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Mediating the Dagbon crisis: Employ Gbewa family formula to patch cracks in the wall

The most imaginative highlight of this year’s Damba festival in Yendi the traditional capital of Dagbon is certainly President John Dramani Mahama’s installation as Zaa Maligu Na, fairly translated as General Chief Mediator or facilitator of negotiation. His installation signifies simply that the people in the area are in need …

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Some 2014 lessons about the Ghanaian voter

Last year we had an avalanche of elections at the party level all over the country for both the government and the main opposition parties. Here’s a bit of what we learned about the Ghanaian voter post 2012: The thumb & the independent vote Over time the Ghanaian voter is …

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Why “Goods sold are not returnable” in Ghana?

This is a common sign in many shops in Ghana and no one has ever had the courage to question this statement. Words like buyer remorse, warranty (or guarantee) are scarce in Ghana’s shops, businesses. Consumers take or leave whatever is presented before them, there is little room for consumer’s …

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US Embassy official writes to Editor on Ghana and Syria

Dear Editor: Just as we were recently compelled to commend Ghana for its commitment to the rule of law and democratic processes, as demonstrated by the peaceful resolution of the election dispute through the judicial process, we are compelled to condemn nations that repudiate international norms as Syria did last …

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As Ghana’s economy goes into crisis – there is need for policy options

Ghana’s current economic crisis is not accidental. Many analysts forewarned that an increasing public sector wage bill and election-triggered spending in 2012 would put the budget out of balance and that is exactly what has happened. The economy as it stands now must be stabilized, and a number of policy …

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