- More supplies of vaccines are required to roll out immunization across a wider area.Those pushing for the use of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, ....
- Friendship has now been replaced with contacts. As the sociologist, Richard Sennett aptly stated in his book, The Corrosion of Character, we are ...
- Today, we have been swamped by thousands of apostles, prophets, Odifou, ‘Nyame Nnipa’ and many more who have invaded our public spaces. Perhaps, the worrying bit is that some ...
- What is worrying is that most of these people vying to serve would have forfeited other equally important professions under the guise of serving their people in these political positions.
- Most institutions, today in Ghana, use water tanks as main water storage systems, but these institutions mainly depend on pipe borne water only to address situations when taps are not flowing.
- I read your piece titled, Where did we go wrong? Your question is very sad: WHERE DID WE GO WRONG?
- It takes a man and a woman to conceive and any problem affecting the reproductive organs of either of them result in delayed childbirth.
- Mr. Speaker, I am performing this statutory function in accordance with Article 179 (8) of the 1992 Constitution and Standing Order 143 of this august House ...
- The lopsided nature of things in our country is demonstrated by the statistic quoted eloquently in the speech by the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, ...
- This is just the foundation of Alternative Medicine movement: Providing an alternative way to help patients and nothing else. This should not create acrimony ...
- I am very much impressed as a Member of Parliament for Shai-Osudoku to see one of our illustrious sons doing amazing work; both locally and internationally in the health sector.
- DECISION TO RECUSE MYSELF FROM AFCON 2019, EGYPT AND RETIRE FROM THE NATION TEAM – ASAMOAH GYAN
- Stonebwoy Apologizes For Gun Incident At 20th VGMA Awards Ceremony
- We condemn all such acts and call for the perpetrators to be brought to book and punished in accordance with the law.
- It is important also to state that the New Patriotic Party, the party from which my Government was born, would never dream of competing with any other political party in unleashing violence on the Ghanaian people.
- GSOP, which ended in June 2018, was an initiative meant to promote the creation of job opportunities for enhanced welfare of the people, particularly the poor. It was rolled out as a key support programme for District Assemblies country-wide.
- Attaining teaching hospital status means the arrival of more professionals at all levels, specialised tertiary care, increased complexities of management issues and human conflicts, as well as increased workload and pressure on existing facilities.
- Secondly，”One Country, Two Systems” has been proven a remarkable success. Over the past 22 years, Hong Kong has been keeping prosper and stable, ...
- The people of Agotime believe kente evolved from their area before spreading to other parts of the country.
- The Nkosuo Initiative is not only providing innovative leadership, but also building the capacity of the locals, creating new jobs including non-farm options, and ensuring significant market linkages which will outlive the project lifespan.
- The multifaceted nature of the concept has led Lumsdeine to classify it under three distinct types or approaches – Hardware Approach, Software Approach, and Systems Approach.
- Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa did this by pretending to be directing me as an ignoramus on how to perform the duties of my Office: ...
- Every situation we face presents us with the opportunity to view life from an attitude of enthusiasm, if we choose to do so.
- In line with the Hospital’s core philosophy that “the patient comes first, all the time”, Korle Bu in recent times is taking the lead in the performance of ....
- The Office of the Special Prosecutor cannot fight corruption ...
- Cuban doctors offer health care to the world's poor because they have big hearts.
- Indiscriminate disposal of refuse, generated at homes and workplaces, is a common feature, which if not tackled, ...
- 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.
- 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 ...
- Truth is that some media professionals have taken freedom of the press for granted and thrown professional ethics to the abyss.
- 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.
- As if we were possessed then, all of a sudden we discovered all the causes and solutions to floods. We were overtaken by a certain powerful force to put measures in place to curtail once and for all the flooding menace.
- Quite honestly, many Ghanaians are not enthused about the warnings that have been issued to the public officials over the period because everyone is fully aware that nothing would come out of it.
- I have been following with keen interest the current debate on the construction of a new Parliamentary Chamber for the country. In my considered opinion it is a good proposal and if carried out ...
- Consider that while other countries are making their citizens ready for the future, you are reveling in a past that doesn't exist anymore, ...
- Soon people gathered and they started hurling insults, “armed robber”, “thief”, you have snatched a phone, okada boys are criminals, etc. “God made you to have this accident ...
