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Tribute to Ebony Reigns [Poem]

We are hurt so much right now! We are hurt so much right now! We are hurt so much right now! We are hurt so much right now! One day you will know These are the words of Ebony As we’re getting old Ebi now wey we remember So we’re typing on our phones As we are driving to our ...

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Berchelt vs Awuku: A hopeless hunt for ‘Azumah’s title’

Ghana has another opportunity to capture a world title within a space of seven days as Maxwell Awuku takes on Mexico’s Miguel Berchelt for the WBC Super Featherweight title in Cancun, Mexico. This comes after super middleweight Habib Ahmed was outclassed by another Mexican Gilberto Ramirez in a WBO World title fight in Corpus Christi, Texas. Like Ahmed, Awuku looks ...

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Emmanuel Tagoe: A ‘prophet’ without honour [Article]

Do Ghanaians have a problem with me?’ Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe asked bitterly during a media encounter ahead of his fight against Fernando David Saucedo. Before that was an emotional rant aimed at the Sports Writers Association of Ghana for handing the sports personality of the year award to ex-footballer Anthony Baffoe, for his exploits at FIFA that saw him ...

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RTI Bill: Open letter to 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament [Article]

I trust this finds you very well.  I have decided to use this medium to communicate with you because I read something attributed to you which I find very disturbing. Before I get to what I read, I don’t think we as a Coalition thanked you enough for the role you played in supporting the advocacy for the passage of ...

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I’ll be marrying soon but don’t congratulate me yet! [Article]

Our society has somewhat exalted marriage as the peak of life’s achievements. Today, the overwhelming pressure on the young and old to get married can sometimes be really nauseating. The pressure seems even worse for women― who may sometimes have to abandon their dreams or lower their standards to get hitched. If you are an unemployed African bachelor or maiden, ...

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Use your power, Madam Attorney General [Article]

Dear Attorney General Gloria Akuffo: During your confirmation hearings, you spoke eloquently about the tyranny of the entrance tariffs imposed on qualified students by the GLC. At the launch of the 58th annual Law week, a few months ago, you called “for the restructuring of the current legal education system in the country in tandem with modern trends.” To that ...

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Gitmo 2 saga; Political gimmick at the expense of Ghana’s security [Article]

In 2016, the NDC government sealed a formal agreement with the US to host two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in the country. This deal attracted widespread criticism not only from individuals but groups whose interest largely bordered on security. Some officials of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the time posited that the move posed a security threat to Ghanaians. While ...

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To swear-in or not to swear-in; some more clarity please [Article]

After Jerry John Rawlings won the Presidential election in 1992, a new constitution was brought into existence. This constitution brought together leaders from each occupation and institution like the lawyers, doctors, the different religious bodies, drives, teachers, amongst others to help gathered and write laws which could govern every aspect the country, forming the legislature to the executive down to ...

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Do we really need new regions in Ghana? [Article]

In recent years, there has been an outpouring of calls from chiefs and opinion leaders across Ghana for additional regions to be created. The incessant demand has forced the government to set up a commission of inquiry to examine the pros and cons of creating additional regions. Currently, Ghana is divided into ten regions, 275 electoral constituencies and 216 districts. ...

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Poor UHAS landowners’ compensation delay; what is our crime Mr. President? [Article]

I convey warm greetings from the people of the Volta and the 77 poor landowners of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) who are denied their due compensation by your Government, Mr. President. We are indeed excited about your ascension to the Presidency. Pursuant to Article 257,”All public lands in Ghana shall be vested in the President on ...

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