Wednesday , February 19 2020

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Fix the drainage system to stem flooding

In five days’ time we would be in February and it would not be a surprise if the rains set in. Obviously rains are good, particularly for our rain-fed agricultural activities and controlling the dust in our environment, yet for people living in flood-prone areas across the country rainfall is …

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‘Child stowaway’ found dead in plane’s undercarriage in Paris

The body of child aged around 10 has been found in the undercarriage of plane that had arrived in Paris from Abidjan, sources close to the investigation have told French media. Air France confirmed that “the lifeless body of a stowaway” was discovered at Charles de Gaulle Airport early in …

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Iran attack: US troops targeted with ballistic missiles

Iran has carried out a ballistic missile attack on air bases housing US forces in Iraq, in retaliation for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani. More than a dozen missiles launched from Iran struck two air bases in Irbil and Al Asad, west of Baghdad. It is unclear if …

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Sanitation service providers cry for National Sanitation Authority BY BENJAMIN TANDOH

RESEARCH HAS shown that about 40% of total waste produced in the country is not properly treated and ends up at unathorised places. According to the research, only 21% of Ghanaians have access to improved sanitation, and less than 3% of liquid waste in the country is treated and disposed …

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Poet OmamaKidash on Sanitation and Deforestation

GHANAIAN POET, Omama Kidash, whose real name is Godwin Asare, has added his voice to the campaign against filth and deforestation in the country. He believes that going green and smelling good are keys to our basic survival. OmamaKidash is a poet, playwright, and teacher (Pentecost Senior High School, Koforidua). …

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We are our own vigilante groups

BY LINDA AKUBILA, STUDENT, GIJ VIGILANTISM refers to the situation where people “take the law into their own hands” in order to protect or advance their interests. In this way, all vigilantism is political because it always involves the use of (illegal) power against others who are perceived to be …

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Editorial: Let’s sustain conversation on road accidents for result

Since last week the topical issue that has engaged the attention of Ghanaians is the carnage on our roads, particularly the highways. Statistics emerging paint a horrible picture. Just imagine that from 1991-2018, a total of 46,284 were killed on our roads. The analysis shows that on the average, 1,714 …

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Divorce cases and role of clergy

GHANA is officially a secular state and is thus neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. What this means is that there is complete freedom of religion because many Ghanaians are deeply religious. Therefore, the clergy is the final place for respite for many congregants when things …

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Seek medical advice on products.Women advised

BY BENJAIMN TANDOH THE FOUNDER of Ropheka Hospital, Dr Mary Dei-Zanga, has advised women to abstain from using unapproved chemicals for cleansing and maintaining their private parts. This, according to the award-winning health activist cum author, is the cause of most sexual reproductive related diseases. Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE …

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Corruption gaining grounds in Ghana 

PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE posited that naturally there are people who are greedy in nature and aspire to be rich at all costs irrespective of whose ox is gored. There are others who have the innate desire to engage in corrupt deals at the least opportunity even in churches.  Dishonest and fraudulent …

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EU should adopt more flexible visa regimes with Africa

By Dr Stephen Adaawen European Union (EU) STATES should adopt more flexible visa regimes and effective migration partnerships with African countries in addressing the challenge of irregular migration from Africa. The UN Agenda 2030 and the Global Compact for Migration have all emphasized the need for safe, orderly and regular …

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Avoiding tax is sheer selfishness

SINCE THE Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) began enforcement of the tax stamp to ensure all who are required to pay tax do so, the DAILY HERITAGE is reliably informed that some unscrupulous individuals have resorted to producing products at midnight for sale to avoid detection by the GRA. This act …

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Deforestation is a risk to Africa’s natural resources – TFA 2020

DEFORESTATION IS contributing irrefutably to climate change, putting natural resources and livelihoods at risk. With two years left to deliver on the goal of zero commodity-driven deforestation by 2020, delegates from the private sector, governments, civil society and academia were reminded last week in Ghana’s capital, Accra, of the need …

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Need to assist mental patients

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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GCB donates medical items to Korle-Bu Hospital

GCB Bank, in partnership with the Global Outreach Consortium, a non-governmental organisation, has donated medical items and equipment worth GHȼ 28,850.00 to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The items include ultrasound transmission gel, respironics, paediatric airway circuit, urine transfer straw, ice packs, chemo spill kits, theatre light handles, limb restraining product, …

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