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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 […]

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 […]