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Beautiful Ghana: Why Ghanaians must learn to love their country of birth

 

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

A beautiful African proverb says: “You don’t appreciate the value of your own buttock until you have a boil over there!”
Philosophically, if I am asked to describe Ghanaians in one sentence I will say something to this effect: “We Ghanaians are human beings who appreciate the past, demean the present and glorify the future.”  I will attempt to use Participant observation research method to explain my hypothesis.

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JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons Awards-Motivating Excellence

Recognising individual for excelling in their fields of endeavour is the best way of motivating them and inspiring others to follow their stead. Several awards scheme have been instituted in Ghana over the years to motivate people to seek excellence and serve as mentors to others. Despite these efforts, young people in Ghana still find difficulties affecting society due to lack of befitting role models.

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UN Paris Agreement 2015: Victory for mankind or empty promises to humanity?

Jubilations over Paris AgreementBy Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

A funny African proverb says something to this effect:  “A ram that is suffering from diarrhea messes up its own hind legs but boasts that it is soiling the pathway for commuters.”

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Why Ghanaians should patronize made-in-Ghana goods and services

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

Listen to the wisdom of our ancestors, which is reflected in this Ghanaian proverb thus:  “A prince or princess does not rush out to go and watch the King in the street!”

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UN Climate Change Summit In Paris 2015: World Leaders Must Stop Paying Lip Service To Sustainable Development Matters

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

 

Do you remember this philosophical Ghanaian adage that says: “If you cut your own tongue and chew it with rapacious appetite, you have chewed no meat at all?”

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Ghana's Social Protection steps into SDGs shoes

By Francis Ameyibor

The United Nations High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), is tasked to follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.

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Camfed Supports Female Education and Women’s Leadership

Dr. Kwegyir Aggrey is credited with going around the country allaying the fears of parents with this mantra: "If you educate a man you simply educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family." These words eventually became the famous quote: "If you educate a boy, you educate an individual, but if you educate a girl, you educate a nation."

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Election Coverage: Useful lessons from the USA

THE team also visited the Coalition for Open Democracy, which was working on campaign finance reform, the Institute of Politics, which host Presidential debates in the state and groom students to become politicians as well as the Union Leader, a conservative newspaper that promotes the ideals of the Republican Party.

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