Although the presentation of the Constitutional instruments (CIs) that gave meaning to the creation of the North East and the Savannah regions was hugely welcomed by the people, the choice of capitals — Nalerigu for the North East and Damango for the Savannah — elicited contrasting reactions, some of them violent.
Culture plays a big role in what we feel, how we identify these feelings and what we do to deal with our emotions. So, those raised in more “macho” cultures may be more likely to suppress emotions like sadness or fear.
In secondary school at Opoku Ware School in Kumasi, whenever I was asked where I lived and I said ‘Tarkwa’, it elicited wry smiles and comments either about the town’s gold mines or its railway station.
In the aftermath of the shameful unleashing of political thugs on some voters at La Bawaleshie in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election of January 31, 2019, the Minister of Communications, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, sought to play down the need for any investigation at all into the matter.
A vibrant Tourism sector is an indicator of a healthy economy. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC ) calculates that the contribution of tourism to Ghana’s economy is 7.2% of GDP which is below the global average of 9.5% compared to Kenya’s 12% .
The Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori Atta, in his November 2018 budget presentation announced the impending merger of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), and Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), into what he called the National Institute of Communication and Media Arts.
“Work and pay” is a descriptive terminology of Ghanaians that refers to a contractual relationship between a driver, who drives a vehicle with an intent to buy it, and that of the vehicle owner, who is also desirous of selling his vehicle.
One may be right to deduce that when the headquarters of the national Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAAD) in Accra is cast off, then those in the regions would be in a devastating state or become non-existent. This assumption for the Central Region is true!
In the brouhaha over the shooting incident at the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, during the by-election on January 31, it has been very difficult to sift out the truth from the misinformation, sheer propaganda and ‘political talk’.