As I listened to my radio during my morning walk on Monday, March 28, 2022, the “Joy FM” host told a story titled, “Appearances can be deceptive.” Before delving into the story, an experience I had in 1985 wells up!
Ghana is a ‘starboy’ in global gold production. For more than 100 years, the country has supplied the world with envious quantities of the most precious metal to maintain its grip on top 10 global producers. In 2019, it bypassed South Africa to become the continent’s largest gold producer.
Last Tuesday, two events took place that signalled (for me) the declaration of the opening of the 2024 political season. First was the release of the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) prediction. It said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would win Election 2024, but that this could only happen if they presented a new face other than John Mahama.
“As far as I am concerned, I am happy in the knowledge that death can never extinguish the torch which I have lit in Ghana and Africa. Long after I am dead and gone, the light will continue to burn and be borne aloft giving light and guidance to all people” – Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
When Ghana became the first country in Africa to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative to equitably distribute COVID vaccines, I had a glimmer of hope; that solidarity would prevail to protect people everywhere from the virus.
I’m coming to the conclusion that although it’s transport operators that people blame for worsening the cost of living crisis by their escalating fares, those in commerce are equally guilty, if not more so.
For many holiday revellers, Easter is a period to wind down and make merry. In fact, for the five days of the period beginning from Holy Thursday to Easter Monday, a cocktail of activities take place across the country, especially at Kwahu in the Eastern Region and many parts of the Volta Region.
Until a few years ago, I had never been up the Kwahu mountains. Of course, I had undertaken numerous bus trips between Accra and Kumasi and one could not fail to notice the scarp jutting out majestically to kiss the skies.
The scare that came with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic caused all of us to have a life-changing experience, so much that many of us have become narrators, already penning down the stories we will recount to our descendants later on in the future.
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Ghana, in a majority decision has on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 granted an injunction application against Mr James Gyakye Quayson restraining him from holding himself out as a Member of Parliament and performing Parliamentary duties pending the final determination of a suit challenging the constitutionality of his election.
Road accidents are a global pandemic affecting thousands of lives, and impact economic growth negatively in the region of three per cent of GDP, and thus is a national security and public safety threat.