Open letter to ACEP on backing the sale of VRA thermal plants


Dear Benjamin Boakye, I read your opinion backing the sale of VRA thermal plants in an interview posted on the web of the Daily Express. It reminds me of an old adage which says that politics is nothing but a concentrated form of economics. It also reaffirms a statement by a favorite guide: “the world is composed of two people, ...

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IMANI Recall: How to Prevent a $72m State Pension Procurement Scam [Article]

Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Africa

This week, two sobering news items on abuse of public funds has necessitated revisiting IMANI’s solutions that went ignored. The first one –the state pension behemoth, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has supervised yet another grand waste of pensioners’ funds in a $72 m software purchase scam. They bought the wrong software at an inflated cost. Intelligent software ...

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Mahama must write a second book [Article]

President John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Mahama chalked a feat which from my desktop research I discovered he’s the first vice president and second president to have done so. I’m referring to penning his autobiography. I commend him for it. However, he owes the nation and posterity a second book. My commendation and suggestion stems from the historical, educational and inspirational value of ...

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Web traffic & content filtering: A response to indecent, harmful content? [Article]


The Government of Ghana has plans to put in place regulations to guide and control indecent social media content. This action the government believes would instill some level of sanity and decency in the way information on social media is disseminated by users. Looking back at various incidents in the recent past, that have engulfed the Ghanaian cyberspace specifically social ...

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Can we hold directors of Capital, UT Bank responsible? [Article]


Without warning, the country has been thrown into deep discussions about the collapse of UT Bank and Capital Bank. We are told that quite a few other banks may join the wagon. UT Bank was listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) until the crisis broke. GCB Bank, itself a listed company on the GSE, has with the approval of ...

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Osu Castle deteriorating over poor maintenance culture


The Osu castle, once in an impregnable and invincible seat of power, is a pale shadow of itself. The castle, famed for both the good, bad and ugly tales, earned both notoriety and awe during the heady days of former president Rawlings, then chairman Rawlings, whose reign of terror, caused many to shiver in fear at the mere mention of ...

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NADMO – A disaster organisation in need of assistance [Article]


In response to the 1994 Yokohama conference on Natural Disaster Reduction which mandated every country to establish a permanent disaster management organisation, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) of Ghana was established in 1996 by an Act of Parliament, Act 517. It was and still is mandated by law to “manage disasters and similar emergencies” in the country by “coordinating the ...

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Shipping your goods to Ghana, what to know [Article]

Tema harbour

Back in 2005, when I shipped a container, it involved me showing up at the harbor with the agent, navigating various fees and finally opening the container. Much to the dismay of inspectors, I didn’t even have a car in it. What was I thinking wasting all that money and space, just to make sure I could ship a bunk ...

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Dela Coffie writes; slams ‘insecure’ and ‘politically naive’ Valerie Sawyerr


Dear Valerie Sawyerr, I read your spiteful piece of writing on Chairman Rawlings posted on the web. As much as we have been taught in saner climes to respect opinions of persons on the other swing of subject matters, I am compelled to break my silence just so I can bring a few things to your attention. A daughter of ...

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Ghanaian Engineers/Contractors vrs Foreign ones ; What are we comparing? [Article]


  “I Believe in Ghana”- President Nana Akuffu Addo “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett  “Construction is big business with huge budgets and many people rightly see it as an avenue to earn or make or steal money” “President Nana Akuffu Addo, when you were campaigning for office, you once complained ...

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