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Cocoa cultivation, lead cause of deforestation in Ghana – Study

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:50

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.

We’ve won the debate on inequality…now we have to win the fight

Monday, 24 April 2017 07:18

. The intellectual case against extreme inequality has been won. But ensuring inequality is reduced requires a rebuilding of collective power.

“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.”

PPP really beneficial in health sector in ECOWAS region

Monday, 24 April 2017 06:51

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

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.

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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.

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.