Sep 13

CAN YOU HAVE DEMOCRACY WITHOUT DEMOCRATS?

Can You Have Democracy Without Democrats? By Cameron Duodu   Democracy is not a concept that is too difficult to understand. It allows for what can be put in the Ghanaian language, Twi, as ‘ka-bi-ma-me-nka bi’: (literally, “You say your piece — and let me too say mine”.) But “saying one’s piece” throws up several …

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Sep 10

GIVE IT TO GOD AND LET’S MOVE ON!

“GIVE IT TO GOD” AND “LET’S MOVE ON!” By CAMERON DUODU   On 3 September 2016, Myjoyonline.com reported that a former Clerk of Ghana’s Parliament, Mr S N Darkwa, had described as an error, the “outright dismissal of a motion brought before [the current Speaker, Mr Doe Adjaho] by the Minority, in respect of the …

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Sep 07

HAVE GHANAIANS BEEN TURNED INTO DUMB BEASTS OR WHAT?

HAVE GHANAIANS BEEN TURNED INTO DUMB BEASTS OR WHAT? By Cameron Duodu Previous | Next  IT was our greatest song-writer, the late Owura Ephraim Amu, who confessed in his “Kente song” that: Akyinkyin akyinyin Ama mahu nneɛma aaa; Akyinkyin akyinkyin Ama mate nsɛm aaa, Asante Bonwere Kente nwene deɛ, Minhuu bi da oooo! Asante Bonwere …

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Sep 03

SPEAKER DOE ADJAHO HAS UNILATERALLY ABOLISHED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GHANA’S PARLIAMENT

MR SPEAKER, SIR, YOU HAVE UNILATERALLY ABOLISHED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GHANA’S PARLIAMENT! By CAMERON DUODU —0— Perhaps I should not have been surprised when I heard that the Speaker of the National Assembly, The Right Honourable Doe Adjaho, had disallowed the Motion the Minority wanted to present to the House, asking it to investigate reports …

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Aug 31

KYEBI WATER PLANT SHUT DOWN — BECAUSE OF GALAMSEY!

video:   WHAT GALAMSEY IS DOING TO GHANA’S WATER  BODIES  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqdEgqzdoYM Business News of Tuesday, 30 August 2016 Source:citifmonline.com Kyebi water treatment plant shut down over galamsey Next » Comments (3) Email This Print This File photo The Kyebi Water Treatment plant has been shut down because the water has been left untreatable. The plant …

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Jun 08

TRIBUTE TO MUHAMMAD ALI, “THE GREATEST”

  TRIBUTE TO “THE GREATEST” — MUHAMMAD ALI by CAMERON DUODU WHEN “Cassius Clay” (as he then was) entered the ring to fight Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight title in February 1964, I was afraid that Sonny Liston would kill him. Although Ali had won the Olympic gold medal in September 1960, before turning …

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Apr 02

March 2016 has been a bad month!

MARCH 2016 HAS BEEN A VERY BAD MONTH! By CAMERON DUODU Well, it’s been a bad month for me. First was the funeral, on 10-11 March 2016, of my cousin, Mrs Comfort Akua Agyemang (known to all her relatives and friends as “Akua Fio”), who passed on 3 December 2015. Akua grew up in a …

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Mar 22

WHY THE OBAMA-CUBAN RAPPROCHEMENT OUGHT TO SUCCEED

Why The Obama-Cuba Rapprochement Ought To Succeed By Cameron Duodu President Barack Obama has shown remarkable courage in visiting Cuba and holding frank discussions with the Cuban Government on how to improve relations between the two countries at a practical level. Cuba and the US used to be very good friends. Havana harbour was once …

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Mar 09

ON 6 MARCH 1957, I WOULD NEVER HAVE BELIEVED THAT….

I would never have believed that in a Ghana that has been independent for 59 years, and has developed relations with Interpol, the FBI, Scotland Yard and many other first-class detection agencies,in the world the police would be so toothless and unprofessional that when an old woman suffering from dementia is burnt alive publicly for merely mistaking someone else’s bedroom for her own, they would not be able to bring the offenders to book in five years and four months!

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Feb 27

ACHIMOTA AGAIN?

ACHIMOTA AGAIN? By CAMERON DUODU In February 2010, Ghanaians were stunned to hear that Achimota School, in its day, the most prestigious educational institution in the country, had fallen on hard times to such an extent that excreta was leaking from its sewerage system into the campus: QUOTE: “Achimota School’s entire sewerage system collapses “Accra, …

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