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Fighting ‘Galamsey’ and River Pollution in Ghana

By Bervelyn Longdon

 

One phenomenon that has received a lot of attention and discussion on media and other platforms is illegal small-scale mining popularly referred to as ‘galamsey’. The subject matter has been discussed widely in view of the immediate and long-term effects on the environment, agriculture, habitat and livelihoods as a whole. The concern has been that if these illegal mining activities are allowed to persist, it will have dire consequences for the sustenance of livelihoods in the communities affected by these illegal mining activities.

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GIRSAL TO BOOST AGRICULTURE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

By G.D. Zaney

 

The statistics indicate that even though, on average, the agricultural sector accounts for about 22 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the sector receives an average of only 4.0 per cent of bank lending, due to the perception that lending risk is too high to motivate financing by the private financial sector.

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Memories of China

By Edem Agblevor

 

The experiences of a working journalist is enormous; sometimes the stories are told from the chambers of Parliament or from the halls of a law court; some days, from the heart of the most beautiful cities or from the thickest rural areas where life seems to be fading.

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Peaceful elections— an essential requirement for a stable democracy

By Michelle Fafa Agbenorto

 

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” —Thomas Paine, 1777.

 

Political or public office is not the platform for pilfering and illegal wealth creation. It is about the altruistic service and welfare to the nation and the voting population. It's an oath made to God and man to be upright and diligent in managing the resources and assets of the nation efficiently and effectively for uttermost national benefit.

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THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN ENSURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS

By Jennifer Asiedu

 

The word media is derived from the word medium signifying mode or carrier. The media are responsible for providing information, education and entertainment. The word media was first used in reference to books and newspapers, that is the print media, and with the advent of technology, media now encompasses television, movies, radio and the internet. In today’s world, the media have become very essential because they play outstanding roles in the society. Aside the traditional three key roles of the media, they have a greater responsibility for ensuring free and fair elections in any country. The following are ways in which the media can contribute to free and fair elections in Ghana.

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TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN HEALTH

By Cecilia Adams

It's a fact of life - people checking into the hospital face risks. Expecting to get better, some actually end up getting worse. The question is whose fault is it? Many people say it’s the fault of the health professionals. That may be partially true because health professionals cause common health problems like medication errors. One thing we must remember is that because the demand for health services exceeds the supply of same, health professionals come under a lot of pressure. No doubt some nurses are really easily angered. I had an experience where a colleague nurse shouted at me for no reason. I believe the passion for the profession is waning and this is something we must be very careful about.

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Ghana School Feeding Programme: The journey so far

By the Communication Team (MoGCSP)

 

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has been in implementation since 2005 in the context of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Pillar III, and in response to the first and second Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and achieving universal primary education.

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CHILD AND FAMILY WELFARE POLICY

By Communications Team (MoGCSP)

 

The Ghanaian society is transforming and families are becoming nucleated. However, with regard to care and protection in Ghana, the extended family still participates in the support of children. According to research, child maltreatment is quite alarming. Findings from the Ghana Living Standard Survey (GLSS) in 2013 found that 23.4 per cent of children aged 5–14 years were engaged in some form of economic activities.

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