All Rights Matter, Women’s Rights Online In Ghana Matter

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

There are several African proverbs that extol the values of women. Yet, more often than not, society stereotypes women in negative light. For example, an Ethiopian proverb says: “A house without a woman is like a barn without cows.” Another Ghanaian proverb reminds us: “A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband, the fence around it”.

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Two Mastercard Foundation IBP Scholars win awards

Two beneficiaries of the Mastercard Foundation funded Innovative Bursary Program (IBP), Ayisha Fuseini and Esther Naanbir, have received various awards in recognition of their entrepreneurial initiatives that have positively impacted their lives, their families and their communities as a whole.  Ayisha and Esther’s awards underscore the far-reaching impacts of well-thought out empowerment and development programs such as the IBP.

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The debilitating effects of migration on Ghana’s capital city, Accra

By Mabel Delassie Awuku

 

“Living in rural settings exposes you to so many marvelous things- the natural world, the particular texture of small town life and the exhilarating experience of open space.“ Susan Orlean.

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MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEE OF BANK OF GHANA ASSESSES ECONOMY―FACTS & FIGURES

By G.D. Zaney, Esq.

 

At a news conference on January 22, 2017, Dr Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank, announced the MPC’s decision to maintain the monetary policy rate at 20 per cent.

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The National Digital Property Address System― A tool for growth

By Juliana B. Akyea

 

Harrison Ford, a popular American Actor, once said: “I ask for directions because I don’t want to waste time.”

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Little drops of taxes make a mighty nation #our taxes our future

By Mabel Delassie Awuku

“A country that begs for bread is not worth anybody’s respect”      I   am a government worker who is obliged to pay my taxes― deducted at source― every month. I have to contribute to the development of my nation, but my encounter with a Ghanaian businessman who is into merchandise supplies keeps me wondering why all Ghanaians do not, but only a few people in society like myself, contribute to the country’s development.

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Must I die giving life to another?

By Mabel Delassie Awuku

“No woman should die giving life to another” -Ban Ki-moon. A knock on my door around midnight; and, there, my neighbor stands so desperate in need of my help to convey his laboring wife to the hospital. I hurriedly dressed up and rushed for the car keys so to be quick enough to help save a life.  

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Galamsey Land Reclamation Project: Don’t ignore the Ghanaian media

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

 

A traditional wisdom is reflected in this African proverb: If two people set a trap, it is the two that inspect the trap. Philosophically, the significance of the above proverb is what can be interpreted as ‘transparency, probity and accountability’.

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