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Why We Have No Excuse To Fail

Why We Have No Excuse To Fail

Bernard Kwofie Ghana My Thoughts to Write: Why We Have no Excuse to Fail even as Today’s Youth There is no doubt that today presents the most challenging moment to be a youth in the centuries of the world. There is also no doubt that we have been the least responsible for the hardships of our times. Yet we bear the greatest price. This is not just my opinion. Global leaders and change makers who are themselves older share in this thought.  In one of my writings I recalled how Sir Bob Gedolf at the one young world summit apologised profusely to the younger generation and described his generation as having ‘’failed more disgracefully than any other’’. In that same piece I recalled the words of our very own Diplomat and Elder Kofi Annan which I paraphrased above and have the privilege to quote here again, "The grievances of young people are understandable. They have been the least responsible for the economic downturn, yet have paid the heaviest price in terms of lost jobs an

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The Problem With Our Education System

The Problem With Our Education System

Kidasa Ronald Nabende Uganda Given a task or a specific ambition, one that involves one or no known plan, as has been proven by innovation and manifested in man's inventions, it is safe to deduce that there exists a given number of solutions to any given problem. Just like there exist multiple languages and media through which to communicate a given piece of information/subject matter to a less or greater effect depending on the desired outcome or as limited by seen/unforeseen barriers. To elaborate my thought best, permit me one more analogy. Allow me to state that as is applied in aviation, (air routes) commuting habits and even our routine relocation for unspecified reasons, there exists a given number of routes to the same destination regardless whether location or point of origin is constant or not. Not because destinations are limited, simply because will should and cannot be limited.

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WHAT ARE THE YOUTH LED SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF AFRICA & UGANDA’S PROBLEMS?

WHAT ARE THE YOUTH LED SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF AFRICA & UGANDA’S PROBLEMS?

Kidasa Ronald Nabende Kampala, Uganda "May it be known that I represent no faction or association be it religious or political. I mean/intend no attack on any individual/association. This is merely written expression of mind, an independent assessment and satirical commentary on events and trends in my country/continent as I see them. Any insinuations/interpretations other than those intended by myself are purely circumstantial or from 3rd party minds and lips for which I am not responsible. For GOD AND MY COUNTRY. SO HELP US GOD. Amen." Really, who taxes water??? I mean it’s not like we buy, manufacture or import it from any where. It's simply recycled and the circulation volumes are often topped up by natural processes. Uganda is such a mess i tell you! After the thresh-hold is deducted off one's salary, N.S.S.F takes 5%, Pay As You Earn takes about 30%,(or is it P.A.Y.E meaning Pay As Yoweri Eats?). Anyway, that's 35 % of your salary gone, then for e

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What Of African Unity?

What Of African Unity?

Kudakwashe Manjonjo Harare, Zimbabwe What of African Unity? Politically speaking… “The independence of Ghana is meaningless without the independence of all Africa,” Nkurumah stated at the independence of Ghana. This statement was part of a larger movement of Pan-africanism were as Marcus Garvey put it, “Africa is for the Africans” and former Egyptian President Nasser said that “it is time we begin to unite with our brothers in the south.” What is political unity, how far have we moved on this trajectory to political unity, what are the arguments around it, and do we even want this unity as Africa? Two broad groups have developed over African unity, the federalists and the gradualists. The federalists led by the ideas of Muammar Gaddafi and Nkurumah believed Africa should unite immediately, forming a single government, with a President and federal governors of the present countries, inspired by the USA system, a seemingly top-down approach to unity. There are also the graduali

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Make That Change

Make That Change

Inajame Colleen Ndwana It all begins with one person, look inside yourself and at what you can do. I believe God brought all of us into this world to make a difference. What are you good at? What change can you bring to your country? I have realized that as the youth most of just want to take, take and take but never give. Then at the end of the day we complain that the world is not being fair on us. We should consider ourselves as the light bearers, the holders of the torch and at the end of our term we should look back and be proud of ourselves as we hand over the torch to the next generation.

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Is Ghana treating her hopefuls unfairly?

Is Ghana treating her hopefuls unfairly?

Bernard Kwofie ‘‘Don’t think I’m unpatriotic, partisan, biased and a nation-wrecker; Ghana is no longer a dream but an obstacle…..’’ When Ghana was about to celebrate her 54th year as a Republic, some of us thought we had the grounds to be hopeful even with the declining economic conditions. After all it’s our Ghana and we are obligated to be optimistic about her progress.  Then suddenly, the bizarre news that took some of us aback! Much more concerning than the disgraceful airlifting of the $3 million to Brazil, the 200 ‘party foot soldiers transformed Black Stars supporters’ who were reported to be seeking asylum in Brazil for reasons known only to themselves. Of course, there are hardships back home I guess, although they tried hiding it under religious conflicts. 

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AFRICAN CHILD

AFRICAN CHILD

Nida Eghafona Please don’t treat me too harshly I am just a child with needs Nor treat me unfair or fiercely I am a perfect little seed They say my skin is black And I should be used for work They make me toil so hard until it’s dark And they treat me like muck They say ‘you should be used for trade’ And they send me of to farm They tell me that I can’t be paid And remind me of how hopeless I am

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