• 3 hours My Double-Portion Of Blessing That Falls In January ModernGhana -Opinion
    Everyone has a special day in his or her life because your life is the most important story you will ever have to tell. Even though your story or the special day may be similar to someone 39;s, your special days will never be forgotten. Remembering the history of life, knowing who you are and why you are here, it is easier to make choices and make important decisions. The world is expanding, characterized by deceitfulness and crime, yet great times are meaningful. January each yea ... more
  • 5 hours Sissala East Must Be Guarded Against The NDC’s Message; It Is Gaining Weight ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ahead of NPP 39;s parliamentary primaries, comrades from the NDC have learned to engage in a rather diabolic propaganda which, though smart is to me gimpy. Their agenda to punch the NPP as a disunited front in the Sissala East Constituency should be disproved by the leadership of the party (NPP). In as much as they are trying through all means possible to achieve their aim of forcing the people to believe nonfactual disunity between Hon. Ridwan Abass (sitting MP) and Hon. Ami ... more
  • 13 hours The State Of Tinyekuraa Primary School ModernGhana -Opinion
    One of the fundamentals for community development is education and it is the low literacy in rural communities that have led to the high poverty rate, high deprivation and unrealistic autocracy from a cross-section of people in our jurisdiction. It is this fact that led to sustainable development goal number 4 which entails quality education boiling down to our constitutional rights as a Ghanaian as the right to education. This is completely buttressed with the proper policy of t ... more
  • 14 hours Godfatherism in Ghanaian Political Space ModernGhana -Opinion
    The impact of godfathers in Ghana rsquo;s political space; ranging from the national to local level, poses unprecedented levels in the way leaders are elected/appointed to man various political and apolitical portfolios. The godsons are now expected to raise huge sums of money towards the cause of a godfather you so affiliated with during a contest so as to be promised and assured inclusion when elected or appointed. That is, in part, the current political enigma of the youth menace despite ... more
  • 14 hours It’s The Concealment Of Information That Leads The Public To Suspect Wrong-Doing ModernGhana -Opinion
    All institutions, including Governments and their agencies, have the DUTY to put their case before the public. Almost all of them depend on taxes paid by the public to carry out their functions. And in order that the public should remain PERSUADED that the public must continue paying the taxes that keep the institutions afloat, the public needs a regular flow of information on what the institutions are doing; how they are doing it; what difficulties face them; and how they are surmount ... more
  • 19 hours Carry Your Own Cross Bawumia ModernGhana -Opinion
    What has happened to the 170 statements then-presidential running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia purporting to be needing answers from then-Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur? Dr. Bawumia should do himself a favour by answering his own statements now that he has some experience as Vice President and Heads the Economic Management Team. I intend not to waste my cherished reader 39;s time by repeating almost all the 170 statements from Dr. Bawumia needing his own answers. For that rea ... more
  • 22 hours Kassar-Tee, Simons Offer Nothing New or Refreshing on Voters’ Register Debate ModernGhana -Opinion
    I read the News Desk rsquo;s report titled ldquo;Why EC Is Bent on Compiling New Voters rsquo; Register: Interesting Details Emerge rdquo; (Modernghana.com 1/19/20), and did not find much that was either revealing in a refreshingly instructive manner or that should compel any critically thinking bona fide and patriotic Ghanaian citizen to want to change his/her stance on the imperative necessity for the compilation of a new National Biometric Voters rsquo; Register (NBVR), by the Jean Adukwei M ... more
  • 22 hours The False Tolerance of John Dramani Mahama – Part 2 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Here in the United States of America, for example, his ratings would literally have shot through the roof, as it were. Unfortunately, in Ghana, when the popular comedy act by the name of OB Amponsah, in his New Year rsquo;s Edition of what was ldquo;Hip-Hopically rdquo; dubbed as a ldquo;Decemba2Rememba, rdquo; joked that the last name of the once witheringly defeated Presidential Candidate of the country rsquo;s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), meant ldquo;corruption rdquo ... more
  • 22 hours The False Tolerance of John Dramani Mahama – Part 1 ModernGhana -Opinion
    I have often disputed this patently false propaganda that has former President John Dramani Mahama being far more tolerant than President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, especially back in the runup to Election 2016, when Ghana rsquo;s former Foreign Minister and Minister for Regional Integration was busy gunning for the Presidency as Candidate Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. That patently false propaganda that had been peddled by the Mahama Posse, otherwise called the key operatives of the National Democratic ... more
