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Martin Amidu’s statement on MPs ‘visa fraud’; and matters arising

The insults on the British High Commissioner to Ghana on MPs Visa fraud are shameful I have read and followed the publications on the online media since 26th April 2017 in which some Members of Ghana’s 7th Parliament have made needless derogatory comments about H.E. Jon Benjamin, the High Commissioner of the United kingdom to Ghana for a letter he ...

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Obrempong’s Oil Diary: 10 years of Oil in Ghana; the story so far [Video]

It’s been 10 years since Ghana discovered marketable quantities of oil in 2007. We have had our highs and lows. The ‘new’ industry required new regulatory frameworks. Whilst some were done, others could not, bringing some sort of ‘discomfort’ to government and the people in the industry. In this 30 minutes production supported by the Civil Society Platform on Oil ...

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Road safety; a shared and collective responsibility [Article]

Undoubtedly, road transport remains the largest and main mode of transportation in Ghana. As a major transport network,  it serves an array of purposes for both travelers and industries.  Travelers and industries rely heavily on road to transport people, goods and products from one place to the other. This suggests more road usage in Ghana, but there are limited alternatives. ...

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Are we tackling the deadly galamsey pestilence with kid gloves?

One thing that has become clear since the Government began to take the galamsey problem seriously is that the actual scale of the woeful pestilence has been under-estimated by most people in Ghana. Some people think it’s “a few” water-bodies that have been “tampered with” by galamseyers. But that’s not true. The Atewa Forest Range in the Eastern Region, for ...

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Open letter to former President Rawlings [Article]

Your Excellency, One day this year, as I was walking by my perpetually empty locker, I was struck by your memory. I cannot identify what sparked its conception, but as your thoughts started to grow, thinking of possible solutions and analyzing and assessing feasibility issues began to consume me. My late father called this “ripe manifestation” and it was very ...

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Cameron Duodu asks: Are we tackling deadly galamsey pestilence with kid gloves?

One thing that has become clear since the Government began to take the galamsey problem seriously is that the actual scale of the woeful pestilence has been under-estimated by most people in Ghana. Some people think it’s “a few” water-bodies that have been “tampered with” by galamseyers. But that’s not true. The Atewa Forest Range in the Eastern Region, for ...

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Spotting phone batteries with fake capacity claims

More than 1.5billion mobile phones were sold in 2016, the highest ever in history in a particular year. This means more people are getting connected to their loved ones. However, majority of the devices could not last for long usage. This was majorly because of battery issues. This battery issue could be very annoying because you cannot tap enough juice ...

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The NPP government’s biggest failing so far [Article]

Consider this alternative history: In his first week in office, Nana announced that the next time he drove past a broken traffic light in his motorcade, he would fire the person(s) responsible for maintaining that traffic light. The result? 100 days later, there would have been no broken traffic light in Accra. It’s such a shame that “communication” in Ghana’s ...

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The wolves in sheep’s clothing; Citi FM’s galamsey campaign in retrospect

Am I the only person not surprised at politicians’ endorsement of the campaign spearheaded by Citi FM and others against the illegal mining menace also known as galamsey? Nothing beats my imagination than all the times l have listened to interviews about accountability; that is when you will hear such things as “that doesn’t fall in within my duties, I ...

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CEO pay: A corporate governance commentary

Recently, the salary levels of some Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of some state-controlled corporations in Ghana have come under quite a bit of public scrutiny. What has been in short supply is a discussion of the thematic underpinnings of the subject. Questions about how much top executives earn, how that aligns with the interest of shareholders/stakeholders, the strategies for creating ...

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