Many markets in the capital and others in parts of the country have become a place where highly contaminated foods are sold. This has become the case because of the large number of people who have, for lack of formal jobs, decided to take to trading. Due to the large numbers, every available space close to the market or within, becomes a spot for such traders to display their wares for sale.
In March 1986 when the first AIDS case was reported in Ghana, there was a general sense of denial or indifference to the pandemic. It was not surprising, as people thought it was a disease that was not meant for our part of the world.
Africa's development challenges have been blamed on the lack of a leadership that will take bold, selfless decisions to continue the work started by leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
In 2001, Ghana, after an objective analysis of the economic situation, took the bold decision to opt for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative as an opportunity to take a breather to pursue medium to long-term economic goals to place the country on an even keel.
In 2015, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), backed by the central government, took the bold decision to reconstruct the Kejetia Lorry Terminal into a modern market edifice to accommodate more shops for traders, as well as serve as a lorry terminal.
Except for few instances where due to the unavailability of off-street parking lots, city authorities designate some areas for on-street parking, the general rule is that streets in cities must be freed for vehicular movements in both directions.
Years into the Fourth Republic and the conduct of seven presidential and parliamentary elections, as well as countless political party, district and local level polls, many Ghanaians still view the Electoral Commission (EC) with some level of suspicion.
The quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) begin on an explosive note today when three-time champions, Nigeria, come up against another former champion, South Africa, each aiming to move a step closer to lifting the trophy.
Workers of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) yesterday blocked access to the Tema Port in protest against alleged attempts by the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to direct Meridian Ports Services (MPS) to retain refrigerated imports at the new port.
Tomorrow, June 30, marks Martyrs Day, a day set aside to commemorate the bestial and gruesome murder of three High Court judges together with a retired military officer. Unarguably, that incident has become one of the black spots and a blot on the conscience of this country.
The demand for Africa’s agro-processed commodities is causing developing countries, including Ghana, to shift capital, labour and entrepreneurship away from informal employment into the industrial sector.