One significant aspect of the December presidential and
parliamentary elections was the peaceful way in which they were conducted.
Despite the fact that the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in
court to challenge the declaration of President John Mahama as winner, the
elections were widely acclaimed as having been conducted peacefully.
For some weeks now residents of Achimota and its environs
have been living in fear of an outbreak of communicable diseases such as
cholera. The dumping of garbage at the Achimota dump site has become
So soon the NDC administration is on the eve of its
four-year tenure and, as required by the Constitution, President John Mahama
makes an appearance in Parliament today to give account of the stewardship of
his government in what is now known as the State of the Nation Address.
Between 2011 and 2012, the Kumasi Central Market witnessed five fire outbreaks which left in their trail extensive damage to property and loss of goods and cash running into several thousands of cedis.
Ghanaians ushered in the New Year with many activities,
including church vigils, merry-making and
fun fairs. And at exactly midnight, spontaneous jubilation and ecstacy
was in the air across the length and breadth of the nation to welcome the New
Many years ago the angels, according to the scriptures,
proclaimed the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ to some shepherds with a
salutation that has formed part of human endeavour in Christendom and other
circles throughout the world.
The Environmental Health and Sanitation Department of the
Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is reported to have screened 15,000 food
vendors in Kumasi for infectious diseases to ensure that those who sell food in
the metropolis do not have any communicable diseases.