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Mr. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Minister of Employment Labour Relations

Opinions

  • Even at its current level of 4.53 per cent (2020), the unemployment numbers appear not only to have fallen in relative terms but also in absolute terms from 1.11 million in 2015 to about 837,145 in 2020.

File image - Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Opinions

  • Wearing of face masks must be forcefully enforced at all points and those who flout it should be punished as a deterrent.

Dr Yaw Adutwum — Education Minister

Opinions

  • Education, they say is the key to success. The key can only be obtained by constant practice of the norms and the values of the educational system that reflects the society we find ourselves in. This calls for ...

In search of national purpose

Opinions

  • If someone asked you to describe Ghanaians in one word, what would your choice be? Whatever word you would use, how did you arrive at that conclusion?

Dr Yaw Adutwum, Minister of Education

Opinions

  • Unfortunately, however, under the new UG Act, 2010 (Act 806), section 8(1) thereof, the power to appoint the Council Chair was taken away from the Chancellor and the Academic Board and placed in the hands of the President and justified under article 70(1) of the Constitution.

Bad economics, implausible politics of climate double-think

Opinions

  • Innovation is the most sustainable climate solution. It is dramatically cheaper than current policies and demands fewer sacrifices while delivering benefits for most of the world’s population.

Mr. Kofi Totobi Quakyi. Image credit - Newswires

Opinions

  • The lynching of Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed, and the use of live ammunition on protesters demanding justice for his death, are but the latest examples of the notable escalation in political thuggery.

Time to transform decentralisation, local governance framework

Opinions

Table-top momo agents – huge security threat

Opinions

  • I kept pondering why the Telephone Companies (Telcos) are allowing their Momo agents to operate in the open on table-tops with no security whatsoever as if they were selling tomatoes in the open market.

Storms in calabash? Shades of opinion in Achimota/Rasta saga

Opinions

  • The nation is on the path of societal weakening. Careful we don't become like the schools in the U.S. Every “club" has rules. You sign up to them when you enter, and you are expected to follow them. One can be ...

Deceptive democracy, power of people’s will

Opinions

  • Interestingly, democracy in the sense as we know it is more of a set of utopian ideas than a description of real societies. Athens of the 15 Century, for example, is often cited as the purest form of democracy that ever existed.

Ghanaian security officials with detained illegal Chinese miners. File image courtesy of Gh Headlines

Opinions

  • Because it beats imagination that a foreigner, and for that matter a Chinese, will arrive in the country and the next day he is on his way to the deepest of our forests in one part of the country to prospect for gold.

Update No 26: Measures Taken To Combat Spread Of Coronavirus

Speeches

  • However, in recent weeks, we have seen a marked increase in the number of cases. As at Friday, 23rd July 2021, three (3) weeks later, the Ghana Health Service is now reporting that our total number of active cases stands at four thousand, five hundred and twenty-one (4,521). A total of ...

File image – Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Mr. Alban Bagbin

Speeches

  • We are all in agreement that, the three coordinate arms of Government while acting independently, must operate as an organic whole with due regard and respect to each other to ensure an equilibrium in the governance architecture and for the protection of the rule of Law and the constitutional order.

Sir Sam Jonah

Speeches

  • A contemporary musician Adangba however asks a good question which I will like to ask all of us: “who go say the truth”? On that note, I urge all of us to speak up, for the good of our country, now and in the future. A wise man once said that the necessary condition for evil to triumph is for good people to remain silent.

Statement By Samuel Ablakwa On The Plight Of Two Rastafarian Students Denied Admission To Achimota School

Speeches

Address By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, At The 64th Independence Day Celebration, Held Virtually, On Saturday, 6th March, 2021.

Speeches

  • If we are to be successful in building a resilient Ghana, capable of withstanding, in future, external shocks, such as COVID-19, then we must all put our shoulders to the wheel. Already, Government has taken steps to revitalise and transform the economy, a process which is hinged on the one hundred-billion-cedi Ghana CARES ‘Obaatampa’ Programme, ...

Former President John D. Mahama

Speeches

  • Much as I am aware that we are legally bound by the decision of the Supreme Court, I disagree with the process of trial and ruling of the court.

