Opinions

No Outrageous Budget!

Of course every of citizen of Ghana has the right to know about the total budget that would be allocated to the senior national the Black Stars to ensure first class preparation for Brazil 2014 world cup fiesta

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For Amiri Baraka 16 (1934-2014)

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr. “Beneath the silence of starving talk”… I am thinking of naked kids, barefooted with snot-caked nostrils and protuberant neck bones threatening to rip out of their taut emaciated skins…. It does not get worse than Rwanda, lurid leftovers of crimes committed in the name of colonial civilization in the aftermath of the massive kidnapping and enslavement ...

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A Tribute To Komla Dumor

It is a measure of the high esteem in which he was held in his native Ghana, that so many ordinary people were stunned to hear Komla Dumor had died suddenly, in his London home - and were saddened by the unwelcome news. Many Ghanaians felt a sense of pride that he anchored the BBC World Service's flagship African programmes

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Prepaid Water Metering Is Half A Problem Solved

While I wholeheartedly agree with IMANI-Ghana's Vice-President, Mr. Kofi Bentil, that the topmost priority of the Ghana Water Company (GWC) ought to be effective management of water distribution, nonetheless, the decision by the GWC to ensure that consumers pay for water accessibility beforehand, is a step in the right direction

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When Rawlings Talks of Political Criminals and Hijackers

He is, of course, not the first soldier to have flagrantly usurped the democratic reins of governance in postcolonial Ghana. What makes him vastly different from his predecessors, however, is that the retired Flt.-Lt. Jerry John Rawlings flatly refuses to look himself up in the mirror, even as he crudely forces his successors to do just that

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Theater of the Absurd

As one who wrote and regularly performed my poetry at Anokyekrom of the Ghana National Cultural Center, in Kumasi, between 1979 and 1984, and then at the Accra Arts Center during then-Flt.-Lt. Rawlings' so-called Cultural Revolution, I perfectly appreciate the significance of theater facilities for the sound development of Ghanaian culture

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History Made In Germany

History, it is often said is made by people who are prepared to challenge the status quo, question certain perceptions and entrenched positions and venture into the unknown. And when it comes to breaking new grounds and setting new political standards the New Patriotic Party in Germany has always provided the lead

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Who Are These “Akyem Friends”?

I have said it time without number, but maybe I need to repeat the same - I am in no way, whatsoever, affiliated with any prominent and/or influential Ghanaian politician; and neither do I take my marching orders, as it were, from any Ghanaian of any ideological stripe or suasion

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Accra: Our Pride

Greater Accra region, the gateway to Ghana and home of a bustling and vibrant city has in the past years been in the media lenses for all the wrong reasons and has hence received all the negative publicity

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