• 1 week A new formulation of life-saving medicines on the anvil for children living with HIV ModernGhana -Opinion
    An easy to consume, heat-stable, fixed-dose combination of four antiretrovirals (ARVs) developed for HIV infected infants and young children between 3 and 25 kg bodyweight is currently under review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If approved by the FDA, this all-in-one ARV regimen, consisting of 4 ARV medicines (lopinavir, ritonavir, abacavir and lamivudine), could prove to be a game-changer for millions of HIV infected infants and young children around the world, especially in low ... more
  • 1 week Can Mahama Outperform Akufo-Addo on Ghana’s Economy? ModernGhana -Opinion
    There is good news in the latest survey findings conducted by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) on Ghana rsquo;s economy for the Akufo-Addo-led government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ndash; (See ldquo;CDD Report Discredits IMF World Bank on Ghana rsquo;s Economy rdquo; TheHeraldGhana.com / Ghanaweb.com 11/29/19). That good news is that approximately 60-percent of Ghanaians who claim that they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, wholly based on their sense and ... more
  • 1 week I Stand With The ‘kayaye’ Hawker ModernGhana -Opinion
    I am incensed by the Anas latest video that captures the gross violations of the rights of street hawkers by city guards. I was shocked that one city guard in the video used a stick to poke the breast of one woman whose items he had ceased. The woman seemed to be pleading to be given back her wares. And I couldn 39;t believe. it. You see, this country belong to each of us; no one has more right to economic rights than the other. We have a government which is on record to have ... more
  • 1 week Vote Yes, But There Is a Catch Here ModernGhana -Opinion
    I am not on the proverbial Ground Zero, as it were, so I can only comment on what those who are on the home turf bring to the attention of foreign-resident commentators like yours truly. In this instance, however, I have decided to briefly comment on an article captioned ldquo;President Akufo-Addo Was Right; Vote lsquo;Yes rsquo; to Elect Your MMDCEs, rdquo; authored by Dr. Kingsley Nyarko (Ghanaweb.com 11/24/19). I am also assuming that the writer is the former Executive-Director of the Danqu ... more
  • 1 week NDC Has No Mandate to Lord It Over the BoG ModernGhana -Opinion
    The man adamantly demanding that Dr. Ernest Addison withdraw the GH? 100 and ? 200 currency notes that were due to go into circulation early this week, said it best, in contradiction of his own demand, when Mr. Benjamin Komla Kpodo also noted that ldquo;We do not have any laws to demand that they come before the House to seek permission rdquo; for the decision taken by the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and the latter rsquo;s associates to release the ? 100 and ? 200 notes into the system. Never ... more
  • 1 week Ghana is under attack ModernGhana -Opinion
    On December 5th, 2019 the President of Ghana, Nana Akuffo-Addo, presented in a lavish ceremony 84 more vehicles to the Armed Forces, 33 Armoured personal Carriers, 41 assorted Toyota vehicles, 3 water tankers, 1 self-loading recovery truck, 1 refrigeration van, 5 utility vehicles for waste disposal and management as Ghana is under attack from rival foreign countries. Countries sustain Armies being certain of potential enemies wanting to eliminate their independence and freedom by self-governa ... more
  • 1 week If You Have Nothing To Say, Don’t Say It! ModernGhana -Opinion
    It appears that the style of government in this country is based on ldquo;Do what you want; keep absolutely silent if some smart fellow has the audacity to question you; and move on. Whatever the trouble, it will blow over rdquo; This happens under every regime. It is, in fact, what happened in the case of Madam Ama Hemma, the 72-year-old grandmother who was burnt alive at Tema in November 2010 ndash; that is, exactly nine years ago. The case was prominently reported on the front ... more
  • 1 week A Troubled Family: NATO turns 70 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Summit anniversaries are not usually this abysmally interesting. While those paying visits to Watford, England on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are supposedly signatories to the same agreement, a casual glance would have suggested otherwise. This was a show of some bickering. France, never the most comfortable member, suggested the that NATO was ldquo;experiencing hellip; brain death rdquo;. While ... more
  • 1 week Allotey Jacobs Has a Point, But… ModernGhana -Opinion
    Mr. Bernard Allotey Jacobs may have a point, at least on the surface of things, in his rather bitter assertion that the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) could have done more to vigorously inform and educate eligible voters about the issues at stake in the cancelled December 17 Referendum on the proposed amendment of Article 55(3) of the Constitution (See ldquo;Blame NCCE for Referendum lsquo;Confusion rsquo; ndash; Allotey Jacobs rdquo; Kingdomfmonline.com 11/27/19). But even as ... more
