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Religious intolerance, Christian fundamentalism and the Ghana Constitution

Wereko-Brobbey

One of the favourite “tollies” I tell of my “charmed and eventful life, is that the school where I had my primary education was the only Catholic school in Ghana with a majority Muslim pupil population. The St. Peter’s Primary & Middle School complex was part of the Catholic Cathedral complex in Kumasi, which also hosted the residence of Bishop ...

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How do You feel today? – Nana Awere Damoah

Nana Awere Damoah

Aboko usually purchased his weekend newspapers from Agya Nsiah, whose stand was about 200 metres away from his house. It was Aboko’s habit to walk leisurely every Saturday morning to the stand, getting there earlier than even the earliest of customers for the day. This way, Aboko could have his usual uninterrupted chat with Agya Nsiah before the customers came ...

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John Dramani Mahama and Destiny

President John Mahama

“He is a running mate in whom I am well pleased,” was just about all Prof. John Mills, presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress [NDC] on 6th May, 2008 said to an inquiring press at KAMA conference centre at a very brief ceremony to outdoor then Member of Parliament [MP] for Bole/Bamboi Constituency, Hon John Mahama, as running mate ...

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Mr. President, please walk the talk

President John Mahama

John C. Maxwell , in his book “laws of leadership”  noted that “The law of Sacrifice demands that the greater the leader, the more he must give up.” He advised leaders to learn the art of sacrifice in order to be successful Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King remarked in the book “My Life with Martin Luther King ...

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Whose SONA? Moving from Multiple SONAs to One SONA

The floor of Parliament

The minority disappointed a number of people anxious to watch the latest protest-maneuver they had reserved for the 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA) presented by President John Mahama. Contrary to expectations of placards, shouts and fist-shaking heckling, the MPs were well composed. According to the Minority Leader this was to protect the integrity of Parliament and of the ...

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In the matter of lexus LX 570’s, Toyota Landcruisers and our state vehicles

Dr. Joe Oteng Adjei

Last week it emerged that Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, Minister of Energy and Petroleum from 2009 to 2012, was still using a Lexus LX 570 owned by the ministry although he had been re-assigned from that ministry to the Ministry of Environment, Science & Technology (MEST) in January 2013. He had subsequently been removed as a minister early in July 2014. ...

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Presidential choice of power over Water – A case of unintended consequence

President John Mahama

How will you detect challenges with the quality of advice to an institution? Look out for after-thought actions and for functionaries struggling to rightly position carts to horses already in motion. The President was recently put to the gravest test to choose between water and power and he chose the latter. Such is the life of a president always faced ...

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Books and Knowledge – Nana Awere Damoah

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Knowledge is power, it is said, and this power must be searched for on a daily basis, a truly continuous process. Ever heard of the law of accumulation? It works in the same way. The more you accumulate, the more it grows. The more the principal builds up, the greater the power of the compound growth. Then you begin to ...

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District assembly elections: The road that will decide aspirants’ fate

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Ramatu Aku Adotey sits comfortably in front of a small shop she owns. She sells water and other confectionaries. She is fifty five years old.  She is attending to a gentle man who has come to seek her advice in his bid to be elected as an assemblyman. Rightly so, because Ramatu seems to be a successful assembly woman in ...

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Mzbel is right: The story of Jesus was made up!

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Well this week, Mzbel, a celebrated Ghanaian singer, came under fire when she reportedly made some remarks to the effect that the person or story of Jesus was made up. I’ll come to why I agree with her but what really surprises me or shall I say, what her remarks has taught me is that there are so many Christians ...

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