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Gas From Nigeria At Your Own Peril. Critical News, 23rd March 2014

Posted by Business in Ghana on March 23, 2014

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

NPP presidential aspirant Nana Akuffo Addo back in the fray.  NDC Secretary General Asiedu Nketia starts plotting his demise even before the NPP followers have decided who will lead them.  Very presumptive on his part, but a good booster for Nana, I assume.

Announcing his intentions last Thursday, the seventy-year old Nana Addo says he will give this presidency thing another go.  NPP followers certainly think he packs one more thump at least, NDC probably hope not.

If it is a matter of age and experience against youth and what we are witnessing in Ghana at this time, I suppose the electorate will decide.  Certainly, the NPP will let us know very soon after they hold national elections whether their most suitable candidate is Nana.

Yet I wonder if Alan Kyeremanten will come any closer this time?  Whether the likes of Joe Ghartey will compete?  And if any new faces or some of the eighteen who jockeyed for the slot to succeed Kuffuor will come up again.

I suppose this time round the NPP feel confident they have identified and will close all gaps at the polling booths and maybe for the first time since we started voting in this country we will get a true and accurate vote. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ivory Coast Can Learn from the Parliamentry System of Governance

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 6, 2010

By Mamadou Koulibaly, Ivory Coast

As Côte d’Ivoire is in a unique situation with two presidents of the republic, beyond the short-term analysis of the scourges of the titanic struggle that awaits the country, we can lead the debate on the pathways that could allow the limitation of absolute power that intoxicates leaders to the point of making them forget they only are the servants of their people.

The parliamentary system discovered by the English more than three centuries ago has exported more easily and had more success in poor countries in institutional transition. This is the Westminster model of government found in Great Britain, which has remarkably stood the test of time and latitudes. Countries, with poor, heterogeneous populations, exiting colonization, remote from western culture and knowing political tensions have often had to adopt this model to ensure relative stability and effective progress. This has been the case of India since 1947 and Japan since 1945. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Rawlings’ Democracy: A Look at the Madness of Power

Posted by Business in Ghana on November 3, 2010

By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong

They are supposed to be from the same ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party but events wheeling within the party are diametrically different. At certain times, it is as if the NDC is in permanent chaos, caught in self-destruction, about to explode into pieces. It is as if the NDC has mutated into two opposition parties deadly contesting for power. Read the rest of this entry »

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