- The British Airways flight to Accra was horrible.
- FUND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORK IN GHANA, IMPLEMENT THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT AND RELATED LEGISLATION AND CREATE SEXUAL HARRASSMENT POLICIES IN SCHOOLS AND WORKPLACES IN GHANA
- The people of Tarkwa are suffering because of the very poor nature of the road on the outskirts of the municipal area from Tarkwa Senior High School to Wassa Agona.
- The call for Ahmed Jinapor’s promotion to Associate Professor because his brother is a staff at the Office of the President, is as absurd as Hilda’s case.
- Please, brother, take a cue from the saying that “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Right now you are in a hole but you don’t seem to realise it.
- Second, I am very disappointed with the tone and the inherent rudeness of your letter, which should not be part of the job description of an “honourable” Member of Parliament
- I have been scandalized by the suggestion that the armed, masked men who set upon innocent Ghanaians are agents of our national security apparatus. High ranking appointees of your administration have severally made this claim ...
- 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?
- My chocolatier journey began when I came across the word “chocolatier” in a magazine. It piqued my curiosity, ...
- 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.
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- SA: I find your reference to the use of occultism/juju in the Ghana Premier League very intriguing. I do recall a video on Twitter of several Gt. Olympics players walking backwards into a stadium with hopes of picking up the 3 points as they sought to escape relegation towards the end of the 2017 season. Did that really happen or was that clip a prank?
- They have done well so far. They registered players last season for them to be insured but they need to be cushioned by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and other corporate bodies since it is a huge financial burden on the PFAG. Also, in my case, Mr. Baffoe personally called and assured me of the association paying any debt incurred at the hospital resulting from my recent injury.
- Some of the automobile manufacturing companies that are ready to invest in Ghana are Volkswagen, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, CFAO, Renault and Sinotruk.
- Even though touted by many as useful, a number of concerns have been raised against the Free SHS especially what has become known as double track. Under the double track system, ...
- One does not have to hold a degree in theology or any related field to know that such divisive and misguided utterances in “churches” must not come from someone claiming to be a leader of a group where women from the Ashanti, Ewe and Fanti ethnic groups are found.
- Amidst these reduced costs, the policy has been critiqued for lowering the standard of education and reducing academic quality at the secondary school levels.
- This whole episode should encourage us to answer some important questions about Parliament. First, what is the ideal size of our Parliament ....
- The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has indicated that one of the taxes that would be adjusted during the Mid-Year Review is the luxury tax on vehicles in response to stakeholders’ concerns.
- True to the mandate, SSNIT has invested these monies mainly in the housing, hotel, health, transportation and educational sectors. It also has equity in many organisations and institutions.
- Under the new system, students in SHS two and three will continue with the normal system but run a semester system just like the universities.
- It is commendable for the government to put in place the necessary reforms to support revenue mobilization, such as the issuance of a National ID Card, Tax Identification Number, National Digital Property Addressing System,...
- Youth unemployment is a serious threat to national security. The problem in securing decent jobs after school may increase the vulnerability of young people to social vices and disorders.
- Ghana has got a new public holiday - on 4 August. Since the holiday this year happened to fall on a Sunday, it was celebrated on the following day.
In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene explains the politics - and grammar - behind a new public holiday.
- But what was most revolting was his direct attack on the journalistic integrity of the interviewer, Umaru Sanda, that intelligent young man who anchors the Citi Eye Witness News. Merely because a ...
I know of a Minister of State whose daughter lost her voter ID after the last election and has vowed not to renew it. Reason? She politely asked the dad: “What’s there to vote for?”
- Mercifully, the President does not do the All Protocols Observed bit, and I must confess this phrase irritates me intensely.
Our public functions go on for too long. Okay, this is not exactly a new or particularly profound observation. Anybody who attends a public function in this country knows this, has complained about it and we live with it.
- In March 2014, the United States Department of Justice revealed that it had frozen more than $458 million believed to have been illegally obtained by ...
This year, Ghana is leading the world to remember the 400th anniversary of what history describes as the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.
- The BBC, Al Jazeera, Ebony Magazine and SABC have all been here and ran features on Ghana.
Washington DC - May 1, 2017: The 115th Congress of the United States of America passes a Resolution (‘HR 1242’) establishing the “400 Years African American History Commission” to carry out activities to commemorate the anniversary.
