Author: Lord Aikins Adusei

ECG Privatisation: Privatising for who? The experi

Friday, September 23, 2016
The financial, managerial and technical challenges facing the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have galvanised the apostles of privatisation, anti-state ownership of business and the neoliberal-free market capitalists to strongly advocate for ECG to be privatised. Their argument is that selling ...

A Leopard can't change its skin: PNDC versus  Rev. Charles Palmer Buckle, NDC vs

Monday, September 19, 2016
The Catholic Standard, before it was banned by the PNDC government of Jerry John Rawlings in 1985, was Ghana rsquo;s oldest private newspaper, owned by the Catholic Church of Ghana. The editor of the Catholic Standard during the PNDC era was Reverend Dr. Charles Palmer Buckle, the present ArchBishop ...
While the NDC dominates Volta Region, there is little to show for the support the people give the party

The people of Volta Region should free themselves from the yoke and tyranny of t

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Why is the Volta Region one of the most deprived regions in Ghana despite consistently voting massively for the NDC in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012? Why are the road networks in Ho and the surrounding districts very poor despite the huge support NDC has enjoyed from the people in the region ...

BUREAU OF NATIONAL INVESTIGATIONS (BNI) SHOULD BE REFORMED, NOT SCRAPPED

Thursday, May 26, 2016
On May 12, 2016, I listened to the passionate debate organised by Joy FM in which the panel debated about whether the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) should be scrapped or maintained. I agree with the Dr. Kwesi Aning and Osei Bonsu Dickson who argued that the BNI should be maintained. This a ...

The security danger of Issuing Voter ID Cards to Ivorians, Togolese and Burkinab

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
There are numerous allegations that politicians in Ghana are bussing foreigners from Ghana 39;s neighbouring countries to register in the ongoing limited registration exercise. Those allegations if true do not only bring the integrity of the entire electoral process into disrepute, but could affect ...
The impact of corruption on Ghana's economy, political stability, national security, the justice system and national reputation makes corruption more dangerous than terrorism

Corruption in Ghana Poses Existential Threat to the Nation

Monday, January 4, 2016
In this article, I argue that the impact of corruption on Ghana rsquo;s economy, political stability, national security, the justice system and national reputation makes corruption dangerous than terrorism, climate change, piracy, human trafficking, weapons proliferation and other security threat ...
No clear solution for the chaos in Libya

Libya in turmoil but no sign of the war instigators: France, Britain, US and NAT

Friday, August 29, 2014
The year was 2011. The month of March had just started. The Arab Spring which began in Tunisia had spread to Libya. Rebels in the Eastern Libyan city of Benghazi had risen up against the rule of long-serving dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi s loyal forces were at the outskirt of the city to cra ...
The ISIS terrorist group is sending the message that it intends to expand its territories beyond Syria and Iraq. It wants to conquer large swathes of Africa and Asia, as well as the entire Middle East.

POVERTY AND TERRORISM: A LESSON FOR GHANA

Monday, July 21, 2014
One of the major challenges confronting Africa today is how to tame or reverse the tide of terrorism sweeping across the continent. There is a strong belief among policymakers that terrorism in Africa is largely the product of economic hardship, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, corruption, alienat ...

The Strategic importance of Ukraine and why both Russia and U.S. want her as an

Friday, February 28, 2014
Ukraine commands a lot of geostrategic significance and this is the reason for the cockpit rivalry and competition currently going on between Russia and the West. The country was the second most important country after Russia during the USSR years. Currently its population of more than 44.6 million ...

The Troubling NDC and NPP Politics and the Failure of Political Leadership in Gh

Sunday, September 22, 2013
It is generally recognised that ideas, speeches, statements, ideologies and other public acts of politicians whether good or bad, have serious impact. In pointing to this fact John Maynard Keynes (one of the most respected economists of the Twentieth Century) wrote in 1936 that 'the ideas of economi ...
Nigeria leadership is critical to West Africa's security

Nigeria: A declining regional power?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Undoubtedly Nigeria is West Africa's only regional power. Its economy of US$337.9 billion (2010 estimate) is the biggest in West Africa and second in Africa after South Africa. The country is poised to overtake South Africa as Africa's biggest economy. Her more than 150 million people, over 36 billi ...
Meles Zenawi: a controversial figure

Ethiopia: A New Era after Meles Zenawi?

Thursday, November 29, 2012
The death of Meles Zenawi on August 20 at the age of 57 brought to an end more than two decades of controversial rule. In 1991, at the age of 36, Zenawi became the youngest ruler in Africa after leading his Tegrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), an ethnic militia from the country's north, to cr ...
President Mahama must act swiftly

Ivory Coast’s security nightmare today could be Ghana’s tomorrow

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In 1989 Liberia suffered a very devastating civil war. So violent was the war that by 1996 it had killed 200,000 of the 2.4 million people living in the country. About 750,000 people fled the war and became refugees in neighboring countries. Internally between 1 and 1.2 million people were displaced ...
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