Category archives for: Editorial

Africa Day – Whither To?

The Organization of African Unity, a prelude to the African Union, was established on May 25, 1963, and with it was born Africa Day. Even though Africans across the world celebrate it, fewer than ten African nations – including Angola, Ghana, and Zambia – observe May 25 as a public holiday. But what do these countries celebrate? Granted that the effects of colonialism that […]

The Case of Gayism in Ghana and Africa

Ghanaian politicians, clergy, academicians, and other professionals are upset, actually angry and up in arms, about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer to help Ghana expunge laws against homosexuality that the colonial government bequeathed to Ghana and Africa, because Britain (and other developed nations) have expunged theirs in the name of human rights! We would rather define human rights in terms of racism, bigotry, inequality, and […]

Ghana’s Queenly First Lady……And “Kingly” Presidents

Throughout Africa, among the duties of a queen mother is to take care of vulnerable mothers and their children. Ghana’s current First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, set up her Rebecca Foundation that constructed a $2.5 million Mother and Baby Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana. The unit is named the Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem II Center, after the late […]

The legacy of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

There was once a great empire called Monomotapa, a vast stretch of land that encompassed present day Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and parts of what we know as South Africa. The indigenous of this vast powerful empire were very adept at iron works before Europeans set foot on the empire. Once they arrived, things fell apart. […]

Indiscipline, the bane of a nation’s development

ON Saturday, October 7, 2017, a gas explosion hit a part of Accra and claimed seven lives. Three died immediately while four died on admission in hospital. Many others are still in hospital receiving treatment from burns and other related injuries. One thing most noticeable in Ghana’s capital and most urban towns are gasoline stations […]

The man called Peter John Amewu

Ghana’s Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Peter John Amewu was not so named for nothing (we don’t know the meaning of his other two non-African names). He is worthy of and “more than” his name if indications of job deliverability are anything to go by. Appointed as Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Mineral Resources […]

End corruption at Ghana Mission

In our March issue, we ran a front page article on malfeasance we discovered at the Ghana Mission/Consulate in New York City regarding the issue of visas to Ghana. We sent a note to the Mission for its response and reaction to the allegation, but we never heard anything, and we went to press with […]

Nana Addo says it as he sees it

Opposition elements in Ghana are complaining that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo failed to accomplish the expectations of his compatriots in his State of the Nation Address in late February. The president, as a matter of fact, did just that: he described the state of the nation to Ghanaians. But the opposition wanted more: […]

Ghanaians abroad want recognition from Akufo Addo government

The new Akufo Addo administration has hit the ground running with the creation of 36 ministers that manifests the NPP’s campaign promise. By the time of going to press the president had sworn in 12 ministers. The minority NDC, as usual, is already raising red flags over some of the ministers and ministries calling them […]

EDITORIAL: Good Faith Appointments?

Further to the engagement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the quondam NDC government, to help infuse credibility in the Ghanaian economy, the employment of a cate- gory of workers was stanched. Recruitment into the civil service, education service and the health care delivery services had to be sus- pended as per IMF stipulations. […]