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Water, the neglected commodity of our time

Freshwater is undoubtedly the most essential commodity in the 21st century and it is being used for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes. However, over the years various socio-economic activities of man have destroyed such a valuable resource, which plays a pivotal role in human survival. The menace of illegal mining …

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Open Defecation, our collective responsibility

The record was forthright as it placed Ghana in the second position in Africa in Open Defecation (OD) with only 19 per cent of its total population resorting to good health and sanitation practices. Northern Region was also ranked second in the practice of OD in Ghana. This has triggered …

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Korle-bu Community Chapel to mark golden jubilee

Korle-bu Community Chapel (KBCC), formerly known as Accra Chapel Trust, an evangelical church at Korle-bu in Accra under the Ghana Evangelical Convention, is set to mark its 50th anniversary on March 12, 2017, exactly 50 years since its first service on Sunday March 12, 1967. The church began from humble …

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The generator set: A popular product with potential harmful effects to infants

Lack of clean energy and power is negatively impacting many lives in Africa. At the beginning of 2016 over 645 million Africans – some two-thirds of the people on the continent have no access to energy. An estimated 600,000 Africans – half of them children die every year from household …

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Morocco applying to join ECOWAS – Issues to consider

Morocco has recently expressed interest in joining the West African regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The news was received with mixed feelings across the region, and questions are being asked. Located in North Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the distance between …

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Full text: Ghana 2017 Budget Statement

  Today March 2, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta presented the government’s budget statement to Parliament. The budget highlights the removal of most of what the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) considers nuisance taxes. Outlining the policy initiatives, he said, “we will eliminate nuisance taxes …

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How waste recycling can be used to reduce poverty in West Africa

Compared to other parts of the world, recycling is a relatively new concept in Africa. In West Africa, for example in a report published by the all-recycling-facts-com it was stated that in Europe as far back as the Second World War ‘financial constraints and massive material shortage due to war …

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Profile of visiting Moroccan King Mohammed VI

King Mohammed King Mohammed VI of Morocco was the second child and oldest son of King Hassan II with his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou. On the day of his birth, Mohammed was appointed the Heir Apparent and Crown Prince to the King. His father was keen on giving him …

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