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SOLAR SCRAPS – THE NEXT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN AFRICA?

Around the World, Energy from Solar sources is being promoted for very good reasons. As far as environmental desirability and impacts are concerned, solar is about as good as it gets and is only getting better as sophistication of design and project development improves. As the solar revolution catches up, many models are being developed to ramp up adoption of ...

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slippery slope if Ghana’s second Special Prosecutor ever is removed from office

As required by Article 146 of the Constitution, the Chief Justice is determining whether there is a prima facie case to form a committee to impeach Mr. Agyabeng. Kissi Agyabeng is the nation’s second-ever special prosecutor. He is facing the possibility of impeachment, which is a charge of wrongdoing brought against the holder of a public office in which his ...

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Cocoa in Crisis: The bitter truth behind Ghana’s declining cocoa story

In the heart of Ghana’s economic landscape lies the cocoa industry, a cornerstone of the nation’s agricultural heritage and a vital source of livelihood for thousands of farmers. However, recent revelations and happenings in the cocoa subsector have cast a pale shadow over the sector, sparking market rigidities and increased smuggling to neighboring markets. Once celebrated as the land of ...

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The Need for The Passage Of The Affirmative Action Bill In Ghana

Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to legislate an Affirmative Action Act in the early 60s which facilitated the entry of women members to the 114-member legislature to represent the regions of the country. Since then, the nation has made various commitments by signing to global declarations and protocols that call for increased women’s participation and representation ...

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Addressing northern floods: Reducing vulnerabilities of rural dwellers

In the northern regions of Ghana, the recurring menace of floods has long been a source of anguish for its rural communities.  These vulnerable populations often bear the brunt of these natural disasters, which threaten lives, the environment, homes and livelihoods. This article delves into the causes of these floods and explores strategies to reduce the vulnerabilities of rural dwellers ...

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Bridging inequality gap: The challenge

Classical western education boasts of its contribution to man’s existence, predicated on his thoughts and not limbs or material appearance. Generating, analysing, and sharing thoughts were fundamental in proving one’s existence, than the ability to occupy space and move around. It is for this singular reason that former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, deserves tons of commendation for daring to exercise ...

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The Relevance of Passing Ghana’s Affirmative Action Bill into Law

Introduction On May 25, 2021, the website of Ghana’s Parliament published the following: “The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban S. K. Bagbin has today opened the Second Meeting of the First Session of the Eighth Parliament with a firm commitment to see to the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into law.” Fast-forward to 2023, the first item under ...

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Some other perspectives on the cost of living crisis

It appears that a consensus is being reached that although external developments and governmental policies may be chiefly to blame, a lot of the hardship in Ghana is also due to the greed of some traders and businesses – which has ripple effects. Yet Ghana is always described as a deeply religious country.Who would have thought that so many of ...

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Social impact assessment of sand mining

The growth of indiscriminate sand mining has led to the destruction of the natural environment, especially farmlands and water bodies. The population in Ghana has continued to grow almost fivefold since the first post-independence census in 1960 (2021 Population and Housing Census|). It has led to an increase in the demand for housing, hence construction materials like sand. The effect ...

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The politics of galamsey from a political marketing perspective

Illegal mining (Galamsey) is not only one of the greatest existential threats to our country but also the presence of foreigners in that enterprise gravely insults our dignity and conscience as citizens in a sovereign nation. The questions that most Ghanaians keep asking are: Is the political class complicit and does the class hold the solution to this problem? In ...

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