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Full text: Nana Akufo-Addo’s May Day Address

May Day Address by  the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at the Independence Square, on Monday, May 1, 2017 It is an honour for me to be amongst you today as we celebrate May Day, the day set aside specially for workers. It is my first as …

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The world makes progress in ‘Neglected Tropical Diseases’ incidence

Leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations have congregated at a five-day summit in Geneva to pledge new commitments to the collective effort to control and eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The summit coincided with the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Fourth Report on NTDs, showing transformational …

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The gaze of a visually impaired man

He turned his head towards the shrill sound that came through the window and with smile, he said, “The saddest moment of my life was when I lost my mom; you can imagine how I felt in my condition.”      “Even though I never spent much time with her, I …

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Controversy surrounding Easter and resurrection of Jesus Christ

Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of Christians and people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. Easter is Christianity’s most important holiday and has …

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Why Ghana cannot boast of a robust disability law

Following a detailed consultation initiated on December 19, 2001, the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on December 13, 2006. The Convention came into force on May 3, 2008 on receiving its 20th ratification. Ghana’s PWD Act Before Ghana’s ratification of the UNCPRD, the …

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Career dilemma for the developmentally challenged in Africa

Kuni (not real name) has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is a 12-year-old girl going on thirteen. She can communicate, do some of her lessons unaided and is quite adapt at achieving most of her self-care objectives. On some occasions, while she goes about her daily routine under the …

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Profile of CHRAJ Commissioner – Joseph  Whittal

Mr Joseph Akanjolenur Whittal, was appointed as the Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) by the President in accordance to the 1992 Constitution.        Information made available to the Ghana News Agency indicates that from 2012 until the appointment as Commissioner, Mr Whittal …

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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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