Full Text: Address To The Nation By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic, Update No. 24

Speeches

  • We are the first country in the world to be recipients of vaccines from the COVAX Facility, and I want to express my appreciation to members of the COVID-19 Taskforce, which I chair, and to officials of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for this commendable feat.

Full Text: Address To The Nation By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic, Update No. 23)

Speeches

  • The total number of active cases has more than doubled, from a little over one thousand, nine hundred (1,900), two weeks ago, to five thousand, three hundred and fifty-eight (5,358) currently. When I ...

Amanda Gorman, 22, reads her inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb" during the 2021 presidential inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the US Capitol. Image credit - USA Today

Speeches

  • Gorman, 22, performed an original poem titled "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, continuing a tradition that has included such celebrated poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.

President Joseph R. Biden delivered his inaugural address on Jan. 20. "This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge," Biden said.

Speeches

  • I've just taken the sacred oath each of those patriots have taken—the oath first sworn by George Washington. But the American story depends not on any one of us, not on some of us, but on all of us, on we the people, who seek a more perfect union. This is a great nation. We are good people. And over the centuries, through storm and strife, in peace and in war, we've come so far, but we still have far to go.

Full Text: Address To The Nation By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic, Update No. 22)

Speeches

  • Fellow Ghanaians, I urge all of us to continue to live responsibly with the virus, even as we work towards accessing the vaccine. Details of the access and roll-out plan will be announced very soon. Let us work constantly at how to do our work, keep our businesses and places of worship open, and send our children to school, all in safety.

Inaugural Address By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Speeches

  • The arrival of COVID-19 drove home the lesson to all of us that we have to be self-reliant. The pandemic has emphasised the fact that we cannot continue to be living on edge in a day-to-day economy. This is dangerous for our survival, and it is important that we set up buffers of protection in all aspects of our lives.

RE: Three Grabbed For Stealing And Selling Covid-19 Vaccine

Press Release

File image - Finance Minister-Designate - Ken Ofori-Atta

Press Release

President Akufo-Addo announces death of former President Rawlings

Press Release

Gane-4-Ghana Exits CIPA Coalition

Press Release

  • Regrettably, we cannot find any integrity or transparency in a process or body that willingly sets aside agreed criteria and voting results that the ...

Press Release: TreasureHunt Education Condemns Students’ Misbehaviour

Press Release

COVID-19: Akufo-AdCOVID-19: Akufo-Addo self-isolatesdo self isolates

Press Release

President Akufo-Addo accepts Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah’s resignation

Press Release

Auditor General Daniel Domelevo

Press Release

Former president, John D. Mahama

Press Release

  • To send troops into regions in times of peace for the sole purpose of preventing them from registration amounts to declaring war on them. Any President sanctioning this sort of activity stands in breach of his oath to the people of Ghana. Any President doing this, commits a grave sin against the very people he swore to protect.

Press Release: NDC’s position on the compilation of a new voters’ register remains unchanged

Press Release

  • Our observation of the EC’s so-called pilot registration process, has revealed serious issues which reinforce our position that, the new voter registration of the Jean Mensa-led EC is needless, …..

Press Release: FDA warns against the use of naphthalene (camphor) as inhalation treatment for Covid-19

Press Release

An artist’s Impression of the New Ghana National Cathedral

Features

  • The National Cathedral of Ghana is an elaborate five thousand-seater auditorium which was borne out of a pledge, Nana Akufo-Addo claimed to have made to God before winning the 2016 presidential elections. The earlier over $100 million stated cost of the cathedral is now estimated to be around, $200 million ...

Making sense of Ghanaian-diaspora inclusion - Agenda 111 on my mind

Features

  • Football has taught us that sometimes, it is better for the coaches to look further afield to support our local teams with skills and competencies acquired abroad for international matches.

An Inconvenient Truth: LGBT Rights are Human Rights in Ghana

Features

  • Advocates of the anti-LGBT bill purport to assume a moral high ground by erroneously stating that passage of the bill will forestall wholesale importation of western dysfunctional mores into the country. Contrary to this assertion, same sex relationship is not exclusive western phenomenon, but has been practiced in Ghana for a long time, albeit, in secrecy.

