Mental illness is by far the biggest health challenge that confronts economies of the world. The World Health Organisation, in 2010, said the illness cost the world $2.5 trillion that year, while it is projected to cost about $6 trillion by 2030.
The issue of plastic waste has assumed a worldwide dimension, with dire consequences for the environment and causing climate change that appears not to go away, in spite of efforts by nations and environmental experts to deal with the problems.
At the mention of the word census, many minds are directed at the counting of people within an area or a country. Generally, census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.
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.