- In his mid-year review statement to Parliament on Monday, the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta spent a long time explaining to us how we got into the huge energy debts that are ...
I have always felt and said that Economists are a breed apart. Every time you hear or read a budget statement by a Minister of Finance, you get even more convinced that economists are a special breed.
- Kobina Sekyi became the first lawyer in the British colony to appear in court in a traditional African cloth. Clad defiantly in his Kente cloth ...
Social philosophy and social psychology have always asked: who is more important - the individual or the society?
- Ghanaians from Sekondi old enough to remember, will hate to be reminded about “Bin Bon” (literally “excreta smells”), a dumping site between Ngyiresia and Esipun.
Last week, I included in my examples of visionary projects (as opposed to a 450-seater Parliament Complex) the first Central Sewerage System being built in Kigali, Rwanda, at a cost of 96 million euros.
- The drive for excellence depends on assimilating enough knowledge about a challenge to deal with it, in the most efficient way as possible.
I entered the barber shop not knowing about the increase. I noticed it on the wall, in the middle of the cut. Time has flown, my hair is gone, but there is still some stubble to be trimmed. It’s just that the price had gone up by a whole 50%. Overnight. There were no reasons. There had been a two day notice, and I had no choice. What remained of the hair was already trimmed, and the trimming price had moved, up.
- This country has half its population under 18. Our burden of non communicable disease is a fraction of what developed countries have. The top killer of our young people is ...
There is a certain reality that one must accept as a healthworker in Ghana. There are certain truths to be assumed.
- We can choose which side of the divide we want to be on. We are ...
The human body is an ecosystem of value creation and dissemination. It is a collection of cells with an unimaginable capacity to achieve. The scope of what this collection of cells is able to create is mind blowing.
- Kigali is what they say it is... and more. It is as clean as they say, it is as planned as they say. And there is not a single motorbike rider without a helmet. I am from Ghana, so ...
I have been in Kigali the last 3 days, in the presence of movers and shakers that only the EIsenhower Fellows can pull together. It has been an insightful 3 days in a city that proves that Africa can have a future, if we choose.
- One thing that has been striking in the last few weeks, is a renewed awareness of the need for something beyond just primary health care. We are beginning to ask questions of ourselves: why do we send so many people out of Ghana when it could be done here?
I have spent my last few weeks settling down. Getting back into the groove of all things Ghana. Not much has changed in one year. A few new buildings here, another road there, same people, same challenges.
- And so, we are left with the burden to carry on. Because once we are alive, morning turns to evening, and evening to morning, and the cycle continues. And it will not stop, until we do.
The flowers are beginning to flash their color here again. The birdsong announces the waking hours. The sun stays longer in a brighter sky every day, as spring beckons. But this has been a month of death.
- In 2019, if offices still use messengers to transfer messages, and websites for whole governmental arms, do not function when shall the epilepsy end, and the production begin?
Epilepsy is a devastating disease. In our part of the world it is more prevalent. It is a tragedy to see the most complex interconnected unit in the universe, pulverizing itself into uselessness. Neurons that are built to share information with each other, relay implosions of electric impulse that orchestrate brain malfunction.
- Whole economies were birthed. Entire generations secured position in society, because slaves broke their backs, and gave their lives.
It's been 400 years since the first slaves landed in Virginia. Something terrible berthed with that first shipload. Consequences persist today. Societies disrupted. Families torn apart. Humanity challenged in ways that belong nowhere in a world that makes sense.
- Politics has always been that cog that connects the aspirations of a people to the achievements of the country. Leadership is the machinery, politics is that lubricant that enables leadership to push the people in the right direction. Politics without ...
It’s minus 4 degrees outside. The sun is shining brilliantly. It is a beautiful morning. The grass still sparkles with the left over snow from 3 days ago. Persisting in whiteness, because the cold claws of the winter freeze will not let it go.
- In all these instances, we fail to pause and ask ourselves simple questions that may prevent future occurrences of the same situation. In the early part of 2017, there was a report that ...
“Anything human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”
- A lot has been said about who to blame and who should take overall responsibility for this failure to utilize a key component of our labour force. On many occasions, ...
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
- Anytime I see political players discuss healthcare policy, I have the distinct feeling that they see Ghanaians as consumers of whatever healthcare they are provided with.
