Category: Editorial

GALLANT SENIOR CITIZENS, WE SALUTE YOU!

Last Saturday, July 1, Ghana celebrated the 57th Republic Day which by convention is also celebrated as Senior Citizens Day. The day, apart from being commemorated as the Republic day, declared on July 1, 1960, from the United Kingdom, it is also set aside to celebrate our senior citizens across the country. Although the day may appear as one of […]

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HIV PREVALENCE IN ACCRA IS FRIGHTENING

The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) last Wednesday made some startling revelations about the speed at which the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the killer disease that develops into the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), is spreading in Accra. The HIV is a virus, with no known cure, that attacks the immune system, eventually destroys it and […]

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THE ROTTEN PLANTAIN SCARE

The Saturday’s issue of this paper made a scary revelation which should put fear into many a Ghanaian. A scientist cautioned the public that those who eat ‘kakro’ prepared from rotten plantain can develop cervical cancer. Kakro is a Ghanaian delicacy made of mashed ripe plantain, prepared in balls and fried in hot oil. It is usually eaten with cooked […]

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LET’S CHANGE THE MODE OF COLLECTION OF DRIVER’S LICENSES

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), on Monday announced that a total of 34,005 licenses are still sitting on their shelves due to the failure of respective owners to collect them. It said 653 of the number were issued as far back as 2007 with the majority 7,550 issued this year between January and May. According to the chief […]

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PROBING THE TEPA NURSING TRAINING COLLEGE EMBEZZLEMENT SAGA

For a couple of weeks now, the Tepa Nursing and Midwifery Training College, in the Ahafo Ano North District of the Ashanti Region, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The principal and the Accountant of the College have been accused of embezzling GH¢9.2million. Although the Principal, Ms Victoria Amoah and the Accountant, Mr Richard Asomoah, have […]

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LET’S STOP THE PATRIENSA ILLEGAL MINERS NOW

The Times, on Friday, July 16, carried on Page 28, a story headlined “Illegal miners ignore government’s ban” which we cannot allow to pass without comments. According to the story, illegal miners at Patriensa near Konongo in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality, have largely ignored the government’s order to stop the illegal mining activities and continue to mine and destroy the […]

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RECOVERING LOOTED STATE FUNDS

That corruption is the bane of the development of the country is not in doubt. Corruption and abuse of office has become so pervasive that a great number of Ghanaians assume it is our way of life. It has almost become a canker that has eaten deep into the moral fibre of the country to the extent that at every […]

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PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF ALBINOS IN GHANA

If there are any groups of people who are disadvantaged and yet little attention is paid to them, then they must be albinos. These are people with physical differences from normal people which genetic condition they have inherited. Albinism is defined as “the total absence of both congenital and hereditary melanin pigment in skin, hair and eyes. Simply put, it […]

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LET’S ERADICATE CHILD LABOUR NOW!

Ghana yesterday joined the world to mark this year’s World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL). Under the global theme, “In Conflicts and Disaster, Protect Children from Child Labour”, the day is annually commemorated globally on June 12. Set aside by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the significance of the day is to raise awareness and deepen the understanding of the […]

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS MUST DECLARE ASSETS

One cardinal reason why public officials are required by law to declare their assets is to prevent corruption. Besides, it is to increase transparency and trust in public administration, prevent conflict of interest, embezzlement, to avoid false accusations of public officials and to monitor politicians and public servants. In line with these legitimate concerns and in pursuance of article 286 […]

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