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Open letter to Martin Amidu

Comrade Amidu, Greetings from Binduri. Conditional anti-corruption crusader, Mr. Citizen Vigilante, long time no hear. Fu ningbina’a wa’alaa? (how body now? ) ye’eli pa’af wooo (problem don come ooooooo ). Time they say sweeps everything along and can bring good ...

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Chieftaincy, To Be Or To Sanitise?

Has the chieftaincy institution over stayed its relevance?  Once upon a time, the chieftaincy tradition was born when times were as wild as life in the jungle. People needed strong and fearless personalities as centres to rally others for conquest ...

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When the nation churns out ‘pasco graduates’

The past fortnight has stricken panic and tension in our country necessitated by an unascertained endemic disease that has hit Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region. We have witnessed galloping spate of deaths with the lives of four students snuffed ...

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There’s a downside in hanging on to your job or goals for too long – but most people don’t see it. Amanda Ruggeri explains.

I quit my first ‘real’ job after university. It seemed to be a mistake: it was in my industry of choice, it was the start of the recession, I had just been promoted, and I didn’t have another 9-to-5 lined ...

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MMDAs clueless on how to stamp out the newly-found challenge of Open Defecation

The problem is newly found around here because it started thousands of years ago, even before God ordered the Israelites to bury their excreta outside the Camp. But it appears we took it as part of normal life, at least, ...

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When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

It is a well-known fact that different people react in different ways to different situations. While some people persist and hold tight, others dissolve totally and start looking elsewhere for easy ways out. Mageebu and Katiche were students of Gaala ...

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Okada is not synonymous with armed robbery

Okada is pronounced ‘Un kam daa’ in the Konkomba language which literally means ‘whoever buys.’ Many know the name is ‘imported’ from Nigeria, but what is the import of the name? Unkamdaa implies whoever buys a motorcycle is free to ...

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The Depths of Despair of galamseyers

Dark or bottomless pits are normally associated with the devil and the agents, but when galamseyers (seyers) find themselves in there before their time by design or default, you think they are exclusively to blame? Many a galamseyer has come ...

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William JALULAH @ 40: The Journey So Far

It has been quite a long journey. A journey of four decades. A journey full of challenges, trials, difficult moments of decision making but not without successes and good stories to share. I was born on 16th May 1977 at ...

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Opinion: Let’s support Coach Appiah to succeed

I have always advocated for appointment of Ghanaian coaches to manage our national team, the Black Stars. My reasons are basically three: We must, as a nation discover, develop and make good use of our human resources. In fact, if ...

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