Category: Features

Ghana Producing Anti-retroviral Drugs To Support HIV/AIDS Patients

Ghana Producing Anti-retroviral Drugs To Support HIV/AIDS Patients

When Charity Owusu Danso lost her husband in 2002 after a lingering illness, she had no idea he had died of AIDS. But a routine blood test for her shortly thereafter, revealed that she was HIV positive. “I sunk into depression and totally neglected myself,” said Charity who lives in Accra, adding that “I thought I would die.” With the […]

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Sex Workers Educating Peers On HIV/AIDS Prevention

Sex Workers Educating Peers On HIV/AIDS Prevention

Using innovative outreach and targeted counselling, peer educators have helped bring about a nearly 30 per cent drop in HIV infection rate among Ghana’s sex workers over the past six years. Thanks to effective campaigns by groups like The West Africa Program. To Combat AIDS And STI (WAPCAS), HIV prevalence among female sex workers in Ghana fell from 37.8 per […]

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Is Homosexuality Threatening Fragile Democracies?

Is Homosexuality Threatening Fragile Democracies?

If our cherished democracy remains unchecked, the Western democratic powers could destroy the established moral institution of  developing nations, which they have power to control socio-economically. Since the year, 2000 when United Nations Millennium Declaration became a workable institution, the inhabitants of the earth have been idealised with good and bad policies. The institutional policies have controlling influence on the […]

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Dancing Kpanlogo In Accra

Dancing Kpanlogo In Accra

Kpanlogo is by far the most popular and recognised dance among the Gas (the people of Accra). Visit any Ga community where there is a traditional marriage ceremony, a funeral or an outdooring of a new baby, and no doubt you would be highly tempted to join a kpanlogo dance being performed by the people. So it happened that last […]

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Securing The Safety Of Pedestrians

Securing The Safety Of Pedestrians

We are all pedestrians at one time or the other. Most other road users move more significantly faster than pedestrians who have little or no bodily protection in the event of a collision or a crash. By definition, a pedestrian is any person walking by foot in town or city rather than travelling in a vehicle. Globally, pedestrians comprise about […]

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Use Of Mobile  Internet In Africa

Use Of Mobile Internet In Africa

The Internet is regarded as a global computer network allowing communication with millions of computer users and access to resources from around the world. It is a world wide computer network which allows communication in text, image, movie , voice, animations, and programme files. Internet access has opened up many opportunities. It has made it possible for people to undertake […]

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Figures Have Never Been One Of My Strong Points

Figures Have Never Been One Of My Strong Points

Figures have never been one of my strong points, so do please forgive me if you find my calculations all wrong. By my accounting the government of President John Dramani Mahama is, you might have noticed that the Mahama government has been in office for about six months. In case you have not noticed, I have not written one word, […]

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GIFEC Uploads Ghana On ICT Global Atlas

GIFEC Uploads Ghana On ICT Global Atlas

There is an Ewe proverb which may be interpreted to mean: “Any talented kid who dances exceptionally well, it is his mother’s name that is enquired.” The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) may be relatively an infant industry player in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country; yet it has succeeded in planting Ghana flag on the […]

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Teacher Education The Role Of  Open And Distance Learning

Teacher Education The Role Of Open And Distance Learning

Today’s world is fast shifting toward a knowledge-intensive economy. Forces such as globalisation, internationalisation, automation, and major advances in science and technology are shaping the world. These forces have transformed society, bringing with it an increased demand for specialised training and human resource development. In this 21st century, students need rigorous skills to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, and […]

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Information Services Department Looking Up To 21st Century

Information Services Department Looking Up To 21st Century

The work of ISD has also been further enhanced with the establishment of the Government of Ghana (GoG) Official Website (www.ghana.gov.gh) or Portal, with the aim of disseminating information on government/national policies, programmes and activities, in line with its effort to facilitate the free-flow of information and transparency.

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