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If you are registered to vote in December’s elections (and you should be…), I have a few things on my mind to share with you as I sit here salivating behind my Saturday morning waakye. Running the economy prudently is not rocket science! I dare say that it is much like the considerations that should guide the waakye I buy on Saturdays.

Medicines should be sold in registered pharmaceutical shops


Medicine has two basic meanings, it first refers to the Science of Healing; the practice of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, and the promotion of health, and secondly, medications, drugs andbsubstances used to treat and cure diseases and to promote health.

Nana Akufo-Addo (NPP), Ivor Greenstreet (CPP), John Dramani Mahama (NDC) and Jacob Yeboah (Independent candidate) respectively


I know for a fact that  when I deceive myself, I feel happy, for whatever it is worth. People are endowed with this ability to pretend to be happy, perhaps to hoodwink other people into thinking they are doing well.

Mr Seth Tekper - Minister of Finance and Economic Planning


In an election year, many expected Ghana’s economy to completely wither; past events have shown that the power and extravagance of the incumbent tend to impose difficulties on the economy in an election year. But this year’s election has proved the contrary. The economy is thriving and surprisingly, indicators tell of an impressive flourish for an economy that had endured torturous times mainly because of a three-year energy crisis and unpredicted lows in commodity prices.

Scott Adams states his views clearly on systems in his book


I didn’t run the half-marathon I planned for in Paris. I haven’t written a single word towards the book I want to publish. My company missed the sales target that we had set for this year.

The practice of making different kinds of payments to managers and other employees is most probably more arbitrary and rampant than we think. Only God knows


Ghana's Central Bank, Bank of Ghana, was in the news quite a bit last week. The news was that, its managers were proposing to spend over $500,000 on imported "Swiss Gold Watches; as parting gifts to 72 "deserving" members of staff who had spent at least 30 years with the central bank and were due for retirement.

Ghana is gradually warming up towards December 7, when voters will go to the polls. We will once more exercise our legitimate right and elect the President and legislators for the next four years.

In the beginning, God created the Heaven and Earth… and the Earth was NULL and VOID!” (Genesis 1:1-2a) That’s how the Bible recounted the story of the genesis of this beautiful world you see today.

Defections cut both ways. They are bound to make one party comfortable and another uncomfortable. And probably depending on the person defecting, the feeling may be that of indifference.

Giant elephant and giraffe statutes welcome you to Wild Gecko


I certainly couldn’t accomplish this series without talking about Wild Gecko. Elizabeth and Poem, her Dutch colleague, would literarily kill me. Plus, here is one place where they support the works of yours truly, graciously selling my books at their cash desk.

Mr Seth Terkper — Minister of Finance


Be guided, and not put off by budget statements, says Bernard Otabil.


When the broth of a dog’s head has ushered and established generational peace between the Dagaabas and Frafras in the Upper West and Upper East regions of Ghana, then there is much for Ghanaians to learn from it as the country heads for the polls in December this year.

It won’t be a surprise for questioners to ask if any valuable thing could come out of a story surrounding dog meat and its connection with these two major ethnic groups. Even the awesome attributes and origin of the saviour Jesus Christ, whom Christians deem the most important divine gift to the world, stirred skeptics to question whether something good could ever come from Nazareth, his birth place.  



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Do not interfere with anything in the Constitution that must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. Abraham Lincoln.

On a recent visit to Accra, I cruised the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in a taxi headed to Adabraka from Vodafone.

Our political parties appreciate the value of formal education. Many promise more schools and colleges in a country and make them accessible by reducing or slashing fees and providing amenities at little or no cost.

President Buhari may have already apologized to his wife, maybe in “the other room”, but what about an apology to women in general, especially the Naa Shikas?

Native Daughter

Of course President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has no way of knowing it, but when it was announced that he had won the nail-biting general election in March last year, he instantly acquired an ardent fan in my home.

Charlotte Osei - Chairperson of the EC

Civic Realities

Interesting times lie ahead as we count down to the 2016 polls.

Mrs Charlotte Osei, EC chairperson

Elizabeth Ohene

When I lived in the United Kingdom, one of the highlights of election night for me was the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, (OMRLP). The leader of the party, Screaming Lord Sutch and his outlandish outfits fitted perfectly my image of the quirky English.

The queen mother of the Abura State

Abura Epistle

Today’s column title may confuse some of my readers, but it is actually a very live issue in the mail I regularly receive in response to the epistle.