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GIVE ME NANA OYE LITHUR FOR MY BIRTHDAY!

January 26, 2013

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Background: Nana Oye Lithur is a high-profile, gutsy Ghanaian human rights lawyer who champions all human rights including those of homosexuals here in Ghana where it is a crime. She has been nominated by President Mahama for the cabinet position of the Gender, Children and Social Protection ministry. I think her nomination is a stroke […]

AMANDA, CHILD RIGHTS ADVOCATE and ROTARY CLUB OF KUMASI EAST

January 22, 2013

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Most significantly, Amanda was born and bred in Kumasi. The Child’s Right’s Club is her idea and through her initiative and energy, the club visited a nearby village and listened to the children and responded. The idea didn’t come from outside: the resources didn’t come from outside. Not like Rotary! Our local club has just […]

SACHS ON BBC AFRICA

September 26, 2012

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Yesterday, the BBC Newsday program featured Jeffrey Sachs. “On Newsday we are going to be interviewing American Economist and United Nations advisor, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, of Columbia University. Professor Sachs has been working on ending poverty, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease. What do you think is the best way of stopping poverty in […]

Ghana: E.U. 7m support for peaceful 2012 Ghanaian elections

June 13, 2012

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So Ghana has received a huge chunk of change to the tune of a 7m Euro from the E.U. This grant is to help ensure that the upcoming December elections go smoothly. You can read about it here. Interesting that such a large amount would come from this donor for this purpose at this particular […]

AID: DIRECT CASH TRANSFERS

October 25, 2011

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Here’s a fascinating report on Fareed Zakaria’s great site GPS (Global Public Square) on how technology has transformed emergency aid. The basic premise is through available technologies disaster victims can now receive direct cash transfers. Comment: A lot of aid goes to northern Ghana. I remember a diplomat saying that if all the money that […]

A CALL FOR ROTARY GHANA TO STOP PAYING FOR PRESS COVERAGE

September 15, 2011

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At our regular Wednesday lunch-time Kumasi East Rotary Club meeting, we had the pleasure of receiving an officer from Accra. Following his presentation, the floor was opened for comments and questions and one member asked whether rotary clubs in Accra had to pay for press coverage to celebrate their clubs’ humanitarian acts. The officer confirmed […]

VOLUNTOURISM: SPOT THE MISTAKE

September 4, 2011

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Watch this youtube feature entitled HARMONY KIDS CLUB which portrays foreign volunteers working with special needs children in Ghana, West Africa. so…..how can these good intentions and efforts be improved upon? In other words, SPOT THE MISTAKE! (Note: this is not a criticism levelled directly at this particular highly successful N.G.O. that actually was a […]