Jan
06

THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF UNCONCERN ABOUT GALAMSEY

Maybe we have to sue the government? For it collects direct and indirect taxes to safeguard the public welfare, right? If it doesn’t use the taxes to ensure the public welfare – in this case, repair the damage done to the rivers by the galamsey operators so that posterity can have water to drink – it ought to be sued to do its duty, mustn’t it?

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Dec
23

UPDATED: PAPER, PAPER EVERYWHERE BUT NOT A DROP OF POTABLE WATER

River Twafuor remained in use until a particularly useless and immensely self-centred “educated” man bulldozed himself on to our stool and became our chief. The fool neglected everything, including how to enforce the protections that had previously been accorded to the stream. So, today, Twafuor has dried up. Dead.

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Dec
20

…AND NOBODY CARES!

Yes, our river was once so mighty that its very name defined it – Supong [Big River.] The galamsey people have destroyed it. Parts of it have dried up; parts have become mud cakes full of algae. And yet this was a river that you were advised not to dare to swim in, when it had rained!

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Apr
01

WHAT CAN AKYEM ABUAKWA DO ABOUT GALAMSEY?

WHAT CAN AKYEM ABUAKWA DO ABOUT GALAMSEY? By CAMERON DUODU The Akyems are among the most democratic people in the world. When a meeting is held at an Akyem chief”s palace, anyone can contribute to the discussion – provided he or she knows how to speak in public. The methodology for speaking one’s mind in… Continue reading »

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Dec
01

ARE GHANAIANS BECOMING “AN ENDANGERED SPECIES”?

ARE GHANAIANS BECOMING AN ‘ENDANGERED SPECIES’? By CAMEROIN DUODU No — I don’t mean an “endangered species” in the sense of the “white leopard” or the “jaguar”; or the beautiful “Mahogany” and “Afromosia” trees that once stood proudly to  grace our evergreen forests, but which we have allowed foreign timber companies to  log to near-extinction..… Continue reading »

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