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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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The Ghanaian mind must be activated to turn the nation’s fortunes around

One of the purposes for which God created man was to have him function as His development partner on this earth, the very reason why He created man in His own image and likeness. God is a visionary, imaginative, an awesome creator and innovator, a strategic thinker, long term planner, an efficient organiser, accurate implementer and a brilliant Achiever. All ...

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Bleaching; a lost fight?

One of the likeable things about WhatsApp messages is how some of them can get you laughing to the extent that people around turn to look and then bingo, you hit the share button with the intention of getting others to laugh too. Sometimes you succeed, other times you don’t because the person may have received the message thrice already; ...

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Why couldn’t they celebrate August 4 as “FOUNDERS’ DAY”?

Folks, I watched all that happened in Kyebi last Thursday when the Asantehene attended the durbar held by the Akim Abuakwahene (Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin) to honour Nana Sir Ofori-Atta I (Member of the British Empire), 75 years after his death. Those of us who studied the history of the Ghana Empire and the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial eras aren’t ...

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Teacher licences; A great idea

Dr Evelyn Owusu Oduro, Executive Secretary, National Teaching Council

When i left secondary school in 1987, I did one year national service before entering university. In those days, national service was for two years. But because of university students’ agitations, the universities had been closed down for some time, leading to an admissions backlog. The one-year vacuum was, therefore, used for national service purposes. I lived in Tarkwa with ...

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‘Gender discrimination in Ghana’s labour market needs attention’

There are domestic and international laws and conventions that generally frown on all forms of discrimination, some of which relate to employment and wages. Chapter 5, Article 17 (2) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana clearly forbids discrimination in all forms on the grounds of “race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, religion, creed, gender, social or ...

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