“Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable...” The above quote from Ban Ki-moon, immediate past Secretary-General of the UN gives credence to an earlier quote by the renowned Ghanaian educationist, Dr.KwegyirAggrey, who stated,“If you educate a boy, you educate an individual, but if you educate a girl, you educatea nation.”
By G.D. Zaney
On March 6, 1957, Ghana became the first of Britain's African colonies to gain independence. Present at the event that marked the occasion in Accra included Richard Nixon, Vice President of the United States of America, the Duchess of Kent, representing the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth and the then Governor-General of the Gold Coast, Charles Noble Arden-Clarke.
By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath
An Indian proverb admonishes that: “If you are 50 years of age and you have no patience then life has not taught you any wisdom.” The objective of this write-up is to make some basic observations as to how the affairs of this rich land has been managed or mismanaged in the last 60 years. It is common knowledge that in Ghana, public servants proceed on leave for compulsory retirement at age 60.
By Sule N. Jotie
On March 6, 1957, the Union Jack, an emblem of British rule in the then Gold Coast, was lowered and in its place was the flag of Ghana with red, gold, and green and a black star in the middle.
The social and developmental initiatives of many young women all over the world give credence to the popular quote by renowned Ghanaian educationist, Dr.KwegyirAggrey, who stated, “if you educate a boy, you educate an individual, but if you educate a girl, you educate a nation.”
By G.D. Zaney
Just as an effective and efficient international trade regime has been identified as a catalyst for private sector development, increased revenue mobilization, poverty reduction and the economic development of countries, so has Trade Facilitation — the potential to deliver goods and services on time, at the least possible cost and with adequate safety and security— emerged as an essential requirement for global trade.
By Doris Yaa Yamoah
He bears the hallmark of perseverance. Tenacious and an astute lawyer and politician, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has persisted in the face of opposition and disappointment to attain the highest height.
Thirty-four members of the African-Caribbean diaspora in the country have been granted Ghanaian citizenship following the approval of the President John Dramani Mahama.
At a ceremony in Accra yesterday to formalise the process, the 37 people were made to swear an oath of allegiance to the country to that effect.