Category: Features

Connecting with the unconnected:Providing ICT in rural communities

Information is said to be the key to democratic participation. And, the advent of the Information revolution has made information available, through the Internet. This has changed the way people live, learn, work and relate to one another. An explosion in the free flow of information and ideas has brought knowledge and its myriad applications to many millions of people, […]

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Role of TV White Space Technology

Participation in today’s knowledge society is based on connectivity to modern ICTs. Thus, the  backbone of a knowledge society is a well-developed, well-maintained and affordable information infrastructure that allows access to, and manipulation of the dematerialised economy. It has now become clear that the escape from poverty and other development challenges  will require transformation of all our basic institutions. And […]

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How Japan is rebuilding communities after Tsunami…Lessons for tackling Keta tidal waves

How Japan is rebuilding communities after Tsunami…Lessons for tackling Keta tidal waves

Natural disasters, particularly those caused by tidal waves, are common phenomena worldwide. In Ghana, it has become a perennial problem. The eastern part of the country, most especially the Keta Municipality in the Volta Region, has always been affected by the rampaging waves. Indeed, in April, strong waves hit the municipality, the fourth time this year, with hundreds of residents […]

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Globally integrated enterprise in an information age: Impact on African economies

Globally integrated enterprise in an information age: Impact on African economies

In a 2006 article in the journal FOREIGN AFFAIRS Samuel Palmisano, former CEO of IBM wrote of “The Globally Integrated Enterprise,” which he claims is the new world economic reality. He used the term to denote “a company that fashions its strategy, its management, and its operations in pursuit of a new goal: the integration of production and value delivery […]

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The Environment —What sea are you Swimming In?

The Fourth Element of Gen Zinni’s Leadership Qualities Model is the “Environment.” “The new leader has to understand the environment he and his organization must operate within. The leader and his organization must be learning entities that constantly take the pulse of the dynamic, complex, and ever-changing environment swirling about them.” Leaders of every kind – in government, corporations, military […]

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The Poor in our Midst

Number of Pages:        95 Publishers:                   Direct Concept Available at:                Compassion International Offices Reviewer:                    Maximus Attah Authored by:           Padmore Baffour Agyapong   The Poor in Our Midst deals with a fundamental societal problem, which has often been overlooked or scratched only on the surface. The most dreaded and hardly practically tackled taboo subject of poverty has […]

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Prevention of occupational diseases and injuries…Whose responsibility?

Article 24(1) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana provides that every person has the right to work under safe and healthy conditions. The import of this provision is that the worker’s safety and health is a fundamental right and that the employee should not work at the risk of his or her life. In an era of […]

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Leading the new generation

The third element of General Zinni’s Leadership Model is about the led (followers). He says that “The new leader must listen to, understand, and relate to the new led and to what it takes to make them productive, fulfilled, and motivated” Frequently midlevel leaders are brilliant at impressing their bosses but utterly uninterested in impressing their subordinates. Listen to one […]

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Waste management in Japan:Lessons for Ghana

Waste management in Japan:Lessons for Ghana

One major problem confronting Ghana is that of waste management. Accra, the capital city, for instance, has been grappling with the issue of how to manage the mountains of refuse and other forms of waste generated by households and industries. The city authorities seem to be at their wits end trying to formulate strategies to tackle the problem. That is […]

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Overhead in transit

Coming back to Ghana after a year or two is one of the most stimulating things that can happen to some of us. As one brought up in what one “Good Old Gold Coaster ” calls the “BBC” years (that is, “born before computers”), I am for ever “working arithmetic” over Ghana (meebu Ghana ho akonta.) How far has Ghana […]

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