Politics

Applause for Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings

Gender Advocates blame the absence of capable women in local politics on lack of resources and the insulting nature of the politics. So when Mrs. Rawlings finally confirmed her intent to contest the upcoming elections, I was happy especially since all the other women in the contest were running mates to male candidates. I welcomed the small attempt to shatter the glass ceiling here. Continue reading

Politics

Make these news conferences stop. They hurt.

Ridiculous promises are never in short supply at these conferences. Take Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Moses Asaga who announced an artisan and craftsmanship award scheme as a major vision for the Ministry. In his plan, the Ministry will run a competition for artisans at the Suame Magazine in Kumasi to get them to produce a car which will be called Suame 1. Continue reading