Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ghana President Akuffo Addo Becomes Nigerian

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo  in recent visit to Nigeria was made an honorary citizen of Abuja by Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital of Abuja, and was handed a symbolic key to the city.

President Akuffo Addo who accepted the honour with warm smile visited his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari to check on him after his 105 day stay in UK over an undisclosed ailment which raised concerns in Nigerian polity and led discussions among Nigerians globally.

Addressing a press conference after the visit, Akufo-Addo noted that “all of us have been very anxious about his well-being, and it was very good news to hear that he had returned. We are Africans, and it meant that I had to come and see things for myself.”

Nana Akufo-Addo added that “I am very delighted to see that he has come back, and is very vigorous, and, as always, very engaged in the issues of the day. We had a good half an hour together; reviewing matters, both in Ghana and Nigeria, as well as matters to do with what is going on in the ECOWAS community.”

Nana Akufo-Addo and President Buhari also discussed matters bordering on the rapid expansion and growth of their respective economies, and the fight against terrorism on the continent and in the world.

The two leaders also reiterated their commitment towards strengthening the ties of friendship that exist between the two countries during their respective tenures of office, and in the years ahead.

The visit by Nana Akufo-Addo is the second visit paid to the Nigerian President by a foreign Head of State, following his return from London after his three-month medical leave.

Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister for National Security, Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah; Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Charles Owiredu; National Security Adviser, Gen. Emmanuel Otchere; and officials of the Presidency.

Letter from a global citizen

Letter from a Global Citizen  with Ken Obiakor

Beyond Legality: The historical and symbolical energy that is “Biafra” and the failure of policy in Nigeria to transmute it.

The problem of energy harmonization within an operatively closed system, has been at the center of human confrontations since the beginning of civilization. The scientific and philosophic articulations of energy within systems are derived from the knowledge of polarity inherent in all cosmic manifestation. Such a knowledge, indicates that all polarity is a relationship between two elements: Meaning that polarity is never absolute, but relative, even to a particular pair of opposites.
On the human level, this insight correlate with the fact that one is not only in relationship with the things that one orchestrates, but also with the things one does not: one is not only in relationship with the present, but also with the past, and both relationships (Conscious and Unconscious, Past and Present)exert equal energies on the subject to shape the future.
From the very moment any human, people or nation emerges on earth, the duality of these poles of energy begins to exert its influence, and the success of such a human, people or Nation will be measured on how well this polarity is harmonized- the harmonization effort informed on the nature of the polarity, the non-excludability and inherency that confines it beyond the reaches of legality: for legality in the realm of functional existence can be articulated only after energy is expressed. And here, dependent on how relational or non-relational such argument is made, reactions to it can also face the question of legality or illegality; thoughtful or unthinking; sustainable or unsustainable etc.
In analyzing the energy that is Biafra, its past and current reverberations on the foundational structures of Nigerian existence, insight is lent on the nature of this sort of energy, its historical and symbolical inherency,and the need for sustainable perspectives that takes this knowledge into policy considerations.
Bearing the nature of this energy in mind,clarity is lent to the observation that in national and policy discourses in Nigeria,the history and symbolical energy that is Biafra has never been appreciated, discussed or accepted on the knowledge of its nature as energy; its dynamic and lifelong contributions to the complexity of the present. Contrary to these facts,discussions of this energy are closed on the subject of legality.
Expressions of this energy are perceived to exhibit a non-relational and local authorship,and therefore construed as a reconstructive illegality- a reductionist perspective that trivializes the relational forms through which tensional energies are released.
This mindset protracted,practically slipped into a closed vision of a system managed on no interactive openness with the constituent paradigms that make its whole.Thus,  to the various policy orientations that informed governance in Nigeria prior to and after the civil war, expressions of energy like Biafra- like the theologically popularized conception of the sexual drive in pre-twentieth century Europe-is conceived as illegal and therefore merit nothing but suppression: a quality of thinking that come short of the existential fact that humans are, by their nature, autonomous creatures with free-will and an inherent desire and need for social environments that facilitate and protect the expression of that free-will.
This mentality informed the prosecution of the Nigerian-Biafran war between 1967 and 1970: one that notoriously maintains its record as one of Africa’s bloodiest since the official end of colonialism. To those who inherited the responsibility of stifling the Biafran secession energy, Biafra represents an illegal outburst of a people to put asunder in a constructed reality that was Nigeria.
The dedication of the effort made to extinguish this spirit appealed beyond Nigeria, and attracted military inputs from established world powers in their bid to maintain the structure and legality of a State founded on the imperial ingenuity of the Westphalian peace treaty.
For thirty six months, this presumed illegality defended itself on the freudian vehemence of its precondition as an entity and people. Existentially resolute and resilient in the face of a struggle that questioned its legitimacy;it valued extermination to life, and technologically improvised on the necessity of its survival.

