22October2014

The People Of Anlo Celebrates 2014 Hogbetsotso Festival

As we gear towards Hogbetsotso festivals I salute all our traditional rulers, their cabinet ministers, the organizers and the entire citizens of the Anlo municipality. As the D-day approaches, we must all ponder over the developmental goals of our community especially the deplorable state of the Keta Lagoon fishing industry.

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Mercury, Ghana’s Poisonous Problem

When I visited the small-scale — or “galamsey”—gold mines in the Ashanti Region earlier this year, I met  “Kwame,” a quiet but self-assured 12-year-old. He dropped out of primary school about a year ago to help his mother feed his five younger siblings.

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Rejoinder: NDC Acquires 20-acre Land For “Party School”

 “The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has completed negotiations for a 20-acre land meant for the establishment of an ideological school for the party, its national organizer has revealed” My jaw dropped when I read this article published by Ghanaweb, quoting myjoyonline.com. I hope this is not accurate.

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Cedi Appreciation: How To Strengthen It Long Term

The use of the formal foreign exchange market, the banks and the forex bureau, has increased since the Bank of Ghana (BoG) revised its measures in August 2014.

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Cap The Number Of MPs

DECENTRALIZATION, COLUMNIZATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

An interesting, if dated, debate on the number of MPs is brewing in Parliament. According to Al Bagbin, the majority leader of Parliament, “The more number of constituencies the better for us to perform…. It is part of decentralization. More MPs are better able to reach out to the people than fewer MPs.”

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