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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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Journalists must push boundaries fearlessly

G.K. Chesterton, a famous British writer, who died in 1936 once said “journalism consists largely in saying Lord Jones died to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.” Getting the news across to the audience in the best finest form through legit means underpinned by overriding public interest is …

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When the Meteo Agency gets it right

INFORMATION FROM the Ghana Meteorological Agency should at all times meet international standards of being accurate or near exact.   Regrettably, the Agency has consistently failed to predict correctly most of the rainstorms that have hit the country over the years. The resultant effect of the unreliable whether predictions from …

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A case for Safo Kantanka

John Boadu, acting general secretary, NPP MANY COUNTRIES across the world are today developed economies because of deliberate policies to support their local manufacturing industries. For instance, the Japanese automotive industry is one of the most prominent and largest industries in the world.  The automotive industry in Japan rapidly increased from the …

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