Category: Opinion

  • Salvaging Ghana’s economy: A call for lower business costs and living standards

    Salvaging Ghana’s economy: A call for lower business costs and living standards

    Ghana’s economy is facing significant challenges marked by slowing growth rates, rising debt, and inflation pressures. The imposition of increased taxes and the introduction of new ones have sparked a nationwide debate amid these economic strains. Critics argue that such fiscal measures are not only retrogressive but also counterproductive to economic rejuvenation. Instead, a more…

  • The 2023 WASSCE results: Reality Vs. political gimmick

    The 2023 WASSCE results: Reality Vs. political gimmick

    President Nana Akufo-Addo, during his speech at the 187th Speech and Prize Giving day and Anniversary celebration of Wesley Girls’ High School, criticized stakeholders, including former President John Dramani Mahama, for questioning the credibility of the 2023 WASSCE Results due to cheating. Former President Mahama had raised concerns about examination malpractices and the future implications…

  • Did mate Bawumia sleep on the job for the driver to end up in the ditch?

    Did mate Bawumia sleep on the job for the driver to end up in the ditch?

    Ghana’s second most powerful man on Wednesday joined the ranks of the ubiquitous conductors on our commercial buses—trotro— to sell himself to Ghanaians ahead of election 2024. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Oxford-trained economist, literally joined the league of the ‘aplanke,’ the Ga word for the men and women, also known as mates, who control affairs…

  • The unending Ghana-Nigeria rivalry: From jollof wars to AFCON showdowns

    The unending Ghana-Nigeria rivalry: From jollof wars to AFCON showdowns

    The enduring rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria continues unabated. The healthy rivalry spans debates over culinary delights like jollof rice, the dominance of Afrobeat music, movies, comparisons of currency strength, and even light-hearted banter among comedians. This friendly competition, whose origins remain elusive, persists across diverse aspects of culture and society. While one victor may…

  • Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu: Are IMANI Ghana and Kofi Bentil now Dr. Bawumia’s campaign managers

    Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu: Are IMANI Ghana and Kofi Bentil now Dr. Bawumia’s campaign managers

    IMANI Africa (IMANI Ghana), a prominent policy think tank in Ghana, is under scrutiny for the recent actions of its Senior Vice President, Kofi Bentil, openly campaigning for Dr. Bawumia on social media. While there are no constitutional restrictions on workers/volunteers of civil society organizations openly supporting or campaigning for a presidential candidate, the question…