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Oil shine hides manufacturing woes [Article]

This year, Ghana marks 11 years of oil discovery and eight years of production, within which a minimum of US$17.1 billion in upfront investments have been made in the three producing fields and the Atuabo Gas Plant, all in the Western Region. Although production volumes are beginning to ramp up (as more fields come on stream), earnings have not disappointed: ...

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‘Illegal’ policy impositions; who protects the public interest [Article]

The Akufo-Addo Administration has marked its first year in office with a modest acknowledgment of its successes. As much as it celebrates these successes, the Administration has been also been hit with various scandals and controversies. This piece examines what could be described as a yield to public pressure in the New Patriotic Party government’s push for some major policies. ...

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Major scandals that rocked Nana Addo’s gov’t worrying [Article]

2017 may go down as one of the most turbulent  first year, in the life of any government in the 4th republic as the Akufo-Addo Administration was hit with various scandals right from its inception in January. The year, playing to government’s own pre-election mantra, may just be labelled as a “one-month, one-scandal” period since it chronicles a monthly record ...

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Be stubborn – very stubborn to achieve your dreams! [Article]

All of us have dreams but not all of us have the patience to achieve them. All of us get stranded on the journey to our goals but not all of us are stubborn enough to keep moving no matter what. Though failure may hold others back, the stubborn permit nothing to get in their way. Others reach the top ...

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Trump’s ‘racist’ comment: A wake up call for African leaders [Article]

Obviously, the truth is bitter, and when spoken, stirs controversy, attracts insults, generates arguments and hypocritical interpretations, mostly from people who are affected by it. A quintessence of this is what is happening now across the world after the comment by the leader of the United States of America, President Donald Trump. He allegedly referred to some countries as “shitholes”, ...

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Spare BoG this ignoble practice [Article]

Since March 2016, the three topmost positions at the Bank of Ghana (BoG) have witnessed an unprecedented change, with two governors resigning and new ones appointed in this spate of two years. Over the period, two deputy governors have also resigned and the latest vacancy, occasioned by the resignation of the former Second Deputy Governor, Dr Johnson Asiama, yet to ...

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Bozoma Saint John ‘Not A Good’ role model for young Ghanaian women

Uber Marketing Executive, Bozoma Saint John, has come and left us with all her awesomeness. Prior to this trip, she became known to many as that “cool” Ghanaian woman making a name for herself in “Obimanso.” You may remember her as that Apple marketing executive who launched Ghanaian hiplife artist, Atom and his hit single, “Y3 Wo Krom” on an ...

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What you need to know about Martin Amidu

Long before the issue of the fraudulent payment of large sums of money in legal judgement debts by the government to businesses and individuals came to public notice, I had recounted in previous articles elsewhere, how there was one thing former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Martin Amidu hated with a passion as a child: School. I recounted how ...

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Re: What is Republic Day in Ghana?

There are grounds to say that any state’s attribute presupposes the existence of law. State power operates over a certain territory: its orders and instructions extends to the people living within the state’s borders and those outside who hold allegiance to the state. An inalienable attribute of state power is sovereignty, i.e. The Republic, which is the legal expression of ...

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CAF awards brouhaha: From the International Relations Perspective

“Theories are always for someone and for some purpose” (Robert W. Cox). Every year, the Confederation Of African Football (CAF) organizes awards to, inter alia, award those football players and football administrators, who distinguished themselves in their various fields in the course of the year. This year’s event took place right here in Ghana, in the Accra International Conference Centre ...

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