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Congrats, Dr Wiafe-Akenten, first Twi PhD holder

JAMES EMMAN Kwegyir Aggrey, an intellectual, missionary and teacher, once said, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a whole nation.” This, indeed, was a powerful statement that set the tone for women empowerment in an era when women were …

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NADMO increasingly becoming toothless

THE NATIONAL Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is increasingly becoming an ineffective body. The mission of NADMO is to enhance the capacity of society to prevent and manage disasters and to improve the livelihood of the poor and vulnerable in rural communities through effective disaster management, social mobilisation and employment generation. …

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ECG officials who sell meters must be exposed

ACQUISITION OF Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) meters continues to be a major challenge to consumers because of the cumbersome nature of the processes for securing a meter. Many consumers have had cause to complain bitterly about the frustrations they go through to acquire a meter even when a valid …

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Of corruption and Akufo-Addo’s govt

    VERY REV. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has stirred the hornet’s nest concerning the controversial subject of corruption in the body politic of the country. Rev Prof. Martey is noted for making very controversial comments about ills in society and the government. …

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Solar energy for ministries great idea

UNDER THE outgone National Democratic Congress (NDC) regime, one of the key issues that plagued the government until its embarrassing defeat during the 2016 elections was the unbearable power crisis that spanned almost four years.  Increasing demand for energy compelled the then government to find alternative sources of power to …

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Support Kintampo injured victims

YESTERDAY, THE Minority Caucus in Parliament made a clarion call for proper and thorough investigation into the Kintampo Waterfalls disaster which has left at least 19 persons dead and many more injured. While expressing their deepest commiseration with the relations and loved ones of the victims of Sunday’s tragedy in a statement …

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Kudos CAF, Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi

ON THURSDAY, March 16, 2017, history was written in the annals of Africa football as the Ordinary Congress of the Confederations of Africa Football (CAF) held an election in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and chose Ahmad Ahmad as the next president of CAF. The Madagascar Football Association chief condemned the continent’s …

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Sick patients should not be in queue

File photo: Patients wait in queues at the hospital

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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Mental patients need help

A DRIVE through the principal streets of the nation’s capital, Accra and other cities across the country would reveal that there are increasing numbers of mentally ill patients roving the streets dangerously. So grim is the situation that some mentally deranged persons are seen on almost daily basis preparing meals …

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Pepper paste assault: Lebanese national must face the law

Evelyn Boakye, the Mawarko assaulted staff

YESTERDAY, THE Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba paid a surprise visit to the Abelenkpe branch of Marwako Fast Food Limited. According to reports, the Gender Minister was accompanied by the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah. The visit followed a reported case of …

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