The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
Ghanaians are blessed with the twin seasons of the New Year, with the certainty of renewed hope, and the uncertain election hang-over season of disputed votes, when some are in court to prove their case of garnering more votes at the polls.
Positive as my outlook in life is, generally, my thoughts
and actions are guided by the saying that history is there to guide us. For that reason alone, in some situations, I
try to make a lot of references to the past looking at both the good and the
Many Ghanaians were excited when the Kufuor Administration
decided to put on the ground, what had been on the drawing board for years to
transform the huge Tetteh-Quarshie roundabout into a modern traffic
It is my hapless lot to daily plead the cause of old Karl
Marx’s long-suffering masses or the common people of the republic if you like,
but no one ever listens to me, Jomo. At best, they treat me like a circus
clown, a nagging irritant best ignored. Plain old pride won’t permit them to
avail themselves of my great wisdom, Jomo:
The answer is NO. We elected him for what he said he would do. He should do them. He should be mindful of the party’s objectives and execute his plans as far as local and international circumstances will allow.
Mr Frazier heads off to the Afram Plains through Nkawkaw.
Within 90 minutes he arrives at Adeiso, the ferry crossing point of the Volta
Lake. Some 10 years ago, the journey from Nkawkaw to the waterfront was an
excruciating undertaking over bare rock, gullies and sandbars. But now the
road, though not first class, is pleasurably passable.
Some people say some of the roads in northern Ghana appear
to have a spooky, metaphysical life of their own and will wreak havoc on safe
travel anytime but methinks the treacherous network is a result of yet to be
resolved complex road engineering problems and the over-all poor riding quality
of long stretches across the Savannah.
There is a lot of
talk about changing the system whereby the party which wins the elections
“takes all”. Some thoughtful and
experienced people have made this suggestion and I understand what they are
Jomo, what do you make, of this lead paragraph of a news report on Tuesday morning which read as follows: “Supporters of the NPP are to hit the streets of the Ashanti regional capital Kumasi this morning to protest the alleged discrimination against residents of the Ashanti region by the Electoral Commission in the just ended general elections”?
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for
tomorrow. The important thing is not to
stop questioning. Albert Einstein.
Many are those who have openly congratulated President John
Dramani Mahama. As a roommate, I have
not been able to do that because of the dent on the results, since I am not in
a position to confirm or deny the claim by the New Patriotic Party.
It does not take an awful lot for an impassioned supporter
of a cause to destroy property and sometimes even lives, in protest of an
opposing cause. But it takes awfully enormous amounts of resources, human will
and the grace of God, to reverse the destructive effects of untamed political passions.
Many are upset that a
major party which disputes the recent election results is proceeding to the
courts. Naturally, we all would like the
election results to be accepted graciously and not disputed by hatchets and