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Ghanaian Divine Priest making waves in New Jersey

by Kofi Ayim Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in suburban Freehold, New Jersey, stands an unassuming edifice. With its mowed lawn and trimmed edges, the house is no different from those of the neighborhood. What is different, however, lies within the suburban house. Not only are the occupants the only Africans and indeed, blacks […]

We will stop Galamsey

by Kofi Ayim The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his call to stop illegal mining in Ghana, known in local parlance as galamsey. Tracing the history of Ghana’s natural resources, the 5th president of the 4th Republic of Ghana pointed out that his government is not against mining, […]

Akufo-Addo hints at use of ROPAL in local elections

by Victor Kwawukume  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghana- ians living abroad of his commit- ment to ensure the full implementation of the Represen- tation of the People’s Amendment Law (ROPAL) to give them the opportunity to exercise their fran- chise in local elections. He said the law was passed to make it […]

Ghanaian Entrepreneur Hits US Market with New Cell Phone

Born in Ghana, Kwasi Twum-Ampofo had big dreams to make tons of money to enable him help enhance the quality of life for the needy in his country. He is yet to realize his dreams, but by all indications Mr. Twum-Ampofo is making the strides in the right direction. The idea of going into the […]

Size of Ghana’s government leaves many jaws agape and tongues wagging

by Kwabena Opong Ghanaians reacted with incredulity over the size of the government Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo an- nounced in the middle of March. He told his people that he was going to work with 110 ministers and deputies. This was after he had sent the final batch of his deputy ministers to the […]

Where is the outrage and outcry? -Larry Hamm

by Kofi Ayim The head of the Peoples Organization for Progress (POP) Mr. Larry Hamm is livid about the conspicuous silence of society by the un- provoked murdering of a black homeless man in New York City March 20, 2017. The alleged murderer, James Harris Jackson is a white veteran who traveled from Baltimore to New […]

Graft at Ghana Consulate in New York

by Kofi Ayim The Ghanaian Consulate in New York City appears to live on a different planet, according to investigations carried out by Amandla. A cross-section of people interviewed decried the arrogance, bad attitude, and poor human relations exhibited to persons that go to the consulate for visas. To add salt to injury, it has been […]

We’ve no excuse to be poor – Ghana’s President declares

by Kwabena Opong, Accra Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, has told his people that their country has no excuse to re- main poor, not after sixty years of sovereignty. He pointed out “the purpose for which we successfully ousted colonial rule was to control our own destiny but as it turned out we […]

Change is inevitable – Rev. Dr. Quarshie

by Kofi Ayim Akropong-Akuapem   The New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) held its maiden graduate convocation for ten candidates for the Doctor of Ministry Degree at Akropong Akuapem January 14, 2017. The colorful Academic Hooding ceremony was held at the Christ Presbyterian Church. The procession of graduants and faculty led by the Rev. Dr. Eleanor […]

Asanteman and Ghana bid adieu to a great queen

by Kwabena Opong Manhyia Palace, Kumasi Ghanaians from the spectrum of society joined Asanteman and the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to bid farewell to Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Asantehemaa at the Manhyia Palace last December at the ripe age of 111. The four-day elaborate and very cultural and traditional burial rites, unprecedented in the history of the ancient Asante Empire and […]