By: Professor Ato Quayson, FGA, FRSC, University of Toronto,
Canada, Senior Fellow – IIASTheme: Accra: From Ethno-Politics to GlobalizationLecture 1: Ethno-Politics, Colonial Space-Making and Town PlanningAbstract
The Harvard University summer school is one of the international programmes hosted by the University of Ghana with the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) as the local coordinator. The programme is open to Harvard and non-Harvard students and includes a handful of students from the University of Ghana. The various students arrived on June 12 and 13, 2014.
The Centre is responsible for co-ordinating activities that utilize earth observation data from satellite to help manage fisheries resources, and also provide early warning information on ocean conditions for the benefit of artisanal fishers. The Centre is one of six Regional Centres of Excellence which will implement the Pan-African programme on Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA).CV
City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism”
Prof. Ato Quayson’s new book Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism explores the history and dynamics of one of Accra’s most popular and globalized streets – the stretch of Oxford Street in the Osu district. Quayson is a professor of English and director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto; his book Oxford Street is based on more than 10 years on the street space, not only examining and researching the urban planning history, but also observing and dialoguing with its users on the street’s dynamic characteristics
The introduction of the Marriage Ordinance of 1884 radically affected the institution of marriage in traditional Yoruba societies. As a result of the introduction of the law, women began to take advantage of the Native Courts to apply for the dissolution of their marriages. Many of them also went ahead to remarry. Most badly hit by the divorce scourge
The rapid depreciation of the cedi against other major currencies destabilized the Ghanaian economy in the first eight months of 2014 and raised the economic consciousness of every Ghanaian regardless of his/her level of understanding of economic issues. I was surprised when my illiterate mother insisted that I increase her monthly remittances to account for the rapid depreciation of the cedi. Indeed, this is not the first time Ghana has experienced such turbulence in the exchange rate market.
Ghana and China: Seizing the Opportunities for Growth
The problem Ghana had with illegal Chinese miners which climaxed in the setting up of a government task force in 2013 and the deportation of several Chinese citizens and the vexing complications that have attended the repayment and disbursement terms of the $3.0 billion Chinese loan in the oil sector need not eclipse the big picture: that the majority of Chinese companies (both state and private) and entrepreneurs are investing legally across many sectors.
Banks are financial intermediaries that accept deposits from surplus spending units and channel these in the form of loan products to deficit spending units in the economy. The business of banking started in the then Gold Coast during the colonial era with the aim of providing financial services to the British enterprises and the colonial administration.
Scholars and writers who study “human rights” have done so in various ways. In his study of “An Akan Perspective on Human Rights,” the Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu defined “human rights” as “claims that people are entitled to make … by virtue of their status as human beings.