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2005 Review

  • 2005 Review: Major events
  • Person of the Year Patrick Awuah
    For his selflessness and commitment to improving education standards in Ghana, Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University, has been selected as GhanaWeb's Person of the year. read more
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    Voted by GhanaHomePage visitors
    Ghana Qualify for World Cup
    Ghana's long wait for a World Cup finals place ended in emphatic style when the Black Stars beat Cape Verde Islands 4-0 to qualify for finals in Germany.... read more
    Sportsman of the Year Ignatius Gaisah
    Ghana's first and only World Athletes Championship silver medal was won by Gaisah at the World Championships in Helsinki. Gaisah also set a new national long jump record of 8.34m in China
    Best Photo Arresting Traffic Offenders, Oseikrom Style Determined to make an arrest, the police sergeant in the picture is attempting to arrest a motor traffic offender who remains unruffled and secured in his VW Golf car .. more

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    Best Moment Ghana qualifies for World Cup
    They waited far too long for their beloved Black Stars to qualify for the World Cup finals. But four decades of drought finally ended, as Ghana's 4-0 victory over Cape Verde in Praia secured their passage to Germany 2006....
    Saddest Moment Death of Urologists
    Three top Urologists, Prof. J.M.K. Quartey, Dr Isaac Bentsi and Dr Benjamin Osei-Wiafe, died in a motor accident on August 27. The three were part of a medical team returning from an outreach programme at the Sunyani General Hospital....
    News Media of the Year Ghanaian Chronicle
    "Osama(n)" Award
    Where is he/she/it?
    Madam Gizelle Yajzi Woman at the Centre of the Hotel Kufour Scandal, claimed to have twins with President Kufuor. She promised to arrive in Accra at 19:55 on Thursday 18 August 2005, via a British Airways Flight with the twins ... we are still waiting ..READ MORE
    "Konongo Kaya" Award
    He/She does not belong to a place, or can't perform a particular task yet won't yield to someone who can.
    (Hon.) Eric Amoateng
    MP for Nkoranza North
    He was everything but an MP. Philantrophist, Chief, Wrist watch seller, Businessman, ... and maybe a drug trafficker. He did not make a single contribution on the floor.... read more
    "Face-the-wall" Award
    Awarded to a person who should be ashmed of himself
    P.C. Appiah Ofori
    " When I heard it (Amoatengs Drug Bust) last week, I prayed to God that, that MP should be an NDC MP and not an NPP MP .... READ MORE

    What about praying that it was not true or then he was not Ghanaian.

    OJ Simpson Award
    We can't prove
    Hotel Kufuor
    The acquisition and funding of "Hotel Kufuor" is still not clear to most Ghanaians. We know who really owns it, but we cant prove it ...READ MORE
    Children Behaving Badly Children of the Big Men
    Hmmmmmm of the year Lawyer for busted MP for Nkoranza North, Eric Amoateng says his client arrived in the US with an amount of $9000 to purchase wrist watches ... read more
    Most Popular Song of the Year Konkontibaa
    by Obuor
    SILer of The Year
    Webmaster's Award
    Say It Loud (SIL) is the ghanaweb forum
    Most Amusing Stories
    They left us in 2005