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The appointment of E.T. Mensah is an error of judgement

et mensahI author this piece in the interest of the education of all Ghanaian children and in the national interest. I am disappointed and disillusioned and so are many observers and sympathizers of our great National Democratic Congress (NDC) about events in the last few days leading to the appointment of Mr. E.T. Mensah to lead the political discourse on education as it’s a Minister.

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Feature: Rebels from within

 

arthur kennedyThe recent problems of the Attorney General have led to discussions about how the President’s Ministers should leave government. As usual some have tagged this as the biggest of such scandals in our history. It has led to discussions about how to handle situations when Ministers disagree with their Presidents as well as when and how a President should fire his appointees.

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Ghana’s electricity thieves; total rot at ECG as uncovered by Anas Aremeyaw Anas

 

ecg logoEight months’ undercover investigations by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas have uncovered acute maladministration, massive corruption, pilfering and plain stealing at the Electricity Company of Ghana, losing for the country millions of Ghana Cedis.

From 5 Star hotels to telecom companies, from state institutions to educational institutions, from lush resorts to plush residential facilities, all are involved in, to a very high degree, either power stealing or simply not paying their bills.

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Widowhood and ‘Iddah’ (i.e. The Waiting Period) in Islam

 

All praise and thanks to Allah, the Exalted and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (S.A.W.). “To every people, is a term appointed: when their return is reached, not an hour can they cause, delay nor can they advance in anticipation ” (Quran 7:34). Such is death, the inevitable and as Allah has destined, one by one, one day at a time, every soul shall have the taste of death. As Muslims, we do not question death but rather take solace in the fact that Allah has mentioned in the Glorious Quran (Chapter 2:156) that, “Verily! We are from Allah and verily, unto Him we shall return.”

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Will Ghana’s Black Stars do their favourites tag justice at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations?

 If history is anything to go by, it is dangerous to keep touting the 1963 and 1965 champions as favourites because they often end up flopping when everyone expects them to shine

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The last time a west African nation Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations was three decades ago. Ever since those finals in Libya in 1982, the Black Stars have only come close to adding to their tally of four titles at Senegal ’92 and Angola 2010, where they finished runners up in both tournaments.

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‘In 10 years’ time, Ghana may not require any aid at all’

 Ghana is one of Africa’s great successes – a stable and thriving country that is testament to the impact of aid. As pressure on these budgets grows, Observer editor John Mulholland travels to the country to assess its progress.

Fatahiya Yakubu, a nurse at Kpasenkpe clinic in northern Ghana: 'If this place got help, things would go very well and our dreams would be met.' Photograph: Adrian Steirn

 

Early last Sunday morning on a plane ride from the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to the northern town of Tamale, Jeffrey Sachs – director of the Earth Institute research group, economist at Columbia University and international development expert – is explaining what happens when you move from the south of the country towards the north.

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Rot at ECG: Anas catches corrupt officials on tape

 

ecg logoHeads will soon roll at the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) where information available to The Mirror indicates that some members of staff and contractors have been caught red-handed in illegal deals in yet-to-be released video recordings from undercover investigations conducted by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremyaw Anas.

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Ghana should get health worker-patient relationship right

 

nurseleader twoAccra, Jan. 14, GNA – An old man was rushed to one of the country’s hospitals, critically ill. The expectation of people at the medical facility was that he was going to enjoy prompt attention.

     That was not the case! An angry nurse yelled at the old man for reporting late to the hospital in a critical condition.

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Q&A: Islamic group spreading terror in Nigeria

120102064739-nigeria-boko-haram-story-topLagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Nigeria’s president has declared a partial state of emergency to contain a wave of attacks by an Islamic militant group across the country’s northeast.

The group, known as “Boko Haram,” has been blamed for two months of widespread bloodshed in

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Paa Kwesi Nduom goes independent…… and whoop!!

 

Dr. PAA KWESI NDUOMAs is to be expected, Paa Kwesi Nduom has broken ranks with the CPP, announcing himself as an Independent Candidate to contest next year’s Presidential elections. He intends forming a “Political Movement” to reinforce his quest. The immediate impact on the CPP is anybody’s guess, but he will bear his own kind of brunt too.