  • 22 hours Revisiting the Ukraine-Russia-EU triangular dynamics ModernGhana -Opinion
    With the narrative that floats around, one is tempted to think that the Ukraine crisis is all about Crimea; that it started and ended there. So what about the internal oblasts like Odessa, Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donetsk (the South- Eastern regions) where a protracted conflict broke out? Are they not part of the resolution to the Ukraine crisis? But before any party decides on how to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, it is crucial to understand what needs to be resolved. What needs to be ... more
  • 22 hours China Has Embraced Africa’s Development; The US Has Not ModernGhana -Opinion
    It is as clear as day and night, the difference between China rsquo;s approach to Africa and that of the United States. There is no equivalence. Historically, China has viewed African nations as part of the developing sector from which China emerged. This has contributed to China rsquo;s distinct attitude to partnering with African nations in promoting economic growth. Over the last two decades especially, the ties between China and Africa have grown stronger, with Africa rsquo;s East Coast mate ... more
  • 1 day The Lessons As We Celebrate Martin Luther King Day ModernGhana -Opinion
    Today January 20, 2020, the world celebrates the legendary of the great Negro, Martin Luther King Jr. This day reminds us of the task on every human to sacrifice our lives in one way or the other so as to ensure that evil flee from us in all aspects of our lives. King once said, lsquo;Anyone who does not have something for which he is willing to die for, is not fit to live. rsquo; He was ever ready to see to it that the Negro child be on the same level of justice with the white child ... more
  • 1 day Lack Of Legal Educational Institution In The Five Northern Regions; A Barrier To Legal Education In Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    Distance can be a barrier to one 39;s choice of formal education. The gap between the Northern and the Southern Zones of Ghana was further widened because there was a delay in formal education in the North. It took time for the people in the North to produce book intellectuals not because we are not capable but because we were deprived of the opportunities. I have read and heard stories of how people in the past could trek on foot or travel from as far as in Wa, Bolga ... more
  • 1 day You Cannot Cage A Heart That Is In Love ModernGhana -Opinion
    Barack and Michelle, both Harvard graduates, met back in 1989 when Michelle, then Michelle Robinson, was assigned as Barack 39;s mentor at law firm Sidely Austin LLP. They went on their first date a month later, and it was then that Michelle began to learn, and love, everything about her now-husband. 39;He showed all the sides - he was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive. The fountain - nice touch. The walk - patient, 39; she says. The pair married on October 3, 1992, and ... more
  • 1 day Do We Need An Emergency Forex Development Committee – To Tell Us What We All Know? ModernGhana -Opinion
    So the government of Ghana has now set up an Emergency Forex Development Committee, to advise it on halting the depreciation of our miserable currency, the worthless Ghana cedi? Amazing. What a strange country this is. Hmmm. Asem ebeba debi ankasa. Yooooo... Does that mean, one wonders, that the current regime now freely admits that our garrulous vice president, Dr. Mahammadu Bawumia, has failed to arrest the cedi - and hand it over to the Inspector General of Police , as he once gl ... more
  • 1 day Unfolding The Second Folder Of Manasseh ModernGhana -Opinion
    I made my 2020 resolution and the substance of this is to stay close and deflect any needless attack on HE John Dramani Mahama and anything that will stand his way in his quest to rescue this country come December 2020. So, if you notice that I often respond to such attacks especially from known critical voices in the past, please it is just part of my solemn pledge that I made and not that I have any personal scores to settle with any of such voices. From where I sit, I think HE ... more
  • 2 days Let This Be The Year You Really COMMIT To A New Year’s Resolution! ModernGhana -Opinion
    It rsquo;s 2020, a new year and a new decade. You spent the latter part of last year putting together a list of New Year resolutions ndash; things to do, things to stop doing and things you aspire to do. It all looks good. Come January the 1st and you rsquo;re all fired up and ready to go and you start in earnest: you go on a diet and go to the gym every day to lose weight; you stop drinking and smoking or start work on that dream project. Every day of January you are still busy implement ... more
  • 2 days Kofi Kinaata; God Doesn’t Need To Be A Christian For Christianity To Be True. ModernGhana -Opinion
