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UG-PADA facility: Unique in every sense

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:58

FOLLOWING the recent commissioning of the facility, which houses the UG-Pan African Doctoral Academy (UG-PADA), students pursuing their PhD programmes are now heaving a sigh of relief.
They are of the view that it has created the ideal environment for higher quality learning at UG.

Can we stay here a little longer? Pt 2

Friday, 21 April 2017 09:37

-The CITI FM Heritage Caravan Story


THE CITI Heritage Caravan ended with the feeling among participants that it came to an end too soon.
Really, that was only a wish as everyone involved knew that no one could afford to be on the road for days on end.

The menace of mining and water pollution

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:14

By Daniel Owusu-Koranteng
& Mrs Hannah Owusu-Koranteng

AN environmental buzzword, ‘Water is Life’ has been used to describe how essential water is to the sustenance of life. It is also common knowledge that mining is a major contributor to water and environmental pollution.
Mining operations destroy both surface and ground water. Among the human activities that threaten water, mining is counted as most common casualty of water.

Drinking water quality: Ghana adopts risk-based approach

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:48

GHANA now has in place a “Drinking Water Quality Management Framework,” (DWQMF) that has adopted the risk-based approached as the foundation to managing the quality of drinking water in the country.
It is an integrated system of approaches and procedures that address the key factors governing drinking water quality and safety; and provides a risk management method, which is comprehensive from catchment to consumer.

Vigilante groups in Ghana: A necessary evil

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:44

By Sammy Darko

THE proliferation of Vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana, in particular, has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety.

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Newmont, honour your commitment to transparency, CSOs demand

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:44

By Mary Ama Kudom-Agyemang
THE on-going shake-up within Ghana’s natural resources sector is now peaking, with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) much more emboldened to demand accountability of entities operating within that area.
Accordingly, Newmont Ghana has been taken to task on its assertion that it is “committed to transparent processes in engaging and partnering local communities to improve lives and mitigate impacts associated with its operations in Ghana.”

When life takes a sudden turn (Part 2)

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:11

MY first visit to the Autism Centre made me cry. I saw very beautiful kids all affected by autism to various degrees.
Aunty Serwaa, the founder of the Autism Centre in Ghana spoke to me. She made me appreciate the fact that I wasn't alone.

Our Teaching Hospitals: The myriad of problems

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 06:59

. And the way forward

By Dr Joseph Kofi Gyanteh

. What you are about to read was written with good intentions. The aim is not to castigate any individual or group. The aim is to alert the powers-that-be to take steps that will ultimately solve the problems encountered at our teaching hospitals.

Nation building: We need right approach

Monday, 10 April 2017 07:23

By Robert CUDJOE, Public Relations Officer
DEVELOPMENT seems a daunting task for many developing countries. No one disputes the fact that developing a nation comes with its own difficulties; however, if the right approach is adopted with leadership having the will and the desire to see real improvement in the lives of the citizenry, the process of development should be a delightful activity.
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‘Transform waste water to wealth’

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:14

By Mary Ama Kudom-Agyemang
ALMOST a fortnight ago, on Wednesday March 22nd, Ghana joined the international community to celebrate World Water Day. The focus was on raising general awareness of the potential of waste water or sewage as a resource, which if properly handled will immensely benefit nations.
Fact is, as society uses more water, the demand on natural water resources is becoming greater. And aspects of this increasing demand for water, especially for agriculture and aqua-culture, can be met by reusing properly treated sewage.

Election of an MCE: A Westerner’s perspective

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 06:46

By Curtis MOORE
IT has been a week since I first stepped foot into Accra, and despite an eye-opening introduction to ‘trotros’, bustling market places filled with any number of distinct aromas, and discovering one of my new favourite dishes in ‘jollof rice’; I had yet to experience anything truly confronting.