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Dr Emmanuel Akwetey — Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG).

I'll Tell My Story

His father, a policeman, was a strict disciplinarian who never tolerated lies from his children. This fear of the consequences of lying made the young boy confess to his father one day when he played truant and was found out by his dad. It was the truth that saved him that fateful day, he said amidst laughter. 

The chorus of one of Ghana's hip life songs which goes, "there is a new girl in town," sums up the story of my near lost experience in China's Yiwu Commodity Trading Centre.

 As a journalist, I have always held the view that "a journalist must not get lost" because the whole profession is about asking so if you do not know a place, one should ask. 

However, my experience at the Centre made nonsense of this long held view.

I am part of a group of participants from African countries attending a seminar on Think-Tanks Forum for Anglophone African countries in China. And as part of the seminar, participants were taken to various fun-field places in China, as well as to places where we could get Chinese products to buy.

He walked for three miles all alone from his home at Saaman to the examination centre at the Osino Presbyterian School the day he had to write his Common Entrance Examination.

After junior high, Halima decided she would not go to senior high school because she wanted to learn how to sew. She was very beautiful and for someone with only a basic school certificate, she was too intelligent for her own good. She spoke and wrote English better than so many degree holders.

People admired her for not only that but also her humble nature and kind heart. And this was the lady I had a crush on. 

We grew up in the same community but I never mustered the courage to speak to her. Though I was handsome, studying medicine at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and had a little swag, for some reason, I felt I was no match for her, that I did not deserve to be her friend.

At a very young age, he was skillful in making simple household furniture such as tables, chairs and stools because he received practical lessons from his father who was a master carpenter.

Every day after school and mostly during vacations while he was in the primary and middle school, he would go to his father’s workshop and assist him and his apprentices.

During my interview with our personality for this week, one thing I noticed about him was his humility, which I thought was amazing, considering all the feats he has achieved.

This man attributed his humble nature to the fact that he accepted Jesus Christ very early in life and that his parents also taught him to be humble at all times.

December 7, 2016, Ghanaians who have registered would have the opportunity to cast their ballot

Junior News

Next Wednesday, December 7, 2016, all Ghanaians who have attained the voting age and have registered would have the opportunity to cast their ballot to select a President and Members of Parliament (MPs) for the country.

Nafisa Sulemani (left), with the two runners up after the marathon

Junior News

Nafisa Sumani, a 13-year-old pupil of the Ibrahim Islamic School in Sunyani, last Saturday surprised many residents when she won the Female Category of the Brong Ahafo Regional Millennium Marathon.

Dr John Yabani (left), Metro Health Director; representatives of Chemu SHS, Henry Adjei Adjetey, Madam Dyllis Gwira, Patroness; Deborah Aba Nyarkoah, Jonathan Agbetsoamedo in a group photograph

Junior News

Young people have been advised to visit the various adolescent health centres in all public health institutions for information and education on their reproductive health status.

A group photograph of children of the Datus Grand Montessori and Don Bosco Child Protection Centre

Junior News

Datus Grand Montessori International School in Tema has presented items worth GH¢ 6,000 to the Don Bosco Child Protection Centre and Missionaries of Charity, Sisters of Mother Teresa.

Executive Director of Child’s Rights International, Mr Bright Appiah

Junior News

The Executive Director of Child’s Rights International, Mr Bright Appiah, has advised students who have not attained the voting age of 18 or above to stay away from polling stations on December 7.

Ms Joyce Phyllis Ampofo, CEO, Rainbow Trust Foundation, presenting the books to the Headmaster of Klagon TMA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Basic School, Mr Frederick Owusu

Junior News

Rainbow Trust Foundation, a non- governmental Organisation (NGO) working in partnership with Book Aid International, has donated assorted books and educational materials to the Klagon Tema Metropolitan Assembly ‘A’ and ‘B’ Basic schools.

Dear Auntie Betty, I am a 13-year-old girl who is dating a boy in SHS Three. I gave him all my heart but now I want to forget about him but I can’t. What should I do? I need your help.

Bernice, Accra.

Dear Auntie Betty, I am a 14-year-old girl. A boy in my class is not talking to me but I don’t know what I have done to him. I want to talk with him. What should I do?

Adelaide, Accra.

Dear Auntie Betty, I am a 14-year-old girl who just completed JHS. There is a boy in my school who is dating my best friend.

Dear Auntie Betty, I am 18 years and an SHS graduate. Our results were released a few weeks ago and when I checked mine, I passed in seven of the subjects but failed in Maths.

We all know the results associated with a successful brand but may not know the formula that goes into making it so popular.

 

I CAN'T READ FROM THE BOARD

Dear Auntie Betty, I am in junior high school (JHS) Form One and the shortest girl in the class, I sit at the back and cannot see from there.