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Citizens of Ghana, organise!

One factor that sustains the political establishment, or the Old Guard, is that Ghanaian citizens cannot put aside partisanship for collective action. I think it is about time, as a people, that we made a decision on the political culture. It is either we commit ourselves to redefining politics and pushing for progress or retreat and maintain a system that ...

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Who taught you about sex? …the CSE question

Who taught you about sex? How did that teaching shape your attitudes to your body, to others bodies, to sex itself? Did that learning happen in one session, was it in stages? Was it your parents, friends or was it at school? Was sex about pleasure and power or was it about marriage and babies? Was there sexual abuse or ...

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SDGs: Children with Disabilities in Ghana left behind

Akos (not the real name) sells sachet water on the streets of Madina, a suburb of Accra, and her routine has been to wake up early in the morning to go earn a living for herself and her three children, one of whom has cerebral palsy She lives in a rented single room at Ashaley-Botwe, another suburb of the capital ...

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When property rate knocks at your gate – should you return to sender?

I can say that I am a law-abiding citizen on the score that I am energised to check-in where statutory rules and regulations apply. However, I sulk; I curse and almost swear when my annual property rate notice is delivered at my gate every year. Why do we continue to pay property rate to the local Assemblies with no corresponding services ...

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Our rotten political party system

What do we make of our existing political party system? How can we ensure that it guarantees democracy? How can it prevent civil strife and justice? Can we justify the existing political systems with its squabbles, lamentations and beastility? From pre-colonial to our present post-independence era, people organised on identified interests. In our communal villages during the pre-colonial period, communities ...

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The future of Ghana’s democracy is inclusion: Leaving no voice behind!

Since 1992 when Ghana chose the path of multiparty democracy, great strides have been made in creating for herself a model that would be inclusive, participatory and proactive in political governance as well as in the creation and distribution of the national wealth. An uneasy transition from a dictatorial regime with its culture of silence to a vibrant competitive political ...

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Need for increased budgetary allocation for quality mental health in Ghana: Some reflections

The World Health Organisation defines Mental Health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. Mental health can also be said to be the level of psychological well-being or ...

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Cleanest city vision risks failure as Kpone, Gbalahi landfill sites pose danger to residents

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo may attract a zero score on his performance card as far as his Jamestown Declaration is concerned-when he boldly stated his vision to make Accra the cleanest city in the whole of Africa by the end of his first term. This is due largely to his own negligence and what appears to be the nonchalance ...

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Patriotic Epistles with Kabu Nartey: To the martyrs; to the civilians and to the criminals

Kabu Nartey

A month ago, I wrote an article whilst I was on a visit to the University of Rwanda. I shared my observations about their security system, particularly the security protocols around their Chief Justice and the operations of few policemen I saw around as I navigated between the city. The Rwandan Chief Justice is conveyed to every function together with ...

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Media responsibility towards child protection online

The democracy in the digital media landscape is good but does it work favourably for all audiences? Agreed the platforms employed by the media are shaping political, economic and social life. These in themselves do not pose a challenge however some of the contents produce with the quest to driving home the conversation possess potential risks and danger to children ...

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