Category: Editorial

The Tamale Airport, A Worthy Project

The Times lauds the government for initiating a project to expand and upgrade the Tamale airport, to international status. On Tuesday, President John Mahama cut the sod for work to the commence on the $100 million project, scheduled for completion in September, next year. The first phase of the project consists of the extension of the runway from the current 2,48 […]

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‘FREE RANGE’ AND MATTERS ARISING

IT might sound shocking, but the news that many Ghanaians lack toilet facilities in their homes is a stark reality. It is estimated that nationwide, only 15 per cent of households have toilet facilities or latrines, 46 per cent of them actually communal or shared. Statistics also indicate that about 16 per cent of households use other (varying) means of […]

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DVLA AND FRUSTRATED VEHICLE OWNERS

The decision of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to enforce the law on seat belts has become a matter of great worry for commercial vehicle owners. Section 119 of the Road Traffic Regulations, Legislative Instrument (LI) 2180, prohibits the use of vehicles without seatbelts in the country. It states, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle unless […]

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Empowering Girl Education Co-Ordinators

Given the obvious importance of girl education to the total development of the country, it is surprising to learn that the role of Girl Education Co-ordinators is still undefined by the Ghana Education Service. As a result, they are inadequately resourced, with many of them confined to their offices, rather than going to the field to do effective supervision. The […]

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Bring Cholera Under Control!

The Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development have hinted of plans to ban food vending in Accra, as a measure to control the cholera epidemic which has hit the country. According to media reports, it is to ensure that food vendors conform to the regulations on the sale of food to the public.

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THE EC AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

GHANA’S democracy is touted as a success in the midst of unstable and failing democracies around Africa. Many have looked up to Ghana for direction, and particularly, the country’s electoral system has been singled out for praise. Locally, however, the image of the Electoral Commission (EC) has been battered and its activities called to question following the Election petition filed […]

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A Cue For UTAG

BY all accounts, the agreement struck on Tuesday, between the Ministries of Education, and Employment and Labour Relations and the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG), which paved the way for the Association to call off its four-month old strike, would be a reference point, in the handling of disagreements with the other teacher unions. At a meeting which lasted […]

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Teaching English At The Basic Level; The Other Argument

The Times yesterday carried a report in which the Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, advised teachers to instruct pupils in Ghanaian languages at the basic level of our educational system. Indeed, the story attracted varied opinions from members of the public. While some supported the Minister’s position, others argued that it is not practicable to teach every school-going child […]

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All Hands On Deck!

The former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, appeared to be speaking the minds of all well-meaning Ghanaians when he called for all hands on deck, in the efforts to save the nation from the current hardships it is going through. “The task of nation building is an on-going process.  Our country is going through difficult times and we […]

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Second Lady Inspires Girls To Aspire

Second Lady Inspires Girls To Aspire

The Second Lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, advised the youth, especially girls, to take their education serious and aspire to attain higher goals in life. She said they must not let people discourage them from focusing on their vision because the future is in their hands.

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