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Riding the rails in Addis Ababa

In the last couple of weeks Ethiopia has literally been shining as a country. The country’s international ratings seem to have soared when the country launched its light rail system in the capital Addis Ababa. It became the first country in sub-Sahara Africa to do so. And the country is …

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Ghana requires $1.2b investment yearly to meet power needs – Minister

Ghana seems to be literally groping in the dark, as the country’s power crisis is deepening, despite several announcements and promises by government to resolve the ongoing energy crisis which has come to be known as ‘dumsor’. Recent events show that the government has been unable to fulfill its obligation …

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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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