Gradually, the manifestos are being let out of the bags. The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) released theirs recently under the title “changing lives, transforming Ghana.” The main opposition party, New Patriotic Party (NPP) is yet to do so.
Three decades after I heard the word, ‘Galamsey’ and nearly two years after that word became a synonym for “national suicide”, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (in effect, the Government of Ghana) is asking for transcripts of a radio programme aired in September 2016 to enable it to conduct investigations into the harmful effects of galamsey!.
“Al-Ikhlaas” (sincerity of heart) relates to the human heart and it is simply defined as doing any act for the sake of seeking the Creator’s pleasure devoid of the pursuit of any worldly or personal interest. The believer, therefore, acts for Allah’s sake and hopes for his reward in the hereafter.
This year the mature democracies of Britain and the USA have been reeling under unethical political campaign practices.
Many countries, developed and developing, are perennially confronted by a myriad of land transport problems. The costs of these problems in both human and financial terms are exacerbated by the increase in vehicular crashes which are predicted to become the third largest cause of death and injury globally by the year 2020.
Washington District of Columbia (DC), the capital of the United States of America (USA) set an all-time record with 20.2 million visitors in 2014. This is the result of a 16 per cent boost in international visitors over the previous year according to the Washington Post.
If you have heard of Nubuke for years without knowing where it is or what it does let’s just say there is no mystery. Nubuke Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of Ghanaian visual art, culture and heritage.
“Slavery is theft—theft of a life, theft of work, theft of any property or produce, theft even of the children a slave might have borne” — Kelvin Bales.
It discovered the lump through self-breast examination and reported same to a teaching hospital.
Quality education is a fundamental right of every child irrespective of his/her background; and this is accepted globally.It is therefore important for governments, individuals, institutions and other stakeholders to work together in ensuring that irrespective of societal or family challenges, children are in no way denied such rights.
Vote buying is literally described as any reward given to a voter for the purposes of influencing him or her to vote for a particular political party or refrain from voting. It can be in kind or cash.
At an interaction meeting between a delegation of the Progressive Peoples Party and the hierarchy of the editorial board of the Daily Graphic last Friday, the flag bearer of the party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, made a remark which touches the core of our democracy and the commitment of the Electoral Commission (EC) to enforce all the provisions of the Political Parties Law.
We live in difficult times of stress and poverty. We can only overcome the problems which confront us by taking our destiny into our own hands. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to decide on those who should take us through the quagmire of despair.
Perhaps it’s mostly those who, like me, are constantly having to correct people’s spelling of their name who can fully appreciate Professor Ama Ata Aidoo’s recent protest action in response to the wrong spelling of her middle name, which continues to be a talking point.
Two things got my goat this past week. One was seriously ridiculous and the other was ridiculously serious. Let me start with the seriously ridiculous thing. I know we are into dangerous territory when the President of the Republic starts dressing up funny.
Since the biggest opposition party, the New Patriotic Party(NPP), has declined or inordinately delayed to join battle with the ruling NDC on the issue of manifestoes, I entreat my loyal readers to take this fascinating fare for now.