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Do not ask who the mental disease bell tolls for

Kokuko, a security guard, run amok semi-naked with a loose noose around his neck. He held the end of the rope with his left hand and cried out: “Help me write my death note.” Before his public act, he had for sometime acted strangely; he soliloquized most of the time, …

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Tradition as solution to the excesses of modernity

One of the development issues expected of the modern Ghanaian/African state is how the state, as a rational entity, juggles openly Ghanaian/African traditional values with modern ones. The on-going African enlightenment movement argues for such, as a way of simultaneously refining the inhibitions within the Ghanaian/African culture and appropriating the …

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Mr. Minister! Stop Newmont!!!

Chapter 12 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana Article 162 Clause five states: “All agencies of the mass media , shall at all times, be free to uphold the principles, provisions and objectives of this Constitution, and shall uphold the responsibility and accountability of the Government to …

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How well do you know the Ghana cedi?

Until a group of journalists were quizzed on the picture behind Ghana’s current biggest bank note – the GH¢50 note, everyone assumed the average Ghanaian knew the basic features of the bank notes that are used as legal tender in the country. And why not, especially when the Ghana cedi …

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SADA – Urgent need for sustainable funding

Indeed there is no doubt that the present Government is in the process of fulfilling its promise of implementing the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) as captured in its manifesto for the last electioneering campaign, that when Ghanaians especially those from the North gave it their mandate to rule it …

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Pursuing more growth, less poverty and hunger in an uncertain world

The drive to overcome extreme poverty and hunger, the objective of MDG 1, has been at the heart of global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals since their adoption a decade ago.  Up until the food, fuel, and financial crises in the last two years, developing countries were making …

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Poor remuneration for Ghana’s journalists- A bane to press freedom and ethical standards

To many in the ink fraternity, 21st August 2010, would go into the history books as one memorable night, especially for the 30 institution and individual Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) award winners. It was a night of music and dancing that lured the Vice President John Dramani Mahama, the Special …

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World Food Day should locate the rural poor farmer

Asi Nye, an Ada tomato farmer, stands dog-tired in the hot afternoon sun on her farm with her coveted hoe and cutlass. At 16, her educational career came to an end and so she begun tilling her own farm to supplement the food needs of her family. Ada is a …

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Easing traffic congestion on the Accra – Kasoa Road

The traffic congestion on the Accra-Kasoa road is so stressful that the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) must do something about it immediately to prevent the premature death of the users of that road. This Writer had heard about the nerve-wracking experience that commuters between Accra and Kasoa went through daily …

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