  • 1 week Our Chiefs Are Their Own Worst Enemy ModernGhana -Opinion
    As the Director of the Institute for Local Government, Dr. Nicholas Awortwe, recently observed, the virulent instigation for the abortion of the December 17 Referendum, that was aimed at healthily and constructively democratizing the conduct and culture of local governance in the country, by some leaders of the National House of Chiefs (NHC), was ldquo;a lost opportunity for reforms in the local governance system in the country rdquo; (See ldquo;Okyenhene Calls for Inclusion of Chiefs in Local ... more
  • 1 week You Can Mock, Insult Jesus But… ModernGhana -Opinion
    DISCIPLES OF Christ should not be surprised to see unbelievers burn copies of the Holy Bible or use it as ashtray. We are not called to condemn the lost, but to save them from the controlling power of sin, and the prince of power of the air, the spirit that works in the sons of disobedience. We ourselves once lived as enemies of the cross of Christ (Romans 5:10). We uttered all manner of blasphemous words against the Lord. Others actually got the Disciples of Jesus Christ arrested, beaten an ... more
  • 1 week This Is How To Survive This Christmas And January Financially ModernGhana -Opinion
    Let 39;s face the fact- January this year was just like all the Januaries in the past few years- very loooooooong because you were broke. Why? You spent December Salary in December Simplicitas You don 39;t need a soothsayer to tell you this. Guess what? It 39;s probably gonna happen again, only if you don 39;t do something about. I recommend to you the golden rule of surviving this Christmas- create a Christmas Fun Fund. This is guaranteed to make January feel like any regular month ... more
  • 1 week God Our Comforter (2 Cor 1:1-6) ModernGhana -Opinion
    A mother who lost her son asked an elderly Chinese philosopher how to overcome her deep grief. ldquo;I can help you, but you must first bring me some mustard seed, rdquo; said the old wise man, ldquo;But you must get it at a home where there has never been any loss or sorrow. rdquo; Eagerly the woman started her search, but in every home she visited was someone who had lost a loved one or had known some heartbreaking loss. Returning without any mustard seed, she exclaimed ldquo;How selfish ... more
  • 1 week Orthodox Fishing and the Agony of Ghana’s Fishermen ModernGhana -Opinion
    A certain assignment took me to Keta, a coastal town in the Volta region, recently. After much exhaustion from the task, I decided to accompany two other colleagues for a restful walk around part of the sandy neighbourhoods including the seashores. While at the seashore and enjoying the cool Atlantic breeze, we spotted a scant group of fishermen exerting endurance to push the old GAMELI to shore for docking, so together we quickly ran to lend them our helping hands. But, as we approached ... more
  • 1 week Mr. President – Cocoa Farmers Have Not Fared Better ModernGhana -Opinion
    The coalition for cocoa-sector reforms (CCR) wishes to congratulate the gallant cocoa farmers of Ghana for the selfless work they continue to do in the interest of mother Ghana. Cocoa continue to be the main stay of Ghana rsquo;s agricultural economy and it is worth celebrating the work of cocoa farmers for their enormous contribution to the country. The sector account for over a million jobs and livelihood to about six million, and a major contributor to Ghana rsquo;s GDP and export earnings. ... more
  • 1 week Digital Gender Inequality: Challenges and Proposed Actions (Part 3) ModernGhana -Opinion
    ldquo;The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019 rdquo; published by GSMA shows a digital gender gap for mobile ownership and mobile internet usage in favour of males. The gender gap is not unique to mobile. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), there is also a similar trend with respect to internet adoption, broadband penetration and digital skills. In part 1, the barriers leading to the digital gender gap such as affordability, digital skills, relevant content and safety and se ... more
  • 1 week Forgiveness ModernGhana -Opinion
    Once lived a husband and wife in a small town called Ampekrom in Ghana. They were the happiest couple in the town. The wife was respectful to everyone in the town. Her husband too was a hardworking cocoa farmer. They had two handsome boys which they were loved by everyone in the town. The woman was a street hawker, a hardworking woman earning some income to support the husband. The wife did a lot of petty business just to support the family, apart from her street hawking she was into a liv ... more
  • 1 week Farmers Matter So Much To John Mahama And The NDC – Part 1 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Improving and modernising agriculture was one of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama 39;s flagship projects. A lot of resources and effort were put into agriculture his four years to reverse the trend where the drop in production of certain commodities led to their importation. His government 39;s effort in agriculture achieved some significant successes. For example, Ghana spent a lot of its hard earned foreign exchange to import Rice, a whopping $467.2 million a year- that was how much th ... more