For long dry months of economic blockade, it suicidally expressed its energy to break away from the system. At exhaustion, more than one million people lost their lives, and the word “genocide” registered its first etymological variation in Africa.
Stigmatized by the stark belligerency of this history, and poised to wipe off its possible imaginative consequences in the psyche of the future generation, post-civil war policy orientations in Nigeria thought it wise to never make this experience a part of Nigerian historical curriculum, as learned in her centers of knowledge transfer. The material reflection of this effort is evident in the fact that majority of young people born after the Nigeria-Biafra conflict, rarely can account for the meaning or the question that is Biafra or Nigeria-Biafra war.
Broadening this gap is the undiagnosed traumatic effects of the conflict on the side of older generations of Biafra, and the lack of participant information-as a result of the war’s one-sided prosecution on the side of Nigeria-accounting for the seeming reluctance and inability respectively in passing over this history to the younger generation. Insight on younger people’s knowledge of the conflict reveals a population ignorant of the sociological, political and historical interstices that explains the foundations of current Nigerian existential strives. This has created weak collectivism, as there is no sustainable symbolism on which a holistic sense of Nationhood and Citizenship is realized. Nothing comes from nowhere.
As been witnessed recently, the shortsightedness of this thinking has come into sharp focus. Like an inhibited drive, its psychopathological consequences are coming into effect. The choice of suppression, instead of transmutation of the history and symbol that is Biafra has become more of an advertisement for the energy that is Biafra-such energy as currently expressed by the present generation of Biafran agitators, and which enjoys no formal policy synthesis and harmonization, as a result of its pathological non-appreciation in policy processes in Nigeria.
The new agitation lends credence to the intuition that society is a hall of mirrors, reflecting the past from the subconscious, and proactively calling for a conscious attention to direct such past towards the part of sustainability.
This new wave of agitation holistically appraised, feeds on the fact that while the slogan of “No Victor and No Vanquished” on which the Nigeria-Biafran conflict was ended, never lived up to its meaning, post-civil war structural policies in Nigeria have attempted by sheer authority to reflect this perceived illegality in her policy choices in the Eastern part of Nigeria. Condemnations and prohibitions based on those misconstrued notion of the Biafran question still inform commentaries and policy intelligence applied to this challenge.
Posing a stark danger is the fact that this fresh wave of energy is expressed by a generation unconscious of the memory that was Biafra, and prone to tensional releases that attract the same quality of response from an operatively closed system- managed on no interactive basis, and which patterns the administrative dysfunction on the same level of intelligence that created it.
In the physical reality of Nigerian natural experience, it should be brought home that humans live within a continuum that undergoes a continual relational transformation, and is therefore a continuum -in-opposition (Heraclitus). It is undeniable that energy can be repressed, and even denied. However, these solutions have been investigated to be full of un-sustainabilities.
Acknowledgment of how things are related offer a better stance in the management of polarities within a whole. Such knowledge in policy making calls for understanding of the indispensability of polarities within a system, and aims at transmutation instead of suppression.
The ability to sustainably suppress or arrest a natural energy comes from the introduction of a higher reason that cooperatively transmutes the expression of the energy. Such knowledge recognizes the constituting energy as a precondition that is beyond legality, and aims through policy reflections that is open to interactions with these preconditions, to persuade and transmute the expression of this energy for the need of the whole.
Post-civil war administrative policies in Nigeria fail to provide the ideological revolution needed to bring about a Nigerian State or Nigerian mind,required to combat its developmental and existential challenges.
The nation’s historical arsenal is bereaved of “causes” that inevitably points to remedies.It comes short of Wally Olin’s observation in Corporate Identity (1989) “that people need to belong, they need to know where they stand, they need their loyalties underlined and emphasized, and they desperately need- we all desperately need the magic of symbolism
Between the events of 1967till date, that symbolism(Energy) for the Eastern people of Nigeria is supplied by Biafra. This symbolism, when sustainably transmuted through policy reflections that lives up to the slogan of “No Victor and No Vanquished” can provide the pedestal on which Nigeria will key into the demands of Nation building.
At the end, it remains to be noticed that the remedies and solutions that each post-civil war regime had come up with in resolving the challenges facing Nigeria, were remedies unconsciously informed on the history and symbols represented by Biafra. By implication,the energy that is Biafra as expressed now and in the past, is part of the history of Nigeria and one of the unacknowledged motto on the banner of her development: one that policy fails to recognize and therefore unable transmute.

