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.
About two weeks ago, the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, laid before Parliament a document seeking to ratify an agreement for space around the Kotoka International Airport, which will serve as a camp for United States of America (US) military forces in Ghana.