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THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN ENSURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS

By Jennifer Asiedu

 

The word media is derived from the word medium signifying mode or carrier. The media are responsible for providing information, education and entertainment. The word media was first used in reference to books and newspapers, that is the print media, and with the advent of technology, media now encompasses television, movies, radio and the internet. In today’s world, the media have become very essential because they play outstanding roles in the society. Aside the traditional three key roles of the media, they have a greater responsibility for ensuring free and fair elections in any country. The following are ways in which the media can contribute to free and fair elections in Ghana.

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TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN HEALTH

By Cecilia Adams

It's a fact of life - people checking into the hospital face risks. Expecting to get better, some actually end up getting worse. The question is whose fault is it? Many people say it’s the fault of the health professionals. That may be partially true because health professionals cause common health problems like medication errors. One thing we must remember is that because the demand for health services exceeds the supply of same, health professionals come under a lot of pressure. No doubt some nurses are really easily angered. I had an experience where a colleague nurse shouted at me for no reason. I believe the passion for the profession is waning and this is something we must be very careful about.

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Ghana School Feeding Programme: The journey so far

By the Communication Team (MoGCSP)

 

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has been in implementation since 2005 in the context of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Pillar III, and in response to the first and second Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and achieving universal primary education.

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CHILD AND FAMILY WELFARE POLICY

By Communications Team (MoGCSP)

 

The Ghanaian society is transforming and families are becoming nucleated. However, with regard to care and protection in Ghana, the extended family still participates in the support of children. According to research, child maltreatment is quite alarming. Findings from the Ghana Living Standard Survey (GLSS) in 2013 found that 23.4 per cent of children aged 5–14 years were engaged in some form of economic activities.

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POSITIVE IMPACTS OF THE LEAP PROGRAMME ON ITS TARGET BENEFICIARIES

Cash transfer programmes all over the world have been used as a major social protection intervention to improve the livelihood of the extremely poor and vulnerable people.

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Competition Regime In Ghana—A Prerequisite For Consumer Welfare And Protection

By G.D. Zaney

 

Research has shown that businesses and consumers in Ghana continue to suffer largely due to the absence of a functional competition regime in the country. Competition refers to the process of rivalry between firms striving to gain sales and make profits. While the Americans call it “antitrust”, the Chinese call it “antimonopoly”.

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Ghana’s National Protection Policy and Sustainable Development

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

A traditional wisdom in African proverb reminds us that: “Complaints do not eliminate poverty.” 

Cambridge Dictionary defines Policy as “a set of ideas or a plan of what to do in particular situations that has been agreed to officially by a group of people, a business organization, a government, or a political party.”

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GOVERNMENTS MUST BUILD AND SUSTAIN A RESILIENT POWER HUB TO CATER FOR THE GROWING DEMAND 

By Michelle Fafa Agbenorto

Literature on energy in any development jurisdiction has it that the rapid economic development of any economy requires the injection of large amounts of energy while empirical evidence from both developing and developed economies shows a close correlation between the rates of economic growth and energy demand.

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