Category: Editorial

NO TIME TO WASTE IN ENFORCING FOOD SAFETY LAWS

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) yesterday announced that it would commence the enforcement food safety laws among food vendors from 2017. According to Ms Maria Aba Lovelace-Johnson, Head of Food Safety Management Department of FDA, sufficient awareness, has been created among food vendors between 2012 to 2015 to now enforce the laws in 2017. Speaking at a food safety […]

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STOPPING THE LAWLESSNESS IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY

ILLEGAL fishing is defined as all fishing that breaks fisheries laws or occurs outside the reach of fisheries laws and regulations. It also includes fishing without license, fishing in closed areas, fishing with prohibited gear, fishing over a quota or fishing of prohibited species. All over the world, countries have enacted fishing rules for good reasons and breaking them affect […]

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KWESI APPIAH MUST SUCCEED

Yesterday marked another milestone when the former skipper of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah was unveiled as the two time coach of the Ghana Black Stars. Coach Appiah led us through a lot of hurdles including the famous qualification to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He also took us to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and several other […]

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THE NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD PROJECT MUST SUCCEED

Finally, the government has settled on August this year, to roll out the national identification cards for all Ghanaians. For many years, successive governments have tried to implement a universal national identification card for all citizens, but have failed. Several reasons, including a half hearted approach to the plan to provide all citizens with a national ID cards, saw only […]

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PAY NHIS ARREARS FOR GOOD HEALTHCARE

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana has been a novelty when it was introduced in the sub region and was masterminded by former President, John Agyekum Kufour. It was a campaign promise by the then candidate Kufour as an alternative to the hydra headed ‘cash and carry’ system in our health care. True to his promise, the cash […]

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AYEEKO TO ALL MOTHERS

AYEEKO TO ALL MOTHERS

Ghana joined the rest of the world yesterday to celebrate Mother’s Day. Millions of people across the globe celebrated the day in honour of their mothers and showed appreciation for their labouring to give them life and raising them. In Ghana many as usual showed their appreciation variously with gifts of flowers, get-together, special greetings and show of love for […]

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LET’S PAY ATTENTION TO SANITATION AND WATER

A Governance and Social Accountability expert, Frederick Nana Dankwa, has intimated that, Ghana risks not achieving some of the goals under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, if attention was not paid to improve sanitation and provision of potable water. He pointed out that access to clean water and sanitation, climate action and life below water, which […]

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FAKE NEWS AND THE DAMAGE TO JOURNALISM

One major concern about the advent of social media in news gathering and reporting is the phenomenon of “fake news.” Fake news is mostly traced to news websites or sometimes mainstream news media who deliberately publish fake news for example-hoaxes, propaganda and disinformation purporting to be real news often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. […]

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WE SALUTE THE MEDIA!

The world’s media, yesterday celebrated the 2017 World Press Freedom Day, on a global theme: “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive societies”. The day was set aside by the United Nations to raise awareness on the importance of press freedom and remind governments of their duty to respect the right to freedom of […]

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VISA FRAUD; PARLIAMENT MUST PURGE ITSELF

Many Ghanaians  were yesterday shocked, but not surprised at the revelation by the British High Commission in Accra, that four Parliamentarians falsely used their diplomatic passports to secure visas for persons who travelled to the United Kingdom and did not return. In a widely published letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, the British High Commissioner, Mr John […]

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