• 2 weeks Arrest The Tamasco Sexual Predator!!! ModernGhana -Opinion
    A disturbing story about how a suspected sexual predator at the Tamale Senior High School (Tamasco) raped a student in our edition of yesterday broke the hearts of many readers. It underscores the importance of initiating better protective measures for innocent girls against sexual predators in especially schools. Headmasters, housemasters, housemistresses and other staff in senior high schools must join hands in protecting girls against teachers who are unable to control their unbridled l ... more
  • 2 weeks New Currency redenomination Wahala; where have we come from and where are we going as a Country? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Can Ghanaians trust the Central Bank under the leadership of Governor Ernest Addison and the Akufo Addo rsquo;s government any longer? This question is premised on the background of the denial that came from Bank of Ghana in October 2018 when the new 100 cedi note popped up on social media platforms. I remember the Head of Communication at the Bank of Ghana, Esi Hammond categorically dismissed that new 100 note and indicated that BoG had no such plans on the table. So the question no ... more
  • 2 weeks Efo Worlanyo Tsekpo Celebrates JM @61 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Today at 61 you have proven to be more relevant than someone at 75 when it comes to governance. You have shown that age doesn 39;t make one commitment to his nation or repent from stealing, lying and being wickid. You have proven to the people of Ghana that at 61 you can be relied upon and be trusted. At 61,you have proven to the people of Ghana that you are the king of infrastructure by borrowing less and building more unlike those who have borrowed more and built nothing. At 61,yo ... more
  • 2 weeks The Liveris Formula: Dow’s Inclusive Capitalism ModernGhana -Opinion
    Parasites have a certain weight in history. Donors to a system, a state, a company, always claim to be giving back what they advertise as their hard earned cash. Andrew N. Liveris is one such character. Former CEO of the Dow Chemical corporation, he is a face associated with a company that was responsible for manufacturing the defoliating Agent Orange and napalm. In 1984, Dow, along with other chemical companies, settled a class-action lawsuit which involved the establishment of a $180 millio ... more
  • 2 weeks Manasseh’s Book on Mahama Reveals Nothing New or Significant ModernGhana -Opinion
    Unless a free or complimentary reviewer rsquo;s copy is availed me, I do not intend to read Mr. Manasseh Azure Awuni rsquo;s political biography or memoir titled ldquo;The Fourth John: Reign, Rejection and Rebound rdquo; because TheGhanaReport rsquo;s take on the latter does not reveal anything new. Then also, my decision to read the aforementioned book will pretty much depend on any free time that yours truly may have on his hands; for, frankly speaking, I do not consider former President John ... more
  • 2 weeks Climate Activists Trample On African’s Human Rights ModernGhana -Opinion
    Many people know what human rights are but let me summarize some as mentioned by the United Nations: Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work, education, and many more. The United Nations supports many internationally accepted rights, including Econ ... more
  • 2 weeks Lawlessness In Jesus’ Name ModernGhana -Opinion
    It is sad to recount that the Ghanaian society is gradually giving up on our ability to deal with social and economic problems confronting all of us as a people. Problems that did neither descend from the heavens nor from hell, problems we have collectively created in the past whose results we are reaping today. Somehow, we seem to have no physical and material solution to them and we have resorted to faith and spiritual responses to what are purely physical and material problems. Religious ... more
  • 2 weeks DOVVSU: The Journey So Far ModernGhana -Opinion
    Last Tuesday, the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service launched its 20th anniversary celebration. Commemorating the anniversary of such an important unit is good for many reasons one of which, of course, is to evaluate the performance of the personnel since its inception. Being a human institution, of course, there are bound to be challenges which such occasions offer responses to when these are highlighted appropriately. Such an occa ... more
  • 2 weeks Operation Father Christmas 2019 launched; seatbelt on the checklist? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Suzie Williams, movie star of her time, wore no seat belt in her fatal traffic accident when I was a little boy. A very promising young Ghanaian musician, nicknamed Taribomchaka, wore no seat belt in his fatal traffic accident when I was still growing. Now, I am a grown man and still witnessing vehicle occupants being thrown out of cars and buses killing them instantly, and the survivors being severely injured during traffic accident. Vehicle occupants are usually scattered all over the plac ... more
  • 2 weeks Securing Women’s Land Rights Advances Equity In Our Communities ModernGhana -Opinion
