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Statement: Ghana needs to increase spending on health by 5%

MamaYe demands more investment in health services to save more mothers and babiesGhana plansto spend 12.5% of its total budget on healthcare in 2013, which amounts to about 136 GHS for each person. This means that Ghana is close but still failing to fulfil its commitment to ring fence 15% of total government spending for health, in what is known as the Abuja Declaration.On 14th and 15th July, Africa’s heads of state will gather in Abuja, Nigeria to discuss progress made towards meeting the landmark 15% health financing pledge made twelve years ago in the same city.Speaking on behalf of the MamaYeCampaign, Prof. Richard Adanu said: “This Africa Union Special Summit provides a window of opportunity for President John Dramani Mahama to confirm its promise to the people of Ghana and ensure that enough money is spent on our health services...

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Massive Clear-out As Hearts Of Oak Axe 13 Players, Sammy Adjei Included

Posted On Tuesday, 16th July 2013 Duncan (right) is sacking some players Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have line-up a massive clear-out with 13 players to be axed including top names like goalkeeper Sammy Adjei and defender Godwin Osei Bonsu. Hearts coach David Duncan has called for the massive culling of the squad of ineffective players as they seek to boost the side ahead of the start of the new season...

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Voice of Reason: Is Technology Breaking Families Apart and Killing Intimacy Softly?

“I’m in my room and I kan’t come 2 da kitchen rt now...lifve my food by my door!”WELCOME TO the new world according the tech-savvy generation---thanks in part to our fixation on instant-gratification.How would you feel if you lived under the same roof and got a text message from your teenager in her bed room next door, telling you that you should not wait for her to join you for church or dinner? What happened to family interactions and healthy discussions about careers, education, culture, politics and movies at the dining room table?Verbal communication and eye-to-eye bonding are the pillars of the African culture in general and Ghanaian traditions in particular...

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What is worth celebrating about Atta Mills’ death?

The late president, Prof. Atta Mills The Funeral Planning Committee has lined up a series of events to celebrate the first anniversary of the most tragic event ever to have hit Ghana — the death of a sitting president in the person of Professor John Evans Atta Mills. ...

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The Siamese Twins: Education and Employability

I recently had the privilege of attending a ‘Policy Dialogue’ in Kumasi organised by the British Council entitled ‘International Education and Employability: Developing Human Capacity for the Global Market.’ The aim of the ‘Dialogue’ was to generate discussion among our intelligentsia which would in turn stimulate national policy development around the strategically vital issue of ‘Employability and Education’.I use the word ‘issue’, deliberately, as I believe passionately that education and employment are not separate and distinct but rather two sides of the same coin, Siamese twins if you will, for you cannot have a meaningful discussion about one without mentioning the other.For far too long now our weather-worn education system has been geared and cranked with the sole aim of producing good scholars. Some would say in the same fashion as a sausage machine produces sausages. ...

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Want to die for Ghana? Think twice!

...I pledge myself in all things To uphold and defend the good name of Ghana So help me God.For generations, we have imbibed the National Pledge and the need to serve the country even at the peril of our lives. Almost all the patriotic songs we were taught as pupils had this element of the need to literally die for Ghana.Throughout history, a lot of people have stood their ground and died in the process of serving Ghana...

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No Way Back For Jordan Opoku – Kotoko Chairman Insists

Posted On Monday, 15th July 2013 Berekum Chelsea midfielder Jordan Opoku rumoured to be on his way back to Kotoko Asante Kotoko chairman Dr. Desmond Sarpong has strongly dismissed talks linking midfielder Jordan Opoku with a return to the club. ...

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Stop Charging Fees In Dollars – Gov’t Orders Institutions

Government has directed all public tertiary institutions which charge fees in US dollars, to cease the practice.Citing the Ghana Institute of Management and Administration (GIMPA) as an example, Deputy Minister for Education in charge of tertiary education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, said the phenomenon will stop in the coming weeks.“We have raised concern about dollarized fees and we have asked that the practice stops. ...

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Vote Moses Odjer’s Goal For 2013 Fifa U20 Goal Of The Tournament

Posted On Monday, 15th July 2013 Moses Odjer scored a classy goal for Ghana against Chile. ...

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Ken Kuranchie: Ghanaians Have No Right To Call Themselves "Civilised People" …

Chronicling the events that unfolded during his incarceration, Ken Kuranchie has expressed doubt about the civilization of the country.According to him, Ghanaians have no right to call themselves “civilized people” after lamenting about the state and treatments meted out to prisoners across the nation.He was critical about his experience at the Ho Central Prisons during his transfer from the Nsawam Prisons and explained on Oman FM’s ‘Boiling Point’ this Monday that “when you see the treatment given to people [human beings]; at Ho prisons, we have no right to call ourselves civilized people.”Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the People’s National Convection (PNC), making his submissions on the same platform bewailed the nature of Ghana’s prisons and appealed to the authorities to improve the living conditions of inmates in the various prisons across the country.In his view, Ken Kuranchie, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Searchlight should document his 10-day experience after being declared contemptuous of court following a publication in his newspaper.The publication which was deemed distasteful and a way to probably discredit the nine-member panel sitting on the ongoing election case saw the newspaper editor sentenced to prison for 10 days together with a member of the ruling NDC Communication team, Stephen Atubiga who was also sentenced to 3 days imprisonment for similar reasons.Ken Kuranchie’s release from prison has since brought into light the issue about the conditions of prisoners in the country.This therefore engendered comments from the PNC General Secretary who expressed strongly that the fate of prisoners is compounded by health hazards due to the bizarre and unkempt nature of prisons in the country.According to him, the situation is “no more about just taking people through punishment but it’s about inflicting even health problems on them.”

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