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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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Talking Drum: Freeing Aisha Huang, may thunder fire Nana Addo’s government!

Columnist: Solomon Mensah A day before my traveling from Sunyani, the capital of Bono Region, to Accra, I promised myself that I would have a good meal. Being the last born of ten children, I don’t struggle for food whenever I go on a visit in that region. So, I ate bits and pieces of foods that came my way. ...

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Ghana needs a college of common sense to work !

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost”- Billy Graham. Fitting Graham’s words into the African context, it seems all is gone for us. At the center of the Ghanaian endeavor is attitude or character which mares our very development. In Ghana, mention can be made of ...

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In The Beggining Was Anas ….Lecturer!

In the beginning, was Anas And Anas was a journalist And Anas was a mere reporter at Crusading Guide. Anas covered political press conferences and mundane parliamentary debates and beauty pageants and rainfall patterns. But Anas was not happy. Anas saw that the stories he covered did not address the issues that were dear to his heart. Anas saw that ...

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