Opinions

A Critical Look At The Post-IVorian Election Crisis

All too soon, an unpleasant familiar scenario is brewing in African politics: an incumbent has lost power through constitutionally-organised elections supervised by the international community and declared to be free and fair but has decided not to give up power. This time it’s not Zimbabwe, neither Kenya, but Cote d’Ivoire. But certainly, the orchestrator of the plot is following the bad example set by the AU and exploiting a loophole which still exists in spite of the negative experiences in Zimbabwe and Kenya. The situation in Cote d’Ivoir, therefore, again, exposes the weaknesses in the AU and ECOWAS position on collective recognition and the urgent need for review

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Democracy Drives Oil Debates In Ghana

The reasonable debate about how future revenues from Ghana’s new oil find, ahead of its formal exploitation early next year, should be used for development is healthy. It is a lesson in Africa’s development process, where most pressing development decisions have been initiated without consulting the people. Of course, sometimes the debates veer off the urbane contours but the overall opinions are eclectically sound

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Scrap the School Feeding Programme

The introduction of the School Feeding Programme by the previous administration has come with so many challenges as I expected. I knew things were going to go wrong right from the beginning. Many were those who jubilated at the inception of the programme and even used it as a political campaign tool by the New Patriotic Party in the 2008 elections

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Adding tea to the tea-cups will do the trick

The current Atta-Mills administration seems to have special attachment to anything that has to do with tea. And I was not in the least surprised, when we woke up on the morning of Wednesday, 27th October, 2010 to the news that the Atta-Mills tea-train has now landed at the gates of our school children

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Is Joblessness the Cause of the Very Armed Robbery?

There has been recent increase in crime more especially armed robbery in the country. From the notorious highways armed robbery cases involving the controversial mass rape, it seems that another dimension where the armed robbers attack people in their homes in broad day light is also assuming an alarming proportion

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Knowing The Difference-National And Political Interest

Issues rising in Ghana every now and then are critical issues which are either of political or national interest and Ghanaians always love to express their opinions on such many issues. Most Ghanaians though love to express their opinions do not really know the real difference between which issue being a national matter for the national interest and those which are of political interest

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Boosting Agriculture In Ghana

Agriculture is Ghana's most important economic sector, the country produces a variety of crops in various climatic zones which range from dry savanna to wet forest and which run in east west bands across the country. Agricultural crops, including yams, grains, cocoa, oil palms, kola nuts, and timber

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‘Napoleon’ Kwesi Pratt meets his Waterloo

Napoleon Bonaparte was a great French war-lord who was so efficient with his battle-field prowess that he was almost seen as super-human who could not be defeated by any army. This man, unfortunately, was comprehensively annihilated by the British army in the battle of Waterloo. Hence, the saying “every napoleon has his waterloo”

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A New Airline For Ghana?

Have you been to Kotoka Airport lately?  If not – let me suggest a visit in the late afternoon or evening any day of the week.  Your trip will be worth your while and totally fascinating.  Out on the tarmac you’ll find these magnificent airliners, all lined up – side by side, proudly sporting their fancy colors.  You’ll find the ...

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A Message For Cocoa Board, GNPC And TOR

For Ghanaians to get real equity, please list these companies on Ghana Stock Exchange Market, anything less is just a joke. Who are the true owners of the Cocoa Board, TOR and GNPC? Why can’t ordinary Ghanaians buy shares in Cocoa Board and GNPC or TOR, if they’re the true owners of these companies?

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