Category archives for: Editorial

Elections in Africa: Are they a make or break process?

A preliminary statement on the recent general elections in Nigeria by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) Joint Observation Mission led by former Malawi President Joyce Banda observed that “despite the much-needed reforms to the Electoral Act 2022, the election fell well short of Nigerian citizens’ reasonable expectations. Logistical challenges and […]

Has Corruption in Ghana Become an Indelible Blemish?

Some call it political corruption, and it has been commonplace since Ghana attained independence in 1957 and has always ranked high on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index. According to observers, the West African nation improved slightly higher than Italy and Brazil. In 2021 it ranked 73rd on the Corruption Perception Index.  In Ghana, however, […]

Faith, Fear and the World of Prophecy

It is that time of the year when Ghana’s prophets and seers predict the future of the country and some prominent personalities in the country and abroad. Those pronouncements by the so-called men of the cloth have generated so much controversy that police authorities stepped in in 2020 to admonish the religious and Christian communities […]

Ghana: Old wines in old bottles in the NDC

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the immediate past general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s), Ghana’s largest opposition party defeated the party’s chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to become the party’s new chairman. He polled 65.17 percent of the votes cast to claim the position at the party’s 10th National Delegates Congress held at the Accra Sports […]

The Ghana Black Stars: Matters Arising

Association Football, popularly called football the world over and soccer in the United States of America is the most widely played game in the world. The Federation Internationale de Football Association – FIFA – was established in 1904, among other things, to foster unity and organize soccer tournaments including the World Cup among nations. The […]

The ECOWAS Currency: the Eco – the Way Forward

When in 2019 the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed to adopt a common currency to be named the ‘ECO’ by 2021, little did they envisage the roadblocks facing it to be as insurmountable as they are now.  The Eurozone experience has shown that common currencies in regional bodies can be unwieldy. […]

The ECOWAS Identity Card

Love it or loathe it, one of the hallmarks of the current NPP administration is its propensity to become a major driver of Ghana’s digital revolution. From healthcare delivery through drone technology to Global Positioning System (GPS) of house identification and street naming, among others, the NPP government stands tall among its peers in Africa […]

The Ghana cedi: the way forward

The Ghana cedi, since the past three months, has been struggling helplessly against the United States dollar and has received an excessive attention from the global economic media and experts in a way never before experienced. The cedi is now described as the worst performing currency in the world. Its free fall of the cedi […]

Urban Sprawl in Africa and its Ramifications

According to the United Nations, Sub-Sahara Africa is regarded as the fastest growing urbanizing region in the world. With an urbanized population of about 472 million as at 2018, it constitutes a growth rate of about 3.6 percent per annum. The effect of Africa’s urban population explosion is the unbridled expansion of towns and cities […]

Environmental Pollution and the Case for Recycling

Human survival is intrinsically linked with environmental pollution and constitute the biggest challenges of the future, as pollution and contamination of natural resources are adversely affecting global livelihood. Environmental pollution is the effect of several conditions, including greenhouse gas emission emanating from industrialization and urbanization; residual chemicals applied in industries and the agricultural sector. Environmental […]