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Humility and tolerance won Kufuor 2000 elections [Article]

The leadership qualities of the twice defeated NPP flag bearer has once again come under scrutiny. This time it is no less a person than NPP stalwart and former press secretary to the former president Kufuor – Andrew Awuni. According to Mr Awuni, Nana Addo’s leadership posture is to blame for the dilapidated and sad state in which the NPP ...

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Wereko-Brobby: Voter register validation not a term of art (2)

There have been six (6) General Elections in the 22 year 0ld 4the Republic of Ghana. All of them have two common features, namely; 1) everyone of the voters registered used for these elections have been bloated; and, 2) the political parties in Opposition has always complained that the Electoral Commission in an “awam” referee Based on a charitable definition ...

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Ghana’s most corrupt according to Sydney Casely-Hayford

When I was a much younger person, with strong bow legs, a full afro head of hair, twinkling eyes and a cheeky smile to boot (I am looking at one of my old pictures so I don’t paint a rosier picture) my Independence Day celebration was caught up with marching for the Osu Home School, proud to be leading the ...

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Validation of voter’s register not a term of art – Wereko Brobby

Baying for the blood of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has become the fashionable blood sport in Ghana. It seems like every Ghanaian living everywhere, at least of the “chattering classes,” wants to be seen to be screaming “off with the heads” at Madam Charlotte Osei and her seemingly hapless bunch of Commissioners. Persons eminent, and not so eminent; ...

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Terrorism in Côte D’Ivoire: How many more attacks before a regional strategy & action?

Let’s talk about terrorist attack in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire for a second. Specifically,what Ghana and other African countries should learn or do. For those who don’t know, 16 people died yesterday while at Grand Bassam in Côte d’Ivoire. It’s a popular resort beach a few hours from the capital Abidjan. In Ghana, Grand Bassam could easily be Ada or ...

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Graduate unemployment crisis in Ghana: Our leaders must act quickly [Article]

There is rising deep anxiety about the rapid increase in the rate of graduate unemployment in Ghana. The reality of the job market has sent many graduates back to school and the rest has been left to wonder how to get a foothold in the job market. The number of job openings and vacancies are minimal and one can only ...

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 Danquah Institute: Status of electoral reform in Ghana [Article]

In recent months, political parties in Ghana including the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the Progressive People’s Party, religious groups, the media and civil society groups such as the Let My Vote Count Alliance have made the case for urgent and honest electoral reform in the lead up to the November 2016 elections. Pointing to evidence ...

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The ‘Dead Goat’ is cursed beyond redemption [Article]

I am sure many of you, at least the Christians I know, have read these verses (Matthew 25:31-41) many times and have had it preached to you in so many ways. I have read it several times too, from my Sunday School days. However, I read it very recently and it made sense to me in a very different way ...

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Tickling ourselves into rapturous laughter [Article]

The internet has brought with it new ways and strange ways too. Some are useful and others are not so useful. There is an explosion of knowledge; you do not have any excuse not to know. Power is now out of the hands of traditional media; at least I like to think so. With Twitter and the 140 character limit ...

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Elizabeth Ohene: Is this government a mistake?

I know what it is like to publish a mistake. Since I count having been an editor as part of how I earned a living, I know what it is like for a mistake of one kind or another to escape everyone along the production line and you end up looking very foolish when the publication comes out. Two dramatic ...

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