    The African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges, the AU Declaration of committing 2010 ndash; 2020 as the African Women rsquo;s Decade and the AU 30 per cent target for documented land rights in women rsquo;s names by 2025, are important messages from leaders on the continent that empowering women through tenure security is a necessary condition for equity and the socioeconomic and agricultural transformation of Africa. But the declarations must be turned into action at ... more
  • 2 weeks Has Independence Given Ghanaians The Comfort Human needs? ModernGhana -Opinion
    On March 6, 1957, Ghana, the country formerly called Gold Coast, was led to independence by Kwame Nkrumah and his friends (The Big Six) and Ghana became a member of the Commonwealth Nations. This glorious day remains important for every Ghanaian, yet there is something significant which Nkrumah said that reflects on the current political situation in Ghana, which Ghanaians don rsquo;t often think about that. To Kwame Nkrumah, attaining independence in Ghana, while other African coun ... more
  • 2 weeks Digital Gender Inequality: Challenges And Proposed Actions Part 2 ModernGhana -Opinion
    According to the State of Broadband 2019, a 2018 report published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) asserts that the gender gap in internet adoption appears to be widening globally in favour of men. This is corroborated by the GSMA rsquo;s ldquo;The Gender Gap Report 2019 rdquo; which shows a similar trend for mobile ownership and mobile internet usage. While reliable data on Ghana is not readily available, inferring from my work at the Institute of ICT Professionals, Gh ... more
  • 2 weeks The Ghana Upstream Petroleum Fiscal Regimes ModernGhana -Opinion
    While many resource-dependent African countries like Ghana can boast of large deposits of minerals as well as oil and gas, their economies are characterized by challenges including low growth, low GDP, high in?ation, high budget de?cits, low per capita income, corruption and con?icts among others. It is no longer news to say that resource-rich nations have failed to translate these natural resources into much desired socio-economic development for the people. For instance, countr ... more
  • 2 weeks The Spirit Of Thanksgiving ModernGhana -Opinion
    Today is Thanksgiving Day in America. It started when Americans, new to the new world, after a difficult year, celebrated their first harvest and thanked God. But in a sense, Thanksgiving is universal, not American. Underlying this celebration is the need and the desire to thank and celebrate family, friends, events, and things that make our lives better. Indeed when the Gas in Ghana hoot at hunger by celebrating Homowo of the Fantes celebrate the conquest of plague and good har ... more
  • 2 weeks An Open Letter To The ECoDas Cameroon Facebook Team ModernGhana -Opinion
    Gentlemen, perhaps we ought to form an association uniting the youth in fringe-forest communities across Africa, to enable us to hold on to the valuable green capital that is our continent 39;s priceless natural heritage, and the envy of many around the globe, who secretly wish Mother Africa ill? The question we must ponder over is: Has the time not come for some of the billions of dollars sloshing around the big business that global NGO-based forest conservation represents, to b ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘The Fourth John: Reign, Rejection & Rebound’, a timeless reference for academic studies. ModernGhana -Opinion
    V. L. K. Djokoto rsquo;s statement on the launch of lsquo;The Fourth John: Reign, Rejection Rebound rsquo;: Congratulations to Manasseh Azure Awuni on the launch of his book, titled, lsquo;The Fourth John: Reign, Rejection Rebound rsquo;. It was a great pleasure and privilege to have attended the launch at the Christ The King Parish hall yesterday. I must also mention that Efo Senyo rsquo;s Borborbor Group did a good job at lighting up the mood during the launch; it was a great d ... more
  • 2 weeks The GBC Politics Has Bounced Back To Haunt Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Opinion
    Not too long ago the state-owned broadcaster, GBC, was accused of ldquo;acting like a propaganda wing of the ruling (NDC) party rdquo; (GBC acts like ruling party rsquo;s propaganda wing -Akufo-Addo, Citifmonline.com, 2016). Coming from the leader of the largest opposition party in the country, the NPP, this criticism was as serious as it was damning. So entrenched was (then candidate) Akufo-Addo rsquo;s perception that in spite of GBC rsquo;s efforts to get him to participate in the 201 ... more
  • 2 weeks Maintain Your True Identity By Stacy M. Amewoyi ModernGhana -Opinion
    There lived a lion in a small village, very closed to a thick forest. The lion lived by himself several years until the unfortunate happened. One day, the lion said to himself, ldquo;I rsquo;m a full-grown man and very matured and I can rsquo;t live by myself so I have to go out and search for a woman to marry...at least I rsquo;ll be glad if I have a woman by my side. rdquo; The lion was a kindhearted man, loved by the other people living in the same village. Everybody loved him, sometimes ... more
