Kwame Nkrumah, the founder and first President of Ghana, died prematurely, in 1973 when he was only 64. On the occasion of what would have been his 110th birthday on September 21, 2019, it serves a national and pan-Africanist purpose to acknowledge his contributions to Ghana and Africa.
Just as Africa is said to be the cradle of humankind, human needs are the mainstay of man’s survival on earth. If these existential needs are not met, survival is threatened and life itself is in danger.
In recent times, there have been lots of complaints from some Nigerians, including some from their diplomatic community, about the negative reportage in the Ghanaian media about Nigerian suspects/criminals.
As a little boy, I never dared to learn how to ride a bicycle. I had heard a lot about how almost everyone got injured somewhat while learning how to balance themselves on a bike. The thought of getting hurt sent shivers down my spine. I enjoyed sitting behind friends who were skilled at riding the two-wheeled vehicle but I never made any effort to ride alone. Thanks to one thing― fear.
In some months to come, Ghana will hold a referendum, for the first time in many years, to vote on whether or not chief executives of the various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies should be elected on partisan basis.
It is a multimillion industry with the capacity to create thousands of jobs along the value chain and put food on the table of many more. Key infrastructure projects such as schools, hospitals, bridges, roads, ports and houses owe their existence to that sector.
Spectator citizenry is why nations fail. Nevertheless, citizens cannot engage in governance without access to credible and timely information. However, access to reliable information remains a challenge in Ghana due to political verbiage.
What is the way forward for Ghana? What is the agenda for action to enable Ghana to effectively meet the interlocking capacity challenges of the integration processes of ECOWAS and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)?
Prior to my journey to Cape Coast last Saturday, I asked a friend from the Volta Region to join me on the trip so that he could, for the first time, experience the much touted Oguaa Fetu Afahye, of which I had pestered him about all these years.
Many women in the Upper West Region have taken pito brewing as a vocation, carving a niche in the trade. Pito is widely consumed in the region by residents, so it is not difficult to get pito in many communities of the region.
It has been an ongoing debate for some time now. It has taken so much shine from our cities and towns and killing humans, animals and of course, our environment. That menace is plastic waste and the debate is whether to ban it or not.
Love him or hate him, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, who led colonial Rhodesia to independent Zimbabwe in 1980 but died far away from home in Singapore on Friday, September 6, 2019 reportedly “bitter, lonely and humiliated” is certainly assured of a prominent place in history.
Pension is one word that when mentioned, people, especially workers, become anxious and want to know what next. You will agree with me that it is one of the important factors in the life of every worker, whether in the formal or informal sector, but which has been given little attention.
In the light of the nation’s commitment to ensure that Ghana is gradually turned into an industrial hub and appropriately transformed for economic development in West Africa and the world as a whole, efforts to ensure the certification of refined gold and other minerals are necessary to add value to the precious metal before export to other countries for revenue. It is in the light of this reality that the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 unveiled Ghana’s first hallmarked gold bar and issued certification to Accra-based Gold Coast Refinery Limited.
I tell a story about a friend of mine who became a First Lady. I am not sure I should mention her name, so, let’s say she was a First Lady in an African country. A week after the inauguration ceremony at which she became First Lady, she went to her village to have a meeting with the group of women she had been helping for much of her life.
The xenophobic attacks on some foreigners in South Africa is totally unacceptable, sad and unreasonable and should be condemned by all. No matter the explanation given, this is simply not right and is criminal.
In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes that Zimbabwe's ex-President Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, had a special place in the hearts of Ghanaians.