Features and Opinions


Resources are everywhere: a message for young entrepreneurs

He used other people’s resources and you can do it too. Here is how it all began..

Using indigenous knowledge for better agricultural policies

Agriculture is the backbone of Ghana’s economy with about 80 per cent of total agricultural production attributed to smallholder farmers including women.

Instruction to Ace: ‘Bury the RTI Bill’

Looooong Lege, you be Ogboo. Charle I land ooo, ma landi. From the land of the Nambia creator (aka Donald Trump) all through to the ‘in-it’ of the Queen, I borger come.

The mad man with a sugarcane

I spent this weekend at Elmina in the Central Region, filming for a project that involves the work of fishermen dotted across the coastal areas in this country.
A farmer at work

How to help farmers prepare for climate change

Floods as well as droughts and heatwaves are increasing and will continue to do so in Africa and South Asia. Farmers and governments need to adapt to this changing climate regime. But adaptation…

The Role of Lawyers in an Effective Tax System

The role of taxation in any economy cannot be over-emphasized. Taxation is a major source of revenue used to fund national development and provide public goods in most jurisdictions.

How British colonialism ruined a perfect cup of tea

Recently my colleague Ilan Pappe and I were in Mexico City attending a conference on Palestine.
An educational institution in Ghana

ICT Start-up Ecosystem: The Role of Educational Institutions in Creating Jobs

The government of Ghana is focused on creating jobs for the youth of this country. This is evident in programmes such as “One District, One factory” and “Planting for food and jobs”.
President Nana Akufo - Addo and the Free SHS programme

Should a nation learn from history? A view on the Free SHS

Probably the most controversial subject of public discussion in the nation this year – 2017 is the recently implemented Free SHS program.

Okudzeto Ablakwa is uncouth, uncultured in insulting elders - Martin Amidu fires

I was astounded to read a feature article by Dishonourable Samuel entitled ‘Martin Amidu’s “Hate Agenda” -….’ on the Modern Ghana website on 5th September 2017 in which he opens with his conduct of…

Why is John Mahama imposing himself as NDC's 2020 Pres Candidate? - Dela Coffie

Some twenty-four hours after the so-called NDC unity walk in Tamale, party folks are still divided over the true intent of the walk, and the actors behind it.

Angry Penises and Vexed Vaginas

We should be able to count no less than eight leaked sex tapes since the beginning of this year, most of which were leaked by ex-lovers seeking revenge on their former lovers.

Neither Ursula Owusu nor Prof Attafuah will stoop that low

Yet again, I have found myself in that needful position of coming to the defence of a sister and brother I hold dear to my bosom.
Free SHS policy

IFEST commends govt.’s decision to expand free SHS

The President Nana Akufo – Addo led government’s decision to expand its flagship Free SHS policy to cover BECE graduates since 2014 has received praise from various quarters of the Ghanaian public.
Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu's critique of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill

INTRODUCTIONWhen on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 the internet carried the news that the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 and the Zongo Development Fund Bill, 2017 had been laid before…
Mr Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu salutes Kenyan Supreme Court for landmark ruling

For the first time in the history of Africa, the Kenyan Supreme Court, made all students and activists of free, transparent and fair elections in the emerging democracies in Africa proud by having…
Can 'Free SHS' be totally free?

Can Free SHS be totally free?

The need for education and the acquisition of basic skills for the socioeconomic empowerment of our nation in the 21st Century cannot be overemphasized. The world is developing at a faster pace and…

BECE Results: Parents must encourage their wards no matter what

I spend a considerable amount of time in my internet café helping some parents, guardians and students access their BECE provisional results online. 

The three themes of access, equity and quality; farce or reality.

The choice of motto for institutions, organisations and flagship programmes are meant to communicate to the larger populace what that institution, organization or programme stands for. So our…

The Dearth and Death of the Detribalised Ghanaian

Have we become more insulting of each other based on our tribes? Or have we become hypersensitive? Or is that who or what we have been all along? "Touch not our tribes and do our ethnicity no harm."
Mudslide at Sierra Leone

Ecobank launches ‘Help Sierra Leone Fund’

Ecobank Ghana Limited has added its voice to calls for support for victims of the Sierra Leone Mudslide disaster.