  • 2 weeks Making the Future Accessible for Persons with Disabilities ModernGhana -Opinion
    In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which came into force on 3rd May 2008. This Convention is to serve as a means of improving respect for the rights of Persons with Disabilities who, according to the World Health Organisation, comprise some 15 per cent of the world rsquo;s population. Overall, the Convention promotes the rights of PWDs, sets out responsibilities on member states and civil societies t ... more
  • 2 weeks Should Nigeria Change Its Name to Songhai, Why? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Nigeria should move on. The West-African nation must focus on building its shambolic economy, fighting corruption, providing good road infrastructure, and creating jobs for its teaming unemployed population that are fleeing the country day in day out. No time to be licking old wounds. It should rather focus on reducing poverty, ending chronic corruption and providing efficient as well as effective education and good health care systems. No time for business as usual, when 86.9 million Nige ... more
  • 3 weeks Borat versus Social Media: Sacha Baron Cohen Comes out Swinging ModernGhana -Opinion
    Having made a name for himself causing cringing controversy, forging alter egos with the ease of a spam producer, Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat, Bruno) has taken a plunge into waters swum by every indignant activist, commentator and show pony worth column space in the media scape. The target is predictably dull, normal and soporific: the digital monsters of Silicon Valley and their tyrants as demon conjurors. Baron Cohen rsquo;s venue for attack was the ... more
  • 3 weeks An Advocacy for a Blended Representation Principle of Governance in Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    1. This policy proposal advocates for Ghana to adopt and utilize a ldquo;Blended Representation Principle rdquo; (BRP) of Governance as a cure for the ldquo;winner-takes-all rdquo;, divisive and alienating politics in vogue nationwide. A Blended Representation Principle is a fusion of traditional and modern leadership representation system which could lead to superior capability to communicate, mobilize and organize for the provision and delivery of services to people in their homes and ... more
  • 3 weeks The Ineffectiveness of MINURSO and the Complicity of the United States and France ModernGhana -Opinion
    TO MR./MADAM AMBASSADOR, MEMBER OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL. With due respect, I felt completely disappointed by the recent ldquo;unanimous rdquo; adoption (two abstentions: Russia and South Africa, fortunately) of Resolution 2494 (2019) of the UN Security Council regarding the issue of Western Sahara. The fact that there is currently no Special or Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara cannot serve as a justification or excuse for a sham resolution. ... more
  • 3 weeks Profitable Patriotism ModernGhana -Opinion
    What if the Hedgehog concept (to understand this concept refer to the author rsquo;s previous article on the subject) of the Ghanaian consumer is enshrined in this one basic philosophy; lsquo;made-in-Ghana products or nothing else rsquo;. This one idea has been the bedrock of bustling industrial developments in countries that have made valuable strides that are worth emulating. History is replete with the radical and almost lsquo;miraculous rsquo; developments made by some countries to move ... more
  • 3 weeks You Spoiled It, Shut Up For Them To Fix It ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ghanaians are patient species. They are so patient that, they can allow themselves to be bullied, intimidated and kicked like dogs but when the time comes for them to act, no one, including, even the great kings can stop them on their tracks. For eleven years a group of usurpers calling themselves Provisional National Defense Council held the nation at ransom and bulldozed their way to whatever they surveyed. Corporals could command generals; and a private army called 64 Battalion was set up ... more
  • 3 weeks We Can Be Self Reliant In Food Production ModernGhana -Opinion
    Although most nations in Africa have gained independence from their colonial masters they are yet to attain the required economic freedom. Apart from going for loans regularly from developed nations to fund development projects they continue to export raw materials and import large quantities of rice and other foods. Being agrarian it 39;s believed they are capable of being self-reliant but are still importing food products like rice, milk, flour at huge costs to our economies.. ... more
  • 3 weeks Alhaji Haruna Attah Writes…Leadership From Tradition, Leadership From the Ballot Box ModernGhana -Opinion
    I do not joke with our traditional rulers. They kept us together before we were colonised and even during the colonial period we still looked up to them to provide leadership in many areas the colonizers and their civil service could not. They still wield immense influence in our modern nation-state and governments are always exerting muscle, bone and sinew to accord them the appropriate respect and protocol. It may be apocryphal but when I was a minor, it was said that our foundi ... more
