The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, recently gave a directive to municipal and district chief executives (MDCEs) in the region to endeavour to stay in their respective jurisdictions for the effective delivery of their mandates.
Although statistics have shown over the years that the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions have the highest levels of poverty in the country, that is a fallacy, and we believe the situation can be turned around.
In many parts of the world, especially in developing countries, there are harrowing stories of children used as labourers, abused physically, emotionally and sexually. Others are also immersed in armed conflict, living on the streets, and suffering due to differences; be it religion, minority issues, or disabilities. For instance, current global statistics show that there are about 153 million children between the ages of five and 14 who are forced into child labour.
The introduction of the Proper Human Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 draft bill in the Parliament of Ghana that seeks to criminalise the activities of the LGBTQ+ community has attracted much attention across the length and breadth of the Ghanaian society.
The United Nations global conference on Climate Change has come and gone. The Conference of Parties (COP26), which began in the Scottish city of Glasgow two weeks ago, was accompanied by drastic warnings from the scientific community of an escalating climate crisis.
An analysis of Ghana’s tax revenue since 2012 indicates that an average of 57 per cent of the tax revenue comes from indirect taxes such Value Added Tax, Communication Services Tax, National Health Insurance Levies, COVID-19 levies, GETFUND levies, excise duties and import duties.
From Wednesday, October 6, to Friday, October 8, 2021, the Kumasi branch of the Ghana Science Association (GSA), a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and industrialists, hosted the association’s 32nd Biennial Conference via Zoom.