  • 1 week Jealousy, Envy, Bribery and Corruption Caused Abortion of Referendum ModernGhana -Opinion
    It ought to be crystal clear to Prof. Emmanuel Asante, the retired prelate of the Methodist Church of Ghana and Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), by now, that President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made his very painful and morally and emotionally harrowing decision to scuttle the December 17 Referendum, aimed at healthily and progressively democratizing Ghana rsquo;s local politics, primarily based on the scandalous treachery of his three-living predecessors and the leaders of the country ... more
  • 1 week Ghana Politics Sucks Because of People Like Kwame A-Plus and Sammy Gyamfi ModernGhana -Opinion
    It is disheartening to see how politics has so been misunderstood, cheapened, and/or is played in Ghana. Many a Ghanaian in the political arena is not there to seek to serve his/her people and nation but to acquire quick money and assets. This is what has become of Ghana politics to our politicians. Many people, especially when their political party is in opposition, will do whatever it takes to undermine the government and the party in government with intent to push them out of power to take ... more
  • 1 week Hong Kong: No more China’s disheartened capitalism, please ModernGhana -Opinion
    Hong Kong 39;s unrest started in June 2019. It was triggered by the plans to allow extradition to mainland China. Critics felt this could compromise judicial autonomy and jeopardise free-speech legacy. Until 1997, Hong Kong was under the British rule as an overseas territory (effectively a colony), but then returned under the mainland China jurisdiction. Under the Deng rsquo;s one country, two systems arrangement, it has considerable autonomy, and Hongkongers (Mandarin: ???) enjoy c ... more
  • 1 week National Farmers’ Day: Reflection On Agriculture Sector Policy ModernGhana -Opinion
    On this occasion of farmers rsquo; Day, I join several other Ghanaians to salute our hard-working farmers across Ghana. Your contribution to the growth and development of this country cannot be underestimated. Your continuous efforts help place food on the tables of millions of Ghanaians and several others across the globe. More importantly, your combined efforts as crop, fish and animal farmers keep our meals balanced. You are our heroes and heroines. It is also in the right direct ... more
  • 1 week Prez Akufo-Addo Mesmerized Nollywood Star ModernGhana -Opinion
    Two years ago today, Nollywood (Nigeria) actor and human rights activist Joseph Okechuku stacked praises on Ghana rsquo;s President Akufo-Addo in a short video that made marked waves in the World Wide Web. The actor rsquo;s compliments followed a joint press conference held at the Flagstaff House(now Jubilee House) mdash;the presidential palace in Accra between Mr. Akufo-Addo and his French counterpart Mr..Emmanuel Macron. At the historic meeting Mr. Akufo-Addo admonished African nations t ... more
  • 1 week Yes, We Should “Tidy Up” ModernGhana -Opinion
    Africa is now a forested plot where the unweeded shrubs are choking the profitable commodities. If it has taken Paul Kagami two decades after a horrible genocide to Tidy UP Rwanda, sanitising literally the socioeconomic life of the people; then Africa has now been presented with a litmus test, a case study, and a new chapter in the yet to be written Blueprint for Africa 39;s Progress . Now, in tourism alone, just by sponsoring Arsenal Football Club in the English Premier League, Paul ... more
  • 1 week The African woman has become an endangered specie in her own land ModernGhana -Opinion
    On the 16th November 2019, I had what you may refer to as a life-threatening encounter. The time to be exact was 17:45 pm and the sun was still beaming. I was walking home gracefully, until a car pulled up next to me. The man inside the vehicle stopped his vehicle and said ldquo;ngena rdquo; which loosely means get inside. I responded by thanking him and refused his offer immediately. Little did I know that refusing to enter his vehicle would erupt more problems for me. The gentleman, well t ... more
  • 1 week God Is Not Wicked To Give Akufo-Addo Another Four Years ModernGhana -Opinion
    Another four more years of Akufo-Addo will take Ghana to a dark place. If he is returned to office, his divisive politics will make bigotry the defining ideal of the republic. None of the big promises that delivered Akufo-Addo 39;s NPP an emphatic victory in 2016 have been honoured. He pledged to create millions of jobs. Today, the rate of unemployment is the highest in the subregion and the highest Ghana has known in 20 years. He promised will make Accra the cleanest city in Africa. Accra toda ... more
  • 1 week Coconut: The Tree of Life, Oil—More Effective Than Permethrin for Head Lice ModernGhana -Opinion
