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Digitising Ghana’s economy; best option to catch up with globalisation

Ghana has taken a giant step to digitise her economy, which a United Nations Report, funded by the Better Than Cash Alliance that advocates the transition from cash to digital payments, estimates that it could save the nation GH¢250 million annually.      The Report also predicted that the country would …

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Climate Change impact on the Brong-Ahafo Region – UNDP’s Intervention

Recent developments around the globe with Ghana being not an exception point to the fact that there are issues with the environment due to problems from Climate Change that need to be corrected. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines it as a change of climate that …

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Animal tuberculosis – A looming threat to public health

Do you know that cats and dogs, can congregate human beings of various climes?  The two animals draw attention of communities than the gong-gong beater.   The meat of these animals, not universally classified as food though, but relished as mouth-watering cuisine, perhaps a passion, has come to stay, as socio-cultural …

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Medications and kidney diseases in Ghana

We all take medications for one disease or the other. These medicines are either prescribed or bought over the counter. Prescription may written by a herbal practitioner or an orthodox practitioner. Some clients also buy medications over the counter by themselves. In Ghana, even antibiotics can be bought over the …

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Miekyina, a community with no school, electricity nor hospital

Miekyina is a small community in the Jomoro constituency in the Western Region of Ghana. It has a population of about 241 people. The word “Miekyina” means “let us stop” in the Nzema dialect. It is believed that, during the Gold Coast era, the Nzema king at that time was …

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President Akufo-Addo’s Speech to 72nd Session of UN General Assembly

The Ghana News Agency, hereby, publishes the full text of the speech delivered by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the 72nd Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday. ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, AT THE 72ND …

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Why is Ghana’s tourism potential lying fallow?

One of the less addressed topics in the Ghanaian socio-economic settings is tourism. This has been so due to the lack of appreciation of the many blessings the industry offers us as a nation, and in such a situation the nation has no choice than to lose huge amounts of …

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ICTs – important tools to reducing maternal and child mortality

The former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, few years ago, convened a meeting of health leaders and experts from over 30 countries to set a global plan of action to ensure that no woman, newborn, child or adolescent dies from preventable causes by 2030. The meeting identified interventions needed …

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Free SHS Policy implementation: so far so good

The 1992 Constitution of Ghana has some provisions that calls for the need for free compulsory basic education. For instance, Article 25 (1) says; “All persons shall have the right to equal education opportunities and facilities and with a view to achieving the full realisation of that right (a) basic …

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Children in Togo trapped in political crisis

Grief, in the form of anger consumed Amivi. She is still unable to endure the death of her husband in a road crash during a recent political protest in Lome. The bitterness she had kept erupted, “he is gone. My house is empty. My children are homeless,” as she shied …

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