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Christopher Opoku asks: Can local coaches handle Black Stars?

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has re-ignited a debate that perhaps was in a coma but not dead. I refer to the issue of whether or not indigenous coaches can handle the senior national football team, the Black Stars. On TV3’s Hot Issues over the weekend, The Minister stated, amongst other things, that any supported ...

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Supreme Court can’t order automatic deletion of NHIS voters – Dr. Atuguba

On Monday, the Supreme Court spoke, hopefully for the last time, on the Abu Ramadan case. What exactly did they say? You will recall that the Plaintiffs returned to court, ostensibly for a clarification of the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on the 5th of May, and seeking a number of reliefs. The first was for a declaration that ...

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For God’s sake, shut up, Kennedy Agyapong

For as long as one can remember, the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong has been making disgraceful and dangerous comments. None of those comments have elicited a response from his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Parliament or his constituency. When he was detained by the BNI for making inflammatory comments, his supporters camped outside chanting until ...

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Acreages of Hope: Agriculture, unemployment & public policy [Article]

In the last five years (2011-2015) Ghana has spent a whopping GH¢34.1b (USD 8.7b) importing processed foods, vegetable products and live animals (and related products), as data from Ghana Statistical Service (DIMTS Report, 2015) Shows. Our food import have increased progressively over the period (see Fig. 1) to compensate for supply deficits on the local market, compounding the already dire ...

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Ramadan and the legal meaning of ‘void’: Theory versus functionality (part 1)

BACKGROUND Having omitted in 2014 to expressly seek the deletion of what has come to be known as the ‘NHIS names’ from the voters register, the Plaintiffs in the Ramadan case returned to the Supreme Court (the ‘Court’) earlier this year, election year, to complete what they began. This time, they expressly asked the court to, among others, either set ...

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Should Ken Agyapong be blamed? [Article]

The use of unnecessary verbal comments in our political setting is not a novelty in Ghana. The partisan nature of our politics has supported such comments, praising, glorifying and awarding people who make such comments in our country -Ghana. We have on so many occasions given secret sweet words of encouragement to people who have used uncalled for and undeserving ...

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Farida’s Street Diaries: Check Yourself!

There she goes! Twisting and spinning like she’s won a lottery. Do you blame her? 10 million cedis Peruvian hair nicely woven on her skull in a way that makes her blush World trade center bag effortlessly fixed on the radius of her arm without a dash Off to town she sets, cat-walking and parading herself like a model Where ...

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If pair-trawling exist, ask the computers [Article]

But for machines that can break up at some point, I would have defended to the abyss that pair-trawling does not exist in Ghana. Pair trawling in simple terms is when two big fishing boats tie a trawl net between them and move in parallel. This practice catches almost every fish at the area where it is happening. It depletes ...

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Reading the Abu Ramadan trilogy alongside constitution [Article]

The Abu Ramadan Case went before the Supreme Court for the third time last Thursday, 23rd June, 2016.  In its latest pronouncement on the matter (“Abu Ramadan III”), the Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to “clearly set out in writing, the steps and modalities that the Commission intends to take in order to ensure full compliance with the Court’s ...

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Elections in social media era: The good, the bad, and the Trump

As far as humanity has advanced in the 21st century, there has never been a great debate about political elections and social media than the year 2016. Who thought online platforms would have a significant meaning for individual interaction and could have so much impact on politics than ordinary information sharing? Over 50 major elections are taking place this year ...

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