    To date, there are over 1,500 studies to be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=coconut oil proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil uses and benefits go beyond what most people realize, as coconut oil mdash; made from copra or fresh coconut flesh mdash; is a true superfood. It rsquo;s no wonder the coconut tree is considered the ldquo;tree of life rdquo; in many tropical locations. There rsquo;s no doubt that many people are c ... more
  • 1 week Adveniat Regnum Tuum (Thy Kingdom Come) ModernGhana -Opinion
    ldquo;Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom. rdquo; A prayer YOU MAY NOT BE A CHRISTIAN, nor for that matter a Catholic, but you cannot neglect Latin, once you can read this article. Reverend Father Samuel Gyimah of Saint Paul Amakom in the 39;Echo 39;, last Sunday, being the first Sunday of Advent (1[SUP ... more
  • 1 week Avoiding The Dangers In December And Tips For A Safe Journey ModernGhana -Opinion
    As a yearly tradition with the arrival of December, our plans create a busy activity at home, offices and our environments. However, the desire for a happy Christmas, combined with a little distraction or superficiality exposes to very serious unexpected dangers. Within a relatively short period between December and the New Year, many lose their lives or properties. In fact, it is precise during the Christmas period that many accidents occur in Ghana because of reckless driving, dr ... more
  • 1 week MTN. DId You Know Big Brother Is In Town? ModernGhana -Opinion
    ---gordon offin-amaniampong writes. You better watch out: The Big Brrothe r is back from sabbatical leave.Reminds me of a line in Bob Marley 39;s hit song-- Rat Race: It says, when the cat is away the mouse will play. Well, the Big Brother has been watching the horseplay (Agorobone) from afar..And I 39;m happy to announce to you all that he has the whip in his hand--readying to crack it big time. Joe Anokye, Director-General, National Communications Authority (NCA) Ghana on Tues ... more
  • 2 weeks When The Going Gets Too Tough! ModernGhana -Opinion
    ldquo;When the going gets tough, the tough get going rdquo; goes the common saying but sometimes the going gets too tough even for the toughest: Life, occasionally, throws additional surprises at us from time to time overwhelming even the toughest, forcing even them to think about quitting. Only the toughest of the toughest will survive whatever life throws at them and to bolster your chances of succeeding you need these three things: hellip;.Discipline hellip; hellip;Patience ... more
  • 2 weeks A Francophone Message – France Is The Enemy ModernGhana -Opinion
    For many years we rsquo;ve been living with the illusion of independence, we are described as a sovereign state; a state that manages her own affairs; a state that controls her economic growth and yet we rsquo;ve been denied the chances to make our own decisions. We rsquo;ve been lied to, the magician has tricked us for year, filling our peoples rsquo; mind with illusions, the illusion of independence while they sit in their rooms and control everything we do. The thief has stolen from u ... more
  • 2 weeks Hon. Kennedy Agyapong Should Let Anas Amereyaw Anas Be – For Anas Is A Patriot, Not A Criminal ModernGhana -Opinion
    So per the gospel according to Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, a list of possible targets for investigation, compiled by a hardworking and patriotic journalist, who loves his country passionately, somehow represents a hidden pound-of-flesh agenda that should attract public opprobium? Wonders. How ridiculous. Such nonsensical public utterances, by a member of an important state institution, such as Parliament, can only be taken seriously, in a hypocritical society dominated by well-off fence-sit ... more
  • 2 weeks Going to the ICJ: Myanmar, Genocide and Aung San Suu Kyi’s Gamble ModernGhana -Opinion
    Leaders currently in office rarely make an appearance before either the International Court of Justice or the International Criminal Court. International law remains affixed to the notion that heads-of-state are, at least for the duration of their time in office, safe from prosecution. Matters change once the time in office expires. Be that as it may, Myanmar rsquo;s Aung San Suu Kyi, with an ever dwindling number of peace prizes and awards to her name for questionable responses to the plight ... more
  • 2 weeks Tactics Of War: A United Awakened Army That Will Save Africa ModernGhana -Opinion
    Philosophy of war tactics issued by a revolutionary Soldier on The Awakened Power platform. It 39;s worth reading, very instructive. Comrades, We 39;re created with individual capabilities, we collate our strengths to form an impregnable army that raids any fortified castle. Such should be Africa. But for artificial boundaries that has balkanised us into an autonomous paralysed and incapacitated States, the inbuilt different beauties we see play in our brethren scattered across Africa ... more
  • 2 weeks As the Glorious Days of Anas Aremeyaw Anas are Coming to an Abrupt End, so Shall it be with that Bullying Traditional Overlord ModernGhana -Opinion
