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When would the curtain close on Ghana’s theatre of political jingoism?

Some eight or so years ago I wrote this piece under the title ‘Ghana: A theatre for political jingoism’ and published elsewhere. These past eight years, it doesn’t seem much has changed, the play still goes on. I have therefore, revised the article for your reading pleasure, perhaps better than …

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Ghana 2015 economic growth in pictures – Projections, graphs by CEPA

Last week the Centre for Policy Analysis, a think tank, published its findings on the economy of Ghana. According to CEPA, the country’s growth performance has been on a downward trend despite two periods of growth spurts leading to the need for an ‘IMF bailout’. “The large size of the …

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Advertiser’s Announcement: ‘Hope on the Canal Charity Get-Togeteher’

Heavy rains have become a constant threat to human lives and property within the Accra Metropolis, this often results in a battle between man and nature for restoration of life, belongings and sanity. Madam Meymouna and her two daughters serve breakfast to one of the communities along the Odaw canal …

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The sad story of Ghana’s cocoa industry and the way forward

Key facts about Ghana’s cocoa industry. 1. GDP contribution:  Most important export crop, which accounted for 8.2 percent of the country’s GDP and 30 percent of total export earnings in 2010. 2.    Total production:  Total production from 450,000 tons in 2000 to 900,000 tons in 2010.  Ninety percent of total …

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Ghana Association of Comedians damns Ga Traditional Council for performing without authorisation

The Ghana Association of Comedians (GAC) has sharply criticised the Ga Traditional Council for performing stand-up comedy without a licence. In a press release, the group criticised the Ga Traditional Council in the strongest terms possible, noting that this was a manifestation of the lawlessness and indiscipline that has overtaken …

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Parliament rejects imported Chinese furniture following Ebola vaccine debate

The Speaker of Parliament, the Right Honourable Doe Adjaho, has ordered the recently installed seats and other items of furniture imported from China to be returned. This move, which has been described as ‘sudden and startling,’ came in the heat of discussions over the clinical trial of the Ebola vaccines …

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Leadership, corruption and a country that is going nowhere – Part 1

– how Ghanaian society made it so “We live in a continent where we celebrate thieves and vilify good men and women”- Prof. PLO Lumumba Leaders plan, leaders take decisions, leaders implement decisions, and leaders disburse resources. All these are done either directly or indirectly, but that is what leaders …

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Have no fears, I’m not resigning – Lord Mayor Dr Okoe Vanderpuije

Accra Mayor, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has assured Accra residents that he is still at post and will remain at post for a very long time to come. In an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Hon. Dr. Vanderpuije gave a word of comfort to listeners, ‘I want to assure …

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