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THE GHANAIAN YOUTH AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A DYNAMIC WORLD

Today, Wednesday 10 October 2018, the world would gather to focus on mental health. It is a day reserved globally for mental health education, awareness and advocacy against the scourge of social stigma and discrimination. It is a day of particular importance that draws thousands of supporters from their homes to gather to draw attention to mental illness and its ...

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The Death Penalty; an inhumane and ineffective way to deal with serious crime

Andrews Barnes

Today we join others around the world to mark the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty.  The 2018 World Day is focused on raising awareness of the inhumane living conditions of people sentenced to death. The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty reports that many testimonies document the inhumane living conditions that people sentenced to death endure.  Even though ...

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How Pwalugu dam will change Ghana’s fortunes

Mr Charles Abugre

In his visit to flood-hit areas recently, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, announced that Cabinet will meet to discuss the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam{PMD} on October 1. This is good news and the timing is epic; it were as if Dr Bawumia listened in on the high-level meeting held in Bolgatanga a few days before. At the meeting, ...

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The deception of Ghana’s political elite to northern Ghana’s development

Following the recent heavy rains and the annual spillage of excess water from the Bagre dam of Burkina Faso, Northern Ghana (Upper East, Upper West & Northern Region), have been the subject of news (local and international) reportage for the past three weeks for all the negative reasons. Several damages have been recorded and still counting, with farms being submerged, ...

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Ghana Media Beyond Insults And Within Critical Analysis…

Since its imperceptible evolution from oral, written, printed, electronic, and now in its digital age, media have played consequential role and continue to play and transform the way in which people everywhere in the world relate socio-culturally, economically, and politically.  Media’s influences on cultures are so pivotal and all-embracing that it is not surprising some leaders or governments with dictatorial ...

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336 deaths, 2095 road accidents; more statistics?

The devastation and emotional drain of road accidents can be encapsulated in a famous quote attributed to Nikki Rowe. “There’s something about trauma to the mind, body, and soul.  One day your normal and the next you’re different; you don’t know what changed but you know nothing’s the same and all of a sudden, you are learning to adapt yourself to the ...

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What is Ghana’s economy?

I making these emphatic statements not based on any personal hatred against the NPP and the NDC as political parties but I do so on the basis of what history has proven on the issue of the Ghanaian economy and by extension the African economy. These two parties deviate from the valid principles that can salvage us. It must be ...

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My terrible experience on the poor Yendi-Chereponi road

The Yendi -Chereponi road in the Northern Region is such in a terrible state that anybody using it will have a story to tell. Following rainfall for almost two weeks, some streams and other water bodies have overflowed their banks making many roads in the region making them inaccessible. Several communities and villages have been cut off due to the ...

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Do African Leaders Listen At All?

All across the continent, there seems to be a simmering movement among young people to challenge their leaders because of unemployment. Sadly, from the body language, utterances and policy announcements, it does not look like the governments are providing the answers. This is because they are not listening. But, if they cannot see, don’t they hear? Should they wait till ...

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Education in Africa must be radically and urgently reengineered!

Education consists not only in the sum of what a man or woman knows, or the skill with which he or she can put this to his or her own advantage. A man or woman’s education must be measured in terms of the soundness of his or her judgment of people, situations and of things, and in his or her ...

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