    Time will tell. The evil that men do lives after them. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to laugh, and a time to cry, etc. The veracity of all these sayings and many similar others have currently become the portion of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the one time most worshipped Ghanaian ace and award-winning investigative journalist. The mere casting of his shadow on one was more than enough to send cold chill dow ... more
  • 2 weeks Belgium’s Apology To Africa Is Insignificant Because Of The Statues Of The Royal Killer ModernGhana -Opinion
    In April this year, the Belgian government decided to apologize for the crimes that the country committed during the colonial period in Africa. These are violations of the rights of children born in mixed pairs in modern Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Abducted children were transported from Africa and forced adoption in Belgium. In total, more than 20 thousand people suffered in the years between 1940-1950. Recognizing the guilt of the state in the abo ... more
  • 2 weeks A message to self hating Ghanaians ModernGhana -Opinion
    Some Ghanaians wish they were not Ghanaians. They wish they were European, American or something else. They buy into the lie that Africans are inferior and they need another source to lead them. Kwame Nkrumah must be saddened, the big six too. That the ghanaian still believes in the message the colonists gave to them. That they are not enough. Some people even want to say they don 39;t believe in tribes and we are one Ghana. Which is total nonsense, it 39;s wrong to believe in a tribes superio ... more
  • 2 weeks Omo Valley Tribes Present Cultural Treat for Ethiopian Visitors ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ethiopia is known to experienced travelers for its history of humanity, unique animals, ancient religious sites, dramatic scenic vistas, diverse special events, world renown cuisine, and internationally recognizable music, dance, and art. Despite all these riches as a destination, one other element makes Ethiopia an important top choice for experienced travelers--its ethnic tribes located in the Omo Valley in southwest Ethiopia along the Omo River. There are eight different tribes ... more
  • 2 weeks How To deal With The Falling Standards Of Education In Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    According to Wikipedia ldquo;Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may ... more
  • 2 weeks Our Prosecution Authorities Have Turned Ghana Into A Toothless Old Bulldog ModernGhana -Opinion
    On 20 August 2019, the President of the Republic, H E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, told members of one of the highest institutions in Ghana, the Council of State, that he had just given his assent to a new Mining and Minerals Amendment Act (2019) that was meant to stiffen the penalties arising out of illicit mining, or galamsey. Judges would henceforth be deprived of the ldquo;discretion rdquo; that empowered them to sentence galamsey offenders to lenient punishments, the President said. ... more
  • 2 weeks The Aborted Referendum ModernGhana -Opinion
    We were going to have another referendum which was going to pave way for multiparty representation at the local level(LOCAL GOVERNANCE). This exercise was going to take away the bottlenecks at the local level which have been in existence for so many years. My deep worry has nothing to do with the abortive posture that greeted this policy from the onset. My deepest worry is in respect of the fact that, we failed to get consensus as citizens. This exercise which has been cancelled as we are tol ... more
  • 2 weeks NDC’s Proposed ‘People’s Manifesto’ And Free SHS (2) ModernGhana -Opinion
    As to whether the Junior Secondary School system has been successful in juxtaposition with the old school system, is a million dollar question that I will leave to the conscience of discerning Ghanaians. In fact, the NDC hierarchy 39;s unfailing enthusiasm in reversing important national policies without basis did not end at the abolition of the old school system, but they also needlessly altered the secondary school nomenclature (SSS to SHS). As if that was not enough, the four-yea ... more
  • 2 weeks Where Such Difference Of Living In Ghana Comes From? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Apart from the chaotic political atmosphere which engulfed Ghana, during the military era of John Jerry Rawlings, I believe that many Ghanaians have never witnessed this kind of turbulent Ghana under any democratic rule. Very often Ghanaian leaders on the campaign trail, soliciting for votes, often tell the people that the fight against corruption and poverty will be intensive, unfortunately, those promises are never fulfilled. Political greed is tearing down the nation of Gha ... more
  • 2 weeks 1st December Bad News; Abortion Of MMDCE’s Referendum ModernGhana -Opinion
    An interesting turn out yesternight; 1st December 2019. This may just go down in History of the country as 1st December bad news. Ordinarily, we expect that if the President should address the country on the 1st day of the last month of the year, it would have been for an announcement of good news. Things turned out contrary. The President of the republic of Ghana announced the abortion of the process to the 17th December Referendum under the singular excuse of lack of proper atmosp ... more
