Outline of The Ghana Court Marriage Procedure

The Ghana court marriage procedure seems to be a subject that many want to understand sufficiently well. Among them are persons planning a marriage and students prepping for a test. In this write-up I present an outline of the Ghana court marriage procedure, simple and easy to understand.  First, let’s define what court marriage is. In Ghana, some people use the term court marriage when they mean to say a marriage contracted under the Marriage Ordinance. That’s the term many ordinary folks call it, probably because it’s marriage made in the law court. Wedding, for them, is marriage officiated by a minister in … Continue reading Outline of The Ghana Court Marriage Procedure

Dickson Wins RedBull King of the Rock Ghana 2015

Kwame Dickson from Cantonments Accra has won the RedBull King of the Rock Ghana 2015 basketball tournament finals played last night September 11 at the Lebanon House, Accra. He beat Accra Poly’s Romeo Enan by 17 points to 13 in the men’s final match to win the one-on-one basketball competition. “I’m very excited. I knew I would win this tournament although I was the first runner up at the Cantonments qualifying match. This win is for my family”, Dickson told Labone Express. He won the game for his wife and son who were very disappointed when he lost to Elvis … Continue reading Dickson Wins RedBull King of the Rock Ghana 2015

Functions of District Assemblies You Should Know

Knowing the functions of District Assemblies would 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

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

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

Ghana HIV Awareness Ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey Confesses

Ghana’s most popular HIV awareness ambassador, Mrs Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey on Monday December 15, confessed she never tested positive for HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. She made the declaration after several years of campaigning to raise awareness for the disease and to end stigmatisation of people living with the virus. The Ghana AIDS Commission engaged Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey and three other people living with HIV in 2011 for a campaign called the “Heart to Heart” to end stigmatisation and mother-to-child transmission. But her engagement with the campaign was terminated November 2012. She alleged that Ghana AIDS … Continue reading Ghana HIV Awareness Ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Nartey Confesses

EC Confirms New Date for District Assembly Elections

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has confirmed March 3, 2015 as the new date for the District Assembly election. The EC initially scheduled the election for October 2014, but postponed it due to the untimely release of funds to the EC for the election. The Unit Committee election also is scheduled for the same date. Prospective contestants may obtain nomination forms at the District Office of the Commission or from the Deputy Returning Officers (Special Duties) in the electoral areas, the Electoral Commission has advised in a statement signed by Mr Amadu Sulley EC Deputy Chairman in Charge of Operations. Nominations for the … Continue reading EC Confirms New Date for District Assembly Elections

The Keep Ghana Clean Public Service Commercials are Sexist

The Keep Ghana Clean campaign sponsored by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and currently running on television to promote good refuse disposal habits is a laudable effort especially in the height of the present cholera epidemic. The campaign is made up of a number of public service announcements including “The Story of Cholera”, a five-minute short animation film produced by the Global Health Media Project and released in 2011, and a number of television advertisements produced here in Ghana, which show scenes most of us know very well. Despite the good objectives for the campaign, some of the public … Continue reading The Keep Ghana Clean Public Service Commercials are Sexist