Written by Danquah Institute
25 February 2011
The Danquah Institute wishes to register its disappointment with the intransigent response that the Castle, the Office of the President, has given to a suggestion from a leading member of the Opposition that the President should engage its leaders in a dialogue to seek to address the concerns that have been catalogued by the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party.
In responding to the suggestion by the Communications Director of the NPP, Nana Akomea, MP, the President’s men, Alex Segbefia and Nii Lantey-Vanderpuye, Deputy Chief of Staff and senior Political Aide to the President, respectively, have both dismissed the offer of dialogue with the excuse that Nana Akufo-Addo does not deserve an audience with the President of the Republic!
Written by Asare Otchere-Darko
17 February 2011
I must confess one of my favourite all-time calypso tracks is ‘Ugly Woman’, the Mighty Bomber version, originally written and performed by Roaring Lion in 1933, the calypsonian whose music career spanned 65 years.
This hilarious song has Roaring Lion advising the world, “If you want to be happy, living a king’s life, never make a pretty woman your wife. All you got to do is just as I say. From a logical point of view, Always marry a woman uglier than you.” It is one of the best tracks ever composed and performed, I think. But, there is something about the song which may be lost on the listener as he or she enjoys it: it answers to a long-held prejudice that physically attractive women are sexually promiscuous and unfaithful. Well, certainly, it had no effect on me when it came to making a bridal choice.
Written by Danquah Institute
13 February 2011
On Friday, February 11, during a current affairs programme on Peace FM, a leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress repeated the posthumous smear campaign that Joseph Boakye Danquah, the ‘doyen of Ghana’ and co-founder of Ghana’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), was a CIA spy.
To support this false allegation, the NDC man stated categorically that declassified CIA files of Ghana’s First Republic name Dr Danquah, then the leader of the United Party (UP), the main opposition party to Kwame Nkrumah’s Convention People’s Party (CPP), as a CIA spy.
Written by danquahinstitute.org
03 February 2011
U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, gave a prophetic advice to Middle East leaders gathered in Qatar for the Forum of the Future on January 12 that their regimes should adapt or die. Reform or deform. A few days later, Ben Ali fell and, and scents from the Jasmine Revolution filling the air ofEgypt, with Hosni Mubarak, misreading the mood and sacking his government and promising to step down at a future date when the demand of the masses are simply: ‘go and go now!’.
What is happening in the two Arab nations has been compared to the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovokia in 1989 and its domino effect in shredding to pieces the iron curtain, which led to the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the subsequent dominance of multiparty democracy in bothEurope and Africa.
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The Danquah Letters
Budget Statement 2011
Repayment Schedule for STX Loan
The Revised STX Agreement (Relevant Pages)
GoG, HFC, STX Joint Venture Agreement
Ghana's GDP Revised
BoG - Annual Percentage Rages (May 2010)
STX - Off-Taker Agreement
STX - Memorandum of Understanding
STX - Executive Approval
GoG STX Housing
Overview of GoG STX Housing Agreement
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Right to Information Bill
Right ot Information Bill - Momorandum
Regina Vs Mabey & Johnson
Databank - Ghana's Economic Update (March 2010)
Asian Perspectives on Governance
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