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No one eats football - a rejoinder by Hon. Kojo Yankah

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I can't help but share my opinion to buttress the stance by the founder and president of my Alma-mata, Hon. Kojo Yankah, a former Minister of Information and Central Regional Minister in the Rawlings-led NDC administration and a PR guru in the Daily Graphic of Thursday, September 18, pg 20, on the attack of the Gyan brothers on a journalist a few weeks ago.

When the issue went viral on the social media, I spoke my mind, but people won't reason with me. The issues I raised have been reiterated by Hon. Yankah in a rejoinder to an article published by Mr. Boadu-Ayeboafoh, an editor of the Daily Graphic. Of the issues raised by Hon. Yankah, the two that caught my attention were:

1.  "the fundamental point I am making here is that Kenu's question was not relevant to the subject
      of   the press conference, irrespective or whether or not it had been raised in the streets of Kumasi
      or Accra"

2.  "the code of ethics of the profession is clear on how to t…

TOM GHANA CAMP 2014 - Supporting The '20 Souls' Project

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‘‘And whosoever shall give to …one of these little ones
…shall in no wise lose his reward.” (Matt. 10:42)


Giving to support children's work in the Lord's vine yard is something rare these days. Many individuals and corporate bodies are quick to invest in entertainment and other programmes deemed fit to enable them recoup moneys invested. One major area that is so fertile for investment is the teens ministry. Even in the house of God, this ministry receives little or no attention as many parent churches are quick to sponsor programmes of Women, Men, Children and other popular ministries. The teen age is a period of life's development; psychological, emotional, educational, spiritual and physical. A period when character is established whether virtue or vice. The complexities of the teen age cannot be overemphasized.  

Over the years, Teenagers Outreach Ministries Inc. Ghana Chapter has had it tough raising funds to subsidize one of its major outreach programme of minister…

Organized Labour in Ghana protests dwindling economy nationwide

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A nationwide protest is currently underway in Ghana by Organized Labour to unleash their frustrations at government's seemingly unconcerned and lackadaisical attitude towards the gross hardship the country is facing. Living conditions have grown from bad to worse since the beginning of the year with no sign of a possible solution in sight.

The one-day civil unrest is going on simultaneously in all ten (10) regions in the country, involving the formal and informal sector, the transport sector and market women. The rather fast pace at which the country's currency, the cedi (¢) is falling is appalling, resulting in the current hardship. Fuel prices, electricity and water tariffs have increased astronomically as government's policies on addressing these issues seem not to proffer any way out.

Am yet to join though.


Shalom!

A FATHER WORTH CELEBRATING

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A very special Fathers' Day to a special father, Albert Kwesi Du Dougan. A very strict disciplinarian whose well never runs dry of advice and counsel. One thing I admire most about him is that, he is NOT covetous and will therefore fight with every fiber of his being to take that which rightfully belongs to him. Sometimes it marvels me how he holds his name DOUGAN in high esteem. To this end, he will do everything possible to ensure that whoever bears that name doesn't bring it into disrepute. Yes, that is my father. Celebrate your day to the max!

HAPPY FATHERS' DAY

How well do you know your fundamental human rights?

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Hi lovely people of blog vile, its been such a long time since you heard from me. In fact, a lot has been going on in my lovely country; from the "Tweaaa" pandemic, babies disappearance at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to the Accra Mall panties crawling saga.

Barely a week ago, I watched with disbelief, two Senior High School leavers and a Student of the University of Ghana who who were alleged to have stolen 'G' string panties from a Mr Price shop at the Accra Mall. The alleged pilferers were made to crawl from the said shop to the entrance of the Mall while excited shoppers cheered and filmed the incident. The video soon went viral on social media attracting criticisms and condemnation by human rights activists all over the country. The ladies upon interrogation, admitted shoplifting, but, were ready to pay for the stolen panties or be handed over to the Police. This, they claim, did not go down well with the Manager of the shop who, instead, made them crawl o…

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU AND YOURS

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Wishing you a lovely day.

Ghana's Premier University Loses First Female Professor of Science

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Show me a female professor who is knowledgeable and has science and its entirety at her finger tips, and I will show you Professor Marian Ewurama Addy, the first female Professor of Science from the University of Ghana, Legon and a product of the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

I have known this academician, intellectual and gem since my childhood, when she hosted the 'Brilliant Science & Maths Quiz' on Ghana Television, which was aired every Saturday at 11am. Naive as I was, I kept asking myself "who is this woman at all who exhibits so much brilliance?" In fact she made me went on a date with science but it wasn't for long as I fell for Literature and French later in Secondary school.

The late Professor kicked the bucket in the wee hours of Tuesday 14th January, 2014 at the age of 72 after a short illness. The deceased launched her memoir (Rewards) last year.

Professor Addy has received many awards including:
The Millennium Excellence Award for Education…