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Planning Accra? Tamale can teach some lessons

News that the government is engaging the services of Dr Lui Thai-Ker from Sinagapore, ”an acclaimed master planner and architect of modern Singapore” to plan Accra and its surrounding towns has been greeted with mixed reactions. So far, none of the reactions I have read or heard has questioned the competence and pedigree of Dr Thai-Ker. He is indeed one ...

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Tribalism Divides Us

By nature we are born into a family, not by choice but by chance.But it is always our choice to choose how we live our lives on this earth. In Ghana, the rate at which citizens prejudice is alarming!, especially at the tribal level. There are pre-established perceptions about each tribe which is not healthy for our country. Some perceptions ...

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What do we do about our roads?

The state of our roads has been on my mind for some time now. And this problem has become more pronounced with the pouring of the rains. Let me start with a story. I visited a friend’s house last weekend. I have been to that area a number of times. On all my previous visits, the road was in a ...

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Ghana’s disparities are staggering and getting worse

Conversations at social gatherings almost always end with the concern that Ghana has become sharply divided, intolerant and polarised, especially around the two dominant parties and individuals who lead them. We are a very unequal nation and becoming more and more so. Vertical inequality refers to when you rank households by their wealth (or income) from the poorest to the ...

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Politicians Must Be Sincere

Frankly, partisan politics in Ghana has become dirty, stinky and unattractive. It is fraught with hypocrisy, lies, slander, greed, propaganda, envy, mischief, sabotage, destructive criticisms, equalisation, unfulfilled promises, among other repulsive tendencies that are inimical to national development and the growth of democracy.  Sadly, sincerity, objectivity, rationality and credibility have been hurled to the dogs. I strongly concur with John ...

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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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