What is the problem with most social media activism? It's ill-informed, changes nothing and oversimplifies complex issues

Features

  • However, most of the social media activism today is just performative virtue signaling and vapid ‘feel good’ platitudes, which send no real message about the crisis in question. This week the crisis du jour is the one unfolding in Afghanistan.

Keeping our cities clean: Who is responsible? Image credit - Clean Ghana Club/dailymailgh

Features

  • The filth in our cities is the creation of individuals. In our transports, in the market, in the home and even in our offices, we generate waste daily. This is just part of human life. We cannot possibly prevent or avoid generating waste.

Implications of teenage pregnancy for mental health

Features

  • n recent times, Ghana has recorded a high prevalence of teen pregnancies, with the Ashanti Region recording the highest incidence of 16.2 per cent as indicated in a report by the Ghana Health Service.

  • The experts tell us that this new variant is deadlier and it spreads very fast, then, the public education is inadequate in the light of the Delta strain in our midst.

Quality precision for industry

Features

  • We are on the threshold of a new industrial revolution which will be every bit as pervasive as the other industrial revolutions of the previous centuries and we should be prepared to meet it. We are not alone ...

What is your country’s largest export?

Features

  • Unfortunately, Ghanaians joke that if you want to hide something from a Ghanaian, put it in a book. Reason?

  • Hence, my question is, when and how shall we evolve for ourselves an archetypal candidate who is capable of leading us away from this pettifog?

Omega-3 fatty acids: Are health benefits overrated?

Features

  • Omega-3s boost the immune system to fight infections, provide energy for body tissues, prevent inflammations and help develop body cells such as the brain, eye and sperm.

Money Politics Undermines Democracy

Editorials

  • Whenever people make a private profit from public duties it is called corruption, and that is what these candidates and delegates are doing.

Yiwabra, a community in the Aowin District of the Western North Region of Ghana beset by illegal mining activities.

Editorials

  • However, human activities tend to indicate a blatant rejection of this fact, leading to all kinds of pollution of the environment.

Fighting A Tiny, Unseen Enemy; The War Between Humanity And Coronavirus

Editorials

  • We all have been asked to stay indoors so we are not attacked by an enemy we don't see.

Commendable action by La Nkwantanang-Madina Assembly, but...

Editorials

  • At the Zongo Junction, about eight assembly guards and policemen are seen constantly directing pedestrians who come to stand by the side of the road waiting for vehicles to stop for them to cross to use the footbridge.

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (in blue) in a bilateral talks with the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Editorials

  • Cuban doctors offer health care to the world's poor because they have big hearts.

Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.

Editorials

  • Indiscriminate disposal of refuse, generated at homes and workplaces, is a common feature, which if not tackled, ...

Export of nurses innovative

Editorials

  • But there are other areas where we can take advantage, as we may have a competitive edge over other nations.

Mother tongue may be our development launch pad. Image credit - ghanagrio

Editorials

  • Many scholars have posited that language develops with the rise and development of a society. Perhaps the most instructive postulation is that language dies when a society dies.

Cocoa farmers deserve a bigger share of the pie

Editorials

  • Sadly, however, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have little to show for their efforts at leading the sustenance of an industry that is equal to or more than the combined value of their national outputs ...

TIME TO TAKE HIV TREATMENT SERIOUS

Editorials

  • It is regrettable that Ghana who was tipped as far back as 2012 to be the first country on the African continent to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS has not as yet succeeded.

Press Freedom Must Mean Freedom And Responsibility

Editorials

  • Truth is that some media professionals have taken freedom of the press for granted and thrown professional ethics to the abyss.

COP Mrs Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Editorials

  • It is also very disappointing that the police service is behaving as if it has no communication policy in place. A senior officer says the girls have been found or their whereabouts are known but in the same breath the very Police Administration denies the abducted victims have been located.

A Letter To My Nation, Ghana

Letters

  • What good gift is there to give our current crop of health students than a health system furnished with these three ideas – Strategy, Capacity building and Constant Information Upgrade.

