Author Archives: Mawuena Kwasi

THE ANARCHY OF NOICE

A society where people wake up thinking it is their duty to provide music to their co tenants and neighbors is a cause for concern. It is only in Ghana where a neighbor can wake you up to early morning ‘azonto fiesta’ celebration. One is compelled into a mood of mourning, merriment or love at any time of the day ...

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Where Lies Truth And Objectivity?

It is mind-boggling to hear stories on scarcity during the Gold Coast era, where people had to queue for days to buy a common sugar among other basic commodities which ironically are begging for buyers in today’s market. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that there is a new twist to the story of scarcity. The new twist is that ...

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DYING FOR POLITICIANS!!!

Upon the declaration of 2012 general election results, lives have been lost to extreme jubilations as well as the anguish of losing. While some fanatics of the winning party have lost their lives through unregulated and daring celebrations, others are reported to have committed suicide due to the inability to come to terms with their dear party’s defeat. It is, ...

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‘LIVING TOMORROW TODAY’: THE WOE OF TODAY’S YOUTH

While a youthful stage is supposed to be a preparatory stage for adulthood and life as a whole, many youth are often guilty of pushing life. Parents and adults who are supposed to provide guidance are often to blame for exacerbating this issue by misleading the young ones into maturity before they are actually ready for it. Even though life ...

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COUNTRY OF RIGHTS’: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

Rights and responsibilities, which one comes first? This question could be arguable as an age old adage and unanswered question of a chicken and an egg, which is older? Edison Haines once wrote “With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation”. In my candid opinion, even though these two axioms are highly intricate and intrinsic, and ...

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MILLS’ DEATH: A MESSAGE TO THE LIVING

Death and a message from the dying can indeed give a purpose and direction to the living. Such is the scenario of our late President and Professor J.E. Mills. Whitefield once said “Take care of your life; and the Lord will Take care of your death”. The good professor, I believe, lived his life well and therefore should have no ...

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Emerging Goldmine Of Human Abode: Who To The Rescue?

Even though I have heard stories on people’s predicament in search of accommodation, I have always underestimated it until I came into reality with the situation. This has deepened my understanding of the plight of accommodation seekers in the City, particularly, Accra. In my search of accommodation, I got to know so many intriguing factors that I had never thought ...

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Tragedy of The Commons: The Bane of Society

Insatiable quest of mankind to derive benefits at the expense of the masses is central to many societal woes. The human nature is innately egoistic and inclined to self even at the expense and detriment of the larger society. This scenario is captured in one of the best social theories propounded by Garrett Hardin (1968). In this theory, he looked ...

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