By Bajin D. Pobia, GNA, Fielmuo
THE Fielmuo Community in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region is appealing to the government to upgrade the local clinic to a polyclinic to cater for the health needs of the people.
BORN March 29, 1944, in Swalaba, Accra, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was raised in Accra, Ghana’s capital. His father's residence in Accra was effectively the headquarters of the country's first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), after it was formed at Saltpond on August 4, 1947.
Three of the Big Six (founding fathers of Ghana) were Nana's blood relatives: J. B. Danquah (grand uncle), William Ofori Atta (uncle) and Edward Akufo-Addo, who became the third Chief Justice and later ceremonial President of the Republic from 1970-72, was his father.
By Cecilia DIESOB & Deborah APETORGBOR, GNA
GROWING up, many of us have participated in discussions relating to sex. Besides stressing on abstinence, many adults reminded their adolescent girls of the moral and religious obligations with regards to sex.
Unfortunately, peer pressure and curiosity has led many of our youth to participate in sexual acts and the worrying trend in this regard is the use of aphrodisiacs - ‘local’ or traditional aphrodisiacs.
By Ama Kudom-Agyemang
WHEN it comes to the adoption of biotechnology in Ghana, the national position has been established in the Science and Technology Policies. The first Policy (2000)highlighted biotechnology as one of the tools to assist increase agricultural productivity, agro-processing and industrial delivery. While the second Policy (2010) highlights biotechnology as one of the technologies to be used to promote agriculture, health and industry.
WOMEN are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly - according to new figures released today by ActionAid. Around the world, governments are failing to take action to deal with the causes of inequality for both women and men. This finding is part of new ActionAid research into how countries are preparing to meet the promises they made on tackling inequality in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) one year ago.
By Abundant Robert K. AWOLUGUTU
Every human being aspires to achieve success and live their best life. Whilst some people make it effortlessly, achieving success has become more of a mirage than reality.
There must be a reason why some people succeed in life and others do not. My personal inquiry into this matter has revealed that the richest and most successful people have strong personal qualities, values and beliefs which they have developed into winning habits.
By Ama KUDOM-AGYEMANG
What if local communities become fully aware of their rights in timber allocation and logging operations in the off-reserve forests? These include trees of commercial value on farmlands and fallow lands, which are mostly nurtured and managed by community members, and contribute significantly to the country’s timber industry.
After a successful piloting of vegetable gardening in the Duabone R/C School in the Central Region, Nestlé Ghana has rolled out the vegetable gardening programme to other schools in the region to promote the consumption of vegetables among school children. The programme is a Nestlé Health Kids (NHK) initiative, which promotes healthy lifestyles among children.
During the pilot, teachers and district officials alike were trained on best practices on successful vegetable gardening, which include soil preparation, organic manuring, pruning and watering. The vegetable gardens are supervised by teachers, who provided practical training and experience to the children.
By Elijah ADANSI-BONAH
The Administrative Block of LANMM, formerly used as Madina Zonal Council under GEMA. Is La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly (LANMMA) really experiencing the benefits of decentralisation? I have made several observations and found out that the centre of authority, that is the LANMMA, which is the engine of growth and development, is thoughtfully challenged.