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Understanding Policing in modern Ghana

Mr David Asante-Apeatu,IGP

Policing is generally about law enforcement, maintenance of law and order checking crime and ensuring that those suspected to have committed crime are made to face the law. The Ghana Police Service which derived its roots from the Gold Coast constabulary had been in existence for about a century now. The Service which was known as the Ghana Police Force, ...

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Analysis of the 2018 budget

Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance

A budget is a projection of inflows and outflows of an organization base on average behaviours of inflows and outflows for a given period. Budget projections are skillfully done on solid basis but not mere projections of the organizational intends. Past average and future average suspected happenings should be seriously looked at in budget projections. The margin of variance should ...

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Taking journalism from the hands of corporations

P Sainath

As I sat listening to P. Sainath give his presentation, the things he was talking about hit me with a striking familiarity, as if he was talking about my village in northern Ghana. But Sainath is from India. Indeed, heis a widely known Indian writer and journalist, and author of the worldwide acclaimed, book, Everybody Loves a Gooddrought – about ...

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Britain celebrates 30 Years of Black History Month

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn

  BLACK HISTORY MONTH was founded by Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, former Operations Manager of London’s Notting Hill Carnival, the world’s second largest open-air street festival after Brazil’s Rio Carnival. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a message released to open the month-long celebrations and reflections wrote: “Today, in every walk of life, from business to politics, sport to culture, there ...

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Safeguarding Press Freedom, Is Self-Regulation the way?

The National Communications Authority is sanctioning about 131 radio stations for violating certain aspects of the Electronics Communications Act (2009), ACT 775. The state regulatory body has given indications that it would go ahead and take any station, which does not comply with its regulations off air. Maybe this provides a fine opportunity for the country to discuss the kind ...

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The never ending pangs of fatherhood

In one passage of Book II of the French book we used in secondary school, Pierre et Seydou, a farmer laments the never ending worries of farming. Before the onset of the rains he wonders if the rains would come on time or late; if they would come with a lot of wind; if there would be a drought after ...

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There is a lot to whine about in Ghana

school children

The rate of physical and economic development of Ghana in recent times compared with the 1970s, when I became very conscious of my environment, has been good. Compared with even the 80s and 90s, the rate of development has been relatively good. The percentage of Ghanaians living below the poverty line has declined, even though the level is still unacceptable. ...

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Let’s unite and show compassion to prevent suicide- MEHSOG admonishes

The Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme (mhLAP) and Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG), yesterday, September 10th 2017, joined hands with others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide, to observe Suicide Prevention Day. The year 2017 marks the 15th world suicide prevention day. The day was first recognized in 2003 as an ...

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Trading our forests for money; a threat to the future

Ask! How could we have been governed if Ghana had no gold, no oil or bauxite? Could we have been governed at all? Could John Mahama and now Nana Akufo-Addo run Ghana only on taxes from tourism and exportation of maybe human resource? Could we have been “fed” at all? Is it possible at all? What is this issuance of ...

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Workers behaving badly

A Public Agenda investigation into the attitudes of Ghanaian workers has revealed an appalling level of absenteeism and indolence among workers in public institutions. The investigation by Public Agenda also revealed that this behavior leads to low productivity and requires the immediate attention of the government.   Some workers come to the office as late as 12noon and leave the ...

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