Author: Kofi Akosah-Sarpong

No Dogma Or Purity Among The Political Parties

Sunday, November 04, 2012
Campaigns for elections in the impending December 2012 general elections are deeply heating up. Issues, policies and programmes are increasingly dominating the campaigns. As Ghanas democracy develops, the years of politics of insults, tribalism, and acrimony are gradually giving way to politics of ...

Dangerous! When Medical Doctors Believe In Witchcraft

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene, of BBC fame, disclosure that out of 45 Ghanaian medical students surveyed 41 believe witchcraft is responsible for existential problems; once again, reveal the immense obstacles entangling the Ghanaian development process. Here the medical students stand ...

Service Delivery, Traditional Institutions, And Inequality

Monday, July 16, 2012
Ghanas economic surge has come with it service delivery challenges. With socio-economic inequality widening and much of the population rural bound, the delivery of goods and services still remain a daunting task. Of recent times, service delivery has become part of the economic growth mantra in Gha ...

Ghanaians’ Dangerous Tribalism, Resolving The Misunderstandings

Monday, April 30, 2012
The pronouncement by the Assin North Member of Parliament, from the opposition National Patriotic Party, the hot-headed Kennedy Agyapong, on the Accra-based Oman FM station, which he owns, that people from the Ewe and Ga ethnic groups should be killed in the Ashanti Region, once again opens the unre ...

Traditional Deities Clash With Development Projects

Friday, April 27, 2012
In Ghana/Africa, some development projects could be difficult to discharge when it is entangled in rigid traditional beliefs. In some places, such as Kumasi, capital of the Asante Region and Ghanas second largest city, traditional beliefs clash with development projects. Taxi drivers, whose ill ...

The Enlightenment And The Ghana Culture Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Wednesday, 14th March, 2012 was Ghana Culture Day. Authorities say the day is to promote mainstreaming of the culture in national development. This has been going on over the years - basically pandering the same thinking. From Wednesday, 14th March, 2012 till now, I was expecting something mor ...

Integrating And Differentiating The Enlightenment Voices

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Prof. Esi Sutherland-Addy, of the University of Ghanas Institute of African Studies, floating of a Ghana Cultural Forum to some sort of differentiate and integrate the Ghanaian culture for progress, once again, enhances the on-going enlightenment movement. For now, as the Ugandans say, deeds speak ...

Africa Struggles For "democratic Deepening"

Wednesday, April 04, 2012
If our political parties fail, our democracy will suffer. - Michael J.K. Bokor, Ghanaian assistant professor of English at Long Island University, USAForget about the democratic hiccup in Mali, once of one of Africas emerging democracies. Or the fact that Mauritius is the only African country ...

The Enlightenment And The Killing Of Deformed Children

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Realistically, the Ghanaian enlightenment movement is expanding. Traditional inhibitive values are being critically scrutinized boldly without fear of ethnocentrisms. It is in this sense that deformed children, for centuries killed in some parts of Ghana, for being evil, are getting not only media a ...

Africa's Inhibitive Values, International Ideals Collide

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
As Africa flowers and its traditional values play out naturally with international ideals, the ensuing schisms are helping to refine some toxic African values that have been entangling Africans wellbeing. The conviction for life in London, UK of Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu of murdering Bamus 15-y ...

Jerry Rawlings On The Enlightenment Cylinder

Monday, February 27, 2012
Suddenly, ex-President Jerry Rawlings has had epiphany about the on-going Ghana/African enlightenment movement. Face-to-face with some lethal cultural inhibitions that have been demeaning Ghanaians/Africans humanity, Rawlings, in the manner of Archimedes and Isaac Newton, exclaimed I need an expl ...

The Tribal Support Of Gargantuan Crimes

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The mind-set of fifteen traditional chiefs and queen-mothers, from the Tongu area in Ghanas Volta Region, descending on the National Police Headquarters in Accra, to sympathize with their tribes-man, Alfred Woyome, who was being held over financial crimes of about US40 million, is disturbing and l ...

Woyome, Corruption And Development

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Development-wise, it appears despite their chequered development history, Ghanaian politicians do not get it. A ruling National Democratic Congress NDC Member of Parliament, Kojo Adu Asare, thinks a US40 million corruption scandal that is rocking the NDC wont affect Ghanas 2012 general election ...
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