From its inception as the Independent National Electoral Commission to its renaming as the Electoral Commission (EC), the election regulation body has done a lot to enhance the democratic dispensation of the country.
The importance of peace to the advancement of societies and the world at large cannot be overemphasised. There has never been progress in societies where violence and lawlessness are a part of their existence.
Ghana is known to be an agricultural country because about 60 per cent of its labour force is engaged in the sector. In spite of the fact that the country has a total land area of about 23.9 million hectares, 57 per cent of which is suitable for agriculture, it is yet to realise its full potential in that area.
Over the past one and a half years, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has progressively eased its hitherto extremely tight monetary policy stance, seeking to balance its key inflation targeting objective with support for faster economic growth.
The banking sector has generated a lot of heat and anxiety among stakeholders in the financial services industry following interventions by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to ensure that the banks do the proper thing in the course of their work.
Though the issue of who first brought cocoa to the Gold Coast has come under serious debate, we know that after Tetteh Quarshie had brought the seeds from Fernando Po and planted them, other people took some of the seeds and planted them.
Since August last year, when the Bank of Ghana (BoG) applied the stick by revoking the licences of two banks, namely UT Bank and Capital Bank, a lot of premium is now placed on issues relating to the banking sector.
Last Wednesday, at a media awards dinner organised to present the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize as part of this year’s World Press Freedom Day hosted by Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo touched on a very important element of news dissemination that has been under attack of late.
Unemployment has become a worrying global issue, with countries grappling with how to find an antidote to the problem. It does not affect only the individual in respect of income but also has a grave effect on the health and mortality of the unemployed and their families.
Rising competition across the globe has led to organisations making strategic moves that can give them the competitive edge over others. This has brought about the need to apply measurable benchmarks that will ensure excellence in those organisations.
Among the many effects of population growth and urbanisation is the increase in the consumption of food, water, energy and land, which in turn results in a rise in industrial and domestic waste, as well as water, air and land pollution, which consequently affects the health and quality of life of the people.
In June, 2015, Accra experienced continuous heavy rainfall that resulted in one of the biggest floods the capital had experienced in years. The floods and a fire at the GOIL Fuel Station resulted in the death of over 200 people and damage to properties running into millions of Ghana cedis.
April 7, 2018 was World Health Day. The day also marked the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the body that has, over the past seven decades, spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases and fight against deadly habits.
Professional policing in the country has evolved from the British colonial period when it was introduced in 1821. Prior to that, maintenance of law and order was organised by the traditional authorities who employed unpaid messengers, known in the Akan communities as “Ahenfie polisi” (Palace police) to carry out executive and judicial functions in their respective communities.
Nations are developed with the taxes paid by citizens, since the taxes are the lifeline for governments to construct roads, build hospitals and schools, among other social infrastructure that are used by citizens.