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Ghana’s criminal justice system needs an overhaul

Ghana’s criminal justice system needs an overhaul

A friend of mine recently invited visitors to his Facebook page, to provide three suggestions to help halt a run-away problem emerging in Ghana: “What are your top 3 ideas for addressing the problem of mob (in) justice and extra judicial killings?” He specifically said that he didn’t want people to simply click “like” or “don’t like”, but concrete suggestions ...

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Lessons on Elections in West Africa

ECOWAS

Genuine, inclusive, free and fair elections are an indispensable component of democratic governance, rule of law and respect for human rights alike. While it is true that West African States have achieved great strides of progress in the last decades, challenges still remain and cases of human rights violations leading to violence and potentially destabilizing tensions make the headlines on ...

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What happened to the Constitutional Review?

Constitution-Review-Commission1

Ghana’s fourth republic came into being to succeed a long period of military regime. Transition from military regime to constitutionally elected government is totally different a normal succession of constitutionally elected governments following one another. The path to the fourth republic and its specifi-cities lie at the root of many of the problems the country goes through today. Thanks to ...

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KMA Boss to rebrand ‘Garden City’

Osei Assibey Antwi

The mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. Osei Assibey has stressed the need for the residents of Kumasi to put measures in place to transform the declining state of the city’s environment, so that the former name of the city as “Garden City” could be restored. He said the environ-mental position of the city is very serious to such ...

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Right to Information Coalition welcomes President’s assurance

Right to Information Coalition welcomes President's assurance

The Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI Coalition) has welcomed the declaration by H.E President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, at the Africa Open Data Conference in Accra on July 20 2017, of his government’s resolve to collaborate with Parliament to speed up the passage of the Right to Information Bill, about the oldest in the hands of successive governments. ...

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Can the EC survive the recent tsunami?

Can the EC survive the recent tsunami?

Since becoming the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Madam Charlotte Osei, has generated more heat than the proverbial kitchen. This is not her fault. We live in a society which is supposed to be democratic, but every issue is seen from a partisan political lens. Anyone occupying that position would have endured the same heat, innuendo and accusations ...

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Fidel Castro: A lesson for African leaders

Namibia is the only African country that conferred upon Castro its highest national hoznour. This is a big shame for Africa. Castro personally and the people of Cuba made great sacrifices for African liberation. The African Union should honour Castro and deliberately seek to deepen ties with the Cuban people. It is not too late for African leaders to show ...

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Western intervention in African elections

Since the last election in which Hilary Clinton, the Democratic party candidate lost to the current President, Mr. Donald Trump, the United States has not stopped its claims that Russia tried to influence the outcome of their elections by supporting Donald Trump. These claims are being investigated in the United States, Whatever the outcome, it will remain one of the ...

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Okomfo Anokye Rural Bank donates to Osei Kyeretwie SHS

As part of meeting their social obligations, Management of Okomfo Anokye Rural Bank Ltd. in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region over the weekend presented 100 bags of cement worth GH¢3,280.00 to the Osei Kyerekyie Senior High School (popularly called Okess) to solve part of the school’s pressing challenges. Presenting the items on behalf of the General Manager of the Bank, ...

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Lands Minister promises to reverse the decline of the forest and wildlife resources

Peter Amewu

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon  Peter Amewu, has admitted that the forests in Ghana are facing numerous challenges. In his maiden meeting with the management and staff of the Forestry Commission recently, Mr Amewu, acknowledged that the forestry sub-sector is one of the key sectors that has a huge potential for driving the economic development of this ...

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