Since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, scientists, governments, and the public at large have had to contend not only with the virus itself, but also with misinformation leading to a significant portion of society denying its existence, and calling it a hoax.
Just as I was wrapping up my 22-year escapade with The Mirror to move on to other areas I had served, an ardent reader of The Mirror and follower of my retirement epistles called to remind me of one important story I did which merited mention in my narrative.
In the middle of a global pandemic that has seen the loss of lives and livelihoods and brought so much despair and fear in its wake, it is most amusing that so many people were glued to their TV sets the other day to watch the interview of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of England by global TV mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Law school admission was one of the topical issues ahead of the 2020 General Elections. Indeed during the vetting of Ministers, the Attorney General assured the committee of taking an-all-inclusive look at the situation to find solutions that would expand access without compromising quality. Given the theme of the budget, “Economic Revitalization through completion, consolidation and continuity”, our policy direction in every area of the economy must be progressive and forward looking. Unfortunately, the issue of law school access and potential of Ghanaians becoming lawyers is rather sadly retrogressive.
A few years ago, as a student in Shanghai, China, I was confronted with hard cultural realities. I had met Ann (not real name), a pretty, Black American lady at a party and we were off to a good start.