Written By Bubu Klinogo - Ghana over the past weekend witnessed another gas explosion which occurred at a gas filling station at atomic Junction on the Legon - Madina route. Latest figures put the death toll at seven with one hundred and thirty-two persons injured out of which sixty-four have been discharged and sixty-eight still receiving treatment. Ghana has since 2014 recorded at least eight major gas related fires across the country. In all the eight cases, six were recorded in the Greater Accra Region, one in Takoradi in the Western Region, and another at Kasoa in the Central Region. According to statistics, about 250 lives have been lost in gas explosions in the last ten years, with the most severe being the June 3, 2015 disaster in which about 150 people died.
Written By Rebecca Ekpe - Kenyans recently joined more than forty other countries including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy to ban, partly ban or tax single use of plastic bags. Hence forth any, Kenyan caught producing, selling or using plastic bags, risk imprisonment of up to four years or could be fined up to forty thousand dollars. Congratulations! to Kenya for this bold decision, giving the challenge for other countries to do same, despite dire consequences in using plastics on human life, a nation's development and the environment as a whole.