  • 3 weeks An Open Letter To AUCC’s Esi Yankah ModernGhana -Opinion
    Thanks for sharing, Esi. Lovely photograph. Recently, Mr. Kofi Boakye-Yiadom went to see an upland evergreen rainforest in the Akyem Juaso section of the Atewa Range upland evergreen rainforest, which is part of an area of the mountains of Atewa, designated a Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA). Long story short: he fell in love with it and is now going to partner the lucky family that owns all 14-square miles of it on a freehold basis. It strikes me that leading and reputabl ... more
  • 3 weeks The Real Deal On The War In Yemen ModernGhana -Opinion
    The latest war in Yemen, ongoing since 2015, started when the Houthi tribes in the north made a deal with former President Saleh (whose son remained head of the army under the agreement made with the Saudis to get him to vacate the Yemen Presidency) to work together to conquer all of Yemen militarily. The Houthis and the Yemen Army under Pres. Saleh rsquo;s government had over the years fought 4 wars against each other, each ended more by exhaustion on both sides rather than on t ... more
  • 3 weeks FLY AWAY KOJO, OH FLY AWAY KWAME ModernGhana -Opinion
    When I last flew through the Ethiopian International Airport in Addis 2 years ago, something struck me - about 90% of the aircrafts I saw in the hangers were Ethiopian Airline branded. I also saw a few private jets. The first thing that crossed my mind was the question - do any other airlines fly here. It was not difficult to figure out. If you are coming to, or leaving Ethiopia - you 39;ll do so Ethiopian-ly, afterall, it is our Ethiopia. That 39;s the vision that stared me in the face In ... more
  • 3 weeks Simplicity ModernGhana -Opinion
    Many are the times I heard men and women, rich and poor, civilised and uncivilised saying that simple life is living in a manner that is normal to everyone, finding joy in the simple things, and being content with solitude, contemplation and savouring the moment. People say that when living a simple life, you have fewer things to worry about, fewer distractions and less energy pulls and drains. But it will surprise you that after you are done reading this article, you would know that simple l ... more
  • 3 weeks Revisiting The 1956 Un Plebiscite On The Future Of Western Togoland ModernGhana -Opinion
    WHEN the Busia Government expelled ldquo;aliens rdquo; from Ghana in 1969, and this was reciprocated, for god measure, by Nigeria in 1982-83, it did seem as if co-operation between West African nations was dead for ever. Yet, ECOMOG (the military Monitoring Group -- a body set up by ECOWAS in 1990 to intervene in the civil wars of Sierra Leone and Liberia) succeeded in bringing peace to the two countries. The irony of the situation is that the initial protocol that grew to make th ... more
  • 3 weeks You Can Run But You Can’t Hide ModernGhana -Opinion
    The veracity and practicability of the popular saying, ldquo;You can run but you can rsquo;t hide rdquo;, has manifested in the life of the supposedly Ghanaian ace criminal investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Being avaricious for riches and fame hence resulting to whatever evil means available to him as he deems fit in his warped mind to attaining his objective, the truth has come to slap him in the face to his least expectation. ldquo;The truth will out rdquo;. Again this say ... more
  • 3 weeks Tis the season to count our blessings for freedom of the press ModernGhana -Opinion
    We go about our daily lives. We read newspapers in our villages, towns, and cities. We read newspapers from other countries via internet. But how often do we stop and consider press freedom? How often do we count our blessings when we peruse social media news outlets? How often do we show gratitude to journalists and people that bring us the news? UN. May 3 was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day the UN General Assembly in 1993. According to 2017 report from Freedom House, a U.S. based nonp ... more
  • 3 weeks Wake Up, Folks, Parliamentary Elections Are Local Elections! ModernGhana -Opinion
    It has been quite obvious to me for quite a while now that TheHeraldGhana.com media website cannot be trusted to get its news stories accurately, especially those news stories dealing with the country rsquo;s democratic culture. In a news story captioned ldquo;December 17 Referendum: Otumfuo lsquo;Shames rsquo; Okyenhene rdquo; (Ghanaweb.com 11/26/19), the Herald rsquo;s reporters/editors mischievously sought to twist the real facts of the impasse that recently occurred among the members of ou ... more
  • 3 weeks History Of Trans Volta Togoland ModernGhana -Opinion
