The building industry is fraught with many irregularities
largely as a result of the general breakdown in discipline in our society. The
apparent boom in the building industry has also brought about an increase in
the number of building technologists and artisans some of whom engage in shoddy
Land use to further development activities in our country
has been characterised by certain challenges in recent years. The land tenure
system is bogged down by ownership issues, to such an extent that interested
farmers are unable to get access to land to produce food and cash crops.
Some development theorists posit that development should be
measured in terms of economic progress and the building of skyscrapers. But
generally, development must reflect in the living standards of the people.
Safety on our roads has become a matter of national concern.
The fatalities are assuming a national emergency and that is why the police
have always attracted the ire of a section of society anytime road accidents
claim lives. Some members of the public believe that there is no order on our
roads because of the ‘unholy’ alliance
between personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana
Police Service and commercial drivers.
One significant aspect of the December presidential and
parliamentary elections was the peaceful way in which they were conducted.
Despite the fact that the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in
court to challenge the declaration of President John Mahama as winner, the
elections were widely acclaimed as having been conducted peacefully.