    It has been observed that, when young folks get little money and fame, their true self is revealed and they automatically become self-acclaimed philosophers and lsquo;truth rsquo; bearers. They extend to the public what they think is the truth. The sad thing is that they mostly don rsquo;t do any proper thinking and adequate research about certain subjects but are able to make conclusive statements and claims. One young man who have recently come into the lime light due to his ly ... more
  • 2 days Bawumia’s Nephew Laments Over Uncle’s Cedi Depreciation ModernGhana -Opinion
    Dear Uncle Bawumia, to spare you from boredom, let me go straight to the point. Not long ago, particularly in 2016, you were hailed by your party,(NPP) floating voters and civil society organizations for being the heartbeat of economics in Ghana and hyperbolically the world at large. This was somewhat true because you showcased your economic prowess via the introduction of major terminologies which were seldom heard in the economics arena. You showed that you were a true son of a hun ... more
  • 2 days The Students Loan Trust Fund Scheme Has Lost Its Relevance, Momentum ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) project as established under the trustees incorporation Act 1962, Act 106, aimed at helping the nation to pursue her dream of providing financial resources for the benefit of students as demanded by Article 25 and 38 of the 1992 constitution, appears to be losing its focus and vision. It is crystal clear that, the establishment and implementation of the Student Loan Trust Fun (SLTF) scheme over the years, has gone a long way to play a pivotal role in liberat ... more
  • 2 days How Much Is In Ghana’s Contingency Fund? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Introduction The Contingency Fund of Ghana is one of the major public funds created by the Constitution. However, at no point in time do Ghanaians know and neither do they question how much is the balance in the Contingency Fund. As the people who pay tax and in whom the sovereignty of Ghana resides, Ghanaians must be fully aware about how government manages state affairs and how much is involved. Knowing how much is in the Contingency is therefore key for a financially conscious Ghanai ... more
  • 2 days Mystery Of The Quarry Fund: Afigya Kwabre South Citizens Agree To Give Four More Years To The NPP To Do More ModernGhana -Opinion
    It will always be said that a man is not qualified to lead until he 39;s tested with position and power. The leadership of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo hasn 39;t only been exemplary but also visionary. His exemplary and visionary leadership has not been narrowed to the seat of government but also showed in his appointments made at the decentralized local government levels. Indeed, the Afigya Kwabre South District has benefited from his visionary appointments of MMDCEs. DC ... more
  • 2 days Do Citizens Really Care About Their Wasted TAXES? ModernGhana -Opinion
    In President Nana Addo rsquo;s inaugural Speech he asked us to be Citizens and NOT Spectators but the question I want to ask today is that have we the Citizens become Spectators when it comes to how our TAXES are being Used? First and foremost what is a TAX? A tax (from the Latin taxo) is a compulsory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund various public expenditures. Fa ... more
  • 2 days An Open Letter To The UK’s Octopus Energy: Re: Making Octopus Energy A Global Renewable Energy Giant? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Dear Octopus Energy, I am writing to bring to your attention, a truly game-changing serendipitous clean power invention, which, without a shadow of doubt, is the holy grail of the global power sector. In the post-Brexit era, it has the potential to help Octopus Energy in becoming the world 39;s dominant clean energy company - and the most profitable green power business ever, on the surface of the planet Earth. I have copied the brilliant inventor, marine engineer Raphael A ... more
  • 3 days Mr. Coward, Whose Blood Are You Going to Spill? ModernGhana -Opinion
    The fact that the previous John Dramani Mahama regime once appointed a crassly uncultured and intellectually challenged thug like Yaw Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh as its Ejisu (Edweso)-Juaben (Dwaben) Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE), ought to leave absolutely no doubt in the minds of the general voting public that the Presidential Candidate of the country rsquo;s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has absolutely nothing either refreshing or progressi ... more
  • 3 days Help me: I am bleeding! ModernGhana -Opinion
    Please Sir, I beg of you I need your help. Can t you see...I am bleeding to death? Any open eyes and mind can see my days are numbered if I cannot get help from professionals. I do not understand what you mean? Please Sir...I beg you so much. I seriously need your help...urgently Yes, yes...do not worry. I can see that part of you lays in the dust a bit far from you. But relax my best friend. I swear to you and all people in our country that no harm will done to you. I swear by ... more
  • 3 days When Mr. Naked Promises You a Pair of Pants ModernGhana -Opinion
