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Osafo-Maafo’s painful truth

Yaw Osafo Maafo, Senior Minister

MR YAW Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister in the Akufo-Addo led administration, is fast becoming the messenger of painful truth in the current administration. Mr Osafo-Maafo was among the first speakers who indicated that last minute recruits under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress regime would be sacked as soon as the …

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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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The core principles of manifestation Pt.3

BY ABUNDANT ROBERT KWODAM AWOLUGUTU LIFE IS like a journey. To get to where you want to be, you must be in the right path. If you take the wrong road, you may end up at a destination you would not like. What you need to guide you to take …

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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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Voices from Down Under: A look into the state of Ghanaians’ security

BY MUHAMMAD DAN SULEIMAN I HAVE chosen to share the following views in solidarity with Ghanaians and their families who have become victims of a dangerous but silent sense of insecurity. I am not referring to in/security in the orthodox sense; the insecurity of the state or the people arising out of …

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How did a $12 million bridge collapse in Kenya?

$12 Million Chinese-built Sigiri bridge in Western Kenya collapsed before it was completed. President Uhuru Kenyatta inspected the project two weeks before the collapse. (CNN)It was an embarrassing collapse for Kenya’s ruling party. On June 26, just two weeks after an “inspection” by President Uhuru Kenyatta, a $12 million Chinese-built …

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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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Let’s support mental health delivery

  BY PHILIP ANTOH y.antoh@yahoo.com THE DEPUTY Minister of Health, Mr Kingsely Aboagye Gyedu, has called on corporate organisations and entrepreneurs in the country to support effort to improve mental health by partnering the government to adopt policies to cure the stigma associated with the condition. He said mental health …

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Doctors queue to use theatre for operation

HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES at the Nandom St Theresa Hospital in the Upper West Region are worried about the situation where doctors have to queue to use the theatre for operations. They say they have to wait long hours before they can use the only operating theatre available for use by the four doctors on call there. The hospital …

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Bonding of nurses irrelevant – Health Minister

BY MOHAMMED AWAL THE MINISTER of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu has described as irrelevant the government bonding of nurses. “We have several nursing training schools – some private ones have been training nurses for us…they pay their own school fees. So the value of bonding doesn’t seem to be …

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Typhoid fever common among Ghanaians

Residents of Nsawam fetching water from dirty pond

BY PHILIP ANTOH | y.antoh@yahoo.com A SENIOR Medical Officer in charge of Gloria Medical Centre at Mataheko, Dr Richard Yeboah, has reiterated that typhoid fever is gradually becoming one of the common diseases among Ghanaians these days. According to Dr. Yeboah, if the number of cases reported at his centre …

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Graduates and entrepreneurship

Seidu Samad, the writer

BY SEIDU SAMAD “AS LONG as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” — Donald Trump. The concept of entrepreneurship was first established in the 1700s, and the meaning has evolved ever since. Many simply equate it with starting one’s own business. It’s a courageous new working world for …

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Childhood cancer increasing in Ghana

A child suffering from cancer

BY PHILIP ANTOH | y.antoh@yahoo.com A REPORT from World Child Cancer indicates that childhood cancer in Ghana is gradually on the increase as two out of every 10 children are said to be cancer survivors in the country. The World Child Cancer has therefore described the situation as disturbing and …

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New malaria vaccine to be tested in Africa

Mosquitoes cause malaria

A NEW malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. The injectable vaccine RTS.S could provide limited protection against the disease that killed 429,000 people worldwide in …

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Cycling to work cut cancer and heart disease —Research

DO YOU want to live longer, reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease, then cycling to work can do the magic, says scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 …

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