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Ghana needs responsible citizens to end flooding

There is a popular idiom that goes ‘children should be seen and not heard’. I agree with this, in certain circumstances. However, I believe that in contributing to the development of society through speech as a concerned youth and citizen of this nation, I ask that my thoughts are considered. Thus, permit me to rant. It has become somewhat a ...

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Video: The street is not safe, everything goes on here

Tales from a series of interviews after hitting the street to detail our findings reveal hidden activities that go on. Two homeless boys told their story and shared their experiences on the street. We started with Joseph Boateng, who is well known as ‘‘Ahoɔfɛ’. He is popular and everyone seems to like him because of his dramatic character. Ahoɔfɛ told Benabi ...

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Importance of Workplace Safety in Ghana

Lawrencia Azumah Abugre(M) advocating for safety at work places

Safety commonly referred to as Occupational safety and health (OSH), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Occupational Health, or Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is an area that concerns itself with the safety, health and welfare of people in the workplace. The main goal of workplace health and safety or OHS is to adopt safe and healthy working methods at the ...

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Okada Malaise – Treat it now or leave it to fester

Sometimes I sit in endless traffic and mesmerize, helplessly watching the chaos commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, are creating on our roads and conclude that posterity would lambast our generation for allowing such retrogression in a 21-century country. Many may disagree on the reasons why commercial motorcycles should or should not be banned irrespective of the lives being lost ...

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Accra as cleanest city: A reality or a mirage?

“The commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term in office, Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent. That is the commitment I am making to you.” These were the words of President Akufo-Addo when the President of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council, Oblempong ...

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What happens to NGOs of First Ladies after their husbands’ presidential terms?

I may not be too old but l grew up to see the activities of the 31st December Women’s Movement led by former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings in the 90s down to the year 2000. Her NGO works were dotted across the country and every town or village could boast of a school, a learning centre, a batik training ...

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Future of Work; Health and Safety in Ghana; Safe or Doomed?

Lawrencia Azumah Abugre(M) advocating for safety at work places

What indeed is the future of workers’ safety in Ghana? Whoop whoop, ‘’World Safety Day’’ is here again. Am I excited? I should be, but No! I am NOT. Are our leaders excited? I should say YES…why Not?….it is another day for well-structured speeches from leaders detailing fantastic plans on the future of workers’ safety in Ghana which will see ...

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Ghana – To give up or not

For the past few days, I have been wondering whether mother Ghana would ever come good; whether in my lifetime or in the next generation. I have listened to colleague professionals lament about their profession, the poor systems and how livelihoods seem never to improve. I have ended up sending messages to friends in the media about how disillusion seems ...

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Dr. Wereko-Brobby writes…The ruler and the Monarch

Otumfour Osei Tutu II

This is my Contribution to the [email protected] Celebrations. It is an Opinion Piece I penned 20 years ago after the newly crowned Asantehene’s inaugural visit to the Osu Castle to meet President Jerry John Rawlings The President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, had his first meeting with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Asanteman Council last Friday ...

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Seidu Agongo writes: We can only grow when we empower our own

Once I asked myself: ‘why are staff of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) so much interested in the wellbeing of countries far away from their homes and the head offices of their employers?’ Before I could blink, the answer flashed: It is because the world is interconnected. Should those countries fail, the wellbeing of the entire global ...

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