Kenneth Uchenna Obiakor is a Social Critic, A Policy and Education Activist. He is the Founder of the Center for Education and Citizenship registered as Leadership Development Foundation for Civic Literacy ( - a non-profit organization committed to enriching citizenship through formal and informal education in Nigeria.

Mrs Sonaike Ayodeji The Silent Achiever with A Spine of Steel

As its being  hushed in  Nigeria polity and diplomatic quarters on the new changes and expected reshuffle of the principals leading our  foreign missions ,we can't help but mirror  the services of the Nigeria acting high commissioner of Nigeria to Ghana and the impact she has made in the Nigerian community here.

Her Excellency Mrs. Adekunbi Abibat Sonaike Ayodeji  has done exceptionally well in defending Nigerians and interest of Nigeria in the amazing Nation of Ghana in the course of her duty so far.

The  humble, amiable and strong mother with a spine of steel proved that she is not an arm chair diplomat by moving  round the nation of Ghana to interfere personally in issues pertaining to Nigeria,  setting records straights, correcting misconceptions using her boundless wisdom in making the most of every  situation via using them to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations regardless of who was found wanting.

Some of her interventions in social issues in Ghana that deserves being applauded includes but not limited to :

Evangelist Vandal's Mistaken Identity Saga

It would be recalled that a supposed Nigerian by the name Evangelist Vandal, 32 was arrested on the 9th of May 2016, for allegedly stealing a woman’s phone, and subsequently for unlawfully registering to participate in Ghana's Election.  Mrs. Sonaike Ayodeji and the Nigerian high commission wasted no time in conducting an investigation on the issue and debunking the false miss-representation of Evangelist Vandal as Nigerian.

She briefed Journalists in Ghana at the Nigerian High Commission  and advised them to be circumspect in their reports in order to avoid misleading the public, most especially as the Ghana general elections was drawing near and also advised them to be meticulous when reporting ,most especially issues relating to Nigeria.

As a seasoned diplomat she perfectly understood the sensitivity of the subject and that clearing the air  was very important because issues like this can lead to a group of people or nationals being targeted in a post election violence.

 She  took a step further by sensitizing Nigerians in Ghana on their limits of social participation in Ghana society which includes totally staying away from their election "Nigerians in Ghana know that it’s not their right to vote in another man’s country, just like foreigners were not allowed to vote in 2015 presidential election in Nigeria" she said and today thanks to political maturity of Ghanaian's the election came and went and was widely accepted as fair.

The  Fulani Herdsmen and Ghanaian Farmers Feud that led to loss of lives.

Her Excellency Mrs. A.A Sonaike Ayodeji 's persistence in resolving this issue by visiting eastern region of Ghana severally earned her applauds from Ghanaians in the affected community, and even leaders of the Fula tribe in Ghana.

