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Opinion: I agree but it’s not practical to register 16.5m people in 40 days

I am a citizen I am the son of a gong-gong beater. The Electoral Commission has been adamant to advice about stopping the New Voters register amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and heed advice to conduct limited Registration. They have actually gone ahead to set a new date for the compilation …

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Re-opening of schools: Rephrasing the question

BY KOFI ANNOR-FREMPONG THE GOVERNMENT of Ghana took a swift action in response to the management of the emergence of Covid-19 in the country by: (i) enacting legislation to provide legal basis for intervention measures; (ii) taking broad decisions on border and school closures, placing a ban on social gatherings, …

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We are our own worst enemies

Part One By Michael Kessey – (Akissiway) The writer THE CORONAVIRUS disease, otherwise known as Covid-19, has no cure but, at least, could be avoided following protocols like washing of hands with soap under running water, observing social distancing and wearing nose masks. The Holy bible says for lack of …

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The lesson of a pandemic

BY ESTHER EDINA WELBECK, GIJ THE WHOLE world for some months now has been hit with a strange disease best described as  novel coronavirus disease (or Covid-19) which emerged from Wuhan, a city in China, in late 2019, and has since been growing in terms of cases across the globe. …

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Paternity leave: a necessity for Ghanaian fathers

BY PREMPEH ZINOBIA, GIJ THE WORLD’S population is rapidly growing as many, especially those in less developed countries, give birth to more children. However, today’s standard of living generally compels and greatly influences the numbers of children couples would like to have. In view of this, there is the need …

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Isn’t it time to change the narrative?

BY BREFO ANDREWS, GIJ I have fast realised that in the midst of this pandemic, many out there (I won’t be surprised if that includes you though) are still asleep. My brother, my sister, if this pandemic does not quicken our spirit to realities, then we have but very little …

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Create Covid-19 hardship fund

ARTICLE BY DR JAMES OWUSU   THERE HAS been a lot of debate as to whether there should be a complete lockdown of Ghana or not. There has been a surge in the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 and this is a concern. Lockdown in Ghana might have …

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Poet OmamaKidash on Sanitation and Deforestation

GHANAIAN POET, Omama Kidash, whose real name is Godwin Asare, has added his voice to the campaign against filth and deforestation in the country. He believes that going green and smelling good are keys to our basic survival. OmamaKidash is a poet, playwright, and teacher (Pentecost Senior High School, Koforidua). …

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We are our own vigilante groups

BY LINDA AKUBILA, STUDENT, GIJ VIGILANTISM refers to the situation where people “take the law into their own hands” in order to protect or advance their interests. In this way, all vigilantism is political because it always involves the use of (illegal) power against others who are perceived to be …

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A diverse and culturally rich African continent is bedrock for storytelling

BY YOLISA PHAHLE MORE THAN 1000 languages are spoken across the African continent and this diversity means we have great stories to tell. The time for African voices to receive the exposure and representation they deserve is now. Today, Africa has a population of 1.1 billion as well as the …

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