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Human rights groups demand end to corporal punishment

A child been punished for going to school late

There is directive by the Ghana Education Service (GES) that only head teachers should use the cane following a strict protocol.  However, this is not adhered to and has given room for some schools, orphanages and homes to adopt their own regulation against canning children based on the ‘’spare the rod and spoil the child’’ mantra. Corporal punishment by teachers ...

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Will the Ghanaian elite ever learn?

These days, it is not uncommon to hear Ghanaians announce proudly that Ghana is a “Middle-Income Country” (MIC). I must admit that I do not know what it means to live in a so-called MIC. However, I recently read an article by a journalist with Public Agenda where she bemoaned the fact that since Ghana gained a Middle-Income Country (MIC) ...

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Let us build this nation

Ghana flag

Is Ghana on the right trajectory? Are all these partisan arguments and insults necessary? Is it possible for a government to take an initiative without someone seeing partisanship? Yet, we are proud when others call us ‘nice people’. How come that niceness is not reflected in our politics at home? If we are proud to be called a Middle-Income Country, ...

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Development issues must be non-partisan–SADA CEO

SADA boss-Charles Abugre

Ghana’s quest to develop at a faster rate can be given a boost if issues of national development are approached collectively and in a non- partisan manner, the Chief Executive Officer of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Mr Charles Akalyira Abugre has noted. Mr Abugre said it is important for Ghanaians and politicians in particular to maintain consensus across ...

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Ghana can afford to fund free SHS

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The much trumpeted NPP flagship policy of free Secondary School Education was launched last week.  Foe me, it is a very laudable initiative and I commend the Akufo Addo led government for having the balls to begin the process of implementing this concept. Before I carry on, may I point out to the readership that free SHS is not a ...

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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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Heed to the call of our Peasants farmers


Agriculture is undoubtedly the mainstay of Ghana’s economy thus it will not be wrong for any individual or organizations to demand increment in budgetary allocation for this all-important sector. Increased budgetary allocation has persisted as one of the prime agents in agriculture development, especially in rural settings as it serves as incentive for small holder Farmers. It is  for  this ...

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Mother calls for inclusion of children with cerebral palsy in disability register

cerebral palsy child

Some mothers of children with cerebral palsy have been able to register their children in an on-going registration exercise for all persons with disability. Mrs Ellen Affam-Dadzie, Head of the With God Cerebral Palsy Centre, an Inclusive education centre for children said for the first time she has been able to register the children at her centre with the LEKMA ...

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Ghanaians to enjoy juicy tax cuts … As gov’t prepares 2018 budget statement

Ken Ofori Atta, Minister for Finance

After successfully implementing the Free Senior High School policy, the government has once again reiterated its commitment to ensuring that taxes that are considered nuisance on goods and services will be removed to engender a business- friendly environment in the country. Since its inception nine months ago, the government had done away with  some  taxes including,         ...

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ABANTU calls for stronger links between the state and private actors

Abantu and CSOs in a small round table discussion

A development consultant, Mr Baba Tuahiru has called for a stronger collaboration between state actors and private entities to ensure sustainable climate change funding. He made this remarks at a workshop organised by ABANTU for Development on the theme: ‘Influencing Public and Private Sources of Financing for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in the country.’ Finance has been and remains the ...

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