The African is generally known to be a superstitious being. Superstitious beliefs are an integral part of our everyday lives. Activities such as the pouring of libation and holding of elaborate funerals for the dead all prove that for us, the link between the physical and spiritual is perpetually alive.
The Expectation Gap is an audit and assurance terminology that explains the gap that exists between what the public, especially users of financial statements, believe auditors must do and what the auditors actually do.
African Union (AU) day acknowledges the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, the erstwhile organisation formed by leaders such as Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt and our very own Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana on May 25, 1963.
The announcement that the former chair of our Electoral Commission (EC) has been given a United Nations assignment in Afghanistan to, with other nationals, observe for the UN, the upcoming presidential elections in that country has caused a lot of waves among the chattering classes in Ghana.
The journey from Accra to Ho, the Volta regional capital, is about 150 or so kilometres long. Once upon a time, it took me an hour and a half, driving my tomato red Austin Mini Cooper from my gate at North Labone in Accra to my parents’ home on Mawuli School campus in Ho.
As a centrist, a modernist tempered by traditionalist bias and an advocate for political reform, I perceive the various cosmopolitan milieus that constitute the Republic of Ghana as quintessential contemporary muses for statecraft, reflective of an entirely new ethos of the youth.
As a 10 year-old kid newly arrived in Lagos, Nigeria from Liverpool, England, I recall having a conversation with myself. At the time, I instinctively understood that if I was to be able to function properly in the future, being able to proficiently speak my father's language - Yoruba - was going to be inevitable. Trying hard to amend or rid myself of a half London and half Liverpool accent, I would listen intently to how the language was spoken around me and repeat what I heard, or what I thought I had heard, in my head. I was not always successful since what would come out of my mouth many times caused fits of laughter among friends.
In the aftermath of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) on Saturday, May 19, 2019 and the Daily Graphic publishing the pictures of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy side by side, I got to know the difference!