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Applying for visa – the tricks and tips

Travelling to other countries, apart from being fun, can also be eye-opening. Encountering new cultures, people and experiencing different countries have the tendency to deepen one’s understanding of others and can facilitate mutual respect for all peoples. Different people, however, have different reasons for travelling – some to seek greener …

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Introducing new column – The Thinknovate Page

There is a common Ghanaian saying which is, ‘health is wealth’. And in some local cultures, there is the belief that health is everything. It is therefore conceivable to expect modern societies and countries to place some importance on health and all the necessary systems that promote, preserve and provide …

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Infertility, dilemma of the African woman

For centuries in the Ghanaian society, if a couple is unable to have a baby; it is considered an abomination and a woman’s problem. For Abi and Dede, a fertile couple in their 20s, they have being having regular unprotected sex but they have no chance of conceiving each month. …

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Making ageing and retirement less daunting

Financial insecurity and ill health are some of the major challenges that make ageing, retirement and old age very burdensome or even scary. Quite a number of people dread ageing and this pushes some employees to resort to altering their ages to delay their retirement so they can keep their …

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Environmental disaster imminent in Upper West Region

On one fateful Saturday morning in Wa, the Upper West Regional Capital, this writer was on his retinue jogging exercise on the Wa-Kumasi road. His aim is to reduce some kilogrammes and burn out some calories in the system to keep him fit and healthy. Issues at stake However, on …

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Diabetes and Hypertension, two major causes of Kidney Disease – Expert

Mr Isaac Asare Lartey, a senior Nursing Officer at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Renal unit on Thursday said, diabetes and hypertension are the two major causes of kidney diseases, hence, the need to create awareness. He said, it is not automatic that every diabetic or hypertensive patient would have a …

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Women, job and harassment

As the world celebrates women on International Women’s Day (IWD) with a focus on women’s right, on the theme “Balance for Better”, I will like to throw light on the harassment some women face in line of duty. Every year, women are celebrated on March 8 to bring to the …

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The woman factor in the economy, especially in agriculture  

Fear griped the Napila Community in the Bimbila District of the Northern Region, after a couple’s child mysteriously disappeared when they went to the farm and kept the sleeping baby under a neem tree whilst they work. It has been three months since the incidence and the hope of the …

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President’s 62nd Independence Anniversary speech

President  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called on Ghanaians to remain steadfast and united because Ghana’s goal of a country beyond aid was within reach despite the country’s challenges and difficulties. The Ghana News Agency hereby submits the full address delivered by the President at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in …

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Agonies of the childless woman: One community’s attitude

Imagine living in a community where childbearing is the greatest pride and achievement, whether young or old, whether married or not. Just picture yourself in this community where people are treated like gods because they have children, but you are above the age of 25 years, and without a child. …

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