By Ama Kudom-Agyemang
A STUDY has ascertained that of all the factors driving deforestation in Ghana, agriculture is prime with cocoa cultivation being the leading cause of forest conversion in the high forest zone, while oil palm and rubber are becoming major threats.
The study revealed that logging itself does not convert forests, but it opens up the forest for potential encroachment by farmers and illegal miners.
. The intellectual case against extreme inequality has been won. But ensuring inequality is reduced requires a rebuilding of collective power.
By Ben PHILLIPS
“I HAVE discovered the secret,” wrote Nelson Mandela, “that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”
By Harvey De HARDT-KAFFILS
IN today’s world of complexity and rapid pace it is almost impossible to do anything alone. This is especially true in health where constantly rising prices, changing disease patterns, and increasing use of sophisticated technology for
By Mary AGYEMANG
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.
-The CITI FM Heritage Caravan Story
By Kofi AKPABLI
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.
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.
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.
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.”
By Mary AMOAH
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.
. 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.