in the Volta regional capital Ho but I don’t recall that I knew or had any idea where the court building was in the town.
This past week, I have been thinking about what building there is in a Ghanaian town or community that will be regarded as the most important or which defines the town and community.
- Not surprisingly, when the troubles came, its failure had the worst impact on the financial sector, requiring $1.5 billion to plug the capital deficit hole it left behind.
When Dr. Addision’s administration at the Bank of Ghana commenced with their plans to force Ghanaian banks to increase their equity whether or not their business model supported such an expansion or not, some of us argued vehemently against it.
- In his own words, he noted that: “We shouldn’t allow NPP men to come and marry NDC women because if that happens the men will force the children to become NPP supporters.
Deciding on what to write about this week has been tough. A lot of things seems to be happening at the same time.
- I haven’t met anybody yet here in the Sekondi-Takoradi area who seems uncomfortable or unhappy about the referendum that has sliced off a big chunk of the Western Region.
I am in the Western Region on duties, not usually associated with my everyday activities.
- From what I have read and listened to, it is evident that this ponzi scam was planned in minute detail from the get-go with one thing in mind; the gullibility of many Ghanaians a perfect ingredient.
I borrow the words 'Ghanamaic gullibility' from my friend, the author and engineer Nana Awere Damoah, who used them as the title of a short essay in his 2013 book I Speak of Ghana.
- How can we wash off responsibility when we have our own Pyram and related scams which took place right here in the 1990s to guide us? And it is no defence to decline necessary action, punitive or not, because they were not taken yesterday.
The words of the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison, on bank restructuring and the executive moves to get Menzgold boss are really descriptive of happenings since I last appeared here
- How many Ghanaian students know that in the Yaa Asantewaa war, the famous Queen of Ejisu and her troops laid siege on the Kumasi fort and kept the British in there for one whole year?
Late in December 2018, I positioned myself in front of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Accra and did a survey.
- With roughly $2 billion assets under management, and annual growth exceeding 15% over the last three years, the private pensions industry as a whole in Ghana looks rather muscly.
The approach of the Ghanaian government and its regulators to “managing” struggling banks in Ghana has evolved yet again.
- The ongoing UEW disciplinary proceedings against Prof. Avea Nsoh, would most likely end with a non-custodial pronouncement, since UEW has no direct power to prosecute.
Per the recent pronouncements of the Auditor General, it is apparent that Prof. Avea Nsoh, would require the sub-standard legal services of Prof. Atuguba at the Law Courts of Ghana in order to attempt vainly to save him from a possible jail term.
- There is something about life, and the capacity to move on and keep moving. All success is dependent on that ability to keep moving. It is the only way to ensure that targets are reached, ...
The Christmas trees have come down. The lights that brightened my morning drive to work are off. Slowly but steadily the Christmas luminosity has diminished, the carols silenced, and life moves on. People are back at work. There are still a few Christmas trees surviving, but it is already almost as if Christmas never was.
- There is a counterpoint for me, in the UK at the time of the last Christmas before Brexit. There is a huge Christmas tree in the Trafalgar square, a gift from ...
On Christmas day I was with family. Tucked away in a toasty room away from the grey chill outside. It’s turned out to be a much sunnier day than was forecast. It was my first Christmas day in the United Kingdom.
- It was striking, how different it could be, if this was a tarred road, with pedestrian crossings, and traffic lights, and pavements and lighting with markings. Suddenly ...
Two weeks ago I was walking along a Spintex dirt road which has a name… Aviation Road. Looking at it now, one can tell that it was planned to be a major road. It is as wide as a major road should be.
- Coming from an environment still reeling from the effects of communal dissipation, leadership deflation and duty relegation, I have experienced life that a lot of people here have not seen.
I find myself in the UK at a time of change. It is an experience that gives me again another chance at perspective. Around me I see what dedication to community, and public exhortation of communal responsibility does.
- There has to be another narrative. There have to be new stories about centres of excellence springing up all over Ghana, funded by people who want to see health care change.
No important project has ever survived only on freebies. Deep in the psychology of any project that fails is that lack of commitment. The inability to put skin in the game. And these are the thoughts that pass through my mind as I go for a fundraiser for a project that I really care about. It is striking to me, how much more giving there is to health, outside Ghana than inside it.
- But what if they did not? What if development was just based on humanity? What if development was based on the capacity to care, to love, to reach out in honest commitment to make life better for another human being.
I have recently gone back home. To Tel Aviv. It is one of the ironies of life, that going for a conference of pediatric neurosurgeons in Israel, was like going home. Life has mountains, valleys and plains. Sometimes one gets the chance to fly to a peak quickly enough to take in a perspective of the past, and snippets of the future. Tel Aviv was a chance like that for me last week.
- It is a terrible thing to write off a human being as incapable of progress. It is an even more terrible thing to write off an institution, or a country, or a people as incapable. To do so, ...