    During the scramble for Africa by European imperialists, Germany had Cameroon and Togoland as colonies. England had Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria whiles Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso were allocated to France. Germany attacked its colony (Yugoslavia) and this act provoked France and England who mobilized and joined forces in the defence of Yugoslavia. Italy also sent troops to support the Germans but was defeated. United Nations seized the two terr ... more
  • 3 weeks The MMDCEs Referendum: The NDC Has Reached Another New Low! ModernGhana -Opinion
    Without a shred of hyperbolic overkill, one can say it really is unnerving and heart-rending for this country 39;s fledgling democratic experiment that the Mahama-bankrolled National Democratic Congress (NDC) happens to be the major opposition party today. Fact is, the NDC party of ex-President J.D. Mahama (JDM), S. Ofosu-Ampofo and J. Asiedu Nketia, in many ways, are making mockery of the principle of the 21st century opposition or ldquo;government-in-waiting. rdquo; This NDC h ... more
  • 3 weeks SOS From Poultry Farmers ModernGhana -Opinion
    There are only a few Ghanaians who do not patronize chicken, a fact which underscores the large volume of consumption of this major source of protein. The economic implication of the import of most of the poultry consumed locally is telling and, therefore, demands an immediate rethink. The local poultry industry is one which with the necessary patronage from Ghanaians can be a major source of addressing the unemployment challenge in the country. Imagine the patronage that locally produc ... more
  • 3 weeks The Indelible Royal Sex Scandal Disgrace By Prince Andrew ModernGhana -Opinion
    Prince Andrew, currently the Duke of York, has found himself in an embarrassing sex scandal which has brought a total shame not to himself only but to the entire royal family at Buckingham Palace. In July 2019, financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and the conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking. While in jail, Epstein mysteriously died and was ruled a suicide. Thousands of Americans and others worldwide, believed Epstein, the sex offender, was m ... more
  • 3 weeks December 17 Referendum: A Victim Of Our Brand Of Politics In Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    Politics at its height is about policy decisions in order to realise one thing; ensure a decent, quality and happy life for people in a geographical area. In Western democracy, the means for delivering on this state-citizen commitment has always been through a system of multi-party democracy. The winning party forms a government, be it at the local, regional or national level. The scheduled Referendum on December 17 (to inaugurate political party participation in district level election) has ... more
  • 3 weeks A Generation Incapable Of Loving ModernGhana -Opinion
    In our near distant past, the African society was built on communal Love. The system ran on 39;we-feeling 39;. And the 39;we 39; wasn 39;t about the human beings that lived in the communities; it was also about the animals that lived close by, and it was also about the natural plants that sustain the lives of the people. The 39;we-feeling 39; allowed people in society to seek the interest of each other. There was communal living. Anybody could put a child right on the s ... more
  • 3 weeks Solving The Problem Of Unrealised Potential In Ghana’s Youth Football “is It Africa!? Is It Africa!? ModernGhana -Opinion
    It is hellip; rdquo; Gary Bloom rsquo;s ecstatic commentary after Emmanuel Agyeman Badu converted the winning penalty in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World cup final sends shivers down the spine when one recalls that night of bliss. Ghana had become the first African nation to win the coveted U-20 World Cup and had done it on an African turf in Egypt. Ghana rsquo;s U-20 team, the Black Satellites were deserved winners of the competition scoring sixteen (16) goals in seven (7) matches on ... more
  • 3 weeks Young Positivist Writes: How Democracy Collapsed Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    There is an old testament scripture which I would begin with this piece; Job 38:7; ldquo;When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? rdquo;. I have chosen this scriptural reference to write on an issue that is critical to this country. Ghana has been touted as ldquo;the beckon of democracy in Africa rdquo; because of its relatively stable political stability under its fourth republic. Is there any developmental correlation between what has bee ... more
  • 3 weeks The ‘Gravy Train’ Riders: Are Our Presidents Culprits Or Victims? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ever heard the expression: Come to Hollywood and get on the gravy train? Well, that train doesn 39;t ply only on the streets of Hollywood. It glides through the roads right at our backyard. Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has spoken about this century-old idiom. He says: Politics should be the path to service and not the gravy train to personal wealth. On Friday 22, November, Otumfuo said: Men and women should enter politics not because it will make them wealthy but bec ... more
  • 3 weeks Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng Writes: Why I Will Vote ‘Yes’ ModernGhana -Opinion
