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Sankofa:Lest We Forget – 1983 – Thirty Years Ago By Kwasi Gyan Appenteng

Ghana People make you stand up Make you fight For your rights We no go sit down make them cheat we everyday The year 1983 perhaps was the harshest year in Ghana’s modern history. In some countries there would be retrospectives, symposia and other kinds of public reflections on this most devastating year in our collective memory. When I say ...

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Evil Men in politics “up and down machineries”

In the face of what l described as unprofessional heckling being masterminded by “evil contractors” clad in T-shirts that bore as inscription “making Ghana ungovernable” The sole intention is to malign and bring the administration of this country to disrepute because their appendages are not in control. The recent unfortunate incidence ranging from incessant labour agitations,sporadic shootings from unknown gunmen ...

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“Silent Corruption” vs. Professor Lungu’s thoughts?

By Cletus D Kuunifaa That no one is a repository of knowledge will guide us in this write-up. Concepts are dynamic and demand our interpretation of them to suit our discussions. The fact that a word like “Cyber” gains notoriety and enjoys explosive use with the rise of the internet in the early 1990s should not surprise us. As a ...

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After The KPMG Okay. Critical News, 19th May 2013

It is 4am.  The lights just went out at McCarthy Hill and I am stumped.  I deliberately caught an early night, try to catch up on sleep and start an early day, Sunday.  We had a little storm, a mild rainfall and “dum”; shades of the bad old days when you knew for certain that rain come, light go.  I ...

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Is Gloria Akuffo Faking The Burglaries Of Her Office?

By Nana Akua Tweneboah-Koduah We have heard for the second time the so-called raid on Ms Gloria Akuffo’s law office. But I don’t believe it. Hey, I don’t believe this make believe story because nobody need any information from Gloria Akuffo’s computer servers. Cur…rently, all the information concerning the Supreme Court challenge of the 2012 Election is in court so ...

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Student loan crisis is coming to a head

BY JESSE JACKSON May 13, 2013 The student loan burden is reaching crisis proportions. Young Americans are being saddled with unsustainable debts. A New York Federal Reserve Bank study found that a stunning 43 percent of 25-year-olds had student loan debts in 2012. Debt now averages over $25,000 for graduates of four-year colleges. Student loan debt now is about $1 ...

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Sankofa:Ghana: The Case for Special “Castle Ministers” for Change

We bring this article by veteran journalist and writer Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng and hope the current President John Mahama will have the time to browse and read such articles and ideas. Nobody will deny the President the privilege to appoint his Ministers but for God’s sake, the people of Ghana need to know what the job descriptions and responsibilities of the ...

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A fair minimum wage is a measure of decency

BY JESSE JACKSON May 6, 2013 The April jobs report has been hailed as good news by the nation’s newspapers. But a look under the numbers is more sobering. In Chicago and cities across the country, extreme poverty remains high, and the jobless still haunt our streets. Washington would rather sell optimism. We’ve seen 38 straight months of private-sector jobs ...

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