Is Sekou Nkrumah a straw man in Ghana politics?


sekou nkrumahBy flitting from one political camp to the other at the least prompting, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah isn’t doing anything good to shore up his political fortunes. He seems to be in deep trouble as he flirts with all the political families, which raises a fundamental question: What is his motivation for participating in Ghana politics?

I am tempted to ask this question after carefully analyzing his checkered political career so far to conclude that he has gradually reduced himself

Anas on the Spell of the Albino

Anas with albino in tanzania


Anas Aremeyaw Anas reports from Geita, Northern Tanzania, with additional files from Claudio Von Planta (United Kingdom) and Richard Mgamba (Tanzania).

It all happened in an instant. Eleven year-old Adam had finished eating dinner with his father and a male visitor who sat with the family through the meal.

Government supports Tamale-Savelugu Accident victims with GHS10,000


savelugu accidentGovernment has presented GH¢ 10,000 cheque to accident victims of the Tamale-Savelugu Highway road crash that occurred on Saturday November 26, last month.

The money is to be used to settle bills of the injured and also support the bereaved family towards the burial service of the 28 people who died.

Anas in Deadly scramble for gold


gold miners at elminaWith the fishes dead and the once pristine waters turned murky, the carpetbaggers returned to their own homeland. It took less than a decade to pillage the rich resources of an entire country, having collaborated with the high and powerful in their own land. It cost them little, but it gave them much to return home with. Citizens looked on and the stakeholders seemed helpless in stopping them, though the effects on the environment were devastating.

Nigerian arrested at Elubo trafficking three ladies


Elubo (W/R), Dec. 4, GNA – The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service at the Elubo Border in the Western Region has arrested a Nigerian woman who attempted to traffic three young Nigerian ladies to Cote d’ Ivoire for prostitution.

The woman, Madam Mercy Onorniyi and the ladies Gloria Okoe, 24 , from Edo State, Blessing Atonie, 19, and Joy Osato Osazuma, 20, both from Benin State, have been sent to the Migration Headquarters for further investigation.

Kweku Baako fights in Nduom’s corner;

-says there's no better potential CPP flagbearer than Nduom

kwaku baakoEditor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr, says the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has no better candidate to lead it in the 2012 elections than Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, who was the party’s flag bearer in the 2008 elections.

Dr Nduom, according to Kweku Baako, is better placed than other contender for the flagbearership slot to win the race because he has demonstrated unmatched commitment to the success of the party.

Gabby scoffs at govt’s attempt to reverse sinking education standards


gaby Asare okyere darkoThe Executive Director of the Danquah Institute Gabby Asare Okyere Darko is mocking government’s attempt to reverse the falling standards in education.

Results released by the West African Examination Council show that over half of the students who sat for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Exams failed and could not proceed to the Second Cycle Education.

CEPA urges government to fast-track SSPP implemntation


Centre-for-Policy-Analysis1The Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) has urged the government to tactfully combine fiscal discipline with stimulus economic policies in its bid to build on a sustained macro-economic environment.

In that regard, it has called on the government to fast-track the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP) before Election 2012, as delayed implementation could prompt labour unrest, pile up the public sector wage bill and in effect destabilise the entire macro-economic environment.

Ghanaian goes from bean counter to money magician


170094845 275874Ghana's Keli Gadzekpo was part of the duo that set up Databank, one of West Africa's most successful financial enterprises, in 1990.

At the time the country's financial sector was being liberalised and its stock exchange was set up.

Databank's goal was to provide corporate and public finance advisory services to companies.

Okyeman Youth fingers Atta Kyea in Okyeman crises


Daniel Marfo Ofori-AttaThe Okyeman Youth Association has accused the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Mr Samuel Atta Kyea and his “hoodlums”, for disturbing the peace of Kyebi and provoking a near chieftaincy crisis.

According to the youth, they take serious exception to the assistance, endorsement, patronage and encouragement provided by the MP, who happens to be a senior member of the Royal Asona Family of Kyebi to Nana Adjei Boateng who accused the Okyenhene of dabbling in illegal gold mining operations.