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Reviewing Development In Ghana

Development- this is the progress that is made or being made in everything, be it social, economic, political and ones physical being. Development in Ghana can be classified among one or two categories named above. The economic development of Ghana has grown steadily, but that does not mean to say that Ghana is developed in its economic sphere

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Scientists and Engineers in Ghana: Are they up to the task?

The emergence of iPad, 3D-TV and other refined electronic gadgets dwarfed the try and error practices by scientists and engineers in Ghana. In this science age, precision is the key word and failures are outdated. The science and technology race in the developed world heralded the need for scientists and engineers in Ghana to embrace the daunting task ahead

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When blatant dishonesty becomes a virtue (1)

Listening to John Mahama on 7th October, 2010, during the inauguration of the newly acquired presidential jet, I really had to pinch myself to be sure that what I was hearing was real. According to the vice president, the jet has been acquired to “transport the president and other top government officials in safety and dignity”

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Re: NPP hard-working MPs must be retained

In a report entitled ‘NPP hard-working MPs must be retained’ carried on page-12 of the Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper, Mr. George Ayisi Boateng, a founding member of the NPP party, called for the retention of some of the MPs, who might have distinguished themselves during their tenure at the august house

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The JUBILEE HO– USE For A M– USEUM; What Are We SMOKING?

It’s beyond astonishing to me that two former ministers devoted their time to stir-up a debate --which doesn’t give the country any dividend—instead of tackling some of our everyday issues . They’re yakking while the plastic bags have choked up our sewage system, schools are mis-educating our children and unemployment is stealing our youth’s desires and aspirations

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Time Will Tell

I‘ve been up for four days Because the news from home makes me daze Right now all I want is to get my views in print and on the airwaves To get ahead of the political waves Because we live in a country full of wolves

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Rural Poverty In Ghana

In recent years, Ghana has become one of the developing countries in the western and central African region It has developed its economy on a scale that could enable it to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before the 2015 deadline. In Ghana, rural poverty has become a great nemesis in the country making the poor peoples and the deprived regions to live in absolute low standard of living. Just over half the country’s population lives in rural areas

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Besieging parliament over STX; open letter to IGP (2)

Recently, there was an incident in America where a father deliberately set-off an air balloon and then called the emergency services that his son was inside the run-away air balloon. Military jets were dispatched to shepherd this balloon until it landed in a filed some distance away. When the balloon was inspected after it had landed, it was found out that there was nobody in it

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VISION 2020: What’s The Way Forward For Ghana?

According to VISION 2020 report on world sight day, 2002, “every five seconds one person in our world goes blind… and a child goes blind every minute”. Also “there are 45 million blind people in the world... without VISION 2020 blindness is projected to reach 75 million by the year 2020 with the majority being in sub-Saharan Africa”. What are we doing about it?

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Ghana’s Import Duty System Is Nothing To Write Home About

Let’s Streamline The Import VAT And Excise Duty: To Build Our Crumbling Infrastructure. THE GHANA’S IRRATIONAL IMPORT TAX SYSTEM is out of joint and needs a tune-up, ASAP! Quick, let’s try to explicate the geometry of our import tax code: Import tax, VAT, Ecowas levy, EDIF, Exam fees, processing fees and NHIL fees. Not to mention the Agents’ fees and other covert fees. For example, all that could hit you with an import duty of GHs 4,828 .00 for a 2001- Toyota Corolla sedan for which you probably paid $1000.00 at the Auto Auction

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Scientists and Engineers with flawed Ideas

Attempts by Ghanaian political leaders; including the failed ones to improve science and technology has yielded very little dividend. In recent past the understanding was for the country to be self-sufficient it has to reduce its reliance on importation of science and technology and depend on indigenous technology

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Besieging parliament over STX; open letter to IGP (1)

First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to commiserate with the family of Constable Frank William Blankson, who met his untimely death in the line of duty in a suburb of Kumasi on the dawn of Monday, 20th September, 2010.May the Good-Lord keep his soul. Now, “the recent increases in salaries of police personnel will not automatically lead to improved security in the country. Security will only be enhanced if apart from the increased renumerations, police personnel are given all the necessary accoutrements and equipment to be able to combat crime effectively and also to maintain peace and order”.

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Is Ghana A Thankfulness Deficit Nation?

In Ghana, attitudes on thankfulness are shoddy because some Ghanaians have developed self-induced amnesia. Why are so many Ghanaians ungrateful, with a very selective short memory span? It’s believed that “feeling grateful is a complex phenomenon that plays a critical role in human happiness and development”. So where did we go wrong? Why do we have thankfulness deficit?

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