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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 […]

Nana Akufo Addo Inaugurated as President of Ghana

by Kwabena Opong Accra, Ghana, January 7 Ghanaians gathered at the fa- mous Independence Square in the nation’s capital to inaugurate the country’s new President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and his running mate Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Saturday, January 7. In his premier speech to the nation after taking the oath of office the […]

Have some love in your heart – Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan

by Kofi Ayim The Institute of the Black World (IBW) 21st Century held a 5-Day mammoth “State of the Black World Conference IV” November 16-20, 2016, at the Robert Treat Hotel, Newark, NJ. The opening day ceremony of the multifaceted event included the Pan African Institute that focused on the struggle for democracy and development […]

Ghana: Opposition wins as economy falters

by Kwabena Opong At exactly 7:15 pm Ghana time on Friday, December 09, 2016, Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) called Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to concede his defeat in the general elections held Wednesday, December 7.  Nana Addo’s running […]

2016 General Elections: A crucial moment for Ghana

by Kwabena Opong Ghanaians face a crucial moment in their nation’s history as they go to the polls to se- lect a new government and a new parliament for the next four years on December 7 this year. Ideologically the two major parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) claim […]