The Morning after National Sanitation Day


The first of November is now National Sanitation Day in Ghana. On Friday, October 31, 2014, President Mahama said the following; “Let me urge all political leaders, opinion leaders, especially traditional authorities, religious leaders, personnel from the security services, workers, students and other recognized bodies to mobilize their members to lend support to the National Sanitation Day by coming out ...

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Ghana must consider coal in power generation mix – ENERCOM Africa


At the just ended International Growth Center conference in London, Energy became one of the major topics for discussion with much interest from countries, particularly developing countries. During the session, Prof Michael Greenstone who heads the energy division made a strong case against the use of fossil fuels in power generation citing its environmental impacts. In as much as I ...

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An open letter to Nana Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

Good day Mr Akufo-Addo, Congrats on your recent election as the NPP’s flag bearer. Much as your supporters are elated, I know you’re not that much because the feeling is familiar: having lost out in two previous national elections, you are very much aware of the task ahead to become President of Ghana. Nana Addo, I have always admired you ...

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GIJ: A far cry from a world-class journalism institution


Ghana’s deteriorating standards is evident in various institutions and the Ghana Institute of Journalism(GIJ), one of Africa’s finest and Ghana’s premier journalism institution is no exception. GIJ has only received vain promises since its inception in 1959 as the school is yet to experience the innumerable promises given by politicians and various rectors of the school. The school’s authorities promised ...

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Article: Stammering; Impact on my confidence and self-esteem

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By: Nana Akua Owusu “After my first experience school was never the same, I would always panic whenever I had to make a statement, I drew back from conversations in class and was always reserved, outside my class I would hardly speak because I didn’t want members of other classes to know I stammer. Whenever I spoke in class and there ...

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From 32% in 2007 to 4% in 2014, should Alan call it quits?

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It was expected that Nana Akufo-Addo was going to win, but not as emphatically as we saw on Saturday. 94 percent for a single candidate out of 120,000 votes is unusual in the political history of the party and possibly the country.In 1992 a total of 1,998 delegates met to elect a presidential candidate for the party, seven candidates contested ...

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Article: Let the Telco wars begin


By: S. Kwame Appiah Ghana’s mobile telephony industry remains one of the most vibrant in the sub-Saharan African region thanks largely to massive investments into the sector which has seen impressive growth since the opening up of the mobile network spectrum some twenty years ago. Indeed, some watchers think the number of mobile phone operators, six, operating in the country ...

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Should the President keep quiet for a while? – Elizabeth Ohene

President John Mahama

The international media is in a frenzy about the silence and disappearance of the leader of North Korea,Kim Jon Un. Apparently, he hasn’t been seen or heard in public for the past 40 days. Various North Korean experts have been brought out to tell us what they think is happening or not happening to him. The North Korean state television ...

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Scrap the “Ministry of Football” – Camynta Baezie


His Excellency John Dramani Mahama once again showed his commitment to reducing waste by scrapping the Ministry of Information and Media Relations. This has led to the reduction of the Sector Ministries from 24 to 23 with the subsequent reduction in running costs. Taking a cue from the President’s thinking, I suggest a further look at the functions and performances ...

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African women in tech: Ethel Cofie on why men are seen as ambitious and women bitchy


“I spent years not speaking up because my career was just starting and I didn’t have anything of consequence to say, I remember going to a meeting once and being mistaken for my bosses PA/Assistant.” — Ethel Cofie Where are the women in tech? Who are the women building technology or working in technology in Africa? These questions and many ...

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