Today’s issue of this paper, which marks the commencement of its return to publication on Saturdays again, in response to the wishes of the paper’s readers, is yet another remarkable milestone in the Mirror story.
This popular American expression came forcefully to mind as I surveyed the past week in the polity. Several things leap to the political eye as I write this prior to the public showing of yet another explosive Anas tape which in itself deserves some importance as death now stalks the exposés and threatens all journalists as they go about their work.
In the 1952 film, ‘Ten Commandments’, by Cecil de Mille, there is a scene where Moses wants the truth about his true identity. His real mother, Yoshebel, afraid for her life In the presence of the dreaded Egyptian queen who had raised Moses from infancy, has just told him, “I am not your mother”.
In a previous article published in the February 14, 2019 edition of the Daily Graphic, the profitability of agriculture was illustrated with an investment of GH¢1 to finance operational variable costs of rice production, over 12 months, yielding GH¢2.27.
Recent happenings in the financial industry, including the Menzgold saga and the knock-on effect, have many wondering where and how else one can invest. Leveraging over 20 years’ experience in agribusiness development, I believe this is the time to invest in agriculture.
Recently, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia led the Upper East Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to distribute some relief items such as mattresses, rice, powdered milk, cooking oil, etc to hundreds of persons who were victims of the flooding which occurred following the spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso.
With all that we have gone through since the return to constitutional rule in 1993, I have been wondering whether the widely assumed conflict between these three lofty ideals are not the root cause of our problems today.