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Twumasi Appiah Versus Akufo-Addo

In his book, “The Voice of the People, Public Opinion and Democracy”, James S. Fishkin has this to say, “Ours is an era of stunted public discourse, where instant polls, 900 numbers, orchestrated petitions, and talk-show campaigning appear to have overwhelmed participatory democracy

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Feature: Asem Darke “Dze Asem Kese Aba”

About two weeks ago, precisely on Sunday January 29, 2012, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), held an Interdenominational Prayer Service at the Essipong Sports Stadium in Sekondi to seek the face of God and His divine intervention and success in the 2012 elections

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Nobody can build Ghana through armchair criticism

Endorsed by 22 signatories resident in several countries, this letter was copied to many in the international community, including The President of the World Bank and the Chief Executive of the International Monetary Fund. Carrying their idiocy further, this group also served the Russian Kremlin, the Central Committee of the Chinese People’s Republic, the State Department of the United States of America, the President of the European Union, and the Secretary General of the United Nations. A glance at this list quickly tells me how uninformed these so-called Ghanaian residents in the diaspora are. I will return to this issue soon

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The Real Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko

Ghanaians are normally known to be very hospitable people. In fact this act of hospitality is even extended to peoples from other countries without consideration to religion, sex or creed. As a result, it has become a common feature for people to burst into the scenes in Ghana and overnight found acceptability in the eyes of Ghanaians

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Fighting Corruption in Ghana? Forget it!!

The Woyome fraud has opened a wide window through which we can peek into the web that makes it difficult for anybody to attempt fighting or eradicating corruption in Ghana. What is it about Woyome’s misconduct that will make anybody sympathize with him and create the impression that the official action being taken against him is bad or that he shouldn’t have been arrested at all?

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President Mills’ Decisiveness And Honesty At Play

President Mills will go down in history as the most vilified president ever to walk the face of Ghana, but he will also go down as the only known president who never lost his cool but looked beyond the insults and jeers of the opposition to continue with his “Better Ghana Agenda” that he promised to fulfil to Ghanaians

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Before this Woyome, there have been other Woyomes

Indeed, the deal perpetrated by Alfred Agbesi Woyome is horrendous and will remain as such for long. However, it is nothing new or spectacular in our country except that it has happened at a time that nothing seems to be working well for the political party in power that he finances

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Woyome here, Woyome there, we are all in it together

Not until the conditions that facilitated the fraud perpetrated by Alfred Agbesi Woyome are eliminated, we shouldn’t be surprised if worse cases occur in the future or if dubious suits continue to be filed by all manner of “aggrieved people” to benefit from this phenomenon of judgement debt payment. Once the precedent exists, trust Ghanaians to do all they can to exploit the situation

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When both the horse and its rider are mad…

It is often said that revolutions end up eating their own children. How true! Never before have we been told, though, that the children of revolutions also end up eating their own children. That is what is happening in the NDC, which is the product of a “revolution” of sorts, orchestrated by former President Jerry Rawlings

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