Christiana House in Tudu – Painting by Charles Paddy Sawyerr Jnr, It is a New Year and I am trying to do new things. The Year 0f Return has triggered a desire to also go search my roots. I am hoping that my Sawyerr family will get more focussed on finding out a little bit…The Life … Continue reading The Life Story of Madam Christiana Kwaley Sawyerr — AdeSawyerr
MATTERS ARISING - ADE SAWYERR THE fascination with Brexit continues with the torturous process of democracy being showcased. All the important institutions of the state are playing a role, the executive, parliament, the Supreme Court, the Queen – and it has already cost Britain, two prime ministers. But it is the effect of Brexit on … Continue reading Will Brexit affect Africa at all?
By africanvoice -October 11, 20190409Share on FacebookTweet on Twitter By Ade Sawyerr – In 2008, I was invited to a Labour Party fundraising event in Streatham. I met the Labour Party MP who was in conversation with the person who eventually succeeded him. When asked about my politics I told them that as an Nkrumaist, the foundation of … Continue reading Why I have now joined the Labour Party
Look how far we have come – Ghana Union in retrospect Ade Sawyerr flanked by Ima Plahar and William Adjei c1998 The origins of Ghana Union can be traced to the old West African Students Union that was vibrant in the early part of the last century, when students on scholarships and private study alike, … Continue reading Look how far we have come: Ghana Union in retrospect 40 years on!
MATTERS ARISING – ADE SAWYERR Will Africa ever achieve the potential envisaged by the leaders at independence? Will Africa ever rid itself of the poverty that continues to rack the continent amid all the wealth and resources that exist on the continent? The answers to these questions depend on whether Africa can return to … Continue reading Relevance of Nkrumah’s Vision for Ghana and Africa – Ade Sawyerr
Ghana is a great country and will ever be so. The foundation of our independence was well laid by all who fought for our nation to be independent. The question of what type of Ghana we wanted was settled at independence that we want a unitary state that would grow with its own distinctive culture … Continue reading Happy birthday Ghana, a maturing 62
This article was published in the Daily Statesman http://www.thestatesmanonline.com/index.php/politics/4420-where-have-all-the-ga-politicians-gone-part-i WHERE HAVE ALL THE GA POLITICIANS GONE? (PART I) ADE SAWYERR16 JANUARY 2019 HITS: 139 POLITICS Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, the late MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, served his constituency well. We must all mourn his death and hope that he rests in eternal peace in the … Continue reading Where have all the ethnic Ga politicians in Ghana gone: must representation in parliament still be based on ethnicity and residency?
I just read that some Ga chiefs went to Flagstaff House to ask the President of the republic of Ghana to come to their house and decide for them who will be their chief, the response was genuine and sympathetic but at the same time it is yet another manifestation of what is wrong with … Continue reading Going to the President to find a Chief?
In Praise of Kpele Wↄƞtsԑmԑi By Marion Kilson Caught by her god, Chosen messenger between god and human; Caught by her god, Defamed no more as childless and unschooled; Caught by her god, Crowned with the five corners of the world; Caught by her god, To perform … Continue reading In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson
Transformation By Marion Kilson Brought from inner sequestration Into a guest-filled yard. Laid upon the ground at twilight; Lifted to the star— Not once but thrice. Distilled drink passes among guests; Each one whispers the name. Each one sips from a coconut. Each one whispers again— Not once but thrice. The trash heap no longer … Continue reading Transformation by Marion Kilson