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Struggling to remain in school in rural Ghana

It is a quarter of an hour to midday. Emma is still in the bush surrounding of Suano, unsure of reaching home in time for his afternoon shift classes. He starts sobbing uncontrollably as fears of missing another school day grips him. The 12-year old class four- pupil finally emerged …

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Crime check at Kwame Nkrumah Circle

Not only does it occur during the night, but it has become difficult when one arrives even during the day, to use the various routes of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to various destinations- just because of the crime rate. Over the years, the increase in crime activities at Circle in …

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Ghana’s e-government public-private partnership and the value of long-term strategies

Most African countries have realized the importance of private investment and are experimenting with private sector partnerships for the construction, maintenance, and/or operation of capital intensive projects. Where they have succeeded, as with Ghana’s e-government public-private partnership (PPP), results benefit the entire society. In April 2010, the Government of Ghana …

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The nanny business in Ghana

Nannies provide important services in many homes in Ghana and around the world. Their services can never be underestimated as they cater for the wellbeing of children in the absence of their parents. In Ghana, and in most parts of Africa, nannies are not normally well trained people to shape …

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Currency devaluation is not the way forward for Ghana

The economic history of Ghana shows the various legal instruments used by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to regulate the foreign exchange market. During the colonial era Ghana’s currency was called the Ghana Pound, which was tied to the British Pound.  The historical analyses of the various exchange rate regimes …

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Look inward for solutions to our economic problems

Ghana today finds itself in the harshest economic meltdown in many years. This is not because the government of the day is not doing its best, but for the simple reason that as a people we are yet to wake up from the slumber of neo-colonialism that has kept us …

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Elections 2016, another test of Ghana’s democracy

Another election year is with us and Ghanaians have yet another opportunity to prove to the world that the country would continue to be the beacon of democracy in Africa. Born in 1957 the Republic of Ghana had seen many turbulent political dispensations. On three occasions the democratic bid was …

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West Africa’s drugs trafficking and usage problems in focus as countries consider pragmatic alternatives

West Africa has become a hub for drug trafficking and usage, as cartels exploit weak security systems, and collaborate with locals to use the region as transit route for exporting illicit drugs to Europe and North America. The region’s populations have become heavy users of these drugs as a consequence. …

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Has Akinwumi Adesina shown what to expect of him yet?

Dr. Donald Kaberuka, bowed out of office as the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in September 2015 when he handed over to newly elected Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. Dr. Kaberuka is credited with what are considered the Bank’s remarkable achievements. The AfDB almost shut down after losing its AAA …

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How has Ghana fared in attaining MDGs 4 and 5?

Some health personnel are refusing postings to areas where their presence could help save lives and hinterlands in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region are no exception. The reasons are quite simple. The facilities are not there to save the lives of pregnant women and their fragile unborn babies. …

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