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Are we serious?

AT THE last count, common cholera killed over a hundred of our citizens due to the nasty nature of our environment and the uncouth behaviour of our compatriots. Filth in Accra and other parts of the country remains a huge problem to Ghana even with the advent of the millennium …

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Testing before Malaria treatment

A COMMERCIAL running on national television is urging Ghanaians to stop the self-diagnoses whenever they are under the weather because it could be fatal.   The message of the ad is that we all need to avail ourselves for thorough test before taking prescribed malaria drugs.   Many a time, …

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How to give your dreams a chance to happen

BY ABUNDANT ROBERT K AWOLUGUTU I BELIEVE life must have a purpose. I believe that we are here not just to merely exist but to thrive and leave a meaningful legacy for the world. We are here on this green earth to work towards success and happiness. It will therefore …

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Polluted air could be fatal

ACCORDING TO the World Health Organisation (WHO), as many as nine out of 10 people globally live in places with poor air quality. The WHO is blaming a worldwide air pollution crisis for being a major factor in millions of deaths per year. According to the organisation, as high as …

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Sacked Army recruits need justice

SOME FIVE hundred and one sacked army recruits have over the past months been complaining about the circumstances that led to their dismissal from the Army Recruits Training School at Shai Hills in the Greater Accra Region.   According to them, they were booted out wrongfully without being given a …

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This ‘It’s-not-possible’ mindset can ruin Ghana

BY NANA BRAM OKAE II POLITICS IN Ghana has been driven to such a bizarre extent that no day passes without partisan politics brought into national discourse. Every day is politics day; every day is politics day, why? And to make matters very gloomy, everything is discussed from the negative …

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Homosexuals are indeed mentally deformed

THE RECOGNITION of a problem is the first stage of solving it in any human endeavour. It is for this reason that the DAILY HERITAGE is mad at people who hide under the cloak of human rights to rationalise the activities of homosexuals instead of assisting them to recognise their …

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New HIV infection rate worrying

LATEST FIGURES on new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections in the country have got tongues wagging in the health sector.   Between 2010 and 2016, new HIV infections have increased by 21 percent across all ages. This is troubling because for decades the transmission rate had been declining.   Announcing …

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Journalism and heart attack

HEART ATTACK, heart failure and stroke are major causes of death in the inky fraternity due to the stress that comes with the profession. Not long ago, the media mourned ace broadcaster and senior editor, Kwadwo Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA and Alhaji Bature respectively. Their untimely …

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Is privatisation of state institutions the answer?

THE RESORT to Public Private Partnership and injection of private capital by governments with a view to resuscitating dying state institutions has since 1992 been the easiest root for governments when faced with under performance from state institutions. In a purely capitalist state, the private sector is the engine of …

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