When the feud between Ghana Farmers and Fulani herdsmen   led to killing of seven of the Fulani herdsmen, The Acting High Commissioner did not waste time in leading a 4 man committee that traveled to Eastern Region of Ghana to engage the then outgoing  Eastern Region Minister Hon. Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere  in a dialogue to chart a path for peace and total resolution of the issue.

She also revealed the efforts of the High Commission on the issue which inclludes putting in place a mechanism to identify herdsmen from Nigeria by registering them with consular identity and also enable local authorities to easily identify the defaulting herdsmen and bring them to book. She added there was need to engage in inter-regional dialogue with affected regions to prevent the issue from skyrocketing into crisis.

She also proposed that in order to let peace prevail, herdsmen who are found culpable in letting their cows to destroy people’s farms should be made to pay compensation to the owners. She also commenced talks with  other ECOWAS member countries where most of these herdsmen come from on possible resolution to the menace because Fulani as a tribe or group of people are  not inherent in Nigeria alone, there are Fulani's in almost every nation in West Africa.

The  CEO of Start in Ghana Group, Mr. Yahaya Alhassan, had to thank the Acting High Commissioner publicly for her motherly role by traveling across the regions to ensure the protection of the Fulani's in the wake of high media persecution of them.

He said the Fulanis have lived and worked in Ghana before independence and most are no doubt Ghanaians and it is unfortunate that they (Fulanis) are treated as Nigerians and foreigners “Media around the world have naturally been harsh and sensational when dealing with issues bordering on migrants or foreigners but I implore the Ghanaian media to be less sensational with Nigerian stories for there is the danger of putting innocent people at risk'' Mr.Alhassan  advised.

Dissolving of the All Nigerian Community Executives

The Acting High Commissioner took a decisive and bold step when she dissolved the All Nigerian Community Executives and handing back power to the community heads (Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and South -South Community leaders) was exceptional  after her due consultation with the stake holders of the ANC in a closed door meeting at the high commission in which she sampled opinion of the relevant personnel's  including members of the diplomatic envoy who were on ground before her coming .

She did not hesitate in taking the bulls by the horn by calling the media and issuing  a press statement  that included the blueprint towards conducting a new election to elect new executives which is bound to happen soon.

Mrs. Ayodeji  when appointed High Commissioner of Nigeria to Ghana on acting capacity, inherited the in-house leadership issue which has lingered for some time. The leadership crisis almost resolved  by Ambassador Onafowokan, took a dive south when the former president of the All Nigerian Community Ghana Mr. Owharo refused to relinquish power and was eventually accused to have doctored the constitution to retain his grip on it by some members of his executive.

Nigerians being  a multi cultural group of people with diverse behavioural patterns, influenced by their various socio-religious  and tribal dissimilarities, it's always a challenge for most leaders who lacks inter-cultural intelligence to understand the uniqueness of their diverse psyche and  be able to lead them successfully as a group.  This hurdle Mrs. Ayodeji  jumped with ease by always opening her  ears and heart to every Nigerian who calls on the chancery regardless of tribe and religious affiliation.

Dissolving the executive of ANC -GH exempted her and the High Commission from all accusation of bias and set the course rolling for  a new beginning in ANC-GH the highly prestigious umbrella organisation of all Nigerians in Ghana.

Pushing for a Waiver to benefit  Nigerian Businesses and trade in Ghana

The  Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana,  led the team of Nigerian Business Community in Ghana when they paid a courtesy visit to the Vice president of Ghana  and also  pleaded on their behalf for a waiver on the mandatory equity for foreign traders in the country.

Under the laws of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centr (GIPC), all foreign prospective traders who come into Ghana to do business must have equity of US$300,000 before they can operate.

The Nigerian business community wanted the law to be reviewed in their favour because the velocity of trade ,investments and business alongside the job opportunities it will create between the two nations will eventually benefit everyone   “In the spirit of economic integration that both Nigeria and Ghana  are promoting, being active members of ECOWAS, we wish to solicit your kind intervention in the waiver of the US$300,000 mandatory equity for all prospective traders, particularly Nigerians as  stipulated by the Ghana Investment Promotion Act.” she appealed.

