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Ghana’s biggest economic problem: People don’t have money to spend [Article]

Last week the finance minister revised economic growth outlook indicating that the 5.4% growth estimated for 2016 is no longer achievable. This cut on growth expectation was attributed to the decline in gold and oil production, but I have a different position why we could not attain the 5.4% GDP target. In one of my articles in November 2015 on ...

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Urban youth, vulnerable rural women and the gender agenda [Article]

In 2005/2006, Ghana’s rural population constituted 62 percent of the total population (22.2 million) while urban population was 38 percent. By 2012/2013 the ratio had grown to almost 50/50, indicating a high rate of population relocation (see GLSS Round 5&6). The increasing rate urbanization pose enormous risk to output growth on farm and non-farm enterprises in rural Ghana not to ...

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Free to speak, obliged to be responsible [Article]

Freedom consists not doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought – Pope John Paul II Ours is a democracy; free speech is held high in public communication. In public communication three values – freedom, equality, and order define communicators’ conduct. Values define every aspect of our lives. We cease to live once our ...

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Montie 3 verdict: Did the punishment fit the crime? – Tarzan asks

Watching Hillary Clinton make history in the ‘city of love’ last week amidst the raging national debate on the “Montie 3” brought back memories of why the prospect of the United States of America(USA) having its first woman President may not come to pass. The sight of Hilary & Bill on stage at the end of her acceptance speech against ...

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Marian Ansah writes: Let’s move beyond ethnocentrism

When my cousin informed her parents she was going to get married to her fiancé, the family was unhappy. You would usually expect parents and other relatives to welcome such good news with joy but Akosua’s situation was different. We were all astonished our family members were not enthused about the good news. I just did not know what might have influenced ...

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The danger in NDC’s fake anger over Montie 3 [Article]

They say when the gods want to destroy you, they first make you partisan. Judging by the reaction of the ministers and supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress(NDC) to the jailing of the Montie Trio, I suspect the gods may have it in for them. Ministers and supporters are mounting pressure on President John Dramani Mahama to invoke powers ...

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GFA-Sports ministry fight: It is our football that will suffer

“When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” A proverb I learnt while in Primary 3 but its impact in the current happenings between the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and the Ministry is as relevant as it was back then. The appointment of Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuije to head the Sports Ministry was greeted with cheers from a ...

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The actions of the ‘killer cop’ should make us cringe [Article]

Imagine that, a trained police man picks a gun and begins to kill his family members and himself because he can’t get over his problems. Scary isn’t it? As human beings we are complex and so are our problems. The news came as shocking. It baffles all and sundry. For a trained police man to take the lives which he ...

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Between the crocodile’s tears and hyena’s laughter

I was a couple of years at the Bar when the (in) famous PAGE 28 CASE, Republic v. Mensa Bonsu, ex parte Attorney-General was heard and determined. I sat in court throughout. The Respondent, a lawyer, wrote two articles a newspaper titled “Justice Abban is a Liar” and “Judicial Chicanery,” in which he accused the judge of “displaying political chicanery ...

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A look at Morocco’s Kingdom as it marks 17th anniversary [Article]

On Saturday July 30, the Kingdom of Morocco will mark the seventeenth anniversary of the ascension to the throne of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The North African country with a population of almost 35 million continues to demonstrate its success and strength in the various critical sectors key to the development of every country under the leadership of His ...

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