Opinions

No uniform for national service personnel

National service in this country is done as a pay back to the country for the support it has been able to render to the tertiary students across the length and breadth of the country. National service personnel in this country have been transformed from farmers to teachers and now to security personnel there is no problem with that

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Where is your Policy Statement, Akufo-Addo?

In the announcement preceding the maiden annual “Liberty Lectures” instituted by the Danquah Institute on May 31 to honour the founders of the Aborigines Right Protection Society, the organizers made it clear that the principal speaker, Nana Akufo-Addo (Presidential Candidate of the NPP), would give a lecture to announce his MAJOR policy statement

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Ghana is not worth dying for, but……

Echoes of the controversy surrounding the Minister of Health’s letter terminating the appointment of Dr. Frimpong-Boateng as Head of the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital are still ringing loud in our ears. Certainly, the Minister’s action has touched raw nerves, and the sharp public reaction to it reflects the extent to which passions have been inflamed

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The Ghana Government is Right!

Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning, a security analyst at the Kofi Annan International Peace-Keeping Training Centre, may be concerned about the proliferation of all manner of weapons on the continent as a result of the mayhem in Libya. He may also be concerned that retrieving such weapons will help curb any security threat

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Why is the NDC always crying foul? Part I

For many years now, activists of the NDC have pointed accusing fingers at all manner of people and organizations as being against the party and aligning with their arch-rivals (the NPP) to ditch it. The latest in the series of such accusations has come from Felix Ofosu Kwakye, a member of the communications team of the NDC

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Why is the NDC always crying foul? Part II

Despite its rich political history, the NPP too has serious liabilities and isn’t as appealing as its activists would have the whole world believe. But it knows how to fight its political rivals, using all manner of strategies, some of which have made its opponents accuse it of infiltrating the Judiciary, Ghana Bar Association, civil service, the mass media, security services, and many other areas, including the private business sector, where its lackeys position themselves to serve its interests

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When Ras Mubarak becomes the Prodigal Son…

I recall part of the testimonial that my former Assistant Headmaster wrote for one of my former classmates: “An incorrigible character. His employer may employ him at his own risk for further study of his character before giving him a permanent employment.” Very frightening, right?

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A Trojan Horse for the Asomdwehene: Hoodoo!!

In choosing to look beyond material wealth and for disregarding personal property-grabbing as the objective for being in office, President J.E.A. Mills has put himself in a class of his own. Since entering office, he has not collected per diem allowances while on official trips, putting to shame all others before him (or in his government) who have allowed self-acquisitiveness to dominate their political lives

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The race to the Presidency: Matters arising

It is imperative that we don’t fail to scrutinize the character traits of those seeking leadership positions in our country. We do so at our own risk because if we allow our political interests to cloud our judgement and just accept them on the surface and install them in office, they will not provide the impetus that we need to move our country forward

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