Category: Editorial

Let’s appreciate our women

Women are precious vessels needed to collaborate with the efforts of men for peace to prevail in society. This explains why, as much as possible, society must value its women hand in hand with men and children to make the world a happy place for all. In light of this, every effort must be made by society to promote the […]

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THE BUDGET AND TAX CUTS

The maiden budget of the Akufo-Addo Administration, presented by the Finance Minister on Thursday, March 2, 2017, saw the downward revision of certain taxes while others were completely abolished. We are of the view that even though taxation is a tool used to raise revenue to finance needed developmental projects, when taxes are too high they adversely affect the operations […]

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THE BUDGET AND JOB CREATION

One major problem facing the country today is job creation. Many young people, after their education and training, find it difficult to get jobs. Without job opportunities, these young people become frustrated in life, and therefore, unable to realise their dreams. Fortunately, the 2017 budget outlines a project under the name, “one district, one factory” with the aim of creating […]

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THE BUDGET AND A CHALLENGED ECONOMY

There is no doubt that the economy of Ghana faces a number of serious challenges for which reason bold initiatives will have to be put in place to address the pressing economic problems. It is clear from our general observation that standard of living is not as good as one would expect it to be. On the basis of this, […]

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WHY THE POLICE MUST BE APOLITICAL

The call on policemen to be apolitical in their dealings has come at no better time than now. The reason for this is that policemen are expected to behave as professionals in their dealings with the public. It is very unfortunately that certain policemen act as appendages of political parties and openly display their likes and dislikes for certain people […]

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CELEBRATING OUR FALLEN HEROES

The commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the 28th February shooting incident, which saw the gunning down of three retired soldiers by British Police in 1948 is significant in the annals of the political history of the country.   The significance of the shooting incident lies in the fact that it stimulated a series of popular actions that led to […]

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LET’S ADHERE TO SAFETY MEASURES

One observable phenomenon in the country is the non-adherence to safety measures rules, which has resulted in deaths and destruction of property. One wonders why simple rules that guide the conduct of the citizenry, and those that regulate the construction of buildings and other infrastructure cannot be obeyed. The Times urges the National Disaster and Management Organisation (NADMO) and Environmental […]

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FIGHTING THE ‘GALAMSEY’ MENACE

One activity in the country that has been a source of concern to everyone is illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’. So serious is the menace that the sources of drinking water in various parts of the country have been adversely affected. This illegal mining is going on in various parts of the country because of the role played by […]

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THE PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS AND MATTERS ARISING

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday presented his maiden State of The Nation’s Address and unsurprisingly received mixed reactions from a cross section of the Ghanaian populace. The address, which centered on variety of areas of the Ghanaian life, attracted both favourable and unfavourable comments from a cross section of the public. As expected, those who support the President […]

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GOVERNMENT FIRST BUDGET AND THE EXPECTATIONS OF GHANAIANS

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that the first budget of the government will contain well-thought through policies to put the ailing Ghanaian economy back on track. He said Ghanaians reposed confidence in him to turn the dwindling fortunes of the country around and promised that he will not disappoint. He acknowledged the fact the economy inherited […]

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