  • 2 weeks Julian Assange in Videoconference: The Spanish Case Takes a Turn ModernGhana -Opinion
    Judge Jos eacute; de la Mata of Spain rsquo;s High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, had been facing a good deal of stonewalling on the part of his British colleagues. He is overseeing an investigation into the surveillance activities of a Spanish security firm aimed at WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, during his stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London. De la Mata had issued a European Investigation Order (EIO) in September seeking the assistance of British authorities in trying to interview ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo Now Owns The Soul Of The NPP – Its Consequences On NPP Internal Politics ModernGhana -Opinion
    Corruption is rampant in the administration of Akufo-Addo so is nepotism, or favouritism granted to family members, friends and cronies. This has resulted in bias in decision making, unfair treatment and losses to company 39;s performance. Ghanaian workers have become demotivated, feel alienated and lacking confidence because of this trend. The practice has weakened the system, damaged our image on the international stage and affecting the economy. The President has appointed his cousins an ... more
  • 2 weeks NPP Parliamentary Primaries 2020: Mediocre MPs Must Relinquish Their Seats Or Be Kicked Out ModernGhana -Opinion
    The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is set to organize its primaries in constituencies where they have sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) to select candidates that will stand on the ticket of the party in the 2020 General Elections. The party initially fixed the election date around January 2020 but somewhere along the line, this was shifted to April 2020. Sources close to the party 39;s national office said the change in date was necessitated by a petition sent to the offi ... more
  • 2 weeks Referendum And Withdrawal Of Bill ModernGhana -Opinion
    The inability of the government to capture a national consensus led to the cancellation of the much-discussed referendum and the instruction by the President to withdraw the election of MMDCEs bill in Parliament. This points to a poorly done feasibility on the benefits of the agenda of the President to the Citizenry. The people could not clearly establish the importance of the project by voting for MMDCEs on partisan lines. The grounds for the failed attempt to have a national consensus on why M ... more
  • 2 weeks Pwalugu Dam: Could It Be A Game Changer? ModernGhana -Opinion
    I couldn 39;t be happier. Because this could be a game changer for the people of the Upper East and the North East regions in Ghana. The two are the main beneficiaries of the multi-purpose Pwalugu Dam project. Who doesn 39;t like his or her bread buttered? Indeed, projects like Pwalugu Dam must be applauded and governments must be encouraged to do more of such. You know why. I learned it 39;s been a long wait for the people since the 1960s, and it seems the clouds are gradually thin ... more
  • 2 weeks Our Vanishing World: Wildlife ModernGhana -Opinion
    Throughout its history, Earth has experienced five mass extinction events. See, for example, lsquo;Timeline Of Mass Extinction Events On Earth rsquo; . It is now experiencing the sixth. 1. The Ordovician-Silurian Extinction, which occurred about 439 million years ago, wiped out 86% of life on Earth at the time. Most scientists believe that this mass extinction was precipitated by glaciation and falling sea levels (possibly a result of the Appalachian mountain range forming), ca ... more
  • 2 weeks Osun: Now That We Have The 7th Assembly! ModernGhana -Opinion
    When we juxtapose the imperatival idealism of the legislative arm of government in Nigeria, vis- agrave;-vis the preponderances of unenforceable pieces of Acts of Parliament, and the needless ambiguity in the literary interpretation of certain provisions of myriads of bills passed into law, one cannot but wonder whether we have not missed the underpinning philosophy behind the concept of state, government, good governance, public accountability and transparency. As it is at the Federal level, ... more
  • 2 weeks Should The Ghanaian Media Campaign For A Government Of National Unity? ModernGhana -Opinion
    The story of the arrest of Yorgen Fenech, Malta rsquo;s wealthiest citizen, who has been charged with complicity in the murder of Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, in 2017, will resonate with many media professionals in Ghana. Truth be told, we face similar risks. Unquestionably. That is why that story ought to be of interest to every serious-minded and patriotic Ghanaian media professional. It will be recalled that the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro ... more