    In a few weeks rsquo; time, Ghanaians will vote in a referendum to determine whether elections to local government bodies should be on partisan basis, and frankly I am perplexed at the way things are turning out in the upcoming ballot. One would have thought that the nation would embrace the opportunity to extend our democratic practice through political parties to the grassroots; it comes as a shock to see, read and hear people expressing very negative ideas about this possibility. ... more
  • 3 weeks V. L. K. Djokoto jabs Bawumia over tribalism ModernGhana -Opinion
    In a post on his Facebook page, V. L. K. Djokoto said: ldquo;We cannot achieve meaningful social progress and cohesion on the issues so many Ghanaians care about when elected officials feel more accountable to their tribes and strongholds rather than to the Republic. rdquo; Background Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has fiercely challenged former President John Dramani Mahama to mention just one legacy he left for the North during his reign as President of the Republic fro ... more
  • 3 weeks Sudan’s P.M. Visit To Washington: Sudan Truly Needs Support Not Sanctions ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Trump 39;s support for the Sudanese revolution, albeit belatedly, was thankfully followed by his appeal to his allies in the region, especially in the Gulf region to follow suit. The said position in turn, naturally raised hopes and increased speculation that the long-awaited decision to delist Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism SST is just around the corner. Goodness could only be rewarded with good, world leaders raced to express their jubilation for th ... more
  • 3 weeks An Open Letter To Cheeky Jeff Peate – Who Posts On Facebook ModernGhana -Opinion
    Jeff Peate, sorry, Kofi Thompson doesn 39;t need your money. As it happens, my family 39;s landholding portfolio, alone, is worth ten times your paltry $2 million. Please note that I say this humbly, and only in matter-of-fact-fashion, in repudiation of your infernal cheek. For your information, I am a respected columnist, who regularly writes and posts online (Modernghana.com), articles condemning the online fraudsters from nation 39;s across the West African sub-region, who have t ... more
  • 3 weeks Referendum: Vote ‘No’ To Prevent Political Divisiveness! ModernGhana -Opinion
    Partisan 39;s activities in Ghana political landscape have a mismatch with socio-economic and developmental fundamentals. As a country, the best mark in embracing multi-party democracy is Fail. We must therefore as a country appreciate the views of many constituents in Ghana who have rejected the idea of electing MMDAs on party lines. The constitutional review committee report clearly presented the views of many Ghanaians supporting the election of Metropolitan, Municipal District Chief Ex ... more
  • 3 weeks The Mark Of The Beast ModernGhana -Opinion
    If the Hate Speech Bill had been in place between 2013 and 2015 Lai Mohammed would not be alive today - Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. My dear friend and brother Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, as courageous and truthful as ever, is absolutely right. I would however go a step further by adding that President Muhammadu Buhari himself, Bola Tinubu, Nasir El Rufai, Rotimi Amaechi, Adams Oshiomole, Yemi Osinbajo and a good number of other leaders in the Federal Government and/or the ruling party would ... more
  • 3 weeks Greta The Swede – Manufacturing The Nazarethian Preachers ModernGhana -Opinion
    Greta Thunberg soared from an apparently lonely girl protesting climate change with a hand-written cardboard placard outside the parliament building in Stockholm to one of the best-recognized faces in the world, at least for a brief while. The Western media conglomerate would like its consumers to believe that the phenomenon has occurred spontaneously and on its own merits. Greta is in the news, they imply, because she is intrinsically newsworthy. As it happens Greta rsquo;s ldquo; ... more
  • 3 weeks Analysing Section Chairman, Sub-Section Commissioner of Operation of NAHCON ACT ModernGhana -Opinion
    ldquo;There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out rdquo; ndash; Rusian Proverb Hajj administration in Nigeria witnessed a historic moment on Thursday, 24th May 2007 inside the Olusegun Obasanjo hall in the office of The Head of Civil Service of the Federation. It was the day hajj administration was erected on a pillar of law and defines regulations. That was the day the then Secretary to the government of the federation, Mahmud Yayale Ahmed formally inaugurate ... more
  • 3 weeks What are Ghanaians Good at, – Corruption but not Competence? ModernGhana -Opinion
    The would-be or would-have-been referendum on yes or no on the election of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) scheduled for 17 December 2019 has markedly revealed the disgraceful traits of the Ghanaian. The Ghanaian comes across as heavily challenged when tasked with getting simple things unrelated to corruption, done. This is my view about the collective Ghanaian. And, it is an indisputable fact only able to be refuted by a hallucinating individual that cring ... more