The brain is made up of up to a 100 billion neurons. A neuron is a nerve cell, dedicated to one thing only: processing electric signal and delivering it to another. Each neuron has multiple inputs, and a single output. It is a recurring theme in the nervous system, that it does not matter how many inputs there are, there is usually a single output. Sometimes a single neuron may have hundreds of thousands of inputs, microscopic tendrils of nanometric dimensions gathering signal from hundreds of thousands of other nerve cells, and handing the processed information to one nerve cell in networks that are complex beyond imagination.
- The worrying thing about working in Ghana is lack of thought given to systemic process. The whole point of keeping intellect is generating an environment and a system that makes it possible...
When my father died, I had to go back to the hospital to collect a certificate indicating the cause of death. It is a single sheet with a lot of power. On losing a relative, it is the single sheet that enables everything to do with the next stage of bidding farewell. Without it, the body cannot be moved from the mortuary, cannot be embalmed, cannot be buried, legally.
- There is a finality that it has, at least on earth, on this side of heaven. A certain abruptness that hits hard, no matter how old the person is. No matter how many times it seemed like he was going, and yet survived.
One week after Father’s day, on Sunday morning, I lost my Dad. I got in in time to see him alive. Just in time. But it was like arriving at 11.01 for the 10.59 train. Seeing it pulling away, and standing powerlessly. Seeing all the glory of an express train, with no possibility of touching it, being on it, experiencing it.
- Truth is, as a people we are not by default law abiding. Even when the laws are strictly enforced, we have the penchant for finding ways of breaking them.
“Instead of fleeing God’s scrutiny, David welcomed it. It’s like he was saying, “Look, God, since I can’t hide from you since you know my very thoughts before I think them, I want you to fully know me. Be in the very core, the essence of my being. If you’re going to know me, then know everything about me!” Will Davis Jr
- It is untenable to say we cannot have an appointments system that will decongest waiting areas. It is unacceptable to argue that this is the design we inherited from a generation that had at best the manual typewriter ...
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu
- I find it appalling that you have the audacity to shout yourselves hoarse, blaming politicians, civil and public servants for all the mess we find in this country, when in reality your actions are indicative that you are conduits to the sleaze you shout about.
Marcus Tullius Cicero’s view on the law is succinct. Hear him, “For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is “right reason”, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.”
- As a first step, I believe we must accept that all that happens to us as a people or as individuals is our fault and not a result of chance, bad luck or an accident. Our lawlessness and tendency ...
“Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason.”
- If we are not ready to accept these realities and continue talking in the language we have used for sixty plus years and back it with the same behaviours where experimentation is frowned upon but gimmicks that benefit a few financially are the name of the game, ...
“Few things are sadder than encountering a person who knows exactly what he should do, yet cannot muster enough energy to do it. “He who desires but acts not,” wrote Blake with his accustomed vigour, “Breeds pestilence.”
- The opposition often sit and wait for a change of government to reverse entirely or even abandon what the predecessor government has started.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
My penchant for following down the dusty fields in the middle of nowhere to seek understanding of why for sixty years we fail to have a system befitting of what one will call world-class healthcare, providing dignity and efficiency is what keeps me awake.
- Like St. Francis’s, I speak up because I believe, I have a responsibility to be involved in dialogue around health innovation that would change the face of our healthcare delivery and improve quality of life.
According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, “of the many causes that shaped St. Francis’s actions, a primary one was the belief that his actions mattered, and that he had a responsibility to change the world around him. This belief, in itself, is a “cause.” The idea of free will is a self-fulfilling prophecy; those who abide by it are liberated from the absolute determinism of external forces. Chance”
- A visit to any health facility in Ghana exposes how such a space is not a priority of our healthcare. To start with, basic information is obtained from new patients without any explanation given or consent sought, often in a crowded environment and within an earshot of many; ...
In Umberto Eco’s view, “a book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. So the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.”
- It is well known that our healthcare delivery system relies predominantly on a manual backbone. However, it is mind-boggling that the problem persists in an era of technological abundance.
“Humanity does not suffer from the disease of wrong beliefs but humanity suffers from the contagious nature of the lack of belief. If you have no magic with you it is not because magic does not exist but it is because you do not believe in it. Even if the sun shines brightly upon your skin every day, if you do not believe in the sunlight, the sunlight for you does not exist.”
- Tears shouldn’t be the easiest way to have clean water,
Togo’s leaders sit on thrones
Made of gold and bones
The dry, dehydrated bones of the people,
- These cows, and many of their other four-legged brethren, not to mention those of the two-legged and winged varieties, can be an eyesore in certain parts of the city. Together, they take care of their private business in full glare of the public, and without fail, fail to clean up after themselves. As for their owners, the less said about their interest in cleaning the public mess, the better.
As someone who dabbled in animal husbandry during his youthful days on a homestead within the city limits of Accra many years ago, and rose to the ranks of a Johnny-do-it-all General Manager, I was really taken aback by a news item from the renowned Associated Press (AP), about lawmakers in one of the States of our own spirited friend, Number Forty-Five, who currently occupies the WH, weighing a trespassing bill against chicken owners in the state of New Hampshire.