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Is the NHIS alive or dead?

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has for some time now faced serious criticisms from sections of the population. For some who wish to make political capital out of the situation refer to the few challenges of the scheme and conclude that it has collapsed. Others believe that the NHIS …

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Some reflections on ending examination malpractices in Ghana

Public disenchantment about examination malpractices in Ghana cannot be overemphasized, and if the problem is not addressed now it would have  dire consequences on the country’s human resource development.  It could also lead to the breeding of future leaders who are likely to become corrupt since they would have become used …

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Ghana’s Social Protection steps into SDGs shoes

The United Nations High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), is tasked to follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. 2016 would be the first HLPF full fledge session to effectively deliver on its mandate …

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Of justice, the cedi and the rule of law

The Judiciary is a sacrosanct organ of state and one of the fundamental support pillars of every democratic society. An independent, well-functioning and efficient judiciary is an essential requirement for the consistent, fair and impartial administration of justice. In all matters brought before it, the judiciary is expected to handle …

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Democracy thrives on the wheels of access to information

The right of access to information is an important human right, necessary for the enjoyment of other human rights. The right to information is essential for transparent and accountable government. The right of access to information makes possible the public involvement in formulating social policies and in the decision-making processes …

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Climate change impact on agriculture: is REDD+ the solution?

Undoubtedly, the economy of Ghana is deeply reliant on climate-sensitive areas such as agriculture, forestry and water resources. Despite this, overwhelming evidence suggests that climate change is occurring as a result of human activities such as unsustainable agricultural practices including slash and burn; illegal mining and logging; indiscriminate bush burning; …

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Discriminating against women keeps countries poorer

In 100 countries around the world, women are barred from doing certain work solely because they are women. Over 150 countries have at least one law that is discriminatory towards women. And only 18 countries are free of any law disadvantaging women. This is just the tip of the iceberg …

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A journalist’s encounter with cyber criminals

I had settled in the office, had logged into my Yahoomail to check if I had any press releases to work on and then logged out successfully. In about five minutes, I got a mail in my other email account, telling me that Hannah is requesting that I contact her …

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The nightmare scenario of Ghana’s grassroots democracy

The government’s decentralisation policy is to bring government to the doorsteps of the people. To fulfill this policy, is a local government system with substructures to enable the people participate in decisions that affect their lives. District Assemblies consists of electoral areas and each area is represented by one person. …

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From obscurity to internationally-acclaimed journalist – 25 years ago

What would be your reaction if you were told that a middle school graduate whose education had been truncated would one day become a journalist whose exploits would add to Ghana’s pride? The career of this globally recognized journalist has been a long, winding one, but he became the first …

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