Jul 30, 2009

NEWS JULY 30, 2009


The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Hon. Betty Mould-Iddrisu has urged all media practitioners to credit their sources since the foremost principle in Journalism is attribution and breach of this is punishable by Law.

Hon. Betty Mould made this known in a Symposium organized by the Editors’ Forum, Ghana

(EFG) on the theme: The rights and responsibilities of the media under the Copyright Law.

According to her, copyright is a unique brand of Intellectual Property which is relatively a private right.

In her speech, she emphacised that, the duty of the Journalist is to:



And entertain

And that it is unprofessional to dab verbatim from sources and not aknowledging

them and that journalists' should desist from that since it can cause havoc both to him and his employers.

The General Manager of newspapers of Graphic Communications Group and a member of EFG,

Mr. Yaw Boadu Ayeboafoh, delivering a paper declared that plagiarism should not be taken for

granted and that even the Ghana Journalist Association’s (GJA) code of ethics has it that,

sources of information should be credited.

Also at the symposium was the Copyright Administrator, Mr. Bernard Bosumprah who also

delivered a paper, saying that, people particularly media practitioners should refrain from using

the works of others as theirs since it can come with a fine not less than GHC. 6000 when found


Jul 29, 2009



Before i take you through what i have

Please answer the following in the comment box question? I will make and grade you.
  • Do you dream?
  • is it more often or not often
  • Do you dream in colour or in black and white
  • If it is colour please jump the next question
  • If you dream in black and white what is the colour of the sky when you saw it in your dream
  • what was the colour of the hair of people you saw in your dream

You want to know why i you have to go through the above?

Well, let me tell you by telling you a funny story and after that i will ask another question.

A Richman employed a security man to guard his house for him.

One morning, the security man came to the Richman and said to him, " please master, i had a dream last night and i saw that my mother was very sick so i would like your permission to go and visit my mother in my village."

The richman was provoked and asked the security man to leave his house and never to come back again.

Thats all folks.

My question is, why did the rich man asked the man never to come back to the house again?

Let me whisper it to you and don't tell anyone

ans: what is the work of a security man?

ans: is he suppose to sleep at night?

ans: should he even dream

ans: can you dream when you are not asleep?

i bet that has answered some of the questions

for any other thing, let me have it through my comment box underneath

JOKE JULY 29,2009

Welcome to my world

One man became feed up against a certain man who was owing him.

He went to him for it but immediately the "debtee" saw him coming, he took a knife and stabbed himself.

The debtor was so bored and decided to also stab himself in other to follow the man to the grave for his money because he has suffered a lot in this world.

Another man standing nearby and on seeing what was going on, also said, " i think this would be a very nice fight, so i will follow them to watch the fight."

He also took the knife and stabbed himself

ha hahahahaha!

what a funny world

NEWS JULY 28, 2009

Freedom of worship although is enshrined in the constitution of Ghana, abuse of it has been the norm of the day by both churches and Disc Jockeys (DJs) both in the capital city and around the country.

According to Nana Kissi, the Director of super scientific Plant and Medical Clinic, the constitution should not be misinterpreted to create havoc in the country because the constitution is to help people who are denied the religion of their choice, to worship with any religion and not to make noise around.

Nana Kissi also added that DJs should take permit from the police before performing at any function and if not can face the rigorous of the law.

Jul 25, 2009

Stop the blaming attitute and use your mind – Capt. Rtd Budu

Cpt. Rtd Koomson

The Chief Operating Officer of Unique Trust (UT) Financial Services Limited, Captain Rtd Budu Koomson has entreated Ghanaians to stop blaming each other for their predicament and utilise the greatest God-given resources, which includes the mind and heart.

He said he gets angry anytime he hears anyone blaming politicians or their employers for their problems and suffering saying that we have all the necessary resources at our disposal to turn our lives around.

Mr. Budu was speaking at a Leaders Forum, organized by IMANI Center for Policy and Education at the British Council on the theme, PROFESSIONALISM AND PARTISANSHIP: WHITHER GHANA?

Discussing the topic at hand, the COO, asked whether we as a nation really have professional leaders to manage the affairs of the country, and if so do we really need them in this global dispensation.

