For a journalist, working on weekends is part of the schedule. However, one never gets accustomed to it. It is tedious, particularly when one goes through the week listening to half baked-truths from half-baked politicians.
Not long ago, that is precisely on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, the National Chief Imam in Ghana made a historic visit to a Christian group in Accra to signify the importance of adopting a path of religious recognition, tolerance and mutual respect and, therefore, teaching the world the need for peace at all times.
Comparing Ghana of the 1990s and Ghana of today, I conclude that as a country, the only progress we have made is our ability to illegally amass wealth at the expense of the poor to acquire western and Chinese goods.
It is disquieting and shocking to read of real and serious threats to the profession of journalism in Ghana at the moment in the presidency of the acclaimed fighter for and defender of media freedoms, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The production and the sale of locally manufactured earthenware bowls, popularly known as ‘Ayowa’ (made from clay), has remained popular and lucrative business for the people of Tanoso in the Tano North District of the newly created Ahafo Region.
Marriage is a very important institution in our society. Apart from those who have sworn the oath of celibacy, society expects everyone to get married at a certain age. For women, the pressure is much heavier than for men.
“The commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term in office, Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent. That is the commitment I am making to you.”
Never in my wildest imagination would I have ever thought that a sexual problem-fixing advertisement of any kind would be allowed to be sited at the precinct of an international airport of all places, more so at the main exit where ordinarily, a welcome message would have been more like it.
In 2017 with the aim of connecting all ages across the Commonwealth, CommonAge, the Commonwealth association for the ageing, invited young people living in Commonwealth countries to spend time with a monagenarian in their community and write that person's life story. Selected essays were published in a special book in March 2019 to celebrate ageing in the Commonwealth and Her Majesty the Queen of England's 65 years as Head of the Commonwealth.
The book's journey through the Commonwealth starts in Ghana with the essay 'Playing to the Tune of Providence', narrated by Emeritus Professor J.H. Nketia to Nana Adwoa Tekyiwa Agyemang.
The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) held an evening of remembrance on Wednesday, April 10, for Emeritus Professor J. H. Kwabena Nketia, the man who came to be known as the “Music of Africa”. A State funeral is to be held at the State House in Accra on May 4 for this great man.
I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon of the high-rank sacking of the political kind. The sacking of a Minister of State always has an aura of drama, even a relatively painless one like the departure from office of Mr Rockson Bukari as Minister of State at the Office of the President.