As much as precise and suitable data are of paramount
importance for policy development, invariably almost all the major statistical
documents in Ghana do not have sufficient data covering the elderly to
facilitate an Ageing Policy.
On Monday, February 11, 2013, at a ceremony to name three
new saints, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, delivered to cardinals and the
whole world the message of his resignation as Pope with effect from February
From house wives and neurosurgeons through corporate data
entry clerks and researchers to mine captains and factory foremen, everyone is
working and glancing nervously over the shoulder or rather at the ceiling, just
in case electrical power suddenly goes off as it is wont to do every couple of
“Do not worry when
you are not recognised, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” Abraham
The new petroleum prices announced by the National Petroleum
Authority (NPA) indicate that government continues to subsidise the products,
ranging from 64 Gp per gallon on gas oil, 75 Gp per gallon on premium, GH¢1.21
on marine gas oil, GH¢4.23 on LPG, GH¢2.34 on Residual Fuel Oil, GH¢5.06 per
gallon on Kerosene and GH¢6.52 per gallon on premix.
Diplomats by their training and the nature of their job are
very cautious with the choice of words.
They hardly say YES or NO to questions and they give praise where it is
not due or express cautious optimism even when things look very gloomy.
One news item which piqued my curiosity last week is a GNA
story that appeared on the front page of the Daily Graphic’s issue of February
15. The headline of the story read: “AMA
demolishes church for noise-making”.
Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do
with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley.
Anytime I am forced to comment about the useless statistics
of the number of innocent lives lost in needless and avoidable road accidents,
I am reminded of the loss of my first wife, in one such accident at New
Jejeti/Asuoso on February 20,1995. It is
an experience that is not palatable or pleasant at all.
Before the promulgation of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act
651), records showed that the industrial
relations environment was very turbulent with incessant strikes recorded from
both the public and private sectors, thus, creating unnecessary tension in the
Tueday February 13 is World Radio
Day (WRD) - a day to celebrate radio as a medium to promote access to
information and freedom of expression under the auspices of the United Nations
Education and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO).
As a fresh alumna of Oxford University, the late Mrs Clarice
Howorth (Miss Garnett), came to Ghana in the 1950s and contributed her quota to
the laying of a solid foundation for her own little Oxford for young girls -
Wesley Girls High School.
>President John Mahama’s appointment of Human Rights
Advocate, Nana Oye Lithur, to the position of Minister for Gender, Children and
Social Protection, has received some criticism from various groups in the
country, including the Concerned Clergy Association of Ghana.>>
It is interesting but mind-boggling how every town and
village is visited during the electioneering. Campaigns are carried out even to
the most remote villages in the country but right after elections they are
remembered no more, forgetting that their very existence also contribute to a
significant growth in the country.