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Rape, defilement victims must protect evidence

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL Ghana, a child care Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has revealed that between 2012 and 2014, figures available to it indicated that a total of 25,468 children in Ghana were sexually abused. According to the NGO, every 10 seconds a child abuse case is recorded in Ghana. The organisation also said …

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Robbing the deaf and dumb sheer wickedness

YESTERDAY, THE DAILY HERITAGE reported the plight of some graduates of the Mampong School for the Deaf who are facing exploitation by some heartless Ghanaians. In the report carried on the front page of the paper captioned ‘Public Refuse to Pay Deaf and Dumb’, the headmistress of the school, Trudy …

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Mugabe: the end of an era

WISE MEN always say that it is sensible to leave the stage when the applause is loudest. This is because, in most instances, heroes turn out to be monsters because they failed to leave the stage when the applause was loudest. The case of former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of …

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Sanitation campaign should not be just on paper

DURING THE launch of the National Sanitation Campaign in Accra last Monday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stressed the need for Ghanaians to actively engage themselves in keeping the country clean. According to the President, the campaign will run throughout his entire tenure and assured Ghanaians of his commitment to …

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Will the new sanitation campaign stand the test of time?

CONTINUITY IN the politics of Ghana continues to be a major setback to the development of the country as governments come and go. Due to different ideologies, the two main political parties-the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress hardly agree on anything in the interest of the country. It …

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Our educational system too weak to detect dyslexia

NANA ANSAH Kwao IV, the chief of Akwamu Adumasa, in an interview on ‘Starr Chat’ hosted on Starr FM by Bola Ray, made a startling revelation which exposes the weaknesses in Ghana’s educational system. According to the chief, he was sacked from different schools because he had dyslexia, a condition …

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Disowning NPP thugs a step in the right direction

IT IS becoming increasingly embarrassing to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as some reprobates in the party continue to take the law into their own hands against appointed public officials. The recent incident in Karaga in the Northern Region where the Youth Employment Coordinator was attacked for appointing people into …

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These NPP hoodlums must be called to order

AFTER WITNESSING the shameful and condemnable behaviour of some hoodlums in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who operate under the cloak of vigilante groups in Kumasi and Koforidua, another set of lawless individuals in the party have misbehaved again. According to Starr News, some supporters of feuding executives of the …

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Reducing carnage on our roads through CCTV cameras

THE NATIONAL Road Safety Commission (NRSC) not long ago released its first quarter statistics on road accidents in the country. According to the NRSC, between January and April 2017, 708 people died from 4,049 road accidents. Out of the figure, 3,983 persons sustained various degrees of injuries with 1,199 pedestrian …

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A case for agric students

IT IS a known fact that the backbone of every economy is agriculture. Agric drives industry and can be avenue for huge foreign exchange earnings. However, in Ghana priority given to agriculture science is disappointing. The damage to any interest in agric science begins at the primary level where weeding …

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