Although article 22(3) of the 1992 Constitution prescribes that all spouses must have access to property jointly acquired during marriage and are entitled to an equitable distribution of assets jointly acquired, the famous Supreme Court case of Mensah v Mensah(1998) stated that the sharing of spousal property should no longer be dependent on the substantial contribution principle and that property acquired during marriage is a joint property, and even if the spouses did not make any contribution the spouse is entitled to an equal share in the said property.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has recently been at the centre of a furore about remarks he made in Canada, regarding the status of equality and the empowerment of Ghanaian women. One of the most trenchant was the reaction of Nana Oye Lithur, a former Gender Minister.
Another Fathers’ Day and another opportunity to dance with all fatherly figures in our lives, as we reminisce with Luther Vandross’s Grammy Award winning song of the Year (2004), “Dance with my Father”.
There are so many things that a leader may not be able to accomplish alone or by himself. It is for this reason that God sends people our way to help us do what we are called to do. A leader is expected to come to terms with his own limitations.
The saying that any man can be a father but it takes a special person to be called a Dad is true. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a father is a man who begets or raises or nurtures a child.
One of the most beautiful and greatest things that ever happened in the Ghanaian society was the joint observance of the Iftar, the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset, by Muslims and Christians in Parliament.
Growing up as a very curious young Ghanaian woman, I was concerned about our political space, concerned about the wrangling I heard on Mama’s radio about Union Government, the economic growth of our country and passbooks for essential commodities during the revolutionary era, the gaps in gender equality, and the cupped voices of women.
On June 19th, 2019 the nation of Ghana will have the unique opportunity to experience a momentous time with world-renowned leadership guru and my mentor, Dr. John C. Maxwell. Many will be introduced for the first time to this astute global icon and leadership thinker, teacher, coach, author, and speaker.
The following is the full statement by the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, delivered at the Annual Meetings of the Bank in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on June 12, 2019.
Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, last week organised their annual series of prayer breakfast meetings in a bid to mobilize the international community of Churches and government leaders “to align themselves in prayer with God’s purpose for Israel and Jerusalem”. Ghana’s Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, was invited as a special speaker at this year’s event.
There is a saying in my language which translates literally as, “The monkey says it isn’t the man who has perched him on his shoulders and is parading him around that annoys him so much as the man who shouts: ‘heh, look at that monkey’.”
The first week of June 2019 will surely go down in history as a bitter period for shareholders, directors, staff and customers of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and by extension those of non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) in the country.