  • Generational nation-building requires that every era, leaves behind a Ghana better than they came to meet it. It guarantees that each generation starts from a foundation stronger and greater than their fathers.

Open Letter to President Akufo-Addo - Ras Mubarak writes

Letters

  • But the measures we take must not, for the love of God and country, include locking down, as has been suggested by some experts.

Your ‘Janeducation’: Paying Special Attention to Early Childhood and Primary Education in Ghana

Letters

  • It is against the background, above, that I place before you a five-point suggestion, for your consideration, into changing the inputs and outcomes of our education, at least, at the basic level, if you ....

Mr President, please reconsider school re-opening

Letters

  • Governance is about giving and taking opinions and ideas. And by this write-up, I hope I can convince you about the need to reverse your policy regarding the re-opening of school.

Akwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh, MP for Sunyani East

Letters

  • The Library is not the only thing that portrays your failure as an MP. Look at the road in front of the Regional Hospital and that tells you that you are sleeping on the job. You should not tell me that MPs don’t construct roads because there are other MPs that have influenced many projects in their constituencies.

President Nana Akufo-Addo. File image

Letters

  • Saiko is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing, where industrial trawlers target the staple catch of artisanal fishers and sell this fish back to local coastal communities at a profit. It threatens jobs and food security and endangers Ghana’s economy. It is also referred to as “Galamsey on the sea”.

File image - Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Letters

  • The best these unions could do was to write a letter to the GES to reject government’s intention to reopen the schools. This response, in my opinion, was an impulsive action that was not well thought out.

An Open Letter To The Director-General Of Ghana Education Service (Ges) On The Proposal To Re-Open Schools

Letters

  • The question is, would these union leaders seek for extension of the schools' lockdown if they were in the private sector and their salaries depended on the school fees collected? Certainly not!

Lessons From The Tema Covid-19 Factory Spread...

Letters

File image - Former president John D. Mahama (L) exchanging pleasantries with VP Mahamudu Bawumia in this undated image.

Letters

  • The other day, I met Sanatu, daughter of Mashu the shoemaker. She was being tickled in the dark by Yaamuha, the village womanizer. I detested what Yaamuha, known for his touch and go, hit and run, machinations, was about to do to the daughter of ...

Former presidetnt, John D. Mahama. File image

Letters

  • Unlike Akufo Addo who was in his usual belligerent best when you were battling to prevent Ebola from entering Ghana, you are offering practical recommendations and solution to this government to lift us from the doldrums.

Conversation with Marieme Esther Dassanou, Coordinator of the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa programme

Interviews

  • It’s not only about borrowing. The access to finance gap is in part due to the inability of women-owned and led businesses to access funding, their lack of skills in presenting financially viable businesses, and an environment that is not ...

Ambassador Shi Ting Wang, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana

Interviews

  • How will China help Ghana fight against the COVID-19?

2019 conference on land policy in Africa: why it matters for the continent - Cosmas Milton Ochieng

Interviews

  • The theme of this year’s Conference on Land Policy in Africa is “Winning the fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed he gave his first interview to a Western news organization in late May, when he spoke to the Voice of America’s Horn of Africa service reporter Eskinder Firew, in Addis Ababa in Amharic.

Interviews

Bishop John Bonaventure Kwofie

Interviews

  • How can somebody like me from a small tribe - the Ahanta people in the Western Region - be called to go to work in Accra; I mean how are the people going to receive me?

DecoKraft’s Akua Obenewaa Donkor

Interviews

  • My chocolatier journey began when I came across the word “chocolatier” in a magazine. It piqued my curiosity, ...

Angolan businesswoman, Isabel dos Santos

Interviews

  • In 2013, according to research by Forbes, her net worth had reached more than three billion US dollars, making her Africa's first billionaire woman. Five years have passed ever since and her wealth has continued to grow.

Related: Exclusive Interview: Marricke Kofi Gane Talks Political Future and More - Part 3

Interviews

  • AA: Like any armchair football coach, the armchair politician’s task is always the easiest; it becomes a different story when the reality hits him in office. What is your take on that?