  • 2 weeks The Bushy Roads In The City Of Accra: Who Is Sleeping on the Job? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Naturally, is the Ghanaian a lazy person in consonance with McGregor rsquo;s Theory Y to the extent that he cannot weed his surroundings? Or is the Ghanaian naturally a dirty person? Is the Ghanaian a bush-loving person? Or is the Ghanaian full of Kitty Genovese Syndrome? These rhetorical questions depict my confusion regarding the extent to which we neglect our surroundings to become bushy and dirty and why we do so. Most of our roads are currently very bushy even within the city of Accra we ai ... more
  • 2 weeks Whether December 17 Referendum Passes or Fails, Akufo-Addo Wins ModernGhana -Opinion
    So far, the turn and twist that the fast approaching December 17 nationwide referendum, regarding the critical question of whether political parties get to contest the proposed election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), as well as the partisan election of District Assembly and Unit or community-level elections, does not one way or another affect the statutory powers and influence of President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Rather, failure to pass the December 17 Referen ... more
  • 2 weeks Gyedu-Blay Is a Joke, Really! ModernGhana -Opinion
    Among the Akan, of whom the Nzema are an integral part, there is a saying that, ldquo;One does not point towards the direction of one rsquo;s father rsquo;s village (or hometown) with one rsquo;s left hand. rdquo; That was pretty much what the musician and sometime sailor sought to do, when Mr. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley recently accused President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of operating a ldquo;state capture rdquo; form of government by filling virtually every significant executive portfolio with a Ghana ... more
  • 2 weeks Romania 101: In its second Century – challenges ahead ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Great Union of December 1st, 1919 was a rdquo;stellar moment rdquo; for Romania, which was achieved by Romanian visionary and patriotic politicians with international support yet above all with the blood sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of Romanian soldiers, anonymous in their sacrifice yet eminent by sacrificing their lives on the sanctuary of immortality as akin. It was a strictly national objective, not directed against any one of the world rsquo;s family of nations. In fact, R ... more
  • 2 weeks Bawumia, The Educational Future Of Ghanaian Children Has Already Been Stolen From Them ModernGhana -Opinion
    We are living in an amazing period, before our eyes, a new era is emerging in the development of mankind, and the rapid development of technology guaranteeing a better education for children, are being enjoyed worldwide, in both developing and developed countries but not Ghana. I will give credit to the Government of President Nana Akufo-Addo, for giving Ghanaian parents the opportunity to send their children to school but I want to state it clearly to the Vice President, Bawumia, that ... more
  • 2 weeks Legitimised Surveillance: Kim Dotcom’s case against GCSB ModernGhana -Opinion
    Surveillance activities and the law are often at loggerheads. The former specialises in destroying privacy; the latter, in so far as it might be adequate, sometimes furnishes a means of preserving it. When it comes to exposing overly-eager surveillance activity, obstacles arise. Ironically, the privacy of agents, and the sacrosanct nature of their abuse, become points of issue. Public interest tests are employed, often against the public. To expose such conduct might be to compromise the State a ... more
  • 2 weeks The little Things ModernGhana -Opinion
    It was 8:20 AM. School would close its gates in 10 Minutes, and my dad, siblings and I had just set off from home. We hadn rsquo;t driven on the main road for 2 minutes when at a police barrier, we were stopped by the police. Imagine how furious I was. We were almost late for school and the police ,on no other day than this one, had stopped us. My dad wound down his window, and the officer asked for his driver rsquo;s license. Dad reached for his wallet and pulled it out. Everything was in or ... more
  • 2 weeks Property Taxes And The Rich, Famous And Powerful In Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    Indeed, this INSANITY of NOT taxing Ghana rsquo;s rich, famous, and powerful enough must stop now or we are screwed Not a day passes in Accra, on my travels from Adjiringano to Accra Central, without an encounter with the sirens, the flashing lights and police escorts of a minister of state, a member of parliament or a mega-church owner, zooming past and forcing me and other ordinary mortals on the road to give them way, so that they could whiz past to their more important duties ... more
  • 2 weeks For Society’s Well-Being We Must Protect All Whistleblowers In Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    Globally, whistleblowers face determined vested-interests-blowback-and-fightback. In Ghana, the vested interests ripping-off Mother Ghana from the shadows, use their lackeys in the media and corridors of power, to exact revenge against those who expose them. The furious onslaught on the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, today, because he has surcharged the Senior Minister, Hon.Yaw Osafo Marfo for wrongfully paying Kroll Associates a million dollars, is a classic example. And, as we ... more
