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*ON THE APPROVAL OF NEW FREQUENCIES FOR MEDIA HOUSES WHOSE LICENSES WERE REVOKED BY THE NCA-WE CANNOT BE IMPRESSED BY THIS DESTRUCTIVE REGULATOR* Yesterday news was out that the NCA has restored the media licenses for 133 radio stations that were closed down in 2018/2019. It was the government’s propagandaContinue Reading

In our series of letters from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene looks at plans to build a state-of-the-art complex in Ghana to honour the pioneering US black civil rights activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois. A cadre of radical African-American intellectuals and artists moved to Ghana after its independence in 1957Continue Reading

Despite the commitment by both government and telecommunication companies providing and improving internet services and access, there are still major challenges. Apart from patchy coverage and the high cost of data, the quality of internet services is becoming a challenge to institutions, businesses and individuals who rely purposely on theContinue Reading

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I joined Hollard Ghana as the very first Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed Group, made up of Hollard Insurance Ghana (formerly Metropolitan Insurance) and Hollard Life Assurance Ghana (newly created in 2018). I felt privileged to be entrusted by Hollard International with the task of bringing to lifeContinue Reading

By Kwame Alorvi Introduction If the West African Secondary/Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were an aircraft in flight, signals would have been sent by the cabin crew to passengers on board to fasten their seat belts because the plane is heading for a crash landing. A terminal examination meant toContinue Reading

“The Constitution clearly says that in doing its work, the EC should not take instructions from any person or body external to the Commission. The IPAC is such a body. Accordingly, IPAC decisions cannot be binding on the EC.  If they were, it would, in effect, amount to nothing lessContinue Reading

Benjamin Kwame Amankwa On Monday 2nd August 2021, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) directed its members to withdraw with immediate effect all teaching and related activities across the public universities in Ghana. This directive was according to the National Executive council dueContinue Reading

By Seth K. Owusu-Boamah Young   SCRIPTURE: JAMES 1:22-23:   QUOTATION: “BUT BE THE DOERS OF THE WORD AND NOT HEARERS ONLY, DECEIVING YOURSELVES, FOR IF ANYONE IS A HEARER OF THE WORD AND NOT A DOER, HE IS LIKE A MAN OBSERVING HIS NATURAL FACE IN A   MIRROR”.  Continue Reading

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After 2020 and with the global COVID-19 crisis, one thing remains crystal clear: No nation, whether rich or poor, has the resources to achieve all good things at once. While Ghana’s economy has performed better than many other countries, significant challenges remain. It is on the verge of this difficultContinue Reading

Religious practices and issues of faith requires cautious commentary and attention. This is because people are emotionally attached to their religious beliefs and practices. Sudden changes in the ways things have been stirrup emotions, a situation that has ramifications for the stability of any state. This is perhaps the reasonContinue Reading

Road accidents

The increasing spate of road accidents in Ghana has been a worry to most people. Stakeholders like government are in despair. They do not know the right approach to solve the menace. Recent statistics released by the motor transport and traffic unit (MTTU), of the Ghana police service show aContinue Reading

do or die and all die be die

Prince Henry Koforidua On 27th February 1978, People’s movement for freedom and justice was formed, and president Akufo Addo was the joint secretary for the movement. The first major demonstration by the movement was staged on 13th May 1977. The Motto of the movement was “Do Or Die”. The “DoContinue Reading

Like every creed which promises paradise and is uninhabitable in its complete sense because of the conditions attached to it, democracy is a system of government that is thought of by many as the perfect utopia. In African countries, every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions,Continue Reading

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. For decades now, many professionals and stakeholders in education have hadContinue Reading