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Occupational Health and Safety and the National Agenda

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), Safety Practitioners and Analysts, as well as Safety Organisations mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28th of April. The objective of this day’s campaign is to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising …

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Sick patients should not be in queue

IT IS common to see critically ill persons in long queues waiting to be attended to in major hospitals in the country. The practice in some hospitals is that when patients are rushed there, the first port of call is the administrative section where the necessary cards are obtained before …

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Prisons Service needs a hospital

THE INHUMAN structures accommodating prisoners across the country have always been a matter of concern to many who decry the rate of death and contraction of diseases in our prisons.   The general concept of being caged in prison is to reform individuals, but the tattered nature of some of …

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All must get involved in the fight against tramadol abuse

TRAMADOL, AN opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, has become an albatross on the neck of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) because some dimwits have decided to dangerously abuse the drug.   According to medics, when tramadol is taken by mouth in an immediate-release …

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998 presidential staffers: govt should stop defending the indefensible

MUSTAPHA ABDUL-HAMID, the Minister of Information, in defense of the staggering 998 presidential staffers under the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration, has said the number of staffers at the Presidency shouldn’t matter to us, but a commitment to protect the public purse should be the issue. According to him, in 2017 …

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Double salary: Controller General’s suggestion apt

THE PAST weeks have witnessed allegation of some functionaries of the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration taking double salary as Members of Parliament (MPs) and Ministers of State.   Per the law, appointees of government who are MPs are enjoined to opt for either the salary of a legislature …

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A trip to Ho and back: Many stalled projects seen

I WAS privileged to be part of a group that went to Ho last week for a conference on rural banking. The conference took place at the newly built Volta Serene Hotel and everything went well there. It’s built on a hill and in the night when you look out …

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Arrest of fake candidates: thumbs up to WAEC

SO FAR, measures put in place by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to tauten security and ensure the integrity of the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination, appear to be yielding positive results. Cheats who hired miscreants to write the exam on their behalf are laughing at the …

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State sponsored funerals are a drain on the economy; change it

FUNERALS SEEM to have taken centre stage in our lives these past few years and it’s extremely worrying to those who have the economic well-being of the nation at heart. Funerals generally take a toll on the economy but when they are held on Fridays and are state-sponsored the magnitude …

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NCCE must be proactive!

RECENTLY GHANA was ranked among the most corrupt countries in the world and with such poor ratings; the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) said it was rolling out a nationwide anti-corruption campaign to school Ghanaians. The move was occasioned by and premised on our poor performance in the 2017 …

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