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She’s beautiful and successful, so, she must have slept her way up; the bitter perception of successful women in our society

I heard about this lady who is the CEO of one of the successful companies in Ghana and decided to check out her profile on social media. I opened her Instagram page and saw the photos of this beautiful lady. I was not only stunned that such a young lady was a CEO but her beauty was incontestable . In ...

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Africa has more churches and mosques than factories

In Africa, religion takes centre stage ahead of development and technological advancements for the betterment of all people and alleviation of poverty. Africa is a land of vast opportunities, but its potential is erased by the miseducation of Africans that is rampant across the continent. The effects of colonialism are massive and continue being watered down from generation to generation. ...

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Owning a farm: the fashion and the function

Before her demise somewhere last two years, my grandmother lived like she had returned from the dead to live a second time. She lived so long, perhaps just to fulfil her purpose of taking care of my grandfather and to see her two favourite grandchildren go to the city to continue their education. Oomele, as I called her, owned a ...

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Referendum U-turn: S3 wo soro bibi! – Harruna Attah writes

Ho, ho, ho! Never a dull moment in these our times of Bedlam! Some may be bemused, some may see illegality, but I am rather amused! When the likes of Dan Botwe started sending out snippets about how if they had their way they would “advise the president” to drop the referendum, you did not have to be a political ...

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Arthur Kennedy writes: The destruction of our institutions by partisanship

As Ghanaians,  we bemoan the fragility of our institutions all the time. Together with corruption, very few factors are cited more often as causes of our underdevelopment than the weakness of our institutions. Indeed, in 2009, when President Obama stated that Africa needed strong institutions and not strong men, there was universal agreement. Whatever you list of the causes of ...

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“Biased NLC now spokesperson for gov’t” – Teachers

The Chairman of the Concerned Teachers Association, Mr Adokwei Awulley, has said that the National Labour Commission has been partisan in dealing with teachers in the country. In an interview on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5 FM, Mr Awulley said the NLC is behaving as a spokesperson for the government rather than serving the interest of Ghanaian workers. The NLC ...

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You can’t hobnob with EC and be moral compass at the same time – Mahama to Short C’ttee

Former President John Mahama has said he finds something amiss with the 21-member Emile Short-led Eminent Advisory Committee inaugurated by the Electoral Commission recently. In an engagement with the Christian Council on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, the flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), said: “The same voice of moral society that we count on when things ...

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“New regions dividing us on ethnic grounds; it’s dangerous” – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the creation of the six new regions will not industrialise Ghana, adding: “It is rather sharply dividing” Ghanaians on ethnic grounds. The MP made the comments at a public forum held in Ho on the theme: “Bridging the Volta infrastructure and poverty gap; the role of stakeholders” ...

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