Taxes ―The Hope And Future Of National Development

By Doris Sodjah

 

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) recently launched a comprehensive national tax campaign dubbed, ‘Our Taxes, Our Future’ to encourage more Ghanaians, especially in the informal sector, to voluntarily comply with their tax obligations.

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Funding for Ghana’s Climate Change Agenda― ABANTU/OXFAM/ GACCES urge the private sector to support

By G. D. Zaney, Esq.

 

One of the most challenging environmental concerns of the world today is climate change―a phenomenon acknowledged to have adverse impacts on ecosystems, human lives and communities.

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Make Christmas more Ghanaian―Eat what you grow, grow what you eat and share what is yours

By  Mabel Delassie Awuku


I do remember vividly during my childhood days when families and friends would dash into our home with home-bred live chicken, yam, Ghanaian local rice, cassava and many other fresh farm produce for us to use during the Christmas celebrations. It is more fun when you are lucky enough to get a half piece of cloth to sew a new dress― a move that sends a wave of excitement in all of my siblings and I.

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Improved transport sector will grow Ghana's domestic tourism

By Bennet Otoo

 

A white man or African American woman flies into Ghana, stays in a hotel and steps out occasionally in shorts, t-shirt and sunglasses with a camera around his/her neck, visiting tourist site after the other and taking pictures. For many, this is what tourism means. Does it only have to be foreigners visiting our tourist sites and attractions? Have we as Ghanaians exhausted all the tourist sites available to us? When was the last time you visited a tourist site in Ghana? These questions expose the lack of a proper domestic tourism plan and the complete lack of interest by local folk to travel and experience the beauty and tradition of their own countries.

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GHANA’S REDD+ STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

 

An African proverb says: “A man’s greed leads to the destruction of the environment.”

 

Basically, the term  REDD+ or REDD-Plus simply refers to “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.”

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Migration, its effects and management

By Delassie Mabel Awuku

 

No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.”
Warsan Shire.

 

I have lived in Weija, raised my five children and haven’t been saddled with ejection. It has been difficult, nevertheless, to stay in a place like that because when danger looms, one cannot tell when and how it roars its unknown until one experiences it. I lived with my husband at a part of Weija that we all call safe and as life may allow me, I built a two-bedroom apartment with the support of my husband and never planned to vacate Weija until recently the worst of the spillage of the Weija dam took my son’s life compelling me to move from that area to start life afresh and to protect the remaining children for whom I have laboured all my life.

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Research shows impact of Camfed teacher mentoring programme

Background

 

Teacher mentoring is a crucial student support service that is aimed at helping individuals to discover and develop their educational, vocational and psychological potentials and thereby achieve an optimal level of personal happiness and social usefulness. To effectively meet the needs of all students, it is essential that the foundation of teacher mentoring is both systematic in approach and comprehensive in nature. This is important because as students mature and develop, any teacher mentoring programme must keep pace with their social, emotional, behavioural and cognitive changes and the relation of those changes to educational, career and societal changes.

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Motherhood and career pursuit: how can women combine?

By Rachel Sarpong

 

Many women around the world have been successful in their careers, despite the demanding job of being a mother as well. Responsibilities of climbing the career development ladder in any career is daunting which involves attending executive meetings, conferences, courses and, above all, being at post at all times. In the same way the responsibilities of motherhood entails a lot— washing of baby bottles, changing diapers, attending Parent-Teacher Association meetings, supervising wards’ assignments, sending and picking children to and from school and taking children for check-ups, among others.

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