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UNSCRIPTED: SA-LA-GA

Ever heard of Salaga? what comes into mind when you hear of Salaga. Is it the slave trade market? On 26th of June, 2015 i rushed at dawn to the metro mass station after i realized i was 30 mins late to getting a ticket. Fortunately for me the bus was delayed for two hours for reasons my inquiry proved futile. We set off at 8:40am and arrived exactly 3 hours later. 

KNOWING SALAGA 

One hundred and twenty kilometres to the southwest of Tamale is Salaga, the capital of the Gonja East District which used to be the biggest slave-trading center in Northern Ghana.

The original slave market was moved south from Salaga to a settlement called Kafaba. Unfortunately, much of Kafaba is now under the Volta Lake. The present road from Tamale to Salaga is rough terrain. Salaga has a pond called “Wonkan bawa” (a Huasa word meaning “the bathing place of slave”) and a young Baobab tree in what used to be the Slave Market.

This existing Baobab is a replacement for an original tree to which slaves were chaine…

INTERCEPTED: KT's LETTER TO AKOSUA BOAHEMAA

29-06-2022
 My heartbeat Akosua Boahemaa -:),
 It’s been a long while since fate separated our ambitions. How are you faring and how are my in laws? I really miss seeing you and especially the beautiful things you do when I am around you. It’s chilly over here and guess what I have been wearing clothes on top of clothes. Do you now get the reason why I always wished you were here? I go to the park mostly alone and I am forced to take up two jobs just to keep myself busy and occupied. My new jobs is very interesting and guess what, it’s voluntary. You remember the last event we attended at the AICC, and the decision you helped me make towards that dream of serving my community. As a lawyer and an advocacy journalist, I mostly deal with big corporations especially the effects of their operations to the environment and how we can impose restrictions and fines on them when they flout any of the international protocols when it comes to protecting the environment. Babe, the kids at this center ar…

TIgBoNkA: WHY I STOPPED LITTERING IN CLASS 6

TIgBoNkA: WHY I STOPPED LITTERING IN CLASS 6: Recently i read a letter to one Serwaa written by Manasseh Azure Awuni about reasons why he would wash her pant. Not many people would do t...

WHY I STOPPED LITTERING IN CLASS 6

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Recently i read a letter to one Serwaa written by Manasseh Azure Awuni about reasons why he would wash her pant. Not many people would do that though. This got me thinking and made me assess my life. Especially if i have done anything out of love or obligation which has had a lasting effect on my life. Today i want to share WHY I STOPPED LITTERING IN CLASS 6!



Back in the days of basic school education was very funny and bubbly. I really did enjoy my days in school because aside learning in the classroom, i had the opportunity to join the school band where i learnt to play music instruments and play with the mass band on independence day. However, one thing that i must confess kept me lively was the thought of meeting her every morning at assembly. She was the girls prefect, very intelligent and beautiful. She was my CRUSH, she was the talk of campus and every guy was interested in ''befriending her". Her name is Hamida and she was in Block 5 class 6 when i first spotted he…

WASTE TIME ON WASTE

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In recent times, especially the aftermath of the unfortunate flood and fire incident, we as a people have come to appreciate the need for attitudinal change. Day to day, we walk past several heeps of waste on our streets, neighbourhood or even workplaces. As a people we have wasted too much time on complaining about the ills in society and i want to suggest that we waste time instead on waste. 
Waste recycling has been recommened by several experts as one of the ways to solve Ghana's increasing and worsening sanitation situation. What is recycling then? Recycling is a process to change waste materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling).Though Ghana has not banned plastics, governments over the years have taken some steps to curb the plastic menace. For instance in 1996, the government tasked the Council …

"YELLOW-YELLOW" CRAZE

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In recent times northern Ghana seems to be one of the fastest growing areas in the country. A lot of progress and strides have been achieved. You might have seen them on your screens in Indian movies back on TV3 or perhaps anytime you had the opportunity of watching a Nigerian film. In Tamale today, what is known as 'tuk tuk' by the Indians and 'marua' by Nigerians is now trending on our streets. On the streets of Tamale, its known as 'Yellow-Yellow'. Lets take a trip in the 'yellow-yellow'