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Muslims Call to Worship: A Believers’ Perspective On wearing of hijab and morning devotion in schools.

One tends to come from a measured approach on such matters for obvious reasons. By way of disclosure, I am not neutral on this subject. There are matters on which we tend to hold views in a particular way. Some of those views we share publicly, others we share them privately and yet some we […]

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Mocking the Next Generation: International Youth Day

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health.”. The UN Secretary Generals’ statement on the […]

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I Feel Alright

The blind Ghanaian Musician simply called “Nipa Nua” did his rendition of James Browns’ “I feel Alright“. Nipa Nua was discovered legendary Faisal Helwani. Mr. Helwani founded Bibini Records in 1964 managing and producing great music and names that included Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his Egypt ’80 Band. I am wondering why as a country […]

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The LGBT-Q debate: Where is our sovereignty?

The posturing adopted by African and Western Gay Rights activists only serves to make increasingly vulnerable the personal safety of the people they claim to want to protect. I am yet to see anyone that is gay, stays within the law, does not go flouting the rules (knowing that until the law is revised he is in the wrong) being lynched and or haunted.

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IMANI Alert: Outstanding Issues re President’s Mahama 2013 State of the Nation Address and Business Ideas for him in 2014

Ahead of President Mahama’s 2014 State of the Nation Address to be delivered next Tuesday (25th February), we take a look back at what he said in 2013 and how much of his key messages and milestones have been realized.

A list of the expectations were:

‘putting the needs of the people first’ featured in President Mahama’s 2013 State of the Nation address which he planned to achieve by increasing access to healthcare, tackle HIV/AIDS, provide assistance in the development of sports among the youth, and launch a GHS 10 million Youth and Enterprise Development Fund to support entrepreneurship.
he stated he would build a robust economy through the modernization of the agriculture sector, assist local manufacturers to become competitive on the global market by reviewing the tax structure, improve the yield of cocoa by introducing hi-tech systems and also assist the tourism sector by funding activities such as the creative arts.
Infrastructural development also featured to be pursued through the expansion of roads, railways and housing among others.

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Another Triumph For Democracy in Ghana Ignored By Africa’s “Saviors”

Another Triumph For Democracy in Ghana Ignored By Africa’s “Saviors”. Question is why does the Ghanaian or African want the “world” to celebrate her because of ONE case of success? What does that bring to the table? Would it help raise funds that will go towards buying big jeeps and four-wheels? Would it contribute to […]

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How to mis-focus a National Youth Organisation: The Case of Ghana

Ghana: 1957. A decade or more of active “youth” engagement Ghana became independent; thanks to the women and (again) the youth. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s was 38 years when he assumed the role of the “opposition leader” in the then Gold Coast as Ghana was called. At 42, he became leader of “Government Business (the colonial […]

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Of Corruption in Ghana: The GYEEDA Report

Corruption in Ghana has over the last 6years become part of the daily conversation across the country. In July 2013, the people of Ghana woke to the stink in at the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA). A report (attached) shows how public funds are being mis-managed across board in the NDC led government.

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The Paradox of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

In the last few weeks, President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana has been pulling interesting people for various ministerial positions in his government. As with his win in the last election, President Mahama keeps surprising everyone and is yet to disappoint.  For instance, he appointed Dr. Raymond Atuguba as his executive secretary; then came the appointment of […]

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NPP goes to media

NPP goes to media The Ghanaian opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has today addressed the press in Ghana about what they claim are electoral irregularities regarding the December 7th elections. The NPP claims that the out party was cheated out of the election in favour of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. Read the […]

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