Space is a key resource for development, for which reason a lot of effort is put in to ensure that it is used judiciously to meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to benefit from its use to meet theirs too.
The information relayed by the Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Prof. Alex Dodoo, last Thursday that only one lift has been certified out of about 2,000 in operation in Accra is indeed very scary and troubling.
Before the establishment of a professional police force in the country, various societies had their own way of ensuring law and order. The palaces of our chiefs had people whose duty was to effect arrests and ensure that there was peace, law and order in the communities.
There is no doubt that the introduction of free senior high school (SHS) policy has increased enrolment in schools. Indeed, the policy offers students whose parents and guardians cannot afford school fees and so would have been compelled to sit at home some respite and opportunity to further their education.
The refusal by the various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to enforce bye-laws in their respective jurisdictions is the cause of the heavy congestion at the marketplaces. It is also the reason many streets meant to enhance vehicular flow have been taken over by hawkers.
Every day, a number of people find themselves involved in one form of litigation or another. The issue could be a disagreement in a business transaction or some other social issue that needs settlement in a court of law.
Globally, about 1.3 billion tonnes of waste is generated annually, with about half of that being generated by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developent (OECD) countries, while Africa and the South East Asia region produce the least waste.
We learn in basic science that the skin has three layers — the epidermis, which is the outermost layer that provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone; the dermis, beneath the epidermis and containing tough connective tissues, hair follicles and sweat glands, and the hypodermis, a deeper tissue beneath the skin made of fat and a connective tissue.
Though avian influenza, also known variously as bird flu or avian flu, was recorded in the latter part of the 19th century, the growth of the world’s poultry population in the 1990s correlatedly increased the prevalence of the disease.