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Article: Let the Telco wars begin

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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

MAWULI

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

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“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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Good table manners – Nana Awere Damoah

Nana Awere Damoah

Kwame Emerepabeba was a political activist in the Bra-ha-be-bome constituency. He was always on the case of the serving Member of Parliament (MP), questioned his actions and highlighted what he should really be doing for the constituents. He was the voice for the voiceless. The people impressed on him to stand against the MP. He told them he wasn’t interested ...

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Tax evasion affects economy – Cornelius Yabang

Taxation

For every country to develop, it requires individuals and corporate institutions in that country to pay their respective taxes in order to help develop that nation to enhance the welfare of the citizens. Internal Generated Fund (IGF) is an important source of generating funds for development. Even though the manner in which revenue is generated in this country may not ...

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Mr. President: A pile of work awaits you – Umaru Sanda

President John Mahama

Dear sir, While you were away Mr. President, the biggest issue, was the controversy the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was involved in. The CHRAJ boss, Lauretta Lamtey was reported to have spent $200,000 on rent and utility tariffs because her official bungalow was being renovated. Subsequently, two petitions have been submitted to your office calling for ...

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ARTICLE: Cholera, a social or medical pandemic?

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By: Alex Blege Human beings are social and biological beings; they interact with their own kind in various ways, they respond and react to maladies in their own system; as a result of their relationship between their environment and themselves. A pandemic means ‘a disease that spreads over a whole country or the world’ (Oxford Advanced Dictionary, New 8th edition). ...

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Why Grace Mugabe may keep her ‘hard-earned’ PhD

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace wave to supporters and guests

Zimbabwe is popular and revered for many unusual happenings in modern times. The country has ever recorded one of the highest inflation rates in the world. When it was Rhodesia, it was a break basket, but it quickly became a basket case after it chased out majority of the white owners of their agricultural lands. Unemployment soared as economic and ...

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Ghanamanic Gullibility – Nana Awere Damoah

Nana Awere Damoah

There are some names and words that are unique to Ghana. My writer friend Kofi Akpabli has a number of them listed in his book Tickling The Ghanaian. He calls it Ghanakasacartograph. In there he has terms like ‘Tokyo Joe’, ‘Opana’, ‘Shogologobangoshay’ and ‘Ampukyekye’. What is fascinating about some of these ‘terms’ is that we usually can’t remember the origin ...

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