Functions of District Assemblies You Should Know

Knowing the functions of District Assemblies may enable us, their constituents, to see how much their work impacts so many aspects of our lives, and perhaps appreciate how important (or not) it is for everyone to take strong interest in what the District Assemblies do.  This knowledge can empower us to hold them accountable, demand quality municipal services and better representation of our elected assemblymembers. The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, in Article 240, tasks them, the local government authorities (Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies — MMDAs) to plan, initiate, co-ordinate, manage and execute policies in respect of … Continue reading Functions of District Assemblies You Should Know

A Problematic Billboard for Accra Tourist Attractions, Monuments & Branding

I am one of the many residents of Accra who experience Ghana’s rich history and heritage everyday. I come close to the nation’s most important monuments and Accra tourist attractions each working day on my trips from Teshie-Nungua to my office on shores of the Korle Lagoon. By some design, the monuments and heritage sites are located within a one kilometre stretch, starting from the Castle junction, and up to the Ussher Fort, on the President J. E. Atta Mills High Street (formerly High Street). The only road that sees more tourists than this stretch is the road to the … Continue reading A Problematic Billboard for Accra Tourist Attractions, Monuments & Branding

New Date for District Assembly Elections 2015 Out Finally

The District Assembly Elections 2015 will come off September 1, the Electoral Commission has announced, finally. The commission has posted notices of the polls and the date, as well as voters’ education posters in the electoral areas. The local government polls were scheduled for March 3, 2015 initially, but were suspended on the orders of the Supreme Court when an aspiring contestant challenged the electoral commission for wrongful disqualification. The court held that the law the EC sought to rely on to justify its disqualification of the applicant was non-existent. It said that it was only proper for the EC to … Continue reading New Date for District Assembly Elections 2015 Out Finally

New Ghana National Development Plan, Malaysia & Frigid Lovers

The National Development Planning Commission is trying hard to work the Ghanaian public up to a new Ghana national development plan it believes will transform Ghana into an advanced nation, economically and socially. But not everyone is excited,(like unyielding partners to their lovers’ amorous advances. Still, a determined NDPC is positive a long term development plan must work this time, as it launched the planning process August 4 with a flamboyant event at the Accra International Conference Centre. The new Ghana national development plan will become operational 2018 and last till 2057, the centenary of Ghana as an independent nation: that’s … Continue reading New Ghana National Development Plan, Malaysia & Frigid Lovers

How the Internet has Improved Lives in Ghana

The internet is a network of computer networks which provides information and communication facilities. The internet in its 46years of existence has evolved in so many ways and is making life much easier and comfortable than ever. In this article, I will tell you how the internet has made life in Ghana easier. 1. News Portals: News Portals are websites that provide internet users with news. In Ghana, with the growing population of smart device users, preference for print news has been on the decline and people would rather prefer to have news handy on their smart devices. This has … Continue reading How the Internet has Improved Lives in Ghana

Blakk Rasta Summoned Before Parliamentary Privileges Committee

Popular musician and radio show host Blakk Rasta has appeared before the Privileges Committee of the Parliament of Ghana today June 25, to answer questions after a Member of Parliament had cited a newspaper report which alleged that Blakk Rasta has said 80% of MPs use marijuana. Blakk Rasta also known as Aboubakar Ahmed represented by legal counsel Mr. Thaddeus Sory, apologised to Parliament for the comment, saying it was unfortunate, it happened on the spur of the moment. The Privileges Committee, chaired by Hon. Ebo Barton Oduro, played back an audio clip of the interview, tendered in as evidence … Continue reading Blakk Rasta Summoned Before Parliamentary Privileges Committee

Why the Accra Floods Occur — Reasons From Scientific Studies

A week has passed since the night of Wednesday June 3, when Accra suffered severe flooding during several hours of heavy tropical rainfall, and gas explosion killed 100 people sheltering from the rains at the GOIL fuel station near Kwame Nkrumah Circle, and injured others. The Ghana police and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have recovered 160 bodies, though some feared the death toll may exceed 200. The president and people of Ghana, on Wednesday, June 10 attended a public memorial service for the dead. The injured are receiving treatment at the military and police hospitals in the city. … Continue reading Why the Accra Floods Occur — Reasons From Scientific Studies

Pictures of The Accra Floods and Explosion

More than 200 bodies have been recovered from floods and explosion in Accra. Many drowned in a severe flood in the city on the night of Wednesday June 3, 2015, after several hours of tropical rainfall. The areas affected most were the low-lying areas along the Odaw River channel, including parts of Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Avenor and Alajo. Strong flood waters swept cars and trucks into open storm drains that run through Nima and Kokomlemle suburbs. Then, there was a huge explosion that killed scores of people sheltering from the heavy rain and floods, under canopy at a fuel station … Continue reading Pictures of The Accra Floods and Explosion

Meet The Man Promoting Community Freestyle Football in Ghana

It was one of those evening rush hours on a week day in Accra; David Adisah sat at the editing bench reviewing some videos, at his SkyPoint Studios on the first floor of a block of shops in Kotobabi, a suburb of Accra. Down in the street below, cars and trucks in a long uneven queue were crawling towards the high-class neighbourhoods of Roman Ridge and Airport Residential Area. For, David that day, the day’s work wasn’t over yet. He was reviewing and making final cuts to videos for episodes of his freestyle football show. He would stop a video … Continue reading Meet The Man Promoting Community Freestyle Football in Ghana