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USA : The feared Sequestration begins today.

WASHINGTON — Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged was a foolhardy way to slash $85 billion in federal spending. The still-fragile economy braced itself for the gradual but potentially grave impact of the across-the-board cuts, which ...

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An Open Letter to President Mahama; Merge Police, Prisons and Fire Service

Dear Sir, Letter to the President of Republic of Ghana (Merger of Police, Prisons and Fire Services) Mr. President, I am writing you this letter all in the spirit of contributing my quota towards achieving the Better Ghana Agenda. Mr. President you will agree with me that for us to achieve the better Ghana Agenda, all institutions must work harder; ...

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Ghana @ 56 – Early retirement and partying in the dark?

Exactly a week today, our beloved Ghana will be fifty six years old. Already, there are signs of an early retirement package and if we are able to afford it, then maybe, we can add some partying in the dark for mother Ghana. The invitation is to all, no boycotts would be entertained. Fifty sixth birthdays are often sober. They ...

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Civil rights legend Rosa Parks honored with U.S. Capitol statue

She was a seamstress whose simple and defiant act more than half a century ago galvanized a movement and propelled her into history. On Wednesday, President Obama and congressional leaders unveiled a nine-foot bronze statue of Rosa Louise Parks, making her the first black woman honored with a full-length statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks, born 100 years ...

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Togo, Benin request power from Ghana amidst blackouts

A delegation from Benin and Togo has met with the Ghanaian Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, to discuss increased power supply to the two countries – even though Ghana is currently experiencing unscheduled blackouts due to lack of power. At crunch meeting held at the Ministry Energy and Petroleum last Friday March 1, 2013 and attended by ...

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Mr. President, can you see the abandoned development projects?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor In his “State of the Nation Address,” President Mahama gave us to understand that his government would implement policies and programmes to grow the economy despite the pressure being imposed on it by such factors as high wage bill, crude oil imports, and others. The economy is not as vibrant as expected because expenditure has ...

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More Oil Find In Ghana!

More oil and gas has been discovered in the deep sea off Cape Three Points by a company from the United States of America (USA). The company, Hess Corporation, has successfully completed the drilling of seven oil wells which contain crude oil in commercial quantities. In an official communication to its investors on the New York Stock Exchange on February ...

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Julian Assange Speaks to Norwegian Journalist

This is an exclusive English translation of an interview published Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the Norwegian news outlet Dagens Næringsliv.Julian Assange is the itinerant hacker from the Australian Outback who gave the world the biggest leak of secret documents in history. Seven months into his embassy asylum, the cyber crusade for transparency goes on. This is not the first ...

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