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Hassan Ayariga blames loss to Edward Mahama on ‘inability to cough’

Disappointed PNC presidential hopeful, Hassan Ayariga, has claimed that he would have ‘easily won’ the primaries if he had ‘only stuck to his previous strategy of coughing’ at his opponents instead of vote-buying. Speaking to journalists after his loss, Mr Ayariga said his only regret is that he has lost …

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Majority leader blames all of government’s problems on NPP sabotage

The majority leader has exposed the diabolical machinations of the NPP, whose leadership, said he, have been busily forming alliances with forces internal, external, and even infernal! Privileged information available to the NDC MP suggests that the NPP made use of their ties with external forces to thwart government’s attempt …

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I deserve a medal for bringing the power barge home – Power Minister

The Power Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor, has highly sang his own praises at the Tema Harbour, where the Karpower barge from Turkey has finally docked. ‘Once again, our detractors are going to question the wisdom in inaugurating the mere arrival of an item which is already so many months late. …

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What I expect from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

For the nearly nine years that I have been Secretary-General, I have travelled the world to the front-lines of climate change, and I have spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response. Why do I care so much about this issue? …

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Mahama chastises 4.9% of NDC members who voted against him

President John Dramani Mahama has directed some harsh words at the 4.9% of NDC voters who expressed lack of faith in his leadership at the party primaries last weekend. He told a gathering of supporters that it was ‘unfortunate that some opana insignificants who are not my co-equal would dare …

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A long-term national development framework – A condition precedent for Ghana’s development

After groping in the dark for nearly sixty years, Ghana seems to have finally found the answer to its development conundrum — a long-term development framework is under preparation to steer the direction of development over the next 40 years. This long overdue effort from Government is very welcome and …

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Touch not my anointed and do my Anas no harm

Martin Amidu, the former Attorney-General who introduced the word ‘Gargantuan’ into popular Ghanaian vocabulary, is no longer in the good books of Ghanaians. The self-acclaimed Citizen-Vigilante incurred the self-righteous indignation of the Ghanaian moral public for daring to question the motives, methods, and malfeasance likely to have been committed in …

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We will win 2016 elections with sympathy votes – NPP

Card-bearing members of the NPP have dismissed concerns about the growing spate of violence in their party which recently led to the second murder of a member of the party this year. ‘The fratricides occurring in the party will help us attract sympathy votes,’ Sammy Awuku, who recently called for …

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Reflections on shit, biogas, and the Minister of Power

I have been thinking a lot about shit these past few days. I don’t mean the substance of shit itself. Because, unless you’re an expert in biogas or natural gas or shit like that, the substance of shit isn’t the most pleasant object of contemplation. What I’ve been thinking about …

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Ghana’s exchange rate management: Unlocking the perennial first-half myth

Ghana has suffered another round of obtuse first half exchange rate depreciation, leaving in its trail a shift in the intercept of all the indicators that affect the citizen’s welfare except that of their income (salaries and wages). This perennial first half turbulence in the exchange rate market has created …

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