  • 3 weeks Eating your feelings over the holidays ModernGhana -Opinion
    Food is a temporary self-soother for those who use gooey goodies to self-medicate painful emotions. Eating prompts the brain to release endorphins, known as lsquo;feel good rsquo; chemicals. These chemicals include the neurotransmitter dopamine, which the brain interprets as pleasure, according to a research study described in the 2018 journal Cell Metabolism. ldquo;Emotional eating refers to consumption of food for the purpose of regulating one rsquo;s emotional states. Eating palatable fo ... more
  • 3 weeks House of Chiefs Is Guided by Purely Selfish Motives ModernGhana -Opinion
    I read the news report in which Prof. Henry Kwasi Prempeh, the Executive-Director of the Center for Democratic Development (CDD), was alleged to have said that the leaders of the National House of Chiefs (NHC) were confused about the implications of the December 17 Referendum, in particular regarding the decision to amend Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution, to enable political parties to participate in District Assembly and Sub-District Level elections, and could not more vehemently disagree ... more
  • 3 weeks Kumawuhene Dares NPP Over the Kumawu Government Hospital ModernGhana -Opinion
    The self-styled Kumawuhene Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua a. k. a Dr Yaw Sarfo in private life, has dared the NPP government of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He has said without mincing words that should the NPP government not restart the work on the half-completed Kumawu Government Hospital initiated by the NDC government under former President John Dramani Mahama but to abandon it to rot away, then he surely advise himself and vote the direction he has always done. https:// ... more
  • 3 weeks The Ant, Very Small Insect With A Marvelous Intelligence ModernGhana -Opinion
    In reality, the intelligence of a man is above any animal or an insect but examining the effectiveness of certain insects, such as a bee and an ant, we can rsquo;t dispute the fact that the most intelligent insect can rightly be considered an ant because it is one of the few hard-working social insects. Ants gather in large groups and accept smaller colonies to be slaves. They are intelligent creatures to navigate their environment and the weather. They go to war against each othe ... more
  • 3 weeks The ‘Freedom’ Of The Working Class Woman ModernGhana -Opinion
    Common women since Adam have worked; the only difference is that women only went out there to pick fruits for the family. They didn 39;t really work for pay. In fact, men in the earliest times also never worked for pay. Even before industrial slavery championed by European merchants came into being, there were groups of workers who worked for no pay. They were male and female slaves owned by some royalties and wealthy people. So, even before the socalled civilization, common men ... more
  • 3 weeks One District, One Factory: God Blessed Us With A Leadership Of Achievers. ModernGhana -Opinion
    When a leader finds the right pillars to build excellence, he must immediately start building. This one district one factory is one of the great achievements of the NPP (Nana-Bawumia) government. When we ( Ghana) compare our situation today with yesterday, we can feel and see the huge change that took place (example of such is the one district one factory), and we can also see what is still left to achieve. This project is subjected to intensive feasibility studies by dedicated consultants. E ... more
  • 3 weeks Ghana’s Penalty Woes: A Mentality Rather Than Skill ModernGhana -Opinion
    It has always been a mysterious turn of events when you throwback on some of the shocking moments various Ghanaian national teams lose the opportunity to win silverware by way of penalty shootouts. Many Ghanaians have grown to accept the notion that having a go from 12-yards is a thing of luck and not necessarily skill. However, that is not the case in many football inclined countries who have actually realized scoring goals from penalty kicks go beyond luck. Indeed, there is the natur ... more
  • 3 weeks Otumfuo Must Take Some Blame for NHC Dispute over Dec 17 Referendum ModernGhana -Opinion
    He has not always been a very conciliatory and unifying influential traditional Ghanaian ruler, contrary to what His Royal Majesty, The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu, II, would have the rest of the nation believe. Indeed, the Overlord of the Modern Asante Federation may very well be as politically and culturally divisive as Togbe Afede, XIV, the President of the National House of Chiefs (NHC), and the latter rsquo;s Vice-President, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi. We make the foregoing observation squarely ... more
  • 3 weeks Joyce Bawa Motgari Jubilated Over the Removal of Otiko Afisa Djaba from Gender Ministry ModernGhana -Opinion
