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Stop whining Yaw Donkor; drink of your poisoned chalice – Martin Amidu 

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has urged the former National Security Coordinator, Yaw Donkor to stop protesting his invitation by the police for questioning and taste the bitter experience he meted out to others when he was in office. Yaw Donkor has been invited by the Police with regards to his alleged involvement in a $279.4 million contract award; a ...

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The case against the towing levy, and a way forward [Article]

The proposed Mandatory Towing Levy is unjust, badly designed, probably corrupt, and unlikely to achieve its stated goals. Here’s why. And here’s how achieve the goal of ridding our roads of abandoned vehicles.   Why is it unjust and probably corrupt?   Mantolee, as Imani’s Patrick Stephenson calls it, burdens all motorists with the cost of the negligence or misfortunes ...

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Otabil’s pricey, unbiblical menu of miracles [Article]

All these years I had been sacrificing to honour my folks and love my neighbor, I wish someone had told me I could have taken a shortcut by lying, cheating and stealing to make $5,000 and pay for blessings. This is basically the sum of the argument of the folks fiercely defending what I have decided to call the Otabil ...

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A hungry man in the streets of Anloga [Article]

If you have a business idea of establishing a food joint in Anloga in the Volta Region with aims of raking in profit, then you may want to reconsider that decision. This is because the culture of the people may not encourage the viability of such venture. Located on the lower bank of the Volta River in the Keta Municipality, ...

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GPHA in a closer perspective [Article]

The appointment of a Director-General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority collectively is likely to connote in the minds of many a Ghanaian, a powerful gerent who oversees to, and supervises all operations, functions, and activities of not only the sea ports, but also the airports as well as the goods entry boarder points around Ghana. This perceived vastness of ...

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Why I’m against John Mahama’s 2020 presidential bid (Part 1)! [Article]

The 2016 electioneering period was a memorable one. The entire NDC rank and file was full of optimism. Optimism on the wings of ‘JM Toaso.’ We shouted ‘edey bee keke,’ danced to the ‘Onapo’ lyrics, actively championed and campaigned aggressively for John Mahama. And we collectively stood by him until his ‘comfortable lead’ suddenly evaporated into the ether. Yes, it ...

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In search of Dollars for miracles [Article]

I am broke. I’m in dire need of cash. Hold on; not Ghana cedis. I mean dollars; US dollars. And I need it badly. Forget the interest rates. I can pay 100% interest if you will give me this money. I’m just desperate. I need the hand of God in my life and I want to see this miracle in ...

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Responsible opposition: Key to national development

Multi-party democracy is a fundamental part of nation building in that it offers individuals from diverse backgrounds, different political philosophies and orientations, the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process in a nation or society. Political pluralism is an inextricable feature of democracy and the government’s acceptance of the opposition is a prerequisite for the democratic operation of institutions (European ...

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Who wears the thorny AMERI crown: The minister, Parliament, Cabinet or all [Article]

Executive Director -ACEP, Benjamin Boakye

The embarrassing episode of the recent development on the AMERI Deal is a clear indication that unfortunately, we have not finished counting the cost to the nation on a single transaction. We have to start counting the cost to the security agencies, the courts, and probably the attention of everybody interested in following how the case evolves in an adventure ...

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Don’t undermine corruption fight in special prosecutor’s bill – Martin Amidu

When it became clear to me that We the People might not be allowed our democratic right to participate in the discourse leading to the enactment of the Office of the Special Public Prosecutor Bill, 2017 I raced against time to hurriedly research and write a lengthy constitutional and legal critique of the Bill. Now that Parliament has vetoed taking ...

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