Opinions

Mental health bill

The saying that mental health is total health must enjoin all well-meaning Ghanaians home and abroad to resolve and join hands to push for the passage of the Mental Health Bill into law, which is now in a limbo. Consequently we shall all be living witnesses to the reforms, improvements and humane treatment in the mental health care system in our country

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As China enters Africa, new challenges emerge (Part I)

China has taken its relationship with Africa to a new level by snuggling to the continental body, the African Union. It has given a concrete evidence to authenticate that relationship and provided a new $200m (£127m) AU headquarters, funded and built by it. The building was officially opened on Saturday for use by the African leaders gathered for the AU’s 18th ordinary session

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As China enters Africa, new challenges emerge (Part II)

Under the colonial enterprise, the British and their rival European powers knew only one way to grab resources—entering other people’s worlds and plundering their resources. That colonial enterprise was motivated by nothing but greed and a heartless exploitation and subjugation of other people, including those in the United States

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Feature: The impact of water system in Brong-Ahafo Region

The surest way to improve the quality of life of the people is improving access to quality water especially in rural communities. Clean water is essential to health. Though Ghana has signed up to achieving the targets set under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which cuts across all sectors of the country’s development agenda, access to potable drinking water is still a daunting problem in some communities in Brong-Ahafo

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The Pharisees of Ghana politics are at it again

I am in the mood to poke an expensive fun at those in the NPP who are hopping about condemning President Mills and wringing their hands in desperation that Election 2012 is taking too long to dawn for them to kick him out of office and inject their Akufo-Addo therein

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The UN Secretary-General Must Tread Cautiously in Africa Part I

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, is reported to have urged African leaders to respect gay rights, saying that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity “prompted governments to treat people as second class citizens or even criminals” (BBC News, January 29, 2012). He made the appeal in his opening address at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa

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The UN Secretary-General Must Tread Cautiously in Africa Part II

We insist that the UN has more questions to answer than its Secretary-General will admit. When he poked African leaders to be soft on gay/lesbian/queer issues, Ban Ki-Moon was looking for dung where no cow grazed. He has no moral justification to pontificate. His own UN is guilty of wrongdoing and failing to function impartially. Here is the second aspect of its shortcomings

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