In 1960 Ghana became a Republic. However, in 1966 that was overthrown by a military coup led by Kotoka and the 1st Republic ended. The 2nd Republic came into being in 1969. That Republic also came to an end in another coup led by General Acheampong.
Looking at the slow pace of our development effort since independence and the rampant indiscipline consistently being displayed in the country, it makes people consciously or unconsciously become nostalgic for the periods in our history where military and autocratic regimes reigned.
It is instructive that after the referendum, the reported ecstatic mood of the people in the proposed six new regions of Ghana was more like the joy of newly-weds than the tinges of regret, and even sadness, sometimes experienced by the newly divorced.
At the 2018 University of Ghana New Year School and Conference, the Vice President disclosed the government of Ghana’s resolve to boost the country’s economic transformation by leveraging the country’s natural resources through value addition, transparent natural resource accounting and the development and implementation of natural resource-driven financing models for development.
The Technical Universities Act, 2016 (Act 922) as amended established Technical Universities (TUs) in 2016 and 2018. It created principal officers and gave them specific responsibilities and duties. And these duties are expected to be performed in full. For that matter, provisions of Act 922 as amended cannot be cherry-picked.
I was absolutely disgusted by Sarkodie’s December 25th concert – Rapperholic. Since 2012 when the annual event started, the 2018 version is the worse in its history. I have been to all but one of the previous editions. Let me try and break down.
It was the beginning of the year 2017 when the family car broke down. With three kids, we had to experience the life of the majority of Ghanaians who use the ‘trotro’ (public passenger van) as a means of transport; the beginning of our bitter experience; yet, a learning one for which I cannot keep silent.
Whether as part of a lifetime investment, a mix of a temporary savings portfolio or securing a peaceful house to make a home, we all at some point have thought about buying a piece of LAND and rightly so – it’s one of the few assets that largely appreciates in value.