Your Excellencies,   I am an African from the stony town of Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana and writing to you from the Green and forested State of New Hampshire in the United States of America. I am a true African. I owe my existence to the rich and diverse bio-physical environment of our continent. I owe my life to the rich cultural heritage, abundant natural and human resources of Africa.  I […]


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is when an organization or a company lives a good neighbourly life with the community in which it operates in. This is done by incorporating the ‘triple bottom line’ in its operations (that is, economic sustainability, social sustainability and environmental sustainability). According to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility is “the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality […]


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes are initiated by companies to give back to society what they have taken from them. It is a tool meant to gain ‘‘informal license to operate’’ in a particular community. As David Henderson puts it, CSR is meant to give capitalism a ‘‘human face’’.  Simply put, CSR is when a company lives a good neighbourly life with the community in which it operates.   Blowfield and Frynasdescribed CSR as an […]


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not entirely a new concept as it has been in existence for over a century. It overlaps other disciplines and its continuous increase in importance has led to the proliferation of names such as corporate governance, corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, sustainable development inter alia. It is what Elkington refers to as the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ which means economic sustainability, social sustainability and environmental sustainability. Therefore, every CSR programme should incorporate […]

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I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in. -Bill Gates   Africa has been identified as a major growth pole of the world with many business opportunities abound (from Senegal to the Horn of Africa, and from Alexandria to Cape Town). Apart from being the most endowed […]


By Francis Xavier Tuokuuand Billings Tanaa   “Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience.” Steve Burnett, the Burnett Group   In today’s world, obtaining information is important to knowledge acquisition and the development of every facet of life. Unlike in the past where it took people several days and months to obtain information about what was happening in other parts of the world and even around […]


“Europeans assume that, given the right knowledge and ideas, personal relations can be left largely to take care of themselves, and this is perhaps the most fundamental difference in outlook between Africans and Europeans.” Jomo Kenyatta, first president of Kenya, from his book Facing Mount Kenya, 1938.   Africa is not only a land of rich natural resources, but a land of rich culture dating back to the existence of the first man on earth […]


‘’ The urgency of the hour calls for leaders of wise judgment and sound integrity, leaders not in love with money but in love with justice; leaders not in love with publicity but in love with humanity; leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause’’. (Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.)   A World Bank Report in 2008 indicated that, “Only 1 out of 19 countries studied (Botswana) had adequate textbook […]


”Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.” -Henry David Thoreau.   The saying is true that, ‘‘if you want to hide anything from an African, put it into writing (books)’’. Apart from the fact that there are generally high illiteracy rates in many African countries, […]


There is a great deal of passion attached to agriculture in Ghana. Tellingly and subtly known to almost every citizen, agriculture is the mainstay of Ghana’s economy. If there is one component that has over the years played a significant role in the socio-economic development of Ghana, then it is agriculture, as it employs more than 60% of the labour force of the country. Its importance to the socio-economic development of the country can therefore […]

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