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6 steps to consider before running for president or political office [Article]

Pray As humans, we are limited in our abilities. It is only natural and proper that we pray and seek the face of the Lord concerning every endeavour including presidential ambitions. God is not disinterested in politics. Before candidates move ahead, it is important to seek the Almighty’s guidance. Campaigns are brutal and they can be one of the most ...

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Ken Ofori Atta: A man of humility, confidence and discipline [Article]

He is so respectful and disciplined that, at 6:00 am on 31st July, 1993, on the morning that his wife’s waters broke and he was driving on top speed to the hospital to have his first child, Ken stopped at the sight of a red traffic light even though no one was watching. What a man does, when no one ...

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2018 budget: What will it offer? [Article]

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta will present the annual second budget to be drawn up by the incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo administration to Parliament. Since assuming office at the beginning of this year, the incumbent government has strived to achieve a balance between its avowed commitment to supply side, expansionary economic policy aimed at accelerating growth and ...

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The safety of UDS students of Wa Campus [Article]

The safety of the UDS students over the last couple of years has been one that causes some fear and panic in the lives of students. The situation can’t be taken for granted. Robbery attacks on students usually end up with the students receiving cutlass wounds from their assailants. These young men who perpetrate these crimes are well known indigenes ...

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Take me to Denmark; I am Ghanaian but I feel Danish

If ever I dreamt of visiting, staying and living in Denmark, then I was already Danish, it couldn’t have been a dream. It’s not a joke. I feel Danish. Truly. I love to be honest. I love to be respectful. I love to be responsible. I love to be…. . I actually got stuck. By the time I had to ...

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Madina Zongo Junction mess: Open letter to La Nkwantanag MCE [Article]

I’ve had enough as a citizen of this country of ours. I’ve had enough of the indiscipline and wanton disregard for basic tenets of civility in Ghana. I’m not that old, but I’ve witnessed over the years the rate at which this beautiful country of ours is becoming more lawless and indisciplined each passing day, without any conscience being pricked ...

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Digital and Cloud – Journey towards an Intelligent Africa

The ICT sphere has undergone distinct stages of evolution and has lately been focussing on going digital, which means shifting the paradigm from traditional business to an intelligent society. Based on recent studies, Africa is the smallest market but also the fastest growing worldwide. However, based on statistics from Hootsuite, Africa is a relatively distinctive continent with only 29 % ...

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Will the NDC survive its 2nd ‘Swedru Declaration’?

Events in the NDC today bear an uncomfortable resemblance to the events of the late 90s that eventually led to the party’s first political defeat. Once again, we are witnessing a battle for the soul of the party between the Executive or Bureaucratic Tendency (BT) which believes in a top-down paternalistic approach and prefers to subordinate the masses to the ...

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SHS/JHS infrastructural challenges – a bane to equity, quality [Article]

Education is a human right. Schools are the platforms for which this right is enhanced. A school is capable of facilitating this right when adequate infrastructure are available – libraries, classrooms, dining halls, laboratories and workshops, furniture and other teaching and learning materials. On the contrary, across the length and breadth of this country schools right from the kindergarten to ...

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Governors and the governed – ‘patrimonialism’ or constitutionalism? [Article]

The relationship that exists between governors and the governed should be symbiotic. At no point in time should the interest of the governor be at variance with that of the governed; neither should there be a situation where a section of the governed are favoured above others. His Excellency George Ayisi Boateng, High Commissioner to South Africa is the butt ...

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