    If you are familiar with Akan maxims and proverbs, you might have already heard the words that make up the caption of this column, which, by the way, only constitute the dependent-clause fragment of the fuller version of the maxim or proverb in reference, which runs as follows: ldquo;If a naked man promises you a pair of pants, you just listen to his name. rdquo; I first heard this proverb used by the senior one of my two Housemasters at the Akuapem-Akropong Salem or the Presbyterian Middle ... more
  • 3 days Afenyo Markin Writes…It Is High Time International Schools Taught Ghanaian Languages ModernGhana -Opinion
    Nations across the world showcase their cultural identities in so many ways. The culture of every nation includes its set of languages. More than 250 languages and dialects are spoken in Ghana with 9 of them formally taught in schools. There are several ways and stages of acquiring languages. Apart from the primary (natural) method of acquiring a language, there are also other methods. Schools play pivotal roles in language acquisition and this is done through teaching and learning. ... more
  • 3 days Afenyo Markins Writes…It Is High Time International Schools Taught Ghanaian Languages ModernGhana -Opinion
    Nations across the world showcase their cultural identities in so many ways. The culture of every nation includes its set of languages. More than 250 languages and dialects are spoken in Ghana with 9 of them formally taught in schools. There are several ways and stages of acquiring languages. Apart from the primary (natural) method of acquiring a language, there are also other methods. Schools play pivotal roles in language acquisition and this is done through teaching and learning. ... more
  • 3 days Ghana Education Service Under Siege ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana Education Service (GES) has been marked for destabilization for political reasons. Certain elements for political reasons have planned to use teacher unions and unemployed teacher trainees to terrorize the GES. The demonstration by some trained teachers who were yet to be posted to start working, staged at the premises of the GES in Accra a few days ago, was to test the grounds for future unprovoked attacks on the country s education supervisory outfit. The lead char ... more
  • 4 days Bawumia: The Populist Economist ModernGhana -Opinion
    Dr Bawumia in opposition touted his economic prowess as unmatched. He told everybody how it was easy to manage the economy and that the managers of the economy then were incompetent. He called himself the economic MESSIAH and his flagbearer Nana Addo also said God has gifted him with all the worldly economic knowledge to solve our Country 39;s problems. Ghanaians were promised a rare kind of a vice president who has the magic wand to solve all our economic challenges. It is ther ... more
  • 4 days Retain The Captured Sissala Seats; They’re Not Property Of The NDC ModernGhana -Opinion
    Until the recent loss of control of the Sissala district (now Sissala East and West), it was a no go area for any political party except the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Peoples National Convention (PNC). Concerning the NDC, the charismatic life of Alhaji Sulemana Amidu which later was to make him a venerable leader of the people of the Sissalaland made it highly impossible for any other political party to crush the NDC monopoly. For the PNC, their partial contro ... more
  • 4 days MTN Remains The Best Communication Network In Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    On 16th January at about 7.00 pm, I realized that my Internet was insensitive as it had always been. I began to wonder whether it was the usual behaviour of our Android Operating Systems where the applications freeze up until the mobile device is restarted. I then restarted my phone on two occasions but the Internet was still not functioning. The next thought was to recheck and be sure that the data bundle I had just bought was not exhausted but lo, it was intact. What could ... more
  • 4 days Prof. John Gatsi writes: C’ttee Investigating Cedi Depreciation Taking Over BoG Powers ModernGhana -Opinion
    It is a consolidated fact that the management of the currency (Cedi), including investigations into the depreciation of the local currency, is the constitutional mandate of the Central Bank of Ghana (BoG). In article 183 (2)(a) of the Constitution, the BoG is mandated to promote and maintain the stability of the currency in the interest of economic management and progress of Ghana. Also, it is only the BoG that can disallow any forex exchange transactions. In the spirit of the above ... more
  • 4 days The Unsung Stanza Of The Year Of Return Hymn ModernGhana -Opinion
    Between the 17th and 18th century, the elite in Europe travelled in groups to interesting parts of the continent from England to Belgium to France, Switzerland and anywhere interesting. The improvement in various modes of transportation and changes in the labour market enhanced the convenience of travel. Sooner than later, a lifestyle meant for the Elite was adopted by commoners as enthusiasm for neo-classical culture waned. This gave birth to the era of Thomas cook rsquo;s famous ldquo;Cooks T ... more
