I am not a globetrotter but for the opportunities I have had to travel outside the country and from what I have read, I can confidently say without any fear of contradiction that nowhere in the world do motorists spend hours in traffic because of the collection or the payment of road tolls.
Since the release of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) late last year, I have been inundated with calls and messages from contemporary and long-lost friends, acquaintances and others, all seeking my help in gaining a place for their child or ward in Senior High School (SHS).
"This area used to be inundated with flood water at the slightest rain fall. Life was so uncomfortable for us. Many people also lost their lives to the perennial flooding. But since the drain was constructed here, we have not experienced flooding three years since; and we are really grateful."
All in all, that first piece of the year was meant to encourage you to stay on course with your plans, but also mindful of the possible gaps that could derail them. In fact, the story is not difficult to tell because we live in a world where nothing is certain- absolutely nothing.
The ritualistic process of parliamentary vetting to ‘test the pulse’ of Honourable members who happen to be nominated by his excellency the President for ministerial positions to man strategic areas of the economy and for that matter country at large, as legally enshrined in the 1992 constitution, has again presented with us another real opportunity.
In his poem Paradise Lost of 1667 on the sacking of Satan by God to hell, the English poet John Milton invented the word ‘pandemonium’, as the capital of hell. He described pandemonium as the “high capital of Satan and his peers!”
"This area used to be inundated with flood water at the slightest rain fall. Life was so uncomfortable for us because we lost our livelihoods to the flood. Many people also lost their lives to the perennial flooding. But, since the drains were constructed here, we have not experienced flooding for about three years now; and we are really grateful."
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their oaths of office as President and Vice-President of the United States (US) of America at a time like no other in history. Many historians agree that not even the emergence of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who took office in 1933 during the great depression, compares.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their oaths of office as President and Vice President of the United States (US) of America at a time like no other in history. Many historians agree that not even the emergence of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who took office in 1933 during the great depression, compares.
The 2019 outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2), the virus that causes Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), which originated from Wuhan in China achieved a pandemic proportion in the first quarter of last year, 2020. Currently, all countries on Earth, in one way or the other, have reported of COVID-19 cases among their people, either home or abroad. Ghana, like her other African nations, is of no exception. As at today, Ghana’s total COVID-19 cases stands at 58,065, however, with impressive recoveries of about 56,000.
After all the campaigns — crisscrossing the country; after all the spending — cash, goodies, and their kind (which are unnecessary, though); after all the sleepless nights, coupled with the self-imposed fastings of all kinds…
As I indicated in my previous epistle, I served as the Graphic Chapter Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) for a very long time; first as the acting Chairman from 2001 to 2004, after which time I was unanimously confirmed as the substantive Chairman.