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Ground Floor: Some of the complications of being a Ghanaian

I remember the 2006 World Cup Tournament in Germany. It was Ghana’s first appearance at football’s biggest competition. The whole of Ghana was euphoric. The Black Stars didn’t disappoint; they impressed. They exceeded everyone’s expectations, including that of the optimists. Ghanaians everywhere enjoyed every bit of it and showed it.  …

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Ground Floor: Why love fails sometimes

Only a few days ago, despite the global financial meltdown, Valentine’s Day was celebrated all over the world. The day which falls on February 14 every year is exclusively set aside to celebrate love. Love certainly is a beautiful experience. It is one of the sweetest feelings of human emotions. …

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Ground Floor: Let’s stop the dance with mediocrity

I love to dance and I love good music as well. I unfortunately, do not go out to dance, except when I go to parties or other social gatherings. But the subject on the Ground Floor this time is not about the physical art of dancing as an art or …

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Ground Floor: Ghana’s myth-breaking Election 2008

Welcome to Ground Floor a new column on ghanabusinesnews.com. This column will discuss every topic under the sun, from the sacred to the most mundane. On the floor, the engagement would be in a no-holds-barred fashion and no subject will be treated with fear or favour. We are taking off …

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What caused the Ghana Cedi to fall?

Not so long ago, the Ghana cedi was considered safe to hold as a store of value – and therefore a good instrument for investment. It was even nicknamed ‘Kufuor dollar’, reflecting its almost consistent one-to-one parity with the US dollar. But since the beginning of the year, that high …

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Another roadmap to sustainable cocoa production

There is no doubt that cocoa is currently blazing a trail. Now regarded as one of the market’s best performing commodities, it has defied the current global meltdown that is sending shivers down the spines of economic policy makers. The price of the commodity that is also known as the …

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Letter to Jomo: Mrs. Hesse’s bonanza

A bogey everyone engaged in literary creativity dreads more than a highly infectious disease, is the so-called “writers’ block.” This is a distressing condition in which the writer suddenly and inexplicably becomes incapable of the inspiration and the creative energy needed to form words out of thoughts with the style …

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Journalism not for lazy people – Adebisi

Alhaji Moshood Adebisi’s name might not ring a bell among many journalists in the country. But the former Chief Press Secretary to Chief Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the former governor of Lagos State has, without a doubt, paid his dues in the media profession. The graduate of the Ghana Institute …

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What President Obama said at his inauguration

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this …

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