Sam Arday: The man who conquered world football with Multi-System [Article]


Citi Sports’ Rahman Osman pays a tribute to the late Sam Arday who died in Accra on Sunday February 12. Arday won the 1995 U-17 World Cup with a very unique style termed the “Multi System”. On the afternoon of Sunday, the 12th of February 2017 when football fans in Ghana were filled with smiles because the long-awaited Ghana Premier ...

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Obrempong writes on US: Million miles away, but dreadfully nearby!


President Donald Trump lives million miles away in the land of liberties, but a single decision his administration is about finalizing will switch off the lights shining on corruption in Ghana’s extractive sector! Dark days are close by! The Republican led US Congress have voted to overturn a historic transparency law; the Dodd-Frank Law passed by the Obama administration in ...

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Afanyi Dadzie writes: Why I now support Free SHS


I was one of the critics who felt that Ghana didn’t need free Senior High School education, when President Nana Akufo-Addo, then Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in opposition, started trumpeting the idea ahead of election 2012. And what was my reason? I just followed the random arguments that first of all; we needed to address challenges in ...

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Sebiticals Chapter 36: Coming in from the cold [Article]

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Dear Wofa Kapokyikyi: I bring you warm Buharamattan greetings from Amalaman where we are on auto-pilot, if you were to believe what the papa deceive pikin people are saying. Well, to be fair, they are not the only ones saying that. The Rock of Aso neighbours are also saying same. Oga Kpatakpata has been visiting herbalists in the land beyond ...

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The TV analogue to digital circus in Ghana; will Joe Anokye’s anchor hold?

Paul Adom-Otchere

The story begins when the 150-year-old telecoms organization, called the International Telecoms Union (ITU), decides that globally; all television transmission must be conducted in digital as opposed to analogue broadcasting which had been the traditional method of transmission. Analogue TV and digital TV The difference is similar to the analogue mobile phones, where phone calls to a handset, did not ...

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The victory march: It’s okay if you’re not leading [Article]


I am not sure how many times I’ve had good news and kept it to myself because I’ve always been the kind of person to be paranoid about people not actually wanting you to succeed but never really acting that way when they’re with you. And more often than not, we grow up hearing and believing the same things. Not ...

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Valerie Sawyerr writes: Fast as Lightning! [Article]


Background The Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845) provides in section 14(1) as follows: ‘On the assumption of office of the person elected as President a person holding any of the offices specified in the Schedule shall cease to hold that office, and shall be paid the relevant retirement benefits and the enjoyment of facilities as provided by law.’ The ...

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IMANI Report: Fighting waste and corruption starts at presidency

Nana Addo, Black

The many campaign promises by all the major parties notwithstanding, the 2016 elections were fought principally over only a few critical issues, and of these issues austerity (cost of living) and corruption/waste stood out. Because austerity and the macroeconomic challenges underlying it are technically quite complex, the majority of Ghanaians have tended to focus more on the flamboyant spectacles of ...

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Obrempong’s Oil Diary: GNPC’s relocation; the yes, the nos and my take


Cheers from a charged crowd echoes over the roofs in mainland Takoradi, amidst drumming and dancing. It’s the final days of the 2016 campaign at the Takoradi Market Circle, and the promises are in the air. Some had already been announced, but this one seems to reignite a forgotten dream. For once, the Western Region is going to get back ...

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Christopher Opoku: Milking the Black Stars; foregoing glory


I have always wondered why money is always an issue when it comes to the national team, the Black Stars. The players became infamous over happenings in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup. I remember the press conference after the tournament back in Ghana where Ghana Football Association President Kwasi Nyantakyi stressed that the team had failed to do well ...

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