Did you know that the achievement of the Mamfe Methodist Girls’ High School students who topped the whole world in the Senior Division of the May 16-18 World Robofest Championship in the USA is not the full story of Ghana’s glory at the event?
I have it on good authority that the biggest number of people arriving at Accident and Emergency departments in all hospitals and clinics in the country are motorbike riders and those they have been in contact with.
Standardisation is essential for socio-economic development in every nation but its importance is not fully acknowledged and appreciated by the citizenry, so there is the need to elaborate in clear terms how the elements of quality infrastructure can help us derive maximum benefits from it.
When asked what may be the greatest reason behind our glorious retrogression as a people, a chunk of us may attribute it to some demons somewhere ― considering how spiritual we are. A lot more may blame it on lack of resources while others may claim that it is a headache of bad leadership.
As the messages and images poured on social media, as the phones rang back to back and the text messages clogged our phones though sometimes with beautiful Mother’s Day greetings and renditions, I could not help but to join in acknowledging women far and near.
Last week, I introduced an Afrobarometer survey report in this column which showed that supporters of media freedom in Africa are outnumbered by those who want governments, in effect, to control or even censor the media.
For a journalist, working on weekends is part of the schedule. However, one never gets accustomed to it. It is tedious, particularly when one goes through the week listening to half baked-truths from half-baked politicians.