Ghana's Vice President Bawumia commended the presence of lots of Nigerian banks and businesses in the country which he said had expanded Ghana’s financial system and created jobs.

“We don’t have a fear of opening up; I think that those interactions that we have between our economies only need to be deepened...what we really need to do from what President Akufo-Addo’s  vision is, is to really push the ECOWAS integration project a bit deeper; we are hoping that in our time we will try to make some strides in that direction,” he assured the Acting Nigerian High Commissioner and the Nigerian Business Community delegates.

Responding to Outcry from Ghanaian Businesses on frustrations with Nigeria's Prohibition List

In Mid 2016 Ghanaian Business exporters lamented the challenges of exporting some of their products to Nigeria which led to President Mahama’s appeal to Nigeria to open its market for Ghanaian exporters.

She stressed that Nigeria’s import Prohibition List is not meant to discourage economic integration in Africa. Nigeria’s Prohibition List is as a result of realising that some of these products coming from abroad is not allowing the domestic ones to be patronised and are putting pressure on the locally-made goods.

Also, most of these products do not meet the standard set up by standard boards. Most of these products could also be eating deep into our foreign reserve. So, it’s not totally out of place to put measures in place despite our focus on integration.

“It is to protect the consumption of certain products that are being brought to Nigeria. Nigeria’s Prohibition List doesn’t portray us as biased on every imported goods, especially from West African countries. In as much as you are protective of your domestic products, it doesn’t mean you are not leaving room for importation. It’s just that you are in firm control of the percentage of what goods that are allowed into the country.”

She, however, expressed hope that a Nigeria-Ghana Joint Commission will go a long way in creating a platform where mutual agreement would be made in solving grey areas in Nigeria-Ghana bilateral relations, as such commission will feature Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) from both countries. “We are coming to the table to discuss issues that’ll economically benefit the two countries. With over 170 million population, Nigeria is regarded as an economically viable ground to any  foreign investors.

With no doubts Mrs. Adekunbi Abibat Sonaike-Ayodeji has utilized her wealth of experience in diplomacy to defend  Nigeria's bilateral interest in Ghana, having interfered successfully on all socio-economic issues that she engaged in an incomparable manner which upheld the national pride of both Nations.
Mrs Ayodeji and members of the High Commission with Management of Wapic-Insurance Nigeria

Married to  retired Ambassador  Okun Ayodeji, Mrs. Ayodeji  studied political science at Obafemi Awolowo University   Ife, prior to her coming to Ghana she was Director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nigeria ,and also Charge D' Affaires Nigeria High Commission in Beirut Lebanon.

drumbeatz with Cookey Beretta

Critical Review of HEADBRIDGE "At The Moment" EP

Headbridge is the project name of  an Afro-pop music collaboration of three exceptional Nigerian solo artists,  Chuba,  Realtalk  and Soto. Their "At the moment" EP was recorded in 2016 Produced by Reflex SoundzKay X and Jabz.  it featured  4 tracks  titled Ride round Music, Kosono, Abeg and 10-10, below is track by track analysis of the EP.

Ride round music eases in with a philosophical line from a hoarse voice on the value of life and erupts with hard sonorous voice delivering lines along the ever evolving sound, a nice work ,I rate the rap verses in the track  high, its conciseness and tight fusion made it more acceptable than the slow verses in the song ' Abeg'  Rated 7/10
Kosono features voice chords  too similar to that of Lil Kesh ,The chorus is on point and the track indigenous concept is thrilling, the lyrics captured the present Nigerian reality, the I need my money interruption was a slight off the original pace of the song and the return after the song normalizes the whole stuff, the sound engineer was very brave in that experimentation, in the end the song is on point Rated 7/10
Abeg  the soulful intro and rendition  accompanied by the opening lines and the rap following suit is quite exceptional ,it made the song unpredictable and kept the listener at the seat edge, the second verse was great as well but the choice of words and lyrics was a bit mediocre, the whole rap verse were a bit loose, the third verse was an upgrade and wonderfully woven, but then the chorus returns to perfect it all again from the beginning. Rated 7/10
1010 started with another great intro with a superfluous voice ,a masterpiece instrumental ,infused with a more pact wordings ,no greater collaboration and style mix of Rap n RnB could be found in any song made in recent time, too sweet a song that it seemed too short and will get its listeners yearning for more, the ingenuity expressed in its entire composition unleashed the groups  perfect originality in their  style of executing the song , a strong  craftsmanship. Rated 10/10
"At the moment" is a perfect arrival message from gifted and energetic young men, who displayed their ability to capture and perfectly deliver the diversified facets of urban music as being experienced in Nigeria at the moment and beyond, they are very on point with this MIXTAPE and this is a perfect signal of their coming greatness, no throne is now secured in the RNB,RAP and Gbedu genre of music in Nigeria  because these men have what it takes to upset the current status quo in the industry and restructure the Game to make it their own. The fact is Plantation boys and Psquare  never had it this good in their very beginnings.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Top Factors that will influence the outcome of  Ghana's election today

