I have observed with profound interest the discussions of the aftermath of the denial of a Rastafarian boy (two boys) and two other siblings admissions to Achimota SHS and St. John’s SHS, respectively, both in the Greater Accra Region.
I wish the new Minister of the Greater Accra Region well. I really do.
I thought it was brave of him to have appeared at his vetting in Parliament stating that he wanted to make Accra work. If you live in Accra, or have any reason to come to our capital, you would wish our minister well, you would pray that he did succeed in making Accra work indeed.
Between 2017 and 2018, I lived near Oyibi on the Adenta-Dodowa road in Accra. Every evening on my way home, I had to endure the chaos at the Madina Zongo Junction, one of the most notorious traffic bottlenecks in the city. The indiscipline of drivers coupled with the lack of footbridges along the dual carriageway simply was intolerable and pedestrians had to risk life and limb to saunter across to the other side.
The resignation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, from the Appointments Committee of Parliament (ACP) last Wednesday has heightened growing disagreements among some leading members of the largest opposition party.
If a stranger arrived in our country today, he would not believe that we had our elections back in December, almost four months ago. The campaign billboards and the posters are still all over the streets, along the highways, on buildings, trees, bridges, across hills and mountains.
On March 1, 2014, I relocated from The Mirror to the Junior Graphic, which is about 18 metres away, to assume my new role as the Assistant Editor. I was warmly welcomed by the female-dominated members of staff there.
Fifty years ago, on 31 March 1971, leaders from the biggest names in commerce came together and transformed the global economy forever by developing the Global Trade Item Number or “GTIN” and the core of the barcode. This numerical code uniquely identifies every single product, the most important supply chain standard in history. Today, the barcode is scanned over six billion times every day and remains one of the most trusted symbols in the world.
Over the last week or so, many opinions have been expressed about Achimota School’s decision to prevent two Rastafarian high school students from attending classes due to their dreadlocks. Though this is not the first time in Ghana that children with dreadlocks have been told to cut them off to be permitted to attend school, it is the first such incident to have attracted this degree of attention.
The bewildering saga concerning recently retired Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo and the Audit Service Board, took an even more dramatic turn when on March 19, the presidency published a 21-page ‘open letter’ to tell the President’s side of the story.
The world in November 2019 became volatile due to the novel coronavirus outbreak which has today left the globe deficient of over two million people. Wuhan in China has become a household name because that is where the virus is said to have erupted from, killing nearly 30,000 residents of the Chinese old city.