Opinions: Editorial

Bird Flu Alert

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Reports about the confirmation of an avian or bird flu outbreak as contained in a story elsewhere in this edition make disturbing reading. At the time of going to press yesterday, confirmation of the health alert had come from the principal medical research centre, the Noguchi Centre for M ...

Stemming The Acid Menace

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The need to regulate the sale of the various categories of acids has never been so exigent. The statistics are not readily available but the number of persons who have been permanently incapacitated through acid attacks is worrying. Thirty-year-old Henrietta Amoah has lost her vision after ...

Political Life Without Danger

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 There should be no danger in political life 39; was one of the highlights of Nana Akufo-Addo 39;s speech as he bade farewell to the late Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The memberships of the ruling party, the National Democratic Congress ...

Stunted Growth

Monday, May 25, 2015 It started as the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, metamorphosing into the African Union (AU) but has witnessed a stunted growth since then. We hardly remembered it safe when its failings come up for queries and when its birthdays are observed as mandatory holidays across the continen ...

RIP Adams Mahama

Saturday, May 23, 2015 For Adams Mahama the day is over and death the end of all mortals has eclipsed him. All mortals, it is said in Islam, shall taste death but once; and that is exactly what has befallen this gentleman. Everybody is posting good testimonials about him; and in Islam, the faith to which he belongs, such ...

Gloomy Thursday

Friday, May 22, 2015 Yesterday Ghana woke up to news of the barbaric murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama. While we believe in the mysticism surrounding death, the inevitable end, we are saddened that the hands of human beings were involved in the destructio ...

What An EC!

Thursday, May 21, 2015 For a few days the Electoral Commission (EC) abused its independence status. It disregarded the good counsel of political parties and Ghanaians to halt the process of voter transfers and the upgrading of the voter register, including other machinations we might never be privy to. For a con ...

Primitiveness & Ignorance

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Many Ghanaians do not know that a Mental Health Authority has been established. Maybe the inception of the Authority should have been heralded by pomp and pageantry as part of an important publicity stunt. The few of us who now know that such an important Authority exists doff our hats to ...

EC Should Stop The Crap

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 This is not the time for the Electoral Commission (EC) to emit negative signals about its already battered integrity. The information making the rounds on the political terrain is that the commission deliberately waited for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to go into a vetting mode before it ...

Peaceful Dumsor Vigil

Monday, May 18, 2015 After the hue and cry over the dumsor vigil, the event came off peacefully without incidents and attracted massive numbers. The only closeness to any eyebrow raising attraction was the bravado of persons who insulted the organisers but turned around to partake in what they did not believe in. The ...

Let Fairness Prevail

Friday, May 15, 2015 The vetting exercise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has come and gone leaving behind a trail of expected hue and cry over disqualifications and so on. Suspicions of foul play and allegations against persons charged with managing the vetting process have been made here and there. While some of t ...
Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang – Minister of Education

Education: Tale Of Diminished Returns

Thursday, May 14, 2015 As it is with other ailing departments of state, education has witnessed a downward spiral as evidenced in the outcome of an international ranking in Mathematics and Science. Ghana 39;s abysmal performance in the two critical subjects gives credence to the fear expressed in many quarters about t ...

Corruption's New Frontier

Monday, May 11, 2015 Corruption is far from being subdued. No, not yet. It is waxing stronger, having successfully opened a new front in the energy sector. News about the deals going on in the energy sector even as we suffer the pain of power outages (dumsor) is disturbing. It is paradoxical that government, cluel ...
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