For many years, residents of Adenta, Ritz Junction and Madina have either clamoured or drawn the attention of the authorities to the impact the lack of pedestrian footbridges along the entire stretch of the three-lane carriageway from PRESEC through to the Adenta barrier is having on them.
Hitherto, the impression many people in our part of the world had about stroke was that it affected old people and/or the rich. But the number and categories of people who suffer from stroke these days do not confirm the age-old belief of the disease exclusively affecting the aged or the wealthy.
I want to propose a vote of commendation this week to certain corporate bodies whose conduct in the Asutsuare mass tilapia fish ‘poisoning’ affair has restored trust (at least mine) in the ability of some public service institutions to rise to the occasion.
Barely a week ago, beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) were declared ready for work by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after they had successfully passed out at a ceremony held for that purpose at the Independence Square in Accra.
In our front page story yesterday, we reported about more than 30 primary school pupils and junior high school students who had abandoned their homes, families and education to “seek salvation” at a certain Synagogue of Mercy at Nambeg in the Jirapa municipality in the Upper West Region.
Under Economic Objectives in the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, it is stated that the state shall, among others, take all necessary st
eps to undertake even and of all regions and every part of each region of Ghana, and, in particular, improve the conditions of life in the rural areas and generally redress any imbalance in development between the rural and the urban areas.
Having been in the education system in the UK for more than 24 years (22 of which was a teacher in various roles), I was used to working with certain expectations of professional behaviours; which no one ever even questioned.