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Archive for September 20th, 2009

Yeah, Yeah, Mr. President, More of Such Public Declarations!

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 20, 2009

In those days when succession to the throne could be very acrimonious, there existed a tacit understanding among all the contestants and their supporters anytime the throne became vacant. This unwritten law or convention was strictly adhered to because as soon as a new occupant to the throne emerges, all dissension ceased and every unsuccessful claimant pledged his unalloyed loyalty to the new ruler.

Declaration of Dr Nkrumah’s Birthday as a Public Holiday: My write-up today has to do with the intention of President Mills’ administration to declare Dr Nkrumah’s birthday a public holiday. This issue needs to be looked at critically. Though people hold divergent views on the role played by Dr Nkrumah towards the granting of independence to mother Ghana, we all are agreed on one thing. Nkrumah deserves to be honoured for the yeoman role he played in the struggle towards Ghana’s independence and the emancipation of the black man in Africa and the rest of the world.

Daniel Danquah Damptey

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US Pedophile General was framed?

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 20, 2009

Joe Aboagye Debrah of 1st Law Legal Practitioners, counsel for the retired American Two Star General of the United States Air Force, James Kellim, has said that the attempt by the Police Intelligence Professional Standards (PIPS) Unit of the Ghana Police Service to portray his client as a criminal was a ploy to truncate a criminal case pending against a Ghanaian hotel operator, Patience Boateng.  The lady, who is believed to be in her mid-40s, is alleged to have taken advantage of the friendliness of the General to steal various sums of money amounting to $57,000 from his accounts with his visa card which Kellim gave her while he was in Ghana for a visit.

The General was therefore released unconditionally on the very day he was arrested- September 15, 2009.

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Nkrumah in Retrospect

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 20, 2009

Next week, it will be a hundred years since Nkrumah was born. So many years after his birth, the Osagyefo excites more passion and disagreement, by far, than any of his contemporaries. Some say he is the Greatest Ghanaian— maybe African ever. Others see him as a wicked tyrant who blew our nation’s opportunity to be the first truly successful African country and was therefore justly overthrown. Before looking at the great man and his legacy, let me dispose of a few myths and inconsistencies out there.

First, it is ironic that some in our country condemn in strong terms the overthrow of Nkrumah and the CPP in 1966 while they staged and or support the 31st December coup that overthrew the CPP’s successor, the PNP. While people of goodwill may disagree on whether the 1966 coup was justified or not, it defies imagination for one to be against the 1966 coup while being for the 1981 coup.

Arthur Kobina Kennedy

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