I have always held the view that a house is more valuable than a car, regardless of whether the house is a one-single block, wooden or metal structure, and the car a Range Rover or a Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Asanteman Council is the highest traditional authority in Asante and has been in existence for over three hundred years since the foundation of the Asante Kingdom (Asanteman) by Opemsuo Osei Tutu I, Asantehene, and his Priest Counsellor, Okomfo Anokye.
The 21st Century is the era of the knowledge economy in which most countries and organisations are looking for ways to possess information that enables them to improve their performance and Ghana is not an exception.
My household, too, suffered a loss due to the rainstorm of April 7, although nothing like the situation experienced by those who lost family members. There were, in fact, two baffling losses, giving me something to ponder over.
Some consumers of electricity and water in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital have attributed the increase in illegal connection of utilities in the metropolis to delays and the cumbersome processes involved in procuring new services and metres.
On April 6, 2019, the Vice-President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, in a speech read on his behalf at the inauguration of a $20-million compost plant by Zoomlion and its partner, was quoted by the Daily Graphic as saying that public private partnerships (PPPs) were essential for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On April 4, 2019, I delivered the 60th Anniversary Lecture of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences entitled: “Sixty Years of Scholarly Excellence: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects: Humanities Perspectives”.
Once I asked myself: ‘why are staff of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) so much interested in the wellbeing of countries far away from their homes and the head offices of their employers?’
Speak with many Ghanaian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) about green and circular economy business practices and chances are they would be highly sceptical and believe those practices are for advanced companies elsewhere: luxuries Ghanaian SMEs cannot afford and are not ready for.