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The Ghanaian narrative must change

We have been brought up to believe that being Ghanaian is the best thing that could happen to anybody. We take pride in our country as a beacon of hope for Africa. The country that produced the likes of Yaa Asantewa, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Kofi Annan. Everything Ghana was supposed to be the best. Our fufu, akple and ...

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Dredging our minds, desilting our culture – The solution to dilemma of flooding

“Government tackles flood with GH¢197 million”, “Government donates relief items to flood victims”, “NADMO records 53,000 rendered homeless due to floods”. These and other headlines flood our media space every year during rains, yet no radical measures to solve our flooding menace exist! Citizens and successive governments have destroyed the lives of many Ghanaians. Yes! Governments’ thirst to score political ...

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Ghana needs a leader with a flawless vision -Prof Aheto

Prof. John Bright Kobla Aheto

The lead speaker at the third June 4 revolutionary lecture, Professor John Bright Kobla Aheto, says for Ghana to achieve good public governance, it needs a dynamic and broad-minded leader who is an upright steward and possesses a flawless vision to pioneer the country’s transformation. He described the current political dispensation as a big joke and said the New Patriotic ...

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Workshop on roadmap for RTI implementation opens in Accra

A workshop on the roadmap for the execution of the Right to Information (RTI) act by the implementing agency, Information Ministry has opened in Accra Thursday. Attendees have been drawn from civil society groups as well as state agencies including UNESCO, RTI Coalition, Media Coalition on RTI.  Also participating are members from the constitutional, legal and parliamentary affairs committee of parliament. ...

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Exemplary leadership in Community development; Van-Gogh shows the way

Mr Bagnaba Van-Gogh(In Suit) led Tema Comm.25 Residents to build an ultramodern police station to combat crime

In recent times, it is quite difficult to find people who dedicate their ideas, time and scarce financial resources for the sake of community development. The notion has always been that government agencies have the solitary prerogative to ensure that development is brought to the people. But, a selfless, dedicated, result and development-oriented man, Mr Bagnaba Van-Gogh decided to parry ...

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How Nigeria and its president are being held to ransom

Muhammadu Buhari

The pomp and ceremony of Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration will not mask the huge challenges the 76-year-old Nigerian president faces during his second term in office – in particular, the booming business of kidnapping for ransom. Even one of the president’s relations – a traditional ruler in Daura in northern Nigeria – is currently being held after he was seized from ...

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The security and safety consciousness we lack

I stopped by a friend’s house the other weekend as I was in her area. As acceptable practice in our tradition, I did not give prior notice and assumed that she would be in and would not mind my stopping by. She was not in the house when I got there. Her houseboy attended to me. He did not remember me when I asked him even though ...

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Gov’t to ‘revolutionalise’ School Feeding Programme

The Acting National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), has disclosed that from early part of June 2019, caterers and cooks would undergo intensive training and capacity building, to sharpen their cooking skills. The training Dr Gertrude Quashigah indicated, would enable the caterers to improve on the nutritional, hygiene and quality standards in the preparation of meals for ...

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Climate change action an integral part of Ghana’s dev’t agenda – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says his government has taken the policy decision to integrate climate action into Ghana’s national development agenda, i.e. the Co-ordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (2017- 2022). He said the Paris Agreement and SDG Goal No. 13, which demand urgent action to combat climate change and its impact, is providing the framework for Ghana to forge ahead in this ...

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Youth say parents/guardians have little time for them – NDPC Report

One of the critical issues currently confronting the youth of Ghana is the limited attention that parents and guardians are giving to them, Dr Felix Addo-Yebo, Director of Policy Division at the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), has said. He said in interactions with the youth, some of them had expressed concern about the little attention from their parents, who ...

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