With eight days to go to Election 2012, anxiety and tension
have been building up in the electorate. On the airwaves and in the newspapers,
the polemics are explosive, leaving peace-loving Ghanaians in doubt over
The last in the series of this year’s Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) debates for the presidential candidates of the political parties with representation in Parliament came off successfully at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra on Wednesday night.
Ghana has, since 1992, successfully organised five
democratic elections, during which period we have seen the transfer of
political power from an incumbent government to an opposition party on two
Ghanaians last Saturday woke up to the gory news of an
accident on the Tamale–Bolgatanga highway in which 31 people perished.
Twenty-nine of the passengers died on the spot, while two others passed away at
the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).