Category archives for: Editorial

Galamsey – the economic antithesis of Ghana’s development

In his opening speech at a bi-partisan Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining in Accra on Wednesday, April 14 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called on participants to “discuss issues relating to illegal small-scale mining dispassionately devoid of partisan politics, narrow and parochial interests.” The Consultative Dialogue was initiated by the Minister of Lands and […]

Nigeria: To Let Live or Leave Die

Guest Editorial by Dr. M.O. Ene Nigeria is at the crossroads. Things are falling apart. This is not new. Nigeria has been here. During the 1990s ravaging regime of General Abacha, pundits declared Nigeria a failed state. By divine intervention, as Pentecostals claim, the green giant with clay claws crawled back from the edge of […]

Magufuli -A Mbeki Redux and a Think Up Call for Africa

(Guest Editorial by Dr. Kofi A. Boateng   New York City) In a few words we seek to tackle three important topics: John Magufuli, the recently deceased president of Tanzania, Thabo Mbeki the former president of South Africa, and a call to Africa to simply THINK. The world knows that John Magufuli was last seen in […]

Ghana’s Election 2020 Petition – Mahama accepts verdict with a pinch of salt

On March 4, 2021, the Supreme Court of Ghana threw out a petition filed by former President John Dramani Mahama challenging the validity of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President-elect of the Republic of Ghana following the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2020. The Electoral Commission (E.C.) on December 9, 2020 […]

Rethinking a lingua franca for Ghana

At her vetting by the Appointments Committee in Parliament recently the Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, was alleged to have expressed herself in Ghana’s official language, English, below par. And as usual politics checked in, and the general consensus would hang the poor woman. Incidentally she is the person who […]

Matters Arising out of COVID-19 pandemic

On the website of a British newspaper earlier this month, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda warned the U.S. and Europe of playing political economics with vaccination against COVID-19 pandemic. In a “justice delayed is justice denied” paradigm, the Rwandan strongman warned that delaying access of poorer countries to the vaccine would not only delay international […]

Carnage on Ghana Roads

Published reports from stakeholders indicate frightening and grim statistics of dangers on Ghana’s roadways. According to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, 573 lives were lost in road crashes in Ashanti region alone last year, an increase of about 26 percent from 2019. In the same period, Eastern Region […]

Ghana charts a new political course

The inauguration of Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his second and last term in office ushered in a new political narrative for the West African nation. In further­ance of the 1992 constitution, a new parliament was sworn in a chaotic and acrimonious manner on January 7, 2021 the same day the president was […]

COVID-19 threatens Africa

Approximately a year ago, China startled the world with its discovery of an epidemic named Corona Virus, later renamed COVID-19. Within a month the epidemic had assumed the status of a pandemic and half of the world’s population was in lockdown as governments struggled to contain the spread. Expectedly, heightened chills went through the spines […]

Ghana’s election: Akufo-Addo wins for all

Ghana is making history in bold and progressive strides towards the Western-type democracy it has adopted. The 8th presidential and parliamentarian election in the 4th Republic of Ghana held on December 7, 2020 was by no means contentious and acrimonious. Campaign rhetoric, insults, and assaults precipitated law enforcement agencies to prepare and meet any potential […]