Explosions and Electricity

Just days before Christmas, people were once again killed by an explosion at a fueling station in Accra. The media has reported five deaths – a number that’s thankfully nowhere near the 150 killed during a similar explosion in 2015. Sadly, the unfortunate incident was completely the result of human error claims the National Petroleum Read more…

The Common Man (and Woman) Makes a Big Difference in Ghana

Apparently, the Ghanaian government is in need of an additional GHc1.8 billion to support its budget for the year. This was only reported in the past week by the country’s finance minister, Seth Terkper. And, it’s a bit of a devastating blow given the economic support received in the past couple of years. (It’s probably Read more…

Will the NPP Win the Next Election?

Even if we had accurate political polls, no one would be able to tell you whether the country is set to elect the incumbent president, John Mahama, or if we’ll see Nana Afuko-Addo in power next year. But there are some indications tied into the present state of the Ghanaian problems that are likely to Read more…

The Fifth Democracy in Africa? What Does It Mean?

According to the 2015 World Democracy Report, Ghana sits in fifth place in terms of African democracies. That’s a big leap; Ghana jumped an impressive 14 places from its spot in 2014. But what does it really mean? In the minds of many, that means that only four countries are less corrupt than Ghana. Considering Read more…

Ghana’s Growth Rate Slips (but Not the President’s Wealth?)

Recently, the statistics office released the official 2015 gross domestic product (GDP) figures – and sadly, the growth rate declined over the previous year. Sure, it only slipped from 4 percent to 3.9 percent, but it’s not what anyone wants to hear. According to the governmental department, this decline can be attributed to a reduction Read more…

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