  • 4 days Football Versus Business: Did Prez Kurt Okraku Treat Asante Kotoko Well? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Let 39;s twist the debate on the sanctions this way, on business perspective. Kotoko commands the largest supporter base in Ghana. Five home matches ban will mean the many Kotoko fans must get news from the empty stadium via the Media. The biggest sponsor now, those given the media rights to broadcast the premier league must have means to rake in back their investments. And that means: have a larger viewership, listenership, and readership. One that attracts advertisements. More money is ... more
  • 4 days Maulvi Noor Mohammed Bin Salih Needs to Level up with the Truth on Mahama ModernGhana -Opinion
    At the 88th Annual National Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission of Ghana, the Ameer and Missionary-in-Charge, Maulvi Noor Mohammed Bin Salih, was reported to have commended former President John Dramani Mahama for his ldquo;humility and demeanor, rdquo; and that these two behavioral traits were characteristics that if the bosom friend of Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome held onto tightly, he was likely to achieve success in his future endeavors (See ldquo;Criticize Corruption, Nepoti ... more
  • 4 days She Distinguished Herself as Justice Annie Jiagge, Justice of the Appeals Court of Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    I first heard the name of Ms. Annie Ruth Baeta in 1976. She was then a well-established and distinguished member of the judicial system of Ghana. Her name was then Justice Annie Jiagge. It was my elder brother, Dr. Kwasi Ayimadu Okoampa-Ahoofe, the Nuclear Physicist and Nuclear Criticality Engineer, with a second doctorate in Computer Science, who brought the name of Justice Annie Jiagge to my attention. He would inform me that Justice Annie Jiagge was the first Ghanaian woman to be seated on bo ... more
  • 4 days The Second-Term Bid of President Akufo Addo: An Insult to Ghanaians ModernGhana -Opinion
    Fellow Ghanaians, I chuckled in Chinese a few days ago when I stumbled upon a literally presidential beg by President Akufo Addo seeking one more term. Yes, after editing his pledges made to Ghanaians over the last three years, this old man still wants more years to govern. Stranger than fiction, right? In 2016, the seventy-something gerontocrat deceived us that he needed only eighteen (18) months to overturn our economic circumstances. Well, three years later in government, Preside ... more
  • 4 days The Living Lord Jesus Christ ModernGhana -Opinion
    This is a testimony from a Chinese Christian who was given the New Testament for the first time in his life. I took the New Testament home with me, I sat down on the floor and read it through before I did anything else. I have read the great writings of Confucius. I wanted to satisfy my hungry heart there. I knocked at the door but no answer came for Confucius was dead. I read the message of Buddhism seeking that for which my soul so profoundly longed. I knocked at the door of Buddha but no answ ... more
  • 4 days ECO Currency: West Africa Sub-region Is Creating A “Monster” ModernGhana -Opinion
    There is nothing wrong copying from another country/culture or from someone else, because copying is an important part of the learning process. However, what makes copying per se problematic or wrong is when one over copies blindly or fails to acknowledge the source(s) of the information or the event copied, making it seems as if the person copying is the originator of the ideas. In academic world, for example, using another person 39;s ideas without duly recognizing the intellec ... more
  • 4 days A Lettër To Patriotic Citizens ModernGhana -Opinion
    Dear Patriot, I am extremely happy you choose to stay with the people who stand with truth probity, accountability and sustainable development. You 39;re one of the people who choose Ghana over corruption, IMF bailout, corrupt sole sourcing, Gibril Ford Expedition, Monarchy, Smartys, Guinea fowl, create, loot and share, and second coming of Anti-Ghana(JDM), may God rescue Ghana from this scam. Generally, Ghana has experienced unprecedented economic growth within three years of NPP governmen ... more
  • 4 days Akufo-Addo Has Not Appointed John Dramani Mahama to Anything in His Government ModernGhana -Opinion
    How often do these New Patriotic Party (NPP) operatives, both on state side and abroad, need to be told that playing defensive against the politically desperate propagandists of Ghana rsquo;s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the surest bet to being effectively driven into opposition, in spite of the glaring fact that in just under three years, or three-quarters of a single term in office, the Akufo-Addo-led government of the New Patriotic Party has far and away outperformed ... more
  • 5 days Census 2020: Everyone Counts, Get Counted ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ghana rsquo;s population continue to increase by more than 700,000 people each year, with most of the growth occurring in urban areas of Accra, Kumasi and Sekondi-Takoradi. According to the National Population Council (NPC, RAPID 2015) Ghana rsquo;s population is estimated to be 45.8 and 50.2 million by 2040 and 2050 respectively should the current growth rate remain unchanged. Continued population growth has strong implications for quality of life, socio-economic growth and sustainability. This ... more
