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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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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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