According to him, "there is no gain saying that, as a people we wish for strong professional leadership and systems that will boost development at all levels of our national institutions and aspirations, be it at the Executive level, Judiciary, Civil Service, Military, Police, Academia, Social etc.

Jul 22, 2009


The educational system in Ghana has suffered extensively in the hands of our politicians for the past few decades since the country gained its independence in 1957. For some time now, the system has gone through thorough reforms.

Juxtaposing this with the clause from the Holy Bible,”since the days of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the educational system suffereth reforms and the reformers shall take it by force”. According to Eyiah, Joe Kingsley, (2004-03-27), though a new education committee under Professor Kwapong was appointed immediately after the overthrow of Dr. Nkrumah to fix the weakness in Ghana's education, at the close of the 1970s, Ghana’s education could only be described as decayed and needed organic rejuvenation. The decay was a result of political instability with its resulting poor management, corruption, and general macroeconomic turmoil. Following this to the time of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from 1979 – 2000, the then government led by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, also set up a committee to review the system. He also succeeded in reducing pre -university years in the country and also, adding Technical and Vocational skills to the foundation his predecessors have laid before him (Jerry Rawlings), with the Senior Secondary School (SSS) and the Junior Secondary School (JSS) being three (3) years each.

This reform aimed at equipping the local people with skills to earn a livelyhood both in and out of school.

This yielded some marginal output but did not last long, since the weaknesses became visible. Who knows, it might be that the vision of the NDC were good but did not withstand the prowess of globalization.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) also tempered with the SSS and the JSS. The SSS was changed to SHS (Senior High School) whilst the JSS was also changed to JHS (Junior High School) with the duration being 4 years and still maintaining the 3 years for the JHS.

Well, they (NPP) did not last to see the success of that vision.

All these reforms of the reformers reforms are acknowledged but are not necessary.

Osagyefo Dr. Nkrumah once said, “We shall measure our progress by the improvement . . . by the number of children in school, and by the quality of their education...”

This culture of gratuitous reforms must stop. Any party, who wins power, sets committee(s) to review what his predecessors had done and instead of continuing from there, suspends and reshuffles all over again without the necessary equipment.

Look at this scenario, a graduate from the SHS who reads geography, can not recognize what an optical square is when given one. The educational system is theoretical rather than pragmatic. The students are only prepared for examination purposes and fumbles impeccably when on the field.

Alfred Mercier descended that, “What we learn with pleasure we never forget”.

Juxtaposing this to our system, what we need is to provide schools with the needed facilities to be able to withstand the prowess of globalisation.

I think this would enhance and equip us in all aspect, be it practical or theoretical. When this is not done, they should stop deceiving us that were are the future leaders of this country. This gratuitous conception, wastes time and resources especially the hard earned monies extracted from our poor tax payers who struggle everyday to earn a living.

I want to take this opportunity to tell our politicians that, our educational system is in crisis and they are the only people who can rectify the problem; they should stop adding more salt to the injury.

My suggestion is that, the problem should be tackled from its grass root; rather than seeking to score political points and by setting committees to probe it with a devils eye.

If any one wants to temper with it, it is going to affect US (youth) since WE would be beneficiaries of the unscrupulous programmes.

Recently, on Friday, August 7, 2009, Daily Graphic covered a story with banner headline, "School records 0% BECE pass for eight years". Also a series of cases on examination mal practices have been recorded and an example is from myjoyonlice.com , "the Police arrested an examination supervisor and two teachers for allegedly leaking questions on the Mathematics Paper Two of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)."
If adequate structures had been put in place, how can such ridiculous things have happened.

What a shame, and you call us, future what?

Art 25 (e) of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana states, "the development of a system of schools with adequate facilities at all levels shall be actively pursued."

This clearly talks for it self and I don’t have to remind anybody of the gravity of the clause above. If there should be any reform at all, best brains both on the field and on retirement should be contacted. And also thorough research should be done bearing in mind the changing trends on the Continent as well as the new ways of learning and doing things in the 21st century. The constitution did not state that the educational system would be changed by any party in power.

Once more, I want to take this opportunity to draw the attention of the Minister of Education, Hon. Alexander Tetteh-Enyo to review his plans for the educational system because we don't want any more failures and to remind you of the quote by Peter Brougham, "Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave".