BY: Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor, Senior Specialist Physician/Nephrologist KATH
Alcohol is a very common beverage consumed worldwide and in Ghana. It is estimated that 23.3% of Ghanaians take alcohol, and of these a projected 2.1% were found to be engaging in heavy drinking. It is served at most social events and as a away to de-stress after a long day at work. Alcohol is also used in most industries as a solvent for some medications and for spiritual exercises by traditionalists and communion by some Christians. It's however frown upon in the Islamic faith.
Today, as the AFCON winners, runners-up and supporters head for the Cairo International Airport to fly out, I guess they will be taking with them mixed feelings about Egypt after such a nerve-racking tournament, which ended yesterday.
One of the highlights of this year’s annual Republic Day Jamboree organised by the Old Vandals Association, the alumni of Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana, and that took place on Saturday, July 6, was the launch of the Vandal City Annexe Project, estimated to cost about $30 million. The jamboree was held on the theme: “Living Our Value of Altruism: Charity begins at Home”
“Nothing in Nigeria's political history captures her problem of national integration more graphically than the chequered fortune of the word tribe in her vocabulary. Tribe has been accepted at one time as a friend, rejected as an enemy at another, and finally smuggled in through the back-door as an accomplice."— Chinua Achebe (The Trouble with Nigeria).
The third homecoming summit of Ghanaians in the diaspora was held earlier this month in Accra to celebrate the Ghana diasporeans and commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 West African slaves in the United States of America.
Dear Inspector General of Police (IGP), Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Interior and Defence ministers, respectfully, we write to your high offices to bring to your notice a motor accident which occurred recently.
Subsections 1, 3 and, 7 of article 47 of the Constitution of Ghana provide that:
(1) Ghana shall be divided into as many constituencies for the purpose of election of members of Parliament as the Electoral Commission may prescribe, and each constituency shall be represented by one Member of Parliament.
As a journalist who reports from the law courts, I have refrained from running commentary on the Gregory Afoko case because of two reasons –the matter is still in court and whatever commentary could prejudice the case.
A USA-based philanthropist last Saturday, July 13, donated an amount of GH₵1,500 to Madam Charity Kissi to help her solve some of the numerous challenges she is currently facing, including the upkeep of her children.
Everyone knows how badly Pastor Ronny Armah has always wanted to have a daughter― even to the extent of naming his only son “Ewura”. Though he seems to have a weird aversion to this son, others perceive the man of God as a model in the community, especially considering how he’s turned the lives of many around with his dance centre, Ronny’s Dance Factory.
The biggest challenge facing the Office of the Special Prosecutor as an anti-corruption investigatory and prosecutorial body in spite of all the powers conferred upon it is not the President who promised the people of Ghana to establish the Office but the heads of institutions who simply refuse to comply with laws designed to ensure good governance and to protect the national purse by fighting corruption.
You could predict the future of Joshua by looking at his mentor, Moses. You could predict the future of Elisha by looking at his mentor, Elijah. You could also predict the future of Peter, James and John by looking at their mentor, Jesus.