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Tackling the learning crisis in Ghana’s education system

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world,” said South Africa’s first black President, Nelson Mandela. Truly, nobody can disagree with Nelson Mandela, on this. Education, without doubt, has the unmatched power to foster social and economic prosperity – both at the individual and national …

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Africa’s malaria problems: bottomless pit for funds?

The world’s first successful malaria vaccine is expected to be used across the globe, but before this, preparations have begun this year for young children in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya to be immunised first with the vaccine in selected areas under a pilot Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) for further …

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NCA’s new 4G move: a fix or more mess?

The National Communications Authority (NCA) is finally taking steps to ensure that at least each telecoms company gets to come into the 4G space after years of resisting attempts by broadband players and companies to partner for the purpose. As a first step, the NCA has just released a roadmap …

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Cultural enslavement: widows in Pulbaa suffer in silence

At Pulbaa, a small community in the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District of the Upper West Region, scores of widows have been held hostage by an outmoded cultural practice – destroying their lives and the future of their children. They have kept waiting for more than six years to undergo spiritual cleansing after …

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Two years after Paris Agreement: what’s the state of foreign direct investment?

The world gathered in the French capital, Paris in December 2015, to sign yet another international agreement to protect the climate after the 1997 Tokyo agreement. In all, 196 countries signed the agreement including both developed, developing and least developed countries.  At the core of the agreement is cutting down …

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Fintech revolution: the unintended long term effect

Financial Technology, Fintech for short, is the application of technology and digitization in financial services delivery. Fintech is rapidly changing the face of banking across the world – reducing time taken to access financial services, making it possible for people to bank comfortably anywhere with ease. Most importantly, the Financial …

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Ghana’s dwindling fish stock and matters arising

Fresh fish ooooo! Fresh fish oooo!! Fresh fishooo!!! These were the shouts from fresh fish sellers mostly women from Teshie (eeegmooo, eegmooo, eeegmoo, they shout in the Ga Language) that greeted residents of La and its environs in the Greater Accra Region where I grew up at. These shouts, which …

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Ghana will miss SDG-12 unless country invests in human capital – Report

If Ghana must attain the Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG-12), which aim is to achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources by 2030, the country must invest in human capital and education as these are the most effective means, a World Bank report says. The 2018 edition …

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Rescue our decaying beaches

Growing up in Tema, one of the things that interested me about the city was the beautiful beaches that stretched from Community One through to Nungua. This was because, anytime i traveled along the Beach Road, I got the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery that was characterized by well-groomed …

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