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From My Lazy Chair: Rescue My Land

From My Lazy Chair: Rescue My Land: We have found a new land - Not entirely a new one though: One that has been there before us One that has been dissipated One...

From My Lazy Chair: PURC Lacks Credibility

From My Lazy Chair: PURC Lacks Credibility: I think about a year or so ago, utility providers and I mean ECG in particular, made a case for upward adjustments in the electricity ta...

From My Lazy Chair: Divided Voices

From My Lazy Chair: Divided Voices: Suddenly, after the cracks from guns and reverberating sounds from grenades in France, We have found voice to condemn terrorism. ...

From My Lazy Chair: The Misplaced Priorities of 'HOGBETSOTSO ZÃ' - My...

From My Lazy Chair: The Misplaced Priorities of 'HOGBETSOTSO ZÃ' - My...: On the first Saturday of November of each year, the people of Anlo celebrates a traditional festival known as Hogbetsotso Zã. It is celebr...

From My Lazy Chair: Competent or Not Competent Debate - I Am For And A...

From My Lazy Chair: Competent or Not Competent Debate - I Am For And A...: A butterfly can never consider itself a bird. So also the saying goes that when a crocodile tells you what is happening beneath the waters...

From My Lazy Chair: The Hypocrisy in The Ghanaian Politics

From My Lazy Chair: The Hypocrisy in The Ghanaian Politics: Politics of division is   not new. It is very common at all levels within and without all the political parties we have in Ghana. And so f...

From My Lazy Chair: 'Half-baked' Graduates? What Factors Account for T...

From My Lazy Chair: 'Half-baked' Graduates? What Factors Account for T...:                                                          Education plays a significant role in producing the needed human capital to dri...

From My Lazy Chair: The Unknown Truth About National Service

From My Lazy Chair: The Unknown Truth About National Service:   The Ghana National Service Scheme was established by an Act of parliament in accordance with the constitution of Ghana. It is mandate...

From My Lazy Chair: Where's Kweku Ananse?

From My Lazy Chair: Where's Kweku Ananse?: "When a story-teller dies, a library burns." Ahmed Ezzarghani, Moroccan master story-teller.   A few decades ago families ...

From My Lazy Chair: We Must Blame Government, PURC and ECG

From My Lazy Chair: We Must Blame Government, PURC and ECG: Hey, is it true the Power Minister wanted to be adorned with some fanciful medal for bringing in something call 'power barge' to sa...

From My Lazy Chair: The Dying Spirit of Patriotism

From My Lazy Chair: The Dying Spirit of Patriotism: A great political thinker said: Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The spirit of patriotism has been lost on our lea...

From My Lazy Chair: Dumsor Tarriffs Lack Sense

From My Lazy Chair: Dumsor Tarriffs Lack Sense: Sometimes, it is very difficult to tell what public office holders make of the masses. Even in the face of dumsor you still have the mo...

From My Lazy Chair: Ghana, The New Haven for Ex-Al Queda Detainees?

From My Lazy Chair: Ghana, The New Haven for Ex-Al Queda Detainees?: Let me start with this chiasmus in one of Bob Marley's songs: 'Your worst enemy could be your best friend; and your best friend ...

From My Lazy Chair: Mr President, Could You Please Come Again?

From My Lazy Chair: Mr President, Could You Please Come Again?: "VRA owes virtually every bank in Ghana and needs help to repay its debts. I don't have that money. If did, I would pay. Since w...

From My Lazy Chair: Kintampo MMT Bus Crush - Questions that Need Answe...

From My Lazy Chair: Kintampo MMT Bus Crush - Questions that Need Answe...: I want to talk generally about transportation in Ghana but in the mean time, I want to limit myself to the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) in vie...

From My Lazy Chair: Importation of S.A-3Justification Needless!

From My Lazy Chair: Importation of S.A-3Justification Needless!: The attempt by the NPP to justify its decision to bring in security experts from outside to train security details for their flag bearer d...

From My Lazy Chair: Ghana Education Service Needs Restructuring

From My Lazy Chair: Ghana Education Service Needs Restructuring: When I started school as a little boy, I had to carry my rickety table and stool to and from school each day. Then at a point, we only h...

From My Lazy Chair: Is Incitement NPP’s Strength?

From My Lazy Chair: Is Incitement NPP’s Strength?: I do not intend to sound like a prophet of doom. If the saying, ‘coming events cast their shadows’ is anything to go by, then I can seek s...

From My Lazy Chair: ‘Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s Comment Not Offensive’ – Le...

From My Lazy Chair: ‘Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s Comment Not Offensive’ – Le...: Dr Worlanyo Bansa, a lecturer of Church History at the Department of Religion of the University of Cape Coast was reported to have said in...

From My Lazy Chair: The Woes of the Ghanaian Voter

From My Lazy Chair: The Woes of the Ghanaian Voter: The Ghanaian voter has to wake up early dawn to join a very long winding queue in order to register. He/she has to endure the harsh weather...

The Woes of the Ghanaian Voter

The Ghanaian voter has to wake up early dawn to join a very long winding queue in order to register.
He/she has to endure the harsh weather conditions of scorching sun or rain...
He/she has to remain on feet as long as it takes to have his turn to register...
After going through all these, he/she has to wait patiently until it's time to cast ballot to choose who rules this country...
And when it’s time to cast the ballot to choose who rules this country
The poor voter would have to remain on his/her feet for hours to cast the ballot
Again in the harsh weather conditions – be it sunny or rainy
When the politician comes to cast his ballot or even register his name as a voter
He has the audacity to jump the queue…
Apart from being brutalized by macho men and intimidation from security forces
Just to exercise his/her civil right
After enduring all these, someone would want to change the verdict of the people
Then the winner turns round to insult the poor voter that he lacks skills or do not …

‘Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s Comment Not Offensive’ – Lecturer

Dr Worlanyo Bansa, a lecturer of Church History at the Department of Religion of the University of Cape Coast was reported to have said in an interview he granted to Citi FM, an Accra based radio station, that Dr Bawumia’s call for ‘religious balance’ at the seat of government was not ‘offensive’.

I’m not sure anyone is contesting whether or not the comments attributed to Dr Bawumia were offensive. The substance of Dr Bawumia’s comments is that it carried religious connotations which the constitution of Ghana frowns upon! Ghana is governed by laws. There’s nowhere in our constitution where it’s explicitly or impliedly stated that appointment to public offices must ensure ‘religious balance.’ At least I know of regional balance for a fact but not ‘religious balance’. Or could it have been a genuine slip of tongue on the part of Dr Bawumia as some of us often mistake religion for region?
Come to think of it, Ghana as a secular state doesn’t have only two religions. We have three main rel…

Is Incitement NPP’s Strength?

I do not intend to sound like a prophet of doom. If the saying, ‘coming events cast their shadows’ is anything to go by, then I can seek some refuge in that though.

The Electoral Commission of Ghana, a few days ago has embarked on a limited voter registration exercise to enable those who have attained the age of eighteen since the last registration and those who couldn’t register during the previous registration exercise, to have their names entered into the electoral roll.
This exercise has recorded pockets of violence on the part of the two major political parties. The two parties, as usual, have been at each other’s throats trading accusations and counter accusations in respect of the registration exercise. Macho men have reportedly been brutalizing purported opponents over registrants they perceived to be below the age of eighteen and aligned to their opponent’s party. This conduct has taken the shine from an exercise that’s supposed to be peaceful at any rate. If a mere limited r…