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Lest We Forget – 1983 – Thirty Years Ago

Posted by Business in Ghana on May 11, 2013

By Kwasi Gyan Appenteng

The year 1983 perhaps was the harshest year in Ghana’s modern history. In some countries there would be retrospectives, symposia and other kinds of public reflections on this most devastating year in our collective memory. When I say “collective”, I am referring to those who have not forgotten because they were there and those who have chosen not to forget because they remember. There cannot be many of the latter because general amnesia is another Ghanaian strategy for enduring the pain of the recent past, especially those for whom remembering the past is inconvenient.

The year 1983 did not start well. One of the harshest droughts was in progress. There had been little meaningful rain since 1981; that is it has either rained little or the rain had come at the wrong place and time. The drought could not have come at the worst possible moment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Critical News, 25th July 2010

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 25, 2010

The news this week was dominated by the arrest and charge of Ato Kwamena Dadzie, Acting News editor of Joy FM.  This actually happened last week, but the real issues raged on through the week.  All the pro-freedom of speech institutions in the country had a say.  The GJA held a press conference to protest, Mr Blay Amihere, Chairman of the National Media Commission, the Center for Democratic Development also waded into the fray and the hue and cry forced Government to issue a very muddled statement to the public to clear its name and its position on the “invitation” to Joy Fm. Read the rest of this entry »

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