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Is Pozzolana cement one of the answers to Ghana’s housing deficit?

There is a dire housing situation that is akin to a pandemic in Ghana. That’s not in question. Particularly, the situation in urban areas is severe. According to Ghana government estimates, in 2015, population growth would likely add two million extra-urban households in Ghana by 2020. It also assessed the …

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One year of the AfCFTA

As Greg Anderson, an American author would put it: “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Africa has since January 1, 2021, been on a journey to create the world’s largest single market with a population size of …

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Global debt reaches record $226 trillion

In 2020, we observed the largest one-year debt surge since World War II, with global debt rising to $226 trillion as the world was hit by a global health crisis and a deep recession. Debt was already elevated going into the crisis, but now governments must navigate a world of …

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Stigma, shame and scourge of HIV in Ghana

“I was scared for my life and my unborn baby. His actions made me lonely and desperate to leave,” those were the rather poignant words of Akosua (not her real name) as she narrated her experience of abuse after her HIV diagnosis. Recounting her ordeal, the 27-year-old said she had …

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Artisanal fishers blame dwindling fish stock on climate change

Kobina Atta has been fishing in Sekondi on the western coast of Ghana since age 20. Now at 51, he complains about the changes in the seasons, rise in sea level, and dwindling stock of fishes, having a toll on his livelihood. “These days, the seasons have changed, we cannot …

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The persecution of journalist Edward Adeti: A blot on a nation’s conscience

In his inaugural address on January 20, 1961, US President J. F. Kennedy said these famous words that have remained relevant for years. “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” There are few journalists in Ghana who can stick …

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