Opinions: Editorial

The Great Debate

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Many Ghanaians, most of them clerics, have been pushing for 39;a no to gay rights legislation 39; in recent times. While we are aware about the need for the rights of citizens to be protected, regardless of their faiths and physiological inclinations, it would appear that under the circ ...

When Picketing Pays

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 It did not have to take doctors to picket at the faà ade of the Controller and Accountant General's Department for the authorities to make a promise to address their concerns. As a bad precedence, we should expect a future recurrence from other aggrieved public servants whose remunerations are de ...

The Wages Of Irresponsibility  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Ghanaians last Saturday relived the trauma of the Melcom building disaster which claimed many lives when the departmental store came crumbling down a little over two years ago. Many assurances were made about how strict enforcement of best safety practices would be applied to obviate futur ...

Brash, Cocky

Monday, July 27, 2015 What the newly installed Electoral Commission Chief, Charlotte Osei, does not need now is a brash and cocky public relations manager. Facing a high octane challenge posed by a rubbished electoral register and a persistent demand for its replacement including a reform of elections management, she ...

What A Society!

Saturday, July 25, 2015 L/Cpl. Emmanuel Bartels Defilement remains an unbeatable nightmare of parents. When it happens as it often does these days, they and the victims get confused and even traumatised. When Mr. Mawunyegah Quashie discovered his 12-year-old daughter exhibited symptoms of pregnancy as carried ...

The Ruses, The Lies

Friday, July 24, 2015 Details continue to emerge about the most rubbished report to emanate from a commission of enquiry in recent times. When the objective of a project of this magnitude is intended to destroy the hard-earned reputation of both public officials and politicians, it is bound to suffer an image d ...

Costly Joke  

Thursday, July 23, 2015 If the attempt to create space for Akua Donkor in local politics, especially in the realm of the presidency, is a kind of joke, the fun is getting out of hand. As a comic relief in a country bedevilled with seemingly intractable problems, the joke of her new role in government comes in han ...

Nana's Anti-Corruption Module

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Corruption is threatening the survivability of our country. So widespread is the contagion that it is approaching endemic level and therefore requiring efficacious attention to address it. The modules often announced by the political establishment so gleefully in the media have turned out ...

Second Lady's Chalk Politics

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Madam Matilda Amissah-Arthur could not have received a plaudit from her husband, the Vice President, last week when she returned from Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region. Not when she embarrassed him with her undiplomatic remarks about over-pampered Ghanaians and an unsettling response to a ...

Indiscipline At Eid Ul Fitr

Monday, July 20, 2015 Those who witnessed the celebration marking the end of the month-long period of fasting by Muslims in some parts of Accra were disappointed in the conduct of the celebrants. While we do not hold anything against such celebrations, we frown upon acts of unruliness which instructively are in opposi ...

Eid Ul Mubarak!

Saturday, July 18, 2015 Muslims have come to the end of a 30-day religious exercise. It has been a period of spiritual enhancement for the faithful. Muslims endured the challenges of abstinence from food and bodily pleasures as demanded by the canons of the exercise. Society would benefit immensely if the discipline ...

The Dragon's Decline

Friday, July 17, 2015 We cannot pretend that things are moving smoothly in the country. To do so would be joining the group of propagandists on the payroll of government. Such a hypocritical conduct would also be indicative of the extent to which some of us can ignore the positive interests of the nation no mat ...

Fighting The Bird Flu

Thursday, July 16, 2015 There is an avian flu emergency in the nation 39;s capital. We are far from exaggerating a situation, which calls for the stoppage of the movement of live poultry in the nation 39;s capital according to government veterinarians. Indeed as we compose this commentary, this order has been i ...
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