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I travelled to one country for a week, on returning I’d done 8 COVID-19 tests

Last week I was privileged to be one of the few journalists invited by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to attend and cover the Eighth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Overall, the Forum was very well attended, and the spirited engagement indicated …

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Ghana at 65 – The successes and failures

March 6, 2022 marks 65 years of the birth of Ghana after gaining independence from British Colonialism. Ghana is an amalgam of the Crown Colony: Ashanti Protectorate; Northern Territories and Trans-Volta-Togoland, crafted to suit the purposes and convenience of the British, who were ruling the country before independence on 6th …

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The state of Ghana in numbers

There are instances where numbers speak with some clarity that words may not. There are numbers that clearly define and reflect the real state of affairs of Ghana, numbers that show where the country is and where it is heading. Some of the numbers speak to how bad things are, …

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Story of the 21-year-old student convicted for robbery and facing murder charges

In this era of Free Senior High School, it is the expectation of every parent to see his or her ward progressing to tertiary institutions after leaving Senior High School. This is because of the elimination of school fees since 2017. Senior high school education in Ghana is no longer …

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Current state of the $166m Fufulso-Sawla road and integrated projects

In 2010 Ghana applied for a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to construct an important road. The 147.5km of road between Fufulso and Sawla was to include what was described as key socio-economic infrastructure – these include markets and CHPS compounds and estimated at $166 million. Six years …

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Weather changes affecting cocoa production – Farmers feeling the impact

Having observed a rise in temperature and irregular rainfall patterns, Mr Dominic Oduro, a cocoa farmer, is bracing the odds to adapt to the change. In the last five years, he had been nurturing species of shade trees including Terminalia Ivorensis (Emire), Terminalia Superba (Ofram) and Milicia Excelsa (Odum) on his …

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Is Pozzolana cement one of the answers to Ghana’s housing deficit?

There is a dire housing situation that is akin to a pandemic in Ghana. That’s not in question. Particularly, the situation in urban areas is severe. According to Ghana government estimates, in 2015, population growth would likely add two million extra-urban households in Ghana by 2020. It also assessed the …

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One year of the AfCFTA

As Greg Anderson, an American author would put it: “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Africa has since January 1, 2021, been on a journey to create the world’s largest single market with a population size of …

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Global debt reaches record $226 trillion

In 2020, we observed the largest one-year debt surge since World War II, with global debt rising to $226 trillion as the world was hit by a global health crisis and a deep recession. Debt was already elevated going into the crisis, but now governments must navigate a world of …

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