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I don’t see Ghana retaliating for this, Mr. Pratt

Columnist: Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.   The decision by the United States’ Department of State, or Foreign Affairs Ministry, and the Homeland Security Secretariat, or Ministry for Immigration and Naturalization, to let Ghanaian cabinet appointees or Ministers of State like Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, the Minister of Education, queue for an American visa like any other ordinary Ghanaian citizen wishing to ...

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Why Are Black People Obsessed With The Bible That Was Used To Enslave Them?

When I became a born-again Christian in 2008, I started studying the bible word for word. I would spend hours a day reading all commentaries for all the verses I studied. The more I studied the bible the more I realized that most of the Christians around me did not believe everything that was in the bible. It was either ...

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The Unnecessary Noise and Nuisance On Our Street’s

Pro. Gyampo writes:: “Folks, my post below didn’t generate the needed discourse because of our football match yesterday. I intend to raise the issues again. My search of the law and interactions with those who know it reveal that even the President has no right to fix a siren on his car. He must use a dispatch. Ministers and MPs ...

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THE JUNE 4th SERMON BY PROPHET JEREMIAH RAWLINGS

Ghanaians have become used to booms and exhortations during June 4th and 31st December anniversaries. In the beginning, they were truthful. These days, however, Prophet Jeremiah Rawlings is sounding more and more like Obinim. His recent sermon was a strange one. The former President made 2 central points that must be addressed. First, he called for the removal of the ...

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June 4 uprising: A Call to developing a national character for sustainable good governance

Columnist: Kofi B. Kukubor The June 4 On June 4, 1979, young military officers and other ranks led by Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings undertook an Uprising (a mass revolt by junior officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces) against the Military Regime, the Supreme Military Council (SMC). The June 4 Uprising was borne out of a combination of ...

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Letter To President Akuffo Addo !

A Letter to President Akufo Addo 1. Your Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, I bring you greetings from Saltpond where I am currently cooling off for the weekend. 2. About three months ago, I was in the University of Bristol as Visiting Scholar to present a paper assessing the democratic practice in Ghana. In that presentation, I particularly singled out the ...

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A piece of Benjamin Akakpo’s mind: The cost of politics in Ghana: A great cause for worry

Every political party has the ultimate aim of assuming the reins of power and carrying out its policies to shape the country in which it is established. The challenge, though, for many political parties in developing countries like Ghana, is that the ways in which these resources are mobilised tend to undercut the party’s role in consolidating democracy and delivering ...

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Why NDC may face the wrath of its loyal supporters in 2020

Columnist: K Badu In fact, there is absolutely nothing wrong for political parties to have party precincts or strongholds. Likewise, it is not abominable for individuals to have political party preference, as it is acceptable in even most advanced democracies. But all said and done, unlike the voters in developing countries, the vast majority of voters in the developed countries ...

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