Category: Editorial

Sustaining fight against ‘Galamsey’

The three-week ultimatum given to operators of illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamasey,’ to stop their activities, ended last Thursday, with a clear message that government is poised to protect the country’s water bodies and environment. The action was aimed at halting all illegal mining, until a more sustainable way of extraction of gold and other minerals is developed. Minister […]

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CLEAN-UP OF PUBLIC SERVICE PAYROLL

The significant financial losses caused by fraud in the public sector continue to beat the imagination of many well-meaning Ghanaians. It is not just the one-off incidents of financial losses that we should be concerned about, but the increasing regularity of fraud and also changes in the origins and nature of fraud. Financial losses to the state through fraud come […]

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AVOIDING FIRE OUTBREAK

The fire outbreak at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra came as a surprise to many Ghanaians. When such incidents occur we begin to think about possible loss of lives. In this particular incident no lives were lost. However, part of the edifice was consumed by fire. Much as The Ghanaian Times shares in the pain of loss of some […]

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ESSENCE OF NATIONAL POLICY SUMMITS

Policies of government are meant to provide results to transform society and satisfy the people who live in it. If these policies of government are not known by people they will not be able to understand them, let alone appreciate what they entail. It is for this reason that every action of government in the form of policy must be […]

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MEETING WITH THE FORMER PRESIDENTS

There is no doubt that Ghana has established itself as a shining star on the African continent as far as democratic credentials are concerned. This explains why many people on the continent see Ghana as exemplary and desire to learn more from the country. The country’s democracy is growing from strength to strength each passing day and also from one […]

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NEED TO REDUCE FOOD IMPORTS

For a country like Ghana, it is very difficult to understand why in spite of the vast fertile lands available, we continue to import food items that can be produced in Ghana. This is very discouraging to the numerous farmers, who are engaged in the production of food across the country. Instead of encouraging them to produce more food to […]

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ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Once again, a road safety campaign has been mounted in the country, to ensure that lives are not lost on our roads. Statistics from the police reveal that motor accidents are extremely high in this country, raising concerns as to whether the safety campaigns mounted from time to time have any positive impact on drivers and other road users. When […]

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LET’S CURB THESE ACTS OF LAWLESSNESS

The acts of lawlessness displayed in connection with a court trial in Kumasi by some people said to be members of a vigilante group known as the Delta Force has brought great waves of shock to various people in the country. The court was hearing a case of assault and destruction of public property against 13 members of Delta Force […]

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MAHAMA AYARIGA’S UNQUALIFIED APOLOGY

According to legal experts, willfully displaying disrespect for the rules of a legislative body amounts to contempt. This explains why Mr Mahama Ayariga’s case of unsubstantiated claim of bribery allegation against some MPs was considered contemptuous of parliament. However, this paper is happy that at long last, before the rise of the country’s legislative body for the Easter break, the […]

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MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS

Funds allocated to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are geared towards achieving certain results meant to facilitate socio-economic development for improvement in the welfare of the people. When these funds are well utilised by the MDAs, they help to bring about improvement in various areas within the public sector. The end result of this is general growth and development […]

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