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Replace Farmers Day with National Irrigation Day [Article]

The annual National Farmers Day has come to stay since it’s inception in 1988, to reward our hardworking and gallant farmers nationwide. It was introduced by former President Jerry John Rawlings. In his own wisdom, former President John Agyekum Kufuor did not abandon the Awards Day. The late former president Prof John Evans Atta Mills and former President John Dramani ...

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Chiefy Nduom writes: 13 African countries should buy Bitcoin right now

Yes, I actually wrote that. Working in or around finance in Ghana requires learning forex markets. You must read Bank of Ghana reports, watch trade flows, foreign fiscal and monetary policy. Because you never know what’s going to happen with the Ghana Cedi – but right now I’m concerned about the US Dollar. The experts say its going down: “The ...

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Why GRA should collect TV licence fees and not GBC [Article]

The payment of Television License was introduced in Ghana in 1966 with the passage of the Television Licensing Act, 1966 (N.C.L.D. 89). The then sole–broadcaster of television content – Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) was named in the law as the licensing authority with the responsibility of collecting the licenses. The enforcement of this law since its passage has been largely ...

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I hope Ghana Police got some consistency for Christmas [Article]

This past yuletide, my cats were yet again subjected to the horror of the violent cracks of firecrackers searing through the still Teshie night. I gently stroked my terrified felines telling them the unscrupulous or ignorant persons willfully violating the Executive Instrument 21 would for once be arrested for something that has essentially been a crime since 1999. Of course, ...

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Dear NDC: MPs do not need special protection from competition [Article]

In a recent statement to the press, the Honourable General Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, talking about NDC Members of Parliament, said the following among others: The party is aware that even as they spend time undertaking these difficult assignments in Parliament, individuals within the constituencies have already taken advantage of their absence from the constituencies to ...

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Eugenia Tenkorang writes: Can Police enforce ban on firecrackers?

Dear IGP… Why can’t your men enforce the ban on fire crackers? Each year, your administration sends out public reminders on the ban on importation of fire crackers, accompanied with various threats of prosecution. Invariably, each year the sale of such explosives seems to shore up. I have no official statistics to prove this sir, but a casual walk through ...

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Let your light shine that all may see [Article]

I volunteered on November 25, 2017 to mentor young people desirous of shaping themselves to leading the change they want to see in their communities at BarCamp Sunyani, hash tagged #bcsyi. The program was organized by Ghana Think Foundation, under the able leadership of the pragmatic Ato Ulzen-Appiah and his competent team. Ato is a pacesetter when it comes to ...

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Celebrating the 36th anniversary of December 31 revolution [Article]

Jerry John Rawlings

Was There A Revolution In Ghana? Celebrating The 36th Anniversary of The December 31, Revolution. (A Retrospect of PNDC, 1981 to 1992) Kofi B. KUKUBOR “Fellow Ghanaians, as you will notice, we are not playing the national anthem. In other words, this is not a coup. I ask for nothing less than a REVOLUTION-something that will transform the social and ...

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‘Assaulted’ journalist writes: NPP’s actions mock their words

Last Thursday, as I alighted from the Citi FM branded car in front of the NPP headquarters, I had only one goal in mind – to get the work done. Visibly furious NPP members from the Elembelle Constituency in the Western Region, had journeyed for about six hours to the National Headquarters, to register their displeasure concerning their polling station ...

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Top 10 entertainment stories that got everybody talking in 2017

As the year gradually screeches to an end, the entertainment fraternity takes stock of all the things that happened in the year and projects how they want to see the industry in the coming years. The year 2017 has been very eventful with a lot of song releases and hits, few movies and for the other recherché arts forms, the ...

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