Editorial

Research Department, The National Weal

Thursday, November 27, 2014 In the midst of the confusion, untruths and spins underpinning the Ruby cocaine saga from uncoordinated government control centres as it were, a number of issues of national security importance have cropped up. These issues, though inimical to prudent and overall national security management, ha ...

The 17.5% Tax On Petroluem Products: Comparing The Parliaments Of Ghana And Burkina Faso’s

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Only last Month, angry Burkinabes besieged their Parliament house and burnt it down. Their reason was simply; the legislators were on the verge of passing a new law to enable President Blaise Campoare to run for another term as President of his country.Even though the act of burning down ...

Breaching The Hippocratic Oath

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 An 18-year-old boy, Benjamin Amartey, died under worrying circumstances after a doctor on duty at the Ridge Hospital, Accra, turned him away. The doctor claimed he was tired and had come to the end of his shift. How callous It is heart-breaking reading this unfortunate testimonial of a health f ...

Wise Men, Where Are You?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 A world ruled by social media somewhat is not one to be toyed with the way government machinery appears to be managing the cocaine conundrum. Throwing dust into the eyes of Ghanaians as a means of concealing facts is not a sustainable and productive occupation because it would not be long before ...

Budget Of Hopelessness

Monday, November 24, 2014 Seth Terkper One word - hopelessness represents the budget as presented by Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Seth Terper, on the floor of Parliament last week. For those who expected some heart-warming details from the presentation, especially the improvement of the integrity of electr ...

How Sad!

Saturday, November 22, 2014 President John Mahama has stoked the fire of the raging cocaine debacle with his needless remarks on the subject. We would have rather he allowed sleeping dogs to lie, especially as the comments have done nothing to allay the apprehension of Ghanaians about a subtle complicity or otherwise of gov ...

Another Needless Fatality

Saturday, November 22, 2014 DCOP Christian Yohunu Last Wednesdays fatal inter-ethnicclash at sodom and Gomorrah was avertable. Records of an earlier deadly clash in thesame area are available for adequate lessonsto be drawn from but which were apparentlyignored. We wish to take issues with the JamesTown Police ...

 Tightening The Screws

Friday, November 21, 2014 Yesterday ended on a scary note. The imposition of some 17.5 Value Added Tax on petroleum products was the basis of the apprehension hounding Ghanaians. It was the only portion of the budget statement which swept across the country like wildfire through dry grassland. The question almost al ...
Akrasi Sarpong

Litany Of Contradictions

Thursday, November 20, 2014 So many government players have jumped into the fray of the cocaine saga and they are not making the story any clearer with their litany of contradictions. The efforts, albeit useless in output, are intended to deflect the reality of the scandal, especially its scathing effects on the image of g ...

It Shall Come To Pass  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Nayele Ametefeh aka Ruby Adu Gyamfi aka Angel We are constrained to comment once again about the worrying trend of drug trafficking against the backdrop of the politicisation of same. It is the umpteenth time that we are doing so and believe we have not reached the end of it yet. In the my ...
President John Mahama

Another Afrobarometer Blow

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Last week, another Afrobarometer report was released on public services. It highlighted poor service delivery of utility companies and other social services like healthcare and schools. This is coming on the heels of a recent one which virtually painted a gloomy picture about the country. In the ...

Listen To Us, Mr President

Friday, November 14, 2014 There is a popular axiom of truth in Ghana that he who constructs a path does not know how straight or crooked the path may be until that information is made available by someone who observes from behind. This axiom brings to mind our current situation in Ghana where every body apart from gove ...
Victor Danso

Despicable Fatherhood!  

Thursday, November 13, 2014 Our front page story of a Kumasi-based father, Victor Danso, who forcefully had sex with his 17-year-old daughter before he would give her money to pay her school fees, is simply heart-breaking. Obviously, such a character does not deserve to be called father. At best, he is just a sperm donor; ...
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