Exclusive Interview: Marricke Kofi Gane Talks Political Future and More – Part 2

Interviews

  • Well, let me put it this way – it is not enough if I wish to stand – the people must also want me to stand, after all, they will be the ones to vote for me. What I can say however is this - if I do make an announcement to stand in 2020, it will be because the people believe in me. Do I believe I am ready myself?

Exclusive Interview: Marricke Kofi Gane Talks Political Future and More - Part 1

Interviews

  • I am not sure there is a very new me from when we last spoke. I think it’s more the case that the Author side of me has been asked to proceed on leave, hahaha, and my more vocal and politically inclined self, awakened. Both have always been there.

The developing world is an easy target for populists – Kofi Annan

Interviews

  • There has been much debate about democratic dysfunction in the advanced world due to paralyzing polarization exacerbated by fake news and social media manipulation. Isn’t this also an issue in the fledgling democracies of the developing world, from Malaysia to Kenya, Nigeria and elsewhere?

  • The story is titled 'The Shimmer in the Photo Album', and it revolves around 4 children and their grandfather, and a series of time-porting adventures and mysteries they go through. The title was purely to create curiosity and thereby encourage anyone to pick up through book.

End Disparities in Salaries and Other Conditions of Service in Public Service

Commentary

  • But the problem goes beyond MPs. It is a creation of the constitution. Article 71 of the 1992 constitution isolates and elevates certain public office holders to a certain class and makes special provisions for their conditions of service. Some of these office holders are ...

Strategic Importance of Ghana’s Automotive Industry

Commentary

  • Following this move, new and highly skilled jobs have been created in the country. In line with this, 334 young graduates have been employed by the just established Ghana Automotive Industry.

Ghana’s firefighting response

Commentary

  • This blame game to put it bluntly is needless when dozens of traders are in a state of shock as to how they will service the thousands and millions of loans they have taken from the banks to stock their stalls.

Implementation of the Right to Information Law Act 989

Commentary

  • There is no doubt that the Act is a major ingredient in strengthening democracy, open governance, and sustainable development. It is also vital in the fight against corruption which has been the bane of Ghana’s development.

Calls For Nationalism To Help Fix The Challenges Bedeviling The Country

Commentary

  • If the status quo of corruption and poor work ethics among our leaders and citizens is not replaced with the spirit of nationalism, the problems of the youth and Ghanaians at large will remain the norm.

Moves by ECOWAS to facilitate Covid-19 vaccine production

Commentary

  • Africa’s biggest multilateral financial institution the African Development Bank is investing three (3) billion dollars to support the production of COVID-19 vaccines by Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. These developments are ...

New Security Strategy Document Launched

Commentary

  • The new National Security Strategy Framework outlined in the document has been well thought through and this explains why its effective implementation will bring about the desired effects envisaged by the people in this country in terms of peace, security, respect for human rights and the protection of the common national interest.

Inefficiencies In The Current Pensions Scheme Under Act 766

Commentary

  • The Lump Sum shortfalls and causes, as pointed out represents a major policy gap that must be addressed comprehensively through multi-stakeholder engagement. This will forestall continuous ‘Top-up’ ...

The need to put Ghana’s health system in order

Commentary

  • It is bare truth that the ordinary people in the country are being denied their rights of getting access to basic healthcare in the country. The fact is, ...

The #FixTheCountry Social Media Campaign

Commentary

  • One of the major concerns of the “Fix The Country” campaign is ending the outrage of galamsey. The pollution and heavy sedimentation of our major rivers which serve as uptake sources for water production and distribution to communities all over the country ...

30 years since Windhoek Declaration of Information as a Public Good

Commentary

  • In Ghana, Chapter 12 of the 1992 Constitution, gives strength to Freedom of Expression. Today, we experience a multiplicity and duplicity of media houses and we ask how beneficial are the journalistic work of these media houses?

The establishment of office for the Coordinated Mechanism on the safety of Journalists

Commentary

  • The initiative is absolutely laudable because of the rampant attacks on journalists in the country. Due to the nature of journalism, many unscrupulous people develop hatred for journalists, thereby attacking them and in many cases killing them.