  • 5 days NDC To Expand And Improve Free SHS; Make All Technical And Vocational ModernGhana -Opinion
    NDC must expand and improve free SHS; make all technical and vocational education FREE to accelerate growth and development. It does not make sense that the much-touted free SHS is made available to all second cycle institutions with the exception of technical and vocational schools. NPP, as always, masters the art of ldquo;divide and rule rdquo;, but they will not get away with it this time. If Ghana is to make progress in her quest for technological development, these are exactly th ... more
  • 5 days When The Cistern Of Knowledge Exhibits Weaknesses To Matters Of National Importance ModernGhana -Opinion
    The temptation to despair may become so overwhelming when you realize that the best in the game, the cistern of knowledge when it comes to matters of national importance exhibits weaknesses known to be part and parcel of amateurs. 18 civil society organisations convoked on the EC 39;s proposed plan to compile a new voters 39; register. They tell us they are not in support of the proposition. They give a number of reasons. The holes in these reasons are amazingly shocking. Let me h ... more
  • 5 days 2023: Another Perspective On Power Rotation ModernGhana -Opinion
    Eight months after the swearing-in of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the debate on which part of the country will produce the next President has begun. South-east feels cheated and complain of gross injustice for denying her the chance to lead Nigeria. South-west has agreed that 2023 is her rsquo;s and that she will clinch the baton of leadership of Nigeria. North, whose son is in his second term as the president, argues that there should be a level playing ... more
  • 5 days Africa Foreign Investments Abroad Led To Poverty At Home ModernGhana -Opinion
    There is no other continent that has contributed so much foreign investments to world development at the time of Peace and Wars than the African Continent. Instead of returns in dividends and economic progress, Africa regresses into penury. Africans spurred economic development, businesses, riches, nurtured Trans-Atlantic trade and fought World Wars abroad for free; more than any other continent on Earth. Nevertheless, African contributions in Foreign Investments and Peace to the outsi ... more
  • 5 days Ghana’s “Profumo” Moment ModernGhana -Opinion
    The fallout from The Kan Dapaah saga continues but the tenor and direction of the public discussion misses the mark completely. Mr. Dapaah is Minister for National Security, which means as a nation, we rely on him for our safety. Many may be too young to know about the ldquo;Profumo Affair rdquo; but that is the gold standard for discussing this episode. The Profumo Affair was a 1961 British political scandal in which it was revealed that, John Profumo, then-Secretary of State for War in the ... more
  • 6 days Kasoa, A Den Of Criminals, In A Very Dangerous Residential Area ModernGhana -Opinion
    Kasoa is an urban town in the Awutu Senya East municipal district in the Central Region. Kasoa was formerly known as Odupongkpehe, the second largest town in the district only next to Winneba. The town is situated along the Accra-Cape Coast road. The population of Kasoa grew from eight hundred and eighty-eight in the 70s to thirty-four thousand in 2010. Today the population of Kasoa is almost a hundred thousand. Kasoa has a vast land and since the town is not far from Accra, ... more
  • 6 days Rejoinder: Businessman wins 4 contracts with ‘fraudulent’ documents: Case forwarded to A-G for advice ModernGhana -Opinion
    joinder: Businessman wins 4 contracts with lsquo;fraudulent rsquo; documents: Case forwarded to A-G for advice My attention has been to a publication in Daily Graphic on page 29 and Graphiconline.com claiming that the Central Regional Police Command has referred the docket on a case of alleged forgery and fraud involving the Managing Director of Tacoa Construction Limited, Mr Henry Tackie, to the Attorney General rsquo;s Department for advice. The story which was written by one Shi ... more
  • 6 days A Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis and Sporting Officialdom ModernGhana -Opinion
    They are disgruntled and have every right to be. Whatever one rsquo;s feelings about tennis, expecting athletes to perform in subpar conditions is a rank matter that should see officials taken to task. But administrators of a game are often distant from the practice of the game itself. Being on different, cognitive paths, the players can be left stunned by decisions that have the estranging effect of being made in committee. The pressing issue at the Australian Tennis Open this year is the ai ... more
  • 6 days Taxpayers Union Writes To Jean Mensa ModernGhana -Opinion
    Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa The Electoral Commissioner Electoral Commission Ghana REQUEST FOR INFORMATION / NOTICE OF INTENTION OF CIVIL ACTION: CONTRACT OF, AND, EXTERNAL CONSULTANTS REPORT AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION IN RESPECT OF THE PROPOSED BIOMETRIC DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND THE NEW VOTERS REGISTER Dear Madam, Taxpayers Union is composed of taxpayers and citizens of Ghana with a national broad ... more
  • 6 days Liberians Must Reject Rabble Rousers – And Unite Instead To Transform Their Much-Troubled Nation ModernGhana -Opinion
    As Pan-Africanists, some of us want those who currently govern Nkrumah 39;s Ghana to take an active interest in what is currently going on in Liberia - and work towards helping to bring tensions there under control. The last thing that the West African sub-region needs is for Liberian society to descend into chaos, yet again. God forbid. We also understand clearly that whiles nation-building in Africa is an enormous task, it is also incredibly easy for clever and ambitious self-se ... more
  • 6 days Àmòtékùn: Where Is Bola Ahmed Tinubu? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ograve;ro se ni w ograve;, k aacute; l egrave; m 39;eni t oacute; f eacute; ni. - Yor ugrave;b aacute; Aphorism Translation: Be afflicted and know those who love you. K aacute; r igrave;n g egrave;r egrave;, k aacute; f 39;es egrave; ko, k aacute; w 39;eni t iacute; oacute; se 39;ni p egrave;l eacute;. - Yor ugrave;b aacute; Aphorism Translation: You know your true friends in time of trial. Time is a very powerful element in nature. Time derobes and robes. It disarms ... more
  • 6 days Here’s How You Can Take Control Of Your Business’s Finances This Year ModernGhana -Opinion
    As we enter the New Year, owners of small and startup businesses have the opportunity to look back on their achievements in 2019 and to look ahead to how they can fuel business success in 2020. The most important element to get right is the company rsquo;s finances ndash; with the right financial insights you can reduce costs and improve revenue and profitability in the years to come. Conversely, without a firm handle on the company rsquo;s financials, you could amass unnecessary cost ... more
  • 6 days Open Letter To Anin Yeboah, CJ ModernGhana -Opinion
    My Lord Chief Justice, good morning. Throughout all ages, in every country in the world, the highest paid public servant, the most powerful position, the most honourable and most glamorous position in society is CHIEF JUSTCIE (CJ). By the Grace of God today you are the CJ of the Republic of Ghana, sitting on the very chair that CJ Fred Apaloo sat on, and his many successors, including Justices Wiredu GK Acquah and others. We know each other very well, from our days at Legon at the ... more
  • 6 days Inclusive Education In Ghana: The Misconceptions, Confusions And Frustrations – The Story Of Yaw Nyame ModernGhana -Opinion
    Yaw Nyame is a 6-year old boy with mild cerebral palsy, so he experiences some challenges with general posture, movement of his hands and blurred speech. His parents, who hail from Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region, were at first not enthusiastic about sending Yaw to school because of his disability. However, a little over a year ago they noticed he was getting along well with few friends he plays with in the community. They have also noticed some improvement in his level of assertiveness as ... more
  • 7 days RE: Deputy Minister For Trade And Industry, Ahomka-Lindsay (Hon), To Contest For Kumawu Constituency ModernGhana -Opinion
    Citizens Leader, Kumawu. We have read with disdain an article purported to have been penned by a certain Rockson Adofo (a person of some criminal record) who does not hail from Kumawu or any of its adjoining communities, knows nothing about the history of Kumawu and currently residing in the Netherlands, trying to discredit the background and the hometown of the deputy minister of trade and industry, Hon Ahomka-Lindsay. The article and its contents is seen by we the citizens of the Ku ... more
  • 7 days Why Authorities May Have Warned Against Drinking From River Tano After The Pollution ModernGhana -Opinion
    Yesterday, I was called on the phone by my senior brother and friend; Mahmoud Nurudeen of Joy Fm who asked whether or not I've seen the news about River Tano acid pollution after a track carrying car batteries accidentally slipped into the river. After reading the story, I have decided to throw more light on the probable reason why local authorities have advised that residents should not drink the water for the period. Basically, the story said the river was polluted by acid and ... more
  • 7 days Sorry, We Cannot Give You Four More Years. We Are Ready To Send You Back To Opposition ModernGhana -Opinion
    You have not served us well. Stop coercing us to give you four more years. It is not by force The majority of Ghanaians can attest to your government failure and no amount of manipulation from you would work. Ghanaians have come to appreciate multiparty democracy and its accompanying elections (though expensive). The election is the only opportunity offered the masses to pass their verdict on an incumbent government. It does not lie in President Nana Akufo Addo's mouth to tell us what he has ... more
  • 7 days Offertory, Tithe Go Digital As Churches Introduce E-Payments—Part II ModernGhana -Opinion