  • 2 weeks The Entrepreneurship Tale In Ghana’s Financial Sector; Lessons Learned ModernGhana -Opinion
    As the year draws to a close, 2019 can best be described as ldquo;the climax rdquo; of eventful happenings for Ghana 39;s financial sector in the past three years. The years 2017-2019 have unfolded a raft of financial regulatory measures that have led to the revocation of licenses, forced mergers, winding up of institutions as well as stranded depositors. This piece is not meant to continue the blame game, as this will not solve the current predicaments in the industry. Cont ... more
  • 2 weeks Let All Hands be on Deck to Assist Inspector-General of Police Fight Police Corruption – London “Burger” Emphasizes ModernGhana -Opinion
    It could not have come at a better time, the decision by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, to empower the Ghanaian public to report any abuses of power and trust by the police, especially their infatuation with collection of bribes on Ghana roads. I had been yearning for this day which has come to pass in the end. What a sigh of relief, I can say. I had on a number of occasions challenged police officers seen accepting bribes from motorists. Instead of arrest ... more
  • 2 weeks When is the Chief Justice Going to Instruct the Public to Help Fight Judicial Corruption? ModernGhana -Opinion
    I am looking forward to any future incoming Ghana Chief Justice to announce a request to the Ghanaian public to help him or her to robustly fight the foul-smelling corruption within the Ghana judicial service. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, has taken the lead in the right direction by showing his willingness to exterminate corruption from the police force. He has not only appealed for public cooperation to rout corruption from the police force but also, announced the me ... more
  • 2 weeks Wish People Well; Their Success Will Not Limit Yours ModernGhana -Opinion
    There are times people become bitter when they see their friends doing something notable. Their only reason mostly is that their friends have exceeded their expectations. It makes them bitter. In context, these people are the ones doing nothing and expect others to do the same. Flipping to another page, some are very influential, yet their hands and heart have been paralyzed with wickedness. They stand with the strong belief that others must suffer to make it by themselves. Surprisingly, t ... more
  • 2 weeks Mutawakilu Should Cut the Baloney ModernGhana -Opinion
    To say the least, the call by the so-called Ranking Member (an obvious American copycat designation) of the Parliamentary Committee on Energy for last Tuesday rsquo;s power outage that occurred in some parts of the country to be investigated by President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is patently and inexcusably absurd, to say very little about the downright scandalous. The name of this cynical operative of Ghana rsquo;s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is Adam Mutawakilu; and he is as ... more
  • 2 weeks Year of Return Is the Fruit of Our History ModernGhana -Opinion
    Xenophobia does not help renowned Ghanaian actor David Dontoh rsquo;s rather pathetic attempt to malign the epic historical significance of the necessary reconciliation of our country with its hideous and heinous slavery past (See ldquo; lsquo;Year of Return rsquo; Dangerous for Ghana rsquo;s Culture ndash; David Dontoh rdquo; MyNewsGh.com / Ghanaweb.com 11/21/19). The fact of the matter is that the odious institution of slavery had been an integral part of the mainstream cultural practices o ... more
  • 2 weeks The spying Elf on the Shelf is International ModernGhana -Opinion
    ldquo;Santa Claus sends his Scout Elfs straight from the North Pole to homes all around the world rdquo; The official Elf on the Shelf website lists 11 countries along with the United States. I don rsquo;t like the mischievous elf on or off the shelf. There, I said it. Some parents may wag their tongues and refer to me as a holiday party-pooper. Wag away. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, a children 39;s book, written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell, was self- ... more
  • 2 weeks Madam Sophia Akuffo, I Will Never Miss You If You Go On Retirement ModernGhana -Opinion
    I wasn rsquo;t surprised to read: ldquo;Retiring CJ, Sophia Akuffo wants high standards in the legal profession maintained, rdquo; on ModernGhana news site, knowing perfectly well that the judiciary system in Ghana under this woman was a complete failure. Leadership as a management function is a deliberate process of influencing teams, subordinates to perform specifically defined tasks. As a matter of fact, the judiciary system in Ghana has never been effective becaus ... more
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