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Govt must review YES Fund - Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:42

STAKEHOLDERS in the entrepreneurship and start-up sector have said there is the need for the Ghana to review the approach for entrepreneurship support in the country if it is to fulfil its objective of building a thriving economy based on entrepreneurship.

Dipping Away: Why poor countries stay poorer and rich nations stay richer

Monday, 23 January 2017 08:52

WHEN I worked as a broadcast journalist, reporting exciting and breaking news for one of Ghana’s television news networks, one of my favourite events to cover was the Judgement Debt Commission sittings. I would receive an e-mail invitation from Mr George William Dove, Public Relations Officer of the Commission, and will be assigned to the public hearing by my Editor. 

Attention NPP: Ghana does not need more farmers

Friday, 20 January 2017 09:13

LET me first say that it was refreshing hearing Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie, outline the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s ‘planting for food and jobs’ strategy at the University of Ghana last Monday.

Karni: Where the blind, limbless to survive

Friday, 20 January 2017 09:04

By Komla Adom and Aaron Appiah

SOME have lost their sight; others are limbless. But they are a determined people in the face of the hopelessness.

They call it a way of life here in Karni - a remote village far away from the Upper West Regional capital of Wa. It may seem idyllic, but to many, it's the end of the rocky road.

My culture shock

Friday, 13 January 2017 09:28

. A foreigner’s first impressions of Ghana

By Simone ECKARDT, Accra

I HAVE travelled 15,000km from my home in Australia to Ghana. The African culture is one which is diametrically opposed to what I am accustomed to in the West. 

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Amidu alleges pervasive corruption in parliament

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:54


By Elvis DARKO, Accra

FORMER Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has accused two previous Parliaments of “endemic corruption”.

Dear Nana Addo: Here are your secrets to success

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 07:54


MY heart is full and brimming with joy not because you won, but because majority of our people chose to save Ghana on December 7, 2016. As you are well aware, the last four years have been hard for Ghana, nearly all of us, except those who were close to the political feeding trough of John Mahama, struggled.

NGO supports four schools in the WR

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 07:33

FOUR schools in the Western Region have benefitted from Afiba Foundation, a non-governmental organization that seeks to support the needs of pupils in rural Ghana.

Want to empower women? Begin with an effective support system

Monday, 09 January 2017 09:40

FOR 80-year-old Awabu Mahama, basic human rights have been absent from her life since 1996, the year she was banished from her home and community and sent to the alleged Witch Camp in Kukuo. During her time in the camp over the past 20 years, she’s been denied the fundamental rights of freedom of movement, freedom from torture, right to a fair trial and right to a living wage. 

Yahya Jammeh must go or be forced out

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 08:52

THE people of Gambia went to the polls on December 1, 2016. And as a result, incumbent President Yahya Jammeh lost the election to his main opponent, Adama Barrow. Initially, he accepted the outcome of the election and congratulated the elected candidate. 

WACAM initiative yielding positive results in mining communities

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:59


SOME 23 years ago, precisely in 1993, a move was initiated to mobilise mining communities to fight for and protect their rights. This initiative was dismissed by some people as a good effort that has come too late.