According to the 2021 Population and Housing Census , 1,477,747 households do not have toilets in the country, a situation that has compelled 17.7 per cent (over five million) of the population to engage in open defaecation.
The world converged on the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh for the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) on November 7, with over 100 Heads of State and Government in attendance.
When the country decided to embrace democracy and adopt a new constitution in 1992, after almost two decades of military rule, the expectation was to do away with rule by strong individuals and rather build stronger institutions.
Recently, the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) called on the health authorities to ensure that healthcare workers receive in-service training to understand and care for deaf people, particularly those with mental health conditions.
Last month, the President of the Forum of Equity, a human rights civil society organisation (CSO), Prince Bagnaba Mba, called for a crunch meeting between the government and the management executives of blue chip companies to prepare a road map on how to stabilise the economy and lessen the burden on the citizenry.
The journey of life is often said to be double sided — there are good times and bad times. Across the globe, Ghana included, economies are facing difficulties, with people resorting to all manner of measures to overcome the challenges.
On the front page of yesterday’s [November 1, 2022] issue of the paper, we reported that members of trade and business associations had started high-level discussions among themselves on how to carry through some of the President’s requests for support to revive the economy in the short term.
Small-scale illegal mining, popularly referred to as galamsey, poses serious threats to human life and the environment. In many mining communities in the country, wanton environmental destruction and the pollution of water bodies are worrying developments from the activities of illegal mining.
A couple of days ago, a number of walls and some structures that had been developed up to the lintel level at the Ramsar site at Klagon in the Tema West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region were pulled down.
The country is facing some hard economic challenges, including the cedi depreciation and a surging inflation. This has brought in its wake diverse viewpoints as to what the country must do and not do to reverse the worrying trend.
Members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) last Wednesday closed their shops in protest against what they described as unfavourable government policies and economic hardships directed at their businesses.
The role of teachers, no doubt, is crucial to the overall development of countries, and it is in recognition of this crucial role that, in 1993, there was a global call for governments to make conscious and deliberate efforts to improve on the conditions of teachers.