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A terrible idea will remain terrible no matter how it is dressed up!….Nduom

Source : Nduom’s Facebook page. I found this somewhere on the internet written by a well-known media person: “How will government generate revenue? The idea is that, government will set up a digital migration company that will manage the channels. That company will take a commission for all content encrypted. So that the more content and the more subscribers that ...

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The Tragedies of African Democracies – XVI

  By Prosper Yao Tsikata “Price Waterhouse, Single Spine Salary Structure, Gas Waterhouse, and Double or Triple Spine Salary Structure, it is circus with no end in sight.” Economics with Tears The title of this section derives from my high school fantasies with a basic economics textbook, “Economics without Tears.” Metaphorically, this book was to provide candidates sitting for the ...

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Ghana@60: Some guesswork

I. In the Beginning Ghana @ 1 in 1958, I was six and about to start primary school. The original Harruna Attah had, only a few months earlier, relocated his young family with a coterie of extended family members from Kumasi to Yendi in the Northern Region to start a new life with the prospects that the new country had ...

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Trump’s minion prepares to gut consumer watchdog

BY JESSE JACKSON February 7, 2017 “Personnel is policy,” says Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs recently named to head President Trump’s National Economic Council. He got that right, and every working family should shudder that Trump — after railing against the corruptions of Goldman Sachs and other big banks in the campaign — has put six former ...

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AGAIN, AGAIN & AGAIN. O BLACK STARS, WHY?, WHY?

By Papa Kwesi Nduom Thursday night reminded me of Brazil. World Cup. I was there with my family and some employees. We wore our national colors in airplanes, at airports, in restaurants, everywhere. We boasted about our world class Muntari, Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, Essien and others. We engaged in serious “baakye, baakye”. The Brazilian fans supported us. And then….poof! Our ...

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An open letter to the Min. of Education: Honorable Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh.

Dear Honorable Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh: Re: The Accreditation Challenges in Transnational Educational Ecology: The Ghanaian Experience 1. We wish to congratulate you on your appointment as the Minister of Education for the Republic of Ghana. We hope your appointment infuses new perspectives and strategies into the administration of education in Ghana, especially in higher education. 2. As you ...

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Ghana’s Parliament, Onaapo!

By James Kofi Annan Last week I got upset for nothing. The Senior Staff Association (SSA) of Korle Bu is asking for the CEO to be interdicted. This is due to some GHC500,000 the CEO is alleged to have wrongly appropriated. This is similar to the end-of-year gold gift the Bank of Ghana gave to itself. It will be recalled that, ...

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IS DIGITAL MIGRATION A BURDEN FOR GOVERNMENT’S TREASURY TO CARRY?

The designated Minister of Communications has been quoted in the Ghanaian media to have said this during her vetting in Parliament: “…My priority now is looking for the financing to power the network that has been the infrastructure put in place, and then subsequent to that, we can think about looking for additional funding for the set-up boxes which will ...

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