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Sugary Drinks Linked To Higher Risk Of Premature Death, Especially For Women

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research. Compared with women who had sugary beverages less than once per month, those who had more than two servings a day — defined as standard ...

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Depoliticize Crime And Corruption – NCCE

Mr. John K. Yibile, Sissala East Municipal Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called for the need to depoliticise crime and corruption in order to arrest the canker in the Ghanaian society. He pointed out that no political party would survive if the Ghanaian perishes under the dissolvent action of partisan fanatism. Mr Yibile made the call during ...

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RTI passage critical to citizenry participation in governance–Manteaw

Dr Steve Manteaw

Dr Steve Manteaw, Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has cautioned that the nation’s commitment to Open Governance Partnership (OGP) is flawed by the delay in passing the Right to Information (RTI) Bill into law. According to him, “information is key in promoting transparency, accountability and active citizenry participation in governance which are the requirements of all ...

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E-justice system to improve court integrity, save time, money – Judge

Her Ladyship Justice Ellen Amoah

A Justice of the High Court has said, “the judicial service is excited about going paperless after 62 years of Ghana’s independence.” According to Justice Ellen Amoah, the system which is currently being piloted is hoped to improve court integrity, save time and money for court users. Illustrating how the electronic system saves time and money on the Joy FM Super ...

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Benjamin Aklama asks: ‘Black Tax,’ a cultural value or an economic issue?

As a young boy growing up, many family members contributed to my upkeep. My grandparents with whom I lived were like parents to me, providing for every need I had. My father’s younger sister also came to my aid in Senior High School, buying for me, all that the prospectus required of a fresh student entering the Peki Senior High ...

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Police/military brutalities on journalists; No prosecutions since 2006

No single security person has been prosecuted for the attacks on more than 25 journalists and media employees since 2006. Although the perpetrators in some of the cases are identified, the cases are settled sometimes with apologies. In most cases, however, no compensation is paid, while the security organisation involved promise to offer better working relations with the media. Checks ...

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‘Ghana religiosa’: Preaching virtue but practicing vice

Mantis religiosa is the scientific name of the “praying mantis”, a member of the class Insecta and order Mantodea or Mantises. This order of insects consists of about 2,200 species in 9 families and is found in both temperate and tropical habitats. Insects in this order (including Mantis religiosa) are commonly referred to as “praying mantises”, because of their typical ...

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Amend Political Parties Act to tackle vigilantism – Kamal-Deen

Kamal-Deen Abdulai

A Deputy Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kamel Deen Abdulai has suggested an amendment to the political parties act to address vigilantism. He told Citi News the amendment would enable the Electoral Commission to disqualify any political party that fails to disband its vigilante groups. Section three of the ACT says: “A political party may, subject to the ...

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Insults keeping women out of politics – Bridget Dzorgbenuku

Bridget Dzogbenuku

The 2016 running mate for the Progressive People’s Party and Executive Director of Mentoring Women Ghana, Bridget Dzorgbenuku has bemoaned what she described as insult-driven politics in Ghana. According to her, this contributes to the low participation of women in Ghana’s politics. She said more women will particpate in politics if the attacks and insults are eliminated. “First of all ...

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Stop all forms of land racketeering- Lands Commission staff cautioned

The Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, Alhaji Sulemana Mahama, has asked workers of the Commission to help instill discipline in the land market by doing away with all forms of land racketeering. “As the government agency mandated to deliver land titles, register deeds and other services, we need to instil discipline in the land market by curbing the incidence ...

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