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Will Accra work again with street Hawkers?

Street hawking is one of the vital activities in the informal sector, which serves as a source of livelihood for many people in developing countries across the world. Petty trading on the streets of Africa is an integral part of the informal sector engaged by persons, usually of low-level education. …

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Profile: Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Acting IGP

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare to serve as Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), effective Sunday, August 1, 2021. This follows the President’s directive that Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, the current IGP, should embark on  leave pending his retirement from active …

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In the abundance of water, Sogakope is thirsty

In the second verse of a famous hit song released by the legendary Bob Marley in 1976 titled, “Rat Race”, he bemoaned the fact that “in the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty”. The context in which he made that profound statement can’t be lost on some countries and …

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Fact Sheet: The June 24 flooding in Kumasi: deaths, destruction and displacement

The torrential downpour witnessed in Kumasi and other parts of the Ashanti Region, last Thursday, June 24, 2021, resulted in massive flooding of some areas of the city displacing many residents. The development, a perennial occurrence, has so far also led to the deaths of a total of six people …

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Development Bank – A different vehicle for economic growth

Ghana’s quest for a national development finance institution to provide critical financing for economic development cannot be overemphasised. This is because the existing commercial banks have over the years not been able to deliver and adequately supported the country’s development process, partly due to the maturity expectation gap. “The maturity …

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Isn’t it time for Ghana to introduce programming at basic education?

Despite the country’s progress in improving its technological advancements, there are still challenges that prevent thousands of students from fully getting access to facilities needed to learn Information and Communication Technology (ICT). As introduced in our primary education, ICT has served as the first ladder to making students and citizens …

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Childhood cancer treatment: Little warriors fighting tough battles

For two months consistently, in the cold of the night, Hanza battled a chronic cough leaving him with a high body temperature and beads of sweat all over his body. In his sleepless nights, the nine-year-old boy coughs for more than 30 minutes while his family stays awake to watch …

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Intersex persons have equal rights

Aku finally nailed it. She got married to the love of her life, a 40-year-old man, after two years of courtship without intimacy. As tradition will have it, the lovebirds went naked the wedding night and started their honeymoon with great joy in a calm atmosphere. Barely two hours of …

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How three female journalists faced the challenges of COVID-19 to keep reporting the news

Men have largely dominated journalism in Ghana and women’s voices were not often heard in the media in times of crisis and conflict. These days, however, there is a paradigm shift, and this is no longer the case. Over the years, the working conditions of women journalists in the country, …

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