Scores of people, mostly market women and men, stood in shock as they helplessly watched a wild fire ravage dozens of shops at the Techiman Central Market in the Bono East Region a couple of weeks ago.
Sixty-three years in the life of any individual or institution is worth celebrating, because celebrating such momentous occasions help us not only to share our joy with others but also take stock of our achievements, failures and challenges and plan for better times ahead.
Drug abuse and addiction has put the health of victims in danger. It has caused financial, emotional, social and other serious problems in society. Many violent crimes and deviant behaviour in society are known to have been caused by especially the abuse of hard drugs.
Recently, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inaugurated the second greenhouse village in the country in Akomadan in the Ashanti Region and projected that the country could reap earnings of about $1 billion from vegetable exports by the next six to seven years.
Last week, we carried a front page story in which the Chief Executive Officer of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Mr Hayford Atta-Krufi, had disclosed that only a percentage of the working population in the informal sector was on pensions.
Barely a week ago, the government successfully raised $3 billion in Eurobonds. The bonds were issued in three tranches, with the following terms: $750 million for a 7-year bond issued at 7.875 per cent; $1,250 million for a 12-year bond issued at 8.125 per cent, and US$1,000 million for a 31-year bond issued at 8.950 per cent.