Earlier this week, the almost forgotten sound of a Christmas carol floating in the vicinity of my house reminded me that for many people this year’s Christmas season has been nearly eclipsed by Election 2016.
Teenage pregnancy and motherhood is a major social and health issue in Ghana. Early teenage pregnancy can cause severe health problems for both the mother and child. An early start to childbearing greatly reduces women’s educational and employment opportunities and is associated with higher levels of fertility. Teenage pregnancy is defined as unintended pregnancy during adolescence. A female teenager can be pregnant as early as age 12 or 13.
I wish to propose that after having operated under the price deregulation for more than a year now, there is the need to review the two weeks pricing window. This is because it is too restrictive and thus, does not create room for proper inventory management.
As we entered the last few days before voting on Wednesday December 7, one of the greatest challenges that confronted us as Ghanaians was be what to do with what we heard, saw or read. If any of us never heard, or read or understood critical thinking, this was an opportunity for us to gain some insight into it and apply it judiciously.
This is because the application of critical thinking in the days before, and after the election could help greatly, the preservation of the peace in our country.
Take it or leave it, the motorcycle as a mode of transporting passengers has gradually become part of us and has come to stay. The third force popularly called “Okada” is now part of the passengers transport system in Ghana, the Liberians call it “Penpen”. The name Okada is derived from an Yoruba word from Nigeria where motorcycles are a versatile and active means of public passenger transport.
The second matriculation of the Accra College of Medicine (ACM) was emotional and prescient! From the dais, watching the swearing-in of the young men and women braving the challenges of studying modern medicine to add to the noble stock of practising medical doctors in Ghana brought me tears of joy.
The Christian faith is interspersed with denominations, sects and branches. It has become this way as a result of the proliferation of divergent doctrines, and beliefs that infiltrated the ranks of true believers causing division and extremism in the Christendom.
Dear Mirror Lawyer, My father signed an agreement which stated that he was selling his only house to a purchaser for an amount less than the market value of the property. My father later explained that the discussions with the purchaser focused on leasing the property for just 10years and that he did not read the document before signing.
Last week, I was telling you about my surprise at a pastor’s use of insecticides as an agent for exorcising evil powers. I told you about how he sprayed the chemical into the eyes of his congregants. Hmm.
It has been a hard-fought election. The strategies and confrontations have been of great interest to analysts. Many have enjoyed the rallies and fun and the expectations have been great.
The future is gloomy but the potential is great and electing a leader with vision and purpose, supported by a party with the appropriate programme, can restore the confidence of a nation numbed by economic distress.
The political parties have now generally embraced job creation as a major tool for individual well-being and economic growth. The party strategists should now be engaged on plans for major government initiatives to establish or improve the infrastructure for production and services.
I can’t believe that the long-awaited Election 2016 is less than a week away. And it’s interesting that there has been no shortage of memorable developments this election is generating, such as what one can term the ‘strange case of the missing ballot boxes’.
This week I dedicate my column to the memory of Mrs Mary Adu Boahen, widow of the 1992 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party and my ‘special auntie’. Her funeral took place a week ago today and this is my farewell to a woman of substance, class, political acumen and courage.
All too soon another election is beckoning Ghanaians and members of various political parties and candidates are already experiencing stomach-churning moments as they seek to know the possible outcome of the election and for that matter who wins the 2016 Election.
His Excellency John Dramani Mahama is not having a good campaign. As the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), he has based his entire campaign to be re-elected as President of this republic on the premise that his government has brought infrastructural development to Ghana.
It does not appear to me to be much point in engaging in a competition if both sides cannot agree on the rules of the game. When you have agreed to the rules and both sides agree to subject themselves to those rules, you can have a successful game.