2012 archive

Jul 10

WHY DO WE LOVE SPORTS SO MUCH?

WHY DO WE ENJOY SPORTS SO MUCH? By CAMERON DUODU The weekend at the beginning of July 2012 – 7th and 8th July, to be exact – was a festive one for lovers of sports. On the Saturday, Serena Williams defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to win her 5th Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles title. One reporter with ageism snaking …

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Jun 05

WHY DO SO MANY FARMERS’ CHILDREN ABANDON THE LAND? (2)

WHY HAVE SO MANY FARMERS’ CHILDREN ABANDONED THE LAND? (2) by CAMERON DUODU These days, hunters and trappers have a hard time: chainsaw operators have driven all the animals away from our farming areas. If the animals have survived, they can only be found in the deep deep forests, which, not too long ago, we …

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May 29

WHY DO SO MANY FARMERS’ CHILDREN ABANDON THE LAND (1)

WHY HAVE SO MANY FARMERS’ CHILDREN ABANDONED THE LAND? (1) By CAMERON DUODU Farmers tilling the land You may accuse me of suffering from nostalgia for saying this, but I don’t care: once, not too many moons ago, the forest areas of Ghana were a veritable Paradise.Don’t get me wrong – the savannah areas too were …

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May 21

DO NOT EMASCULATE OUR PARLIAMENT!

The Ghanaian Times 22nd May, 2012 CAMERON DUODU: DO NOT EMASCUL-ATE OUR PARLIAMENT! There are certain things that happen in Ghana that make one wonder whether our officials can be quite sane. Last week, for instance, it was reported that our Members of Parliament were finding it difficult to carry out their duties because the House was …

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May 08

HEY WAIT A MINUTE! WHAT’S THIS ‘BIOSAFETY ACT’ IN GHANA ABOUT?

HEY, WAIT! WHAT’S THIS ‘BIOSAFETY’ ACT ABOUT? By CAMERON DUODU Ghana now has a “Biosafety Act”. A law bearing that title was given the Presidential Assent on 31 December 2011. It had apparently lain before Parliament for four years before it was passed. Our Ghanaian media, preoccupied with political exchanges of an insulting nature, didn’t …

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Apr 23

TREASON AGAINST THE RULE OF LAW IN GHANA

TREASON AGAINST THE RULE OF LAW By CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 23.04.2012 Kennedy Agyapong The citizens of a modern democratic state surrender a great deal of power to the government they elect to rule over them. The most important power they surrender is the one that enables their government to order its instruments of coercion – …

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Apr 19

THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION SHOULD STOP DECEIVING GHANAIANS

THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION SHOULD STOP DECEIVING GHANAIANS  by  CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 17.04.2012 Everything I read about the biometric registration –  from Ododiodoo in Accra right up to the northern part of Ghana, past Asante and Brong-Ahafo through to the Volta Region – suggests that the exercise has been marred by strong-arm methods unleashed …

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Apr 10

A TYPICAL ECOWAS FUDGE OVER MALI

A TYPICAL ECOWAS FUDGE OVER MALI By CAMERON DUODU Related Stories 2nd ECOWAS Games To Be Hosted By Ghana In June Spain, ECOWAS Take Steps To Bolster Ties No Sugar-Daddy Business!�Declares Shirley, Miss ECOWAS �10 The ECOWAS “solution” to the Mali crisis, whereby President Amadou Toumani Toure has been made to resign and his place …

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Apr 09

REMEMBERING GENERALS JOSEPH ANKRAH AND MOBUTU SESESEKO

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS (4) REMEMBERING GENERALS ANKRAH AND MOBUTU By CAMERON DUODU STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: I am still waiting to hear about General Sani Abacha of Nigeria…. ME: Listen man, Abacha was, without doubt, the most notorious character in West African history – if not African history, and you can’t make me …

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Apr 03

BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION IN GHANA, 2012

BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION IN GHANA, 2012 By CAMERON DUODU Ghana has allowed itself to become a ‘victim’ society. We accept the unacceptable from our own Government and its agencies, and sulk within ourselves. When it is suggested that we might be able to do something about our complaints, we smile enigmatically and say, “Don’t worry. We’ll …

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