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IMANinsight: Our understanding of the Matter : Ridge Hospital Re-Construction

Ridge Hopsital

The controversy over the cost of re-construction of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge, Accra (Ridge Hospital) brings to bare yet another failure of the governing authorities of this country to act in a timely manner, but rather after the fact. This in turn has resulted in massive losses to the state in numerous judgment debt cases. Complicating the ...

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Slum sex Lords: The girls behind the railway line – Selase Kove-Seyram

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Five years ago, a Ghanaian newspaper exposed a brothel that employed underage sex workers. The story by famous investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas caused an international outcry, won prizes and prompted Ghana’s Department of Social Welfare to act. But not for long. The 160 girls, taken into care by the Department, were put back on the streets a mere two ...

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Why Ghana must not sign the EPAs in its current Form – Kwabena Nyarko Otoo

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There are plenty of reasons why Ghana must not sign the Free Trade Trojan horse packaged as Economic Partnership Agreement. Two reasons stand out as they encompass the rest. These are the history of Africa’s Development Cooperation with the European Union and the Future we must have for our countries. The present is important but we also know that it ...

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The only Free Cheese – Dr. Wereko-Brobbey

Dr. Wereko Brobbey

I got into a spot of bother recently for ‘putting the knife’ to one of our sacred cows. I put our civil society organizations (CSOs) into the same field as our politicians, opining that they only call on others to act instead of them taking charge and leading. Now I find it necessary, nay imperative, that I must return and ...

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If I were Alan Kyeremanten… – Edem Suleman

Alan Kyerematen

It was expected by many, both within the NPP and outside the NPP, that Alan Kyeremanten would contest the presidential primaries of the largest opposition in the country. Never mind the fact that he lost the last two presidential primaries to the most popular candidate in the NPP at the moment, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; and never mind the fact ...

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Ramblings of a Nutty Professor: Small beginnings – Jemima Nunoo

Jemima Nunoo

I remember having to beg my parents to let me have a Saturday job when I was 16. Reluctantly, after much persuasion, they gave in and allowed me to have my first part-time job when I was 17 years old and still in sixth form. I worked as a silver service waitress at Old Trafford football stadium (the best stadium ...

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Apraku should keep his “floating voters” to himself – Dr. Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe

Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe

The former New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Offinso-North, in the Asante Region, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, says that he is his party’s best chance for securing the presidency in the 2016 election, because he is, so far, the only candidate for the presidency who can attract some curious species of an electoral quadruped called “floating voters”. The fact ...

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Alan’s selfishness cost NPP two elections – Dr. Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe

Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe

Had he any remarkable sense of shame or dignity, Alan John Kwadwo “Quitman” Kyerematen would not be advising the leaders of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to do some “soul-searching” and hard questioning regarding why the party consecutively lost Elections 2008 and 2012 (See “Nana’s Popularity Won’t Guarantee Victory for NPP – Alan” ). Mr. Kyerematen has every ...

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The World Cup beckons but where is our commentary?

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Come June 2014, Ghana will make a historic third consecutive appearance at the World Cup. This is indeed great news considering the numerous advantages that accrue to nations taking part in the biggest assembly of the football fraternity. Apart from the huge financial benefits that participating countries stand to rake, depending on how far one goes in the tournament as ...

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Ramblings of a Nutty Professor: I Belong Among the Rich & Mighty – Jemima Nunoo

Jemima Nunoo

One of my favourite Nollywood films whilst I was growing up was called ‘I belong amongst the Rich and Mighty’. It was about a girl that had come to University in the city and branded herself as a high-class chick on campus. She wore the latest and most expensive designer clothes and bags, drove in the best cars and dated ...

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