    This is a followup on Francisca Asamoah rsquo;s article in the Daily Graphic on 12th January 2020 at 16:46 about Offertory, tithe goes digital as churches introduce e-payments. On Sunday evening, I received a link to the story via WhatsApp from a Professor friend specialised in Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship Dr. Adumza. After reading, I realised I had to contribute to this discussion and throw more light on the topic as it touched right on what my team and I have been do ... more
  • 7 days The Adverse Influence Of Partisan Politics ModernGhana -Opinion
    Anytime I listen to communicators of both the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on radio and television programmes, I ask one rhetorical question: Who is telling Ghanaians the truth? Whilst NPP communicators make it seem as though the Akufo-Addo government has performed excellently so far, NDC communicators, on the other hand, paint a gloomy picture as though the ruling government has done virtually nothing since it assumed the reins o ... more
  • 7 days Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court ModernGhana -Opinion
    London. Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange. The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing. At the Westminster Magistrates Court, Assange faced a 12-minute process, an ordinary affair in which he was asked to confirm his name, an ongoing ludicrous state of affairs, and seek clarification about an aspect ... more
  • 1 week A Plea To Comrade Brother Henry P. Costa ModernGhana -Opinion
    Greetings and shalom to you wherever you are patriot HPC. You rsquo;ve fought a good fight. You rsquo;ve risked your life in pursuit of social justice and economic parity. History honors your bravery and sense of patriotism to country and people. You are such a brilliant, articulate and powerful voice. It is your voice that this new ruling clique really fears. But right now, I am more concerned about your safety and security. I encourage you to be cautious and vigilant while in Liberia. Th ... more
  • 1 week Driving The Cash Lite Agenda―Ten Years Of MTN Mobile Money ModernGhana -Opinion
    As part of efforts to reduce the cost of doing business and improve revenue collections in the country, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has set the year 2024 as a deadline for the country to move towards using less cash in financial transactions. Indeed, a 2016 BoG Report had revealed that the use of fiscal cash as the medium of exchange was on a continuous decline due to the increase in the use of other sources of payment , including cards, mobile money and the Ghana Interbank Payment and Set ... more
  • 1 week Supreme Court’s Decision On Exton Cubic Will Cause Mining Tsunami In Ghana Soon ModernGhana -Opinion
    Large-Scale mining companies in Ghana will soon lose their assets to the state after the Supreme Court rsquo;s reasons for confiscating the Exton Cubic rsquo;s mining lease are published. Lots of the mining companies in Ghana are operating without parliamentary ratification but the government has not taken any action against them as it happened to the Ghanaian-owned Exton Cubic. This selective justice should not be entertained after the company has spent about US$ 50 million on the project.[/ ... more
  • 1 week Mrs. Jean Mensa…”Who Knows You Have Come To The Kingdom For Such A Time As This” ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ghana 39;s electoral processes have undergone several reforms since 1992, as a result of a series of submitted and implemented reform proposals from various stakeholders over the years. These reforms have been carried out with a view to fine-tune the electoral processes and ensure that the issues of previous elections are addressed for better election management in future. Several such reform proposals were submitted to the Electoral Commission by the end of 2013 which was inter ... more
  • 1 week IUU Fishing ―The Law, Implementation Challenges And How To Overcome Them ModernGhana -Opinion
    In January 2013, the Ghana Statistical Service declared that the contribution of fisheries to Ghana rsquo;s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had declined and that the fisheries sub-sector was one of the worst performers in the year 2012, as far as the economy of the country was concerned. The main causes of dwindling fish stocks have been identified as overfishing and the use of destructive fishing gears. Unsustainable fishing methods like light and chemical/dynamite fishing, use of des ... more
  • 1 week A Historic Resolution To Protect Cultural Heritage ModernGhana -Opinion
    On 24 March 2017, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2347, relating to the protection of cultural heritage. This was an unprecedented victory It has taken nearly a century and a half for the idea to mature. Then, over the past few years, progress was suddenly made. And a growing awareness of the role that cultural heritage can play in fostering security was born. By Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga The number of armed conflicts has been escalating since the 1 ... more
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