Tribute to my friend the Ga politician – Joshua Nii Attoh Quarshie

Brightly beams our Father’s mercyFrom His lighthouse evermore;But to us He gives the keepingOf the lights along the shore. Let the lower lights be burning!Send a gleam across the wave!Some poor fainting, struggling seamanYou may rescue, you may save. In my youth, the name Attoh Quarshie was synonymous with a demagogue with the gift of […]

Reversing the brain drain – better management of migration.

ABCOMMENTTHE brain drain is real! As most advanced countries implement immigration policies that attract the best of human capital across the world, Africa continues to lose its pool of skilled workers to these countries.  Scholarships, internships, work experience and training programmes, stints in industry programmes, Highly Skilled Migrant programmes, Tier One, and Tier Two visas […]

The change with galamsey can only come through us

Our man in London argues that our governments are impotent against that great curse on the people of Ghana – galamsey Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising The president of Ghana is not an emperor. He is not ordained, even if some of his people think and say that the battle is the Lord’s. He has no […]

The challenge for Africa – Jobs for the Boys and Girls

The challenge for Africa – Jobs for the Boys and Girls “Education is that whole system of human training within and without the schoolhouse walls, which molds and develops men and women” WEB Du Bois Talented Tenth There are few options left for Africa to develop and catch up with the rest of the world.  […]

FARE THEE WELL – MARTIN KAZUKA

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It was refreshing to meet Martin when I did in early 1983, I had come down from Manchester to look for work in London and there were several people that I needed to see. He was then working for the Hackney Ethnic Minority Business Project where he had written a small booklet that blazed the […]

Globalisation using African Resources – Ade Sawyerr

Two decades into a century that we all hope will herald Africa’s coming of age, the need for critical governance has never been more urgent. In a changing world of deepening globalisation, Africa should focus on the practical rather than the ideological. We must build African institutions that will enable us to hold our own […]

In the struggle of CPP, there’s no victory

in the struggle of the cpp

GhanaHeadlineHistoryOpinionPolitics In the struggle of CPP, there’s no victory The people’s party – Osagyefo’s Convention People’s Party – has been rejected by the people yet again. For one stalwart, it’s time to call a halt for good  4,627 5 minutes read Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share via Email Print Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising   Election 2020 is over, except for […]

Rawlings of Ghana or Africa?

Rawlings of Ghana or Africa? Jerry John Rawlings, my house and classmate, passed away on November 12, 2020.  He dominated Ghana politics for over 20 years, as Military Head of State, President and founder of the 4th Republic.  He was also a polarising figure and remains so in death. The ruling New Patriotic Party, whose […]

Funerals, politics and social distancing: the Rawlings pickle

Funerals, politics and social distancing: the Rawlings pickle It would be in the spirit of Jerry Rawlings for him to have asked for a simple ceremony – but all the signs are that his burial will be a complex affair  4,629 5 minutes read Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share via Email Print Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising My sincere sympathies to […]

Tribute to the late Sowah Obuadaban Botswe – A call to the Gadangme Diaspora

Tribute to the late Sowah Obuadaban Botswe – A call to the Gadangme Diaspora I pay this tribute to the memory of Sowah Obuadaban Botswe who was the first president of Gadangme International in America and who died earlier this year.  I did not hear of his passing but when it was brought to my attention […]

Ten minutes for “wudɔwu” – election endgames of fake news and more …

Ten minutes for “wudɔwu” – election endgames of fake news and more … Can’t position yourself to kick the ball? Get ready to kick the man. In the last stages of the 2020 election campaign season, it was anything goes … Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising It takes four years to run an election but […]

Sod that: pickaxes, spades, and cutting the ‘sword’

Sod that: pickaxes, spades and cutting the “sword” In the run-up to every election in Ghana, our politicians go into a frenzy of photo-opportunities, – sod cutting for all manner of projects, from the fanciful to the banal to those kept privy Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising Four years ago, President John Dramani Mahama was […]

Sodom and Gomorrah must fall – and now!

  Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising The time must have come for the government to take an interest in the development of Accra and to do something about the big blot on the landscape of our capital city. Sodom and Gomorrah must fall and it must fall now, otherwise the prospect of Accra as the most beautiful […]

The Covid response – Africa must fly and soar

  THE year 2020 will forever remain the year when most events world-wide were postponed or cancelled. It will also be remembered as the year the economic and military might of the world’s most developed countries was found wanting and became overwhelmed by the onslaught of the Covid plague. To date close to 31 million […]

Manifestos and infrastructure – the substance of our politics

Manifestos and infrastructure – the substance of our politics Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising   Election year comes with a lot of pseudo-intellectual work by political parties, intent on producing manifestos that civil society organisations and the so-called neutral think tanks will be unable to tear apart. So, they assemble the brightest sparks and wonks […]

Ubele Case Studies – Impact of COVID19 on Elders – Ade Sawyerr

https://www.ubele.org/covid19-case-studies ‘ I just wonder, how do our children  feel in a system where they are detached,  where  nothing is coming from them and yet they will be the resolution – I guess I have to believe our kids and our young people, will do well’- Ade Sawyerr   Name – Jacob Williamson Adeyemi Sawyerr  […]

The Accra New Town experiment – implementing quality education  

  The Accra New Town experiment – implementing quality education The Accra New Town experiment – implementing quality education   At a time when most advanced countries are debating the quality of education, Ghana has centred its debate on access to and cost of education. One would have thought education is an investment that would […]

The Gadangme Internet Forum – A call to join

The Gadangme Internet Forum – A call to join – https://groups.io/g/gadangme   Over the course of the past two decades and counting, several incidents have caused concern within the GaDangme polity and there have been several who have sought to fan the flames of tribal discontent by starting to beat the war drums. The matured […]

The politics of Ghana’s History – We need more holidays to resolve the issue.

The politics of Ghana’s history. Revisiting the matter of Founders’ Day The politics of Ghana’s History – We need more holidays to resolve the issue. My version of history is quite different from the version of history that has bestowed another national holiday in our country. The speaker of our Parliament has over the years […]