To have everything you spend your money on monitored and tracked by the government is getting into dangerous territory here. Already, the Chinese government deducts points from citizens who buy alcohol because most Chinese citizens now use Alipay to buy everything. In a way, allowing the government to know everything we buy is a rather scary scenario and has rather ominous Orwelian implications. Are we then to become wards or children of the state so that the state decides what we can and cannot purchase with our hard earned money?
When I was growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, very few people had TVs in Tamale. It allowed for a thriving private cinema in Tamale where someone with a good screen (usually anything 30 inches and above) with a VHS player set up shop in a house with a large enough compound and high walls to show—usually American action, Chinese, and Indian—movies at a cost.
Melfa v. R was a case about the manslaughter of Robert Mensah by Melfa. The court held that Melfa had acted out of self defense and thus reduced his sentence from 8 years to 4 years. Robert, papapa. Robert, papapa. Robert Mensah, goalkeeper number one. Aka nana, na wak) aburokyire Kwasia bi te h), eye... Continue Reading →
In this episode, I look back on the things that happened in my life during the past year and the worth or otherwise of New Year Resolutions!!! Happy New Year!
R v. Glah is a case about a man who co-habited with his wife's sister and mother as well as his wife at the same time. The courts, upon appeal, held that because there's no law on the country's statute book outlawing/banning/proscribing such conduct, Glah could not be prosecuted (The state was charging him for... Continue Reading →
Facebook has this thing where it reminds you of how not so cool 16 year old you was (that’s if you are a 90s baby who started using Facebook in its earlier days). Facebook memories would humble you. On a day when you are feeling yourself, you’ll be reminded of how far you have come... Continue Reading →
Ten months ago, I was filled with excitement. Together with thousands of others across the various tertiary campuses in the country, I had written my last paper and was saying goodbye to four years of undergraduate studies. Well barring any failed paper, it was a hearty goodbye. My excitement was about completing four years... Continue Reading →
Junior High School was a breeze for me. I waltzed through all my classes and assignments without much effort and still aced all my classes. Well, with the exception of Twi and Pre-Technical Skills which seemed like a bore to me. I had no need to pore over my Social Studies notes and when I... Continue Reading →
In the wake of the recent police brutalities in the USA (police brutalities in that country have always existed. The only new thing were the cameras recording it), black parents became very vocal about teaching their kids how to relate with the police. This was a conversation going on in homes with colored children and... Continue Reading →