Opinion

What is What? The heart of leadership [Article]

To be the leader of a country is no joke. You have all kinds of issues coming at you all day. As a professor of mine always used to say, it’s like sipping water from a fire hose. But every now and then something should come across your desk that makes you go “Whaaaat?” Something so shocking to your system ...

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Book review: Growing Up; an anthology of everyday experiences from everyday people

Title: Growing Up (an anthology of everyday experiences from everyday people) Edited by: Leslie Akplah and Elikem Aflakpui Year of Publication: 2016 Number of pages: 134 Publisher: Hetura Books Reviewer: Nana Awere Damoah I don’t remember how I got connected to Elikem Aflakpui and today is the first time I am properly meeting Kossi Akplah. But we first met on Facebook and our litera-friendships have evolved ...

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No broken Years: Go and Love Yourself [Article]

2017 is going to be no different from 2016. If there’s anything that’s going to be experiencing any kind of change in the coming year, it’s going to have to be us.  Because quite frankly, a new calendar only comes with dates and special days marked in red and sometimes an ever-changing weather pattern that doesn’t care to know if ...

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Citi FM’s Obrempong writes open letter to Nana Addo on illegal mining

Galamsey

Dear Nana Addo, I join the over 5 million Ghanaians who voted for you on December 7 to congratulate you on your historic victory. Your win margin has never been witnessed in our presidential history. It’s been a deserving third time victory. For some of us, it’s a new opportunity for Ghana to see new approach at solving the many ...

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Nana Awere Damoah writes: Sikaman Biegyarithms

In the fourth year after the old Odekuro Asomdwehene Obenefo Yohani Atta Nikanika died, there arose three men from the land of Montie who came shouting in the wilderness: “Make way for the Son of Drahama, Odekuro Okasafo Yohani Mahani Nikaboka, he who has been anointed to rule in the affairs of the land with yentie-obianic vim!” And all the ...

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Why did #D2R2016 PAP so much, even without a “scandal 2 remember”

There’s something elegantly festive about an ocean of white tops swaying to beloved melody in a space which accommodates about 6000, but at the same time, curates the nostalgic rapport of a family reunion. There’s something elegantly festive about a crowd that understands and fully submits to party command. It is what Accra-based Citi FM gave us last night –it ...

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Obrempong’s Oil Diary: Six years of oil in the eyes of labour

In the eyes of the operators of Jubilee oil field, it was a record time of development from discovery to first oil in December 15, 2010. To the government of Ghana, getting the Petroleum Revenue Management Act 815 in March 2011, 3 months after first oil, “was good decision to guide how oil revenues were going to be spent”. To some Ghanaians, it was ...

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Can the new gov’t get these right [Article]

Following the Electoral Commission’s declaration of the New Patriotic Party’s 2016 Presidential candidate; Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo as the President – Elect of the Republic of Ghana, the euphoria that greeted the announcement gave an idea of the joy, relief and confidence that majority of Ghanaians seem to take this result. From taxi and From taxi and trotro drivers, market ...

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Smoke out the ‘Babies with Sharp Teeth'[Article]

Barely six years ago, the founder of the National Democratic Congress, H.E. Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings complained about some babies with sharp teeth within the NDC who must be tamed to save the party from humiliating itself in the future. In what seem like a prophecy, it has come to pass. The babies with sharp teeth have succeeded in ...

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Letter to Nana Addo [Article]

Mr President-Elect, Last week Friday was one of the most exciting days of my life, not because you won (no offense, that is also exciting) but because of something else. For the first time in a very long time, I saw Ghanaians unite in the most extraordinary way to celebrate your victory. From Tamale to Techiman, through Kumasi to Sakumono, ...

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