Top Factors that will influence the outcome of Ghana's election today

As the two major agents  of Ghanaian democracy in recent time  faces each other once again, political pundits, loyal party followers   and even nay sayers are finding it hard to predict how the table turns today, the NDC and NPP final rallies in Accra were graced by hundreds of thousands of supporters .  The election tantrums to sway support  to the two major parties were witnessed from all facets of the society  even the Ghanaian celebrities were enmeshed in different controversies over their public show of support for their favourite candidates. The Ghanaian people has heard enough of each parties development plans  to advance Ghana socio-economically and otherwise but some factors that will influence the voters decision today are not to be found in the parties manifesto .
1. The Change mantra.
Change as they say is the only thing constant under the surface of the earth ,human beings are prone to want to experience something different  from what they have been accustomed to for a period of time, that's why entertainment is one of the top grossing section on earth today, the feeling to experience  something different, the expectation that there could be something better lurking somewhere out there is pivotal in all human endeavours, but unfortunately  Ghanaians of this generation has experienced both the NPP and NDC style of governance and change as a word won't be as effective as it was in neighbouring  Nigeria, where the word Change did a miracle because only PDP had ruled the nation in since the fourth republic, so most of the people were eager to experience a new form of leadership which today has fallen below their expectation and has made the beautiful "Change" mantra unattractive.
2. Recent election results in USA and Gambia
No doubt that the shocking emergence of  Donald Trump as presidential elect after the November 7 American elections and the shocking defeat of President Yahya Djammeh of Gambia on Dec 1 2016 has reinvigorated the faith of NPP supporters as Ghana's  December 7th polls approaches, in both elections the ruling party's  lost to almost inexperienced opposition leaders and Nana Akufo Addo with his decades of political and judicial experience ,  more and more floating voters will be hopeful in his person and capability of driving the Ghanaian Nation forward as his supporters can take advantage of this to advance their change ideology to the masses.
3.NPP in-house  Fracas
Prior to this time ,the Leading opposition party was embroiled in an in house fracas that resulted in Nana Akufo Addo sacking the Party's National Chairman and National Secretary , Mr Paul Afoko and Mr Kwabena Agyapong respectively ,a move that drew wide condemnation, and was taken advantage of by the opposition to portray Nana as a vicious and vindictive person ,  and when The Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party Adams Mahama died following an acid attack on him ,this worsened a delicate situation and got some Ghanaians questioning Nana's ability to unite Ghanaians under his rule.