    I take exception to this cheap and tawdry attempt by Mrs. Joyce Bawa Motgari to use her kinship with my idol and political hero ndash; I have only a handful of them ndash; Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba to gratuitously and vacuously slam President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for ldquo;reshuffling rdquo; Ms. Djaba from the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry last year into the equally significant and enviable diplomatic portfolio of Ghana rsquo;s Ambassador to Italy, which Ms. Djaba promptly de ... more
  • 3 weeks Papavi’s Escape: Security Conundrum ModernGhana -Opinion
    Charles Komi Kordzordzi, aka Papavi, and his Western Togoland project may sound surreal and fantastical but in security matters nothing should be taken for granted. We were just wondering how the octogenarian managed to organize a crowd to declare independence for a part of sovereign Ghana, close to a law enforcement installation, a police training school without being noticed by those who are remunerated to protect the territorial integrity of this country until the Volta Regional Police Com ... more
  • 3 weeks Why Unbelievers Doubt The Existence Of Jesus ModernGhana -Opinion
    THE BIBLE teaches that there are two main groups of people living on the earth mdash;Christians and non-Christians. Scripturally, non-Christians are often referred to as the world; in other words people and systems which are not in and of Jesus Christ. Christians have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour; they have a relationship with Him and live by His teachings. It is thus written that Christians are in the world, but not of the world. Now, Christians believe and confess that Jesus ... more
  • 3 weeks Sulemana Braimah Writes: We Can Elect MMDCEs Without A Referendum ModernGhana -Opinion
    Increasingly, people are positioning the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) as the main and primary reason for the impending referendum. But that is not the case. Fact is MMDCEs can be elected without going through a referendum. The impending referendum, as has been said by many, is simply about whether or not Ghanaians want political parties to be allowed to sponsor candidates for District Assembly and Unit Committee elections ju ... more
  • 3 weeks The ‘Western Togoland’ Issue: Can The UN Be Challenged In The Modern World? ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Western Togoland issue is one of those political hot potatoes that defy a simple solution. Those who believe that Western Togoland should be an independent nation argue that the solution which the United Nations implemented in 1957, making the territory a part of Ghana, was unfair. But, unfortunately, they have only been making this case after the fact. Now, it was known that there were strong views against union with Ghana by sections of the populace. Yet, no boycott of ... more
  • 3 weeks Afia Pokua at Okay FM Radio Station Must Get Her Facts Right ModernGhana -Opinion
    Wielding a sharpened double-edge sword that cuts on both sides, I have the right of duty to praise and to condemn a person depending on their actions and inactions at the time of their occurrence. I had on about two occasions published articles praising Ms Afua Pokua, alias Vim Lady, when she was at Adom Fm. However, in this publication, I am going to reprimand her for overreacting in a manner deemed unethical behaviour to her profession. Much as Ghanaian journalists in Ghana exercise their j ... more
  • 3 weeks Ethiopia Launches New Initiatives To Expand Its Economy ModernGhana -Opinion
    In the last decade, Ethiopia, the second most populated nation in Africa with over 100 million people, has become a leader in economic growth. This is the result of the leadership rsquo;s commitment to the continuation of the previous government rsquo;s developmental state model, which directed public credit to finance vital infrastructure projects. Now, under new leadership, innovative initiatives are being launched to sustain and expand Ethiopia rsquo;s progress. On September 9, 2019 ... more
  • 3 weeks Madam Akuffo, Why Were You Appointed The Chief Justice Of Ghana? ModernGhana -Opinion
    The judiciary has special responsibility for the fate of Ghana, for the simultaneous implementation of economic, administrative and political reform, therefore, the constitutional stability of the Ghanaian society depends on the effectiveness of the courts. Madam Sophia Akuffo, on June 19, 2017, the current Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo Addo, appointed you in as the Chief Justice in Ghana. However, today, when many legal postulates and principles are being reviewed and reass ... more
  • 3 weeks The People Of Paradise ModernGhana -Opinion
    In the name of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful. Once upon a time in Arabia, The Quran was revealed to Mohammed in Mecca at a time the Arabian peninsula was experiencing what is termed 39;jahilliyya 39; ( ignorance). The Arabian aristocrats buried alive their female children out of shame. Giving birth to females was seen as a curse and sign of weakness. Idol worshiping was rampant with very few Christians and Jews in far away Madina. Mecca where Mohammed first received the revelation ... more
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