“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.”
- Simply put we have conspired to turn the official definition of an ambulance (a vehicle equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from the hospital, especially in emergencies) upside down.
James Baldwin in Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone states, “I remembered my mother’s insistence that I always wear clean underwear because I might get knocked down by a car on the way to or from school and I and the family would be disgraced even beyond the grave, presumably, if my underwear was dirty. And I began to worry as the doctor sniffed and prodded, about the state of the shorts I was wearing. This made me want to laugh. But I could not breathe.”
- Considering that many complain about the cost of medicines locally, I have been trying to understand why ...
“The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.”
- Anyone who has insight into Ghana’s pharmaceutical supply chain will know that in the late 1990s ...
Ha-Joon Chang in 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism argues that “recognizing that the boundaries of the market are ambiguous and cannot be determined in an objective way lets us realize that economics is not a science like physics or chemistry, but a political exercise. If the boundaries of what you are studying cannot be scientifically determined, what you are doing is not a science.”
- Some have said a clean mind resides in a clean body. Though this may be true, a few things I have observed around outpatient health facilities in Ghana make me wonder what sort of minds we leave health facilities with.
“In times of stress and danger such as come about as the result of an epidemic, many tragic and cruel phases of human nature are brought out, as well as many brave and unselfish ones.”
- If you are a reader who has gotten this far and are in midlife with no idea what your chronic health status is, get yourself checked.
In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s opinion “the real things haven’t changed. It is still best, to be honest, and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures, and have courage when things go wrong.”
- That documents like the Ghana Health Service Facts and Figures are released annually with little fanfare but the inauguration of boreholes and other similar projects attract our attention and receive significant press coverage is indicative of this reality.
In typical style, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “valour consists in the power of self-recovery so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands. This can only be by his preferring truth to his past apprehension of truth; and his alert acceptance of it, from whatever quarter; the intrepid conviction that his laws, his relations to society, his Christianity, his world may at any time be superseded and decease.”
- Personally, I don’t engage in the rushed entry business as it is disrespectful in my opinion. How do you relate to a colleague once you conclude that their shit smells bad? Interestingly, ...
I have for a while now come to the somber realization and conclusion that there are quite a few number of people whose behavior around the workplace John need to be readjusted. Either that, or they just have olfactory bearings in serious need of realignment.
- A pregnant woman, who was shot in the stomach by another woman, was recently charged with manslaughter in the death of her unborn baby.
The state of Alabama has always been somewhat radical. They threw themselves headlong into slavery, and after it was abolished, Alabama championed segregation. The state, and still is, known for unsteady race relations, and from its illustrious history, it’s clear that Alabama is also right-leaning in its tendencies.
- Worse still is that this is not America’s first tryst with sullied drinking water. In April 2014, the Flint, Michigan water crisis ...
In recent news all over the United States, it has been discovered that certain brands of bottled water contain arsenic, a substance that can be deadly in humans. These brands are Starkey Water and Penafiel. According to news reports they were sold at Target, Wal Mart and Whole Foods.
- I have no idea what went on inside during the ceremony but the smiles and joy on the faces of parents, ... was enough to signal joy and success of a fortune well-spent at this solely private Catholic girls school.. to provide their daughters an education many of them never had, ...
After frustratingly searching for my phone for several minutes to take a picture of people dumping trash in front of a mail box, I finally came to the realization that I was having a dream, something that I rarely have. This was three Thursdays ago.
- Tears shouldn’t be the easiest way to have clean water,
Togo’s leaders sit on thrones
Made of gold and bones
The dry, dehydrated bones of the people,
- These cows, and many of their other four-legged brethren, not to mention those of the two-legged and winged varieties, can be an eyesore in certain parts of the city. Together, they take care of their private business in full glare of the public, and without fail, fail to clean up after themselves. As for their owners, the less said about their interest in cleaning the public mess, the better.
As someone who dabbled in animal husbandry during his youthful days on a homestead within the city limits of Accra many years ago, and rose to the ranks of a Johnny-do-it-all General Manager, I was really taken aback by a news item from the renowned Associated Press (AP), about lawmakers in one of the States of our own spirited friend, Number Forty-Five, who currently occupies the WH, weighing a trespassing bill against chicken owners in the state of New Hampshire.