It is a known fact that Ghana's energy challenge worsened under the NDC Government , which almost crippled Ghana's economic activity for a while in 2014/15 before Prez. John Mahama also came to the rescue and fortified the energy sector which has improved tremendously in generating enough energy to serve the Nation, Ghanaians were so disturbed by the dumsor that some had to demonstrate though peacefully on the streets ,and till today so many Ghanaians still fear that the dumsor challenge is not permanently over ,and are of the opinion that if Mahama returns to power , the electricity crisis will  return  since he won't need their votes again  and will have to soft pedal on the expensive makeshift providing electricity this election year.  and there is no guarantee that Nana Akuffo-Addo will provide a stop-gap to the electricity crisis the moment he steps in, so whichever way it goes Ghanaians are expecting the return of their electricity crisis after the election and are definitely in limbo over their choice of president when it concerns dumsor but most on the opposition see Dumsor as a credible reason to vote out NDC.
5.Infrastructural development.
one thing that no Ghanaian will deny is the massive facelift that John Mahama has given the nation infrastructurally,  Prez. John Mahama went on several commissioning trips during the last month and is still cutting sods on new projects about to take off, the velocity of his projects in all regions of Ghana is tremendous and is the factor that will work in his advantage the most and sway voters to him massively. The opposition couldn't help but challenge the amount with which he is executing this ,which they accused him of shortchanging Ghanaians on by bloating the contracts and diverting Ghanaian tax payers money in guise of infrastructural project.
Nevertheless most Ghanaians are of the opinion that no political party will assume office without its members diverting public funds, so they appreciate the infrastructural development of  Ghana as done by NDC ,because diverting public funds while developing the nation , is something almost every politician is bound to do as there are no angels on earth.

This factors and other sentiments will play a major role in becomes the victor and who is vanquished as the poll result is finally declared by EC Ghana and only Ghanaians reserves the utmost right to decide who will be in the flagstaff house come January 2017 and has vowed to vote wisely.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Are you Poisoning yourself with your Fridge

Good Housekeeping guide has revealed that you could be poisoning yourself and ruining your food just by organising your fridge incorrectly.
It may sound a bit far-fetched, but there is some logic behind it.
Apparently, as the door is the warmest part of your fridge, keeping milk there makes it more likely to go off faster.
Instead, GH suggests, you should keep your dairy (or non-dairy versions) on the lower and middle shelves, as they’re much colder.
Here is a man from Bosch giving you similar, albeit slightly contradictory, advice.
Your fridge: What should go where?
Door shelves: Condiments, jams and juices
Drawers: Vegetables, salads, fruit and herbs
Bottom shelves: Raw meat and fish (or, if you’re veggie, whatever you want)
Lower and middle shelves: Dairy (or non-dairy milk and cheese alternatives)
Upper shelves: Food that doesn’t need cooking
Similarly, any raw meat or fish you keep in your fridge should go on the bottom shelves.
This is both because they’re the coldest, and also to avoid cross-contamination with other food as excretions from the meat slide down to the other shelves.
keep raw and cooked foods separate from each other and clean your fridge regularly

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Julius Maada Bio's New Date With Destiny?

As millions of Sierra Leoneans' throng out to do their civic responsibility and collectively choosing their new leader This period are un-arguably the longest days of Julius Maada Bio's life.

Voters in Sierra Leone take a second bite at the electoral cherry as they line-up today to pick the country’s next president – i.e. a successor to outgoing Ernest Bai Koroma.

Today’s vote is a direct fight between a former military head of state, Julius Maada Bio and a former foreign affairs minister Samura Kamara. Maada Bio who leads the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) won the first round vote held on March 7.
Samura Kamara running on the ticket of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) will be looking to overturn Maada Bio’s first round victory. Incidentally two candidates who came third and fourth refused to back the two frontrunners.
It doesn’t matter who wins this election as a citizen of this country we want to see a very good government regardless of the APC or the SLPP of the NGC. We want to see our people, people like the Sierra Leoneans move forward in life in terms of education.
The runoff originally slated for March 27 was pushed to today after a failed legal challenge halted preparations by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). NECsubsequently got a court order to push the date to March 31.
The runoff is the last leg of the March 7 general elections which has so far produced lawmakers, the APC won a majority of the seats according to the NEC.
Kamara and Maada Bio – each buoyant about their chances have – pleaded with their supporters to remain calm ahead of today’s vote. NEC says it is ready to deliver credible polls.
“Any government will come, the basic challenges (are) education, youth employment, medical, then they are looking into the affairs of the feeding (then there is food security) of this nation, the food affairs,” a potential voter said.

Another added, “It doesn’t matter who wins this election as a citizen of this country we want to see a very good government regardless of the APC or the SLPP of the NGC. We want to see our people, people like the Sierra Leoneans move forward in life in terms of education.