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The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. ~ William Butler Yeats Do politicians ever think of the kind of life the average Ghanaian 'worker' lives? Not even the unemployed - the one who has a job -- any kind of job. Take the mother who operates a small table-top 'shop' or any mother who buys and sells, micro scale -- hours upon hours a day, rain or shine, with a baby tied to her spine. She does so giving 24-hour care to her toddler; if she's lucky her 8-year-old daughter may come and help her out, while she takes time off to cook for other members of the family and back to selling; in the heat, fighting off flies amid the fumes and vrooms of modernity.
This presentation attempts a bird’s eye view of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo(DBD) tradition from 1947 to this day. It presents an opportunity to ask: Who are we? Politically, where do we come from? What was the tradition’s contribution in the founding of the Ghanaian state? What principles underpin the tradition? What political parties have represented the tradition and how have they interacted with other political parties in our history? How have we performed in government and what are our contribution to democracy, good governance, human rights, the rule of law, and socio-economic development? Finally, what lies ahead of us?
Are Danquah-Busiasts Really Elitist?
In 1949, J B Danquah of the United Gold Coast Convention said “independence in the shortest possible time.” Kwame Nkrumah countered that with the scream “independence now!” Nkrumah’s shout resonated with the masses of the Gold Coast and within one year, Nkrumah had used the nucleus of the party he was invited from the United Kingdom to help organise, to set himself up as the popular leader of the independence struggle. Eventually, it took another 8 years for Ghana to gain independence from the United Kingdom, and only becoming a republic in 1960.
DI Holds Symposium On Presidential Election Petition
May 2012 Synovate Opinion Poll
The following sampling procedure were applied using a fully structured face-to-face questionnaire at household level. The target population covered by our Omnibus survey May 2012 is the general public aged 18 years and above living in Ghana. Each of the 10 regions’ sample was proportionate to its population. Urban/Rural split was 50:50 reflecting the national split as well as gender for Male/Female 49:51 respectively as existed in the sampling frame. Hence our sample is nationally representative and is self-weighting. Click here for details of poll
Riots, debts and the creeping fear of a looming Lost Decade – no wonder there is pessimism in Europe. But what we are seeing is not just “financial crisis, part two”; it is “sustainable growth challenge, part one”. The difference has implications for policy. Get the diagnosis wrong and the wrong treatment will follow. The €750bn ($944bn, £652bn) package to defend the euro buys time. But it is not enough. So far, the world has focused on fiscal contraction and debt, but these are only half the story. The world and Europe also need a return to robust growth. Without it the fiscal adjustments will be more painful and the politics more unmanageable.
Kenya Election Results: Uneasy Calm After Court Ruling On Vote
Kenyan police deployed forces Sunday in the capital and the lakeside city of Kisumu to contain the continuing threat of violence after five people were killed in riots Saturday, officials said, but the country remained mostly peaceful after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's election as president. Rowdy youths in Nairobi's slums were still trying to protest the Supreme Court's ruling against Prime Minister Raila Odinga's challenge to the validity of Kenyatta's win, Nairobi police officials said Sunday.
Zambia's Banda loses second term bid to old rival
Zambia’s opposition leader Mr Michael Sata of Patriotic Front (PF) has defeated the incumbent President Mr Rupiah Banda of Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) in a tightly contested presidential election. In 2008 Mr Sata lost the presidential election to Banda by 35,000 votes in an election triggered by the sudden death of Levy Mwanawasa.
Akufo-Addo to address inaugural Liberty Lectures today
The Danquah Institute today, August 18, 2012 hold its inaugural annual liberty lecture with the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivering a paper on the theme “Building a Society of Opportunities in Ghana”. The lecture takes place at the Asante Hall of the Alisa Hotel, North Ridge at 6:30pm, with Nana Akufo-Addo set to deliver his speech at 7pm. more>>>
Supreme Court reverses Ghana’s gain
A founding Dean at the Faculty of Law, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof Kwame Frimpong says the judgement delivered by the nine Supreme Court justices in the just-concluded Presidential Election Petition has taken Ghana back to the Stone Age. “Unfortunately this case has set us so many years back maybe even to the Stone Age,” he said at a symposium organized by Danquah Institute (DI), a policy analysis group to review the Supreme Court’s verdict of August 29 in the landmark presidential election petition.