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Ghanaians in New York City abhor funerals – survey says

by Kofi Ayim Most Ghanaians in New York are not enthused about the importation and practice of traditional funeral rites from Ghana to New York City. A survey conducted by Amansan Radio of New York, after elaborate panel discussions on the theme “Should Ghanaians Observe Strict Traditional Funeral Rites Abroad?” on the program Yɛn Mre […]

Let’s Question Written History -Elizabeth Ohene

by Dr. E. Obiri Addo African historians and academics have been challenged to take writing and re-writing about Africa seriously because what they write today will be the “history of tomorrow.” Ms. Elizabeth Ohene, a former Minister of State of Ghana and veteran journalist offered this challenge in a keynote address at the Second Biennial […]

Don’t abandon your culture – Professor James Small

by Kofi Ayim Ghanaians have been admonished to not abandon their culture for someone else’s. Professor James Small gave this advice at the 10th Anniversary Dinner Dance Celebrations of Akyem Association of New Jersey on September 23 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Newark Airport. Speaking on the theme “Divine Cultures of Africa: Is it Worth […]

Africa Needs to Transform – Ghana’s President

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suggested that Africa can and must build a strong con- tinent that is self-sufficient to sustain and wean itself off benevolent and foreign aid, else the full realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would be a mirage. He added that, as a member of […]

NJ-NPP restores hope to some needy Ghanaians; Akyem Assn. involved

by Kofi Ayim Hawa Yakubu was not born blind, but she developed a rare condition that almost made her lose her sight in both eyes. In early December 2016, whether by fate or design, she came into contact with a five-member New Patriotic Party (NPP-NJ) delegation at Yendi Secondary Technical School in northern Ghana, where she […]

Ghana’s cocoa is an aphrodisiac

by Richard Owusu-Akyaw The Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Mr. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has urged Ghanaians to patronize cocoa, Ghana’s leading export product, because it has numerous health benefits, including being a natural aphrodisiac. He explained that cocoa contains zinc, which is an aphrodisiac element and good for men and women, adding: “I mean the […]

Study Says Nixing TPS Immigration Program Would Harm Economy

by Rhina Guidos Citing the significant economic contributions of immigrants under a federal program known as Temporary Protected Status, a new study says ending the program — as some in the Trump administration have suggested — would negatively impact the U.S. economy. That’s because more than 80 percent of the approximately 325,000 immigrants in the […]

Clean Up Mess at Ghana’s Ports – Entrepreneur

by Kofi Ayim A Ghanaian entrepreneur has charged the government of Ghana to plug the leaks at Ghana ports to facilitate fluidity of clearing goods for optimized returns for the government. M r . Amo Acheampong, in an interview with Amandla, opined that several thousands of dollars are being siphoned into individual pockets because of a near Mafia-type syndicate at Ghana’s ports. Citing Tema harbor as […]

Thirty five diasporean Ghanaians in current Government – President Akufo-Addo

by Kwabena Opong, Accra Ghanaians in the Diaspora met at the Accra International Conference Center on Wednesday, July 5 for their three-day annual Homecoming Summit themed “Development and Opportunity.” In his keynote address, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo acknowledged the contribution of the Ghanaian Diaspora to the economy. He explained the reason he made it […]

Volta Lake: “Home” of Cruel Child Labor in Ghana

James Kofi Annan left his village at Winneba in the Central Region, as a trafficked child, for a village near Yeji in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana at so early in life he could only estimate his age at time of trafficking. With the help of Providence, he escaped, got lucky and was able […]