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Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo Writes: Ghana’s SHS Crisis…

Source:peacefmonline.com Some of the reasons why the boarding component in our state-assisted senior high schools must be removed. And Now can we begin to have a calm national conversation? Ghana has never been able to afford boarding as a major component of its state-owned education system, we cannot afford it, and not wanting to admit this puts us in some ...

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TIME FOR SERIOUS ACTION ON LEGAL EDUCATION IN GHANA

  One major problem we have in Ghana is our tendency to blindly copy others without understanding the context or even making adjustments for our peculiar situation. As Chinua Achebe said of Obi Okonkwo in his novel “No Longer at Ease” when Obi was arrested for taking a bribe, Obi wanted to do what everyone was doing without finding out ...

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Martin Amidu writes: My parting thoughts as citizen vigilante

Columnist: Martin Amidu The right to criticize a fellow citizen, however vigorous, cannot be defamatory of that citizen or even in contempt of court when it is kept within the limits of reasonable courtesy and good faith. As Lord Justice Salmon said in R v Metropolitan Police Commissioner; Ex Parte Blackburn at pages 155-156: “…The criticism here complained of, however ...

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WHERE’S MARTIN AMIDU’S EVIDENCE OF CORRUPT MAHAMA GOVERNMENT?

Source:Mannaseh Azuri Why do people still ask of evidence when someone says there were inflation of contract prices in the previous government? Why do we think Martin Amidu cannot find evidence to back his claim that the government was a looter one? The government confessed to this allegation in the bus branding scandal. Were we not in this country when ...

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AFRICA: THE TRUTH NO ONE IS WILLING TO TELL US —PART 2

By Paul Kini, Nebraska, USA When I wrote this article, two and half years ago, Elizabeth Holmes and Theranous, the company she founded, were flying high and garnering praise on Wall Streets and in the pages of Fortune and Forbes Magazines. Holmes was used in the story, and not Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs, because her story ...

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   GROSS NEGLIGENCE, SUPERSTITION AND DEATH ON GHANA’S ROADS

  When Ebony Reigns (Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng) died, someone circulated a WhatsApp message stating that when Lady Diana died, forensic and accident reconstruction experts were called to investigate the cause of the crash, while in Ghana, Mallams, Okomfuo and Pastors were called by radio presenters to tell us the cause of Ebony’s death. Noting the daily parade of Pastors and Men ...

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COMM 101: Online Etiquette for Mawuli Dake

COMM 101: Online Etiquette for Mawuli Dake Power distance and legal training: There is a sense in which some individuals think that by their education, association with individuals of influence, and some delusional perceptions of themselves, everyone must accept their views and kowtow to them when they speak. I will begin this conversation by pointing out that if there is ...

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Road fatalities in Ghana – Prosper Yaw Tsikata speaks!

  One of my maternal uncles who is a physician parked his VW Beetle, offered them by the Ghana Government, with another family member I was staying with. I believe he was on study leave for his postgraduate medicine in Oxford. I knew where the key to the car was. On Sundays, when everybody went to church, I moved the ...

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