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Living The Lie: Justice For Sale

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There was a time in the history of this nation of ours that judges and lawyers were the most revered in society. When politics was risky because of dictatorship, the only noble arm of government was the judiciary. Fasttrack to the twenty-first century and the tables have turned upside down.

The lie we continue to tell ourselves is that justice is done when an individual goes to court. This lie has been told over and again even by prominent members of society. You can hear messages like "Go to court if you're not satisfied" and "We will settle it in court!"


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But, do cases get settled in court? Is justice always done in the courtroom? Even before Anas Aremeyaw Anas' Ghana In The Eyes Of God, the perception has always been that there is corruption in our judicial system.
Evidence was always a pr…

Corruption: The Other Force Pulling Ghana Backwards

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Everybody talks about corruption these days but none actually has the willpower to fight it. We lay the blame at the doorsteps of our so-called leaders who lack the conviction to fight this canker. Unfortunately, we are the cause of the problem! We treat this huge menace as a child's play and even stampede those who genuinely want to help fight it.
What at all is wrong with us? We continue to cry for jobs and better conditions of service and yet forget that corruption has locked up the jobs we seek as our country's resources are constantly being diverted into wrong pockets and hands. Wake up, Ghana, wake up from your deep sleep!



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My observation has been that, anytime this issue is discussed, we focus mainly on political leaders and forget about the rest of the population who actually constitute a majority of cor…

Ghana's Third Political Force

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Many Ghanaians are beginning to get fed up with what is currently turning into a two-party state. Some are calling for a third political force which will help restore confidence, hope, patriotism, and sacrifice in the nation.
Current Practice The two major political parties in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have all tasted power in the fourth republic, the latter more than the former. Hence, this nation has already tasted what each one can offer.


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The current practice whereby a party in opposition documents the failures of the current regime and then present same to the electorate as reasons why the current regime has to be changed is worrying. Both parties actually engage in this practice whenever they find themselves out of power. Some are just allegations and outright …

Types Of Clients Who Attend Healthcare Facilities In Ghana

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Nursing in most parts of Africa can be compared to one hell of work. Nurses are faced with everyday difficulties that make it impossible to offer the best form of care to clients; from the shortage or lack of logistics, motivation, appreciation from clients and bosses, to the huge workload on nurses.


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While the celebration of the nurse's week comes to an end, I have decided to catalog the different types of clients I encounter at the hospital on a daily basis.

Clients come to hospitals for various reasons, according to a research I conducted in the facility I work. Some of them come to the hospital to seek medical care for their medical problems. Others also come to the hospital for excuse duties to cover up for the number of days they illegally absented themselves from work.

Some also come to the hospital just because…

MOTI Retired Accountant Remanded For Stealing

An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday remanded one Edmond Agbotah, a retired Accountant for stealing an amount of GH¢ 202,000.00 belonging to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Edmond pleaded not guilty to the charge but was remanded into police custody by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandor to reappear on May 24.


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The prosecutor, Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court that the complainant is the Chief Accountant at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, while the accused person is a former Senior Accountant with the Ministry now on retirement.

He said between January and December 2015, the Internal Auditor of the Ministry audited the suspect and detected that there is payment voucher of which GH¢ 98,858.21 could not be located in the voucher file.

He said Edmond allegedly made payments for third party ser…

9 Facts About Africa You Didn't Know

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Africa is one of the most blessed on the continent and yet one of the poorest (if not the poorest). Mismanagement and lack of good, courageous leadership have left Africa still in the trenches of poverty and deprivation.
Here are 9 facts about the continent that may come as a surprise to you: 1. Over 25% of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa There are thought to be around 2,000 languages in use on the continent. All are considered official languages of the African Union. Nigeria alone has over 500 living languages.


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2. Africa is the only continent to extend from the northern temperate zone to the southern temperate zone It is the world’s hottest continent and the second driest after Australia. Despite being nearly four times the size of Europe, its straighter shores mean it has a shorter overall coastline.

Ghanaian Club Replace 'Missing' Coach

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Ghanaian club Medeama has replaced its coach Tom Strand after he went missing following a Confederation Cup match at the weekend.

Medeama said Swedish coach Strand "checked out of his hotel room without our consent" after the 3-1 defeat by Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.



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A resignation note was found in his room and the club contacted South African Police to try to locate Strand.

On Tuesday, Medeama appointed Augustine Evans Adotey as interim coach.

Adotey, who doubles as Ghana's Under-17 female team coach, will be in charge of the Confederation Cup return leg against Mamelodi Sundowns on 18 May.

Reports on Tuesday suggest Strand has returned to his native Sweden.

In a statement on Monday, Medeama expressed their concern, saying: "The Ghana High Commission in South Africa has also been duly notified o…