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Focus on COVID-19: Bleak future for malnourished children in Wa West

Seven-month-old Dery (not real name) who is diagnosed with Severe Acute Malnutrition is currently battling for survival at the St. Ignatius Health Center in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region. The future of little Dery and several others is in no doubt bleak as the District and …

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I thought menstruation was a curse – Adolescent girl speaks

Sexuality and Reproductive Health Education (SRHE) is a fundamental human right every child must not be denied, as countries around the world progress to achieve the 2030 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governments are working hard to make Comprehensive Sexuality Education accessible to all as SRHE is directly …

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Fixed income investment: The miracle and mirage

Introduction Fixed income investment is any investment that offers a fixed or guaranteed rate of return to the investor over a specified period of time. Typical examples of fixed income investments are bonds issued by the government or corporate entities. These investments have fixed rate of returns on the face …

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The impact of COVID-19 on the power sector in Ghana

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed the course of life for everyone across the globe. It has effected all segments of the economy including the power sector of every nation on earth. Yet in Ghana, the provision of electricity as a public good must continue in order to ensure …

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A decade of the operations of credit reference bureaux in Ghana: a reflection

Financial markets are very fundamental to the economic development of every country. Through the financial intermediation process, scarce financial resources are efficiently allocated to productive sectors of the economy. Surplus funds are channelled from surplus-spending units to deficit-spending units. For the financial market to be efficient in performing its role …

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Dominion Paints to transform economy of Ho West

A multi-million-dollar paint manufacturing company stands ready to add to the economy of the Ho West District in the Volta Region. Some ten minutes’ drive from the Regional capital, Ho, the imposing facility situated at the beginning of the last stretch of the Accra to Ho highway at Tsawoenu is …

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Corruption and political interference hindering Ghana’s fight against human trafficking

Essi Abbam is a 32-year-old mother from Moree, a fishing community in the Central Region of Ghana whose 12-year-old daughter (Mary not her real name) became paralysed after she was forced to work for her aunt. Mary was sent to live with her aunt in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region by her …

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The “infodemic” contagion in the midst of a pandemic

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slit through all continents across the globe in the last four months, the world’s population is gripped with fear and panic, while governments in almost 190 countries battle to contain the spread of the disease and return life in their countries to normalcy. In the …

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