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Offinso Benkumhene Is Absolutely Right!

The decision by the Offinso Traditional Council to suspend the Offinso Benkumhene for calling for chiefs to be retired at age 70, on the quite logically sound grounds of cognitive puissance, ought to be applauded and his suspension reconsidered (See “Offinso Traditional Council Apologises To Asantehene” Graphic.com.gh /Ghanaweb.com 6/17/13). To begin with, I am not aware that the Asantehene, Otumfuo ...

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Sankofa:Ghana’s inhumane healthcare system

GHANA’S INHUMANE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Ghana is increasingly seen these days as a progressive country. Many visitors return with glowing, optimistic accounts of a nation that is headed in the right direction. They talk excitedly about highway construction and other public works projects dotting the landscape. They even talk about a building boom, especially in the major urban centers. But ...

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Obama’s return to Africa, and our expectations-By Prosper Yao Tsikata

To assess or evaluate the performance of a political leader is not as simple as evaluating a teacher in a classroom, where the syllabus serves as a contractual agreement between the teacher and his or her students on the one hand, and the teacher and his or her university on the other hand. Politics is a tough and complex terrain ...

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Sankofa:Taming The Ghanaian State: Reforming Chieftaincy-Part 2

PART 2 Part 2 deals with some few suggestions on reforming the institution of chieftaincy in order to do away with the debilitating conflicts and issues surrounding it, if we are not going to abolish the “archaic” institution outright, as some rather prefer. Doing that will also involve a radical reform of the present state structures of governance. I shall ...

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Sankofa:The Facts of the Case between Nkonya and Alavanyo

By Felix Ohene a) The Alavanyos migrated from Saviefe through Akrofu to Sovie (near Kpando), to settle on land allocated to them by Nkonya in about 1840. They created seven settlements on farmlands originally owned by Nkonyas hence they named some of their villages by the dominant tree crops found around the settlements – (DEME)-Palm trees, (AGORME)-Date-palm trees, (AGORHOE) Huts ...

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Christians are the Epitome of Hypocrisy, Research Shows

A quick survey recently carried out by a team of two Ghanaian researchers has revealed that most contemporary Ghanaians, Nigerians and possibly Africans, go to church primarily for immediate economic prosperity and the attainment of other earthly desires, and not future heavenly reward or eternal salvation, as society is made to believe. The survey which was conducted between 22nd May ...

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The Achilles Heel Of Every Government In Ghana.

Since Ghana returned to constitutional rule in 1993, past governments have been battling with FUEL PRICE INCREASE and DECONGESTION  since the era of former President Rawlings from 1993 to date. The most luckiest government was Ex-President J.A. Kufour who twice in creased fuel prices by 100% and no one coughed in Ghana from 2001-2008. It will be recalled that the ...

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If Mandela were a Nigerian

If Nelson Mandela were a Nigerian, he would never be treated in a hospital within his country. God forbid! At the slightest sign of ill health, he would be airlifted to a hospital in Germany, the UK, the US, France, or Saudi Arabia. Any Nigerian doctor who comes close to him – much less touches him – would immediately be ...

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