Yesterday, Ghana joined the rest of the world to mark another International Women’s Day, the day set aside to celebrate the economic, political, social and cultural achievements of women across the globe and a call-to-action to progression of gender parity all over the world.
A good healthcare system promotes a healthy population, while the breakdown of the system is simply a recipe for low productivity, shorter lifespan for the people, as well as poor health outcomes for the population.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), perhaps, gave Ghanaians a pre-independence anniversary present with the announcement last Monday, March 5, of a reduction in electricity tariffs ranging between 10 and 30 per cent.
One of the cardinal messages in the speech of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, as he declared Ghana’s independence on March 6, 1957 at the old Polo Grounds in Accra was that our independence “is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa.”
Two of Ghana’s leading athletes, Flings Owusu-Agyepong and Sean Safo-Antwi, are currently participating in the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, even though they may not be in the spotlight as favourites in the 60-metre sprints.
The shutting down of the Osino Water Treatment Plant brings to four the number of treatment plants that have been shut down in recent times in the Eastern Region alone because a water source of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has become too polluted.
The effects of a bad road network is public knowledge. It leads to slow economic activities as it takes longer for goods and services to reach the final consumer, and this tends to affect socio-economic growth. It can even become worse when goods that have to reach the final consumer are of a perishable nature. In such a case, the goods get rotten, leading to complete loss to the farmer and the trader.
Corruption in high places, indiscipline in all facets of society, what many citizens see as near collapse of the public service and alarming unemployment in the country have become time bombs waiting to explode.
Pensions in Ghana came about through colonisation, industrialisation and urbanisation. Both private and public pension schemes were started in the colonial era to cater for different classes of workers.