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Celebrating Teachers Across Ghana

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India once said that quote ”Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.” Unquote. The importance of teachers in the shaping of character, mind, caliber, and the future of an individual and by extension a nation is priceless. This priceless service by teachers made commentators to allude to the saying that a teacher’s reward is in Heaven and not on Earth. Since we are still on Earth, the World Teachers Day was instituted. Established in 1994, the World Teachers Day, emanates from UNESCO / ILO’s 1966 recommendation concerning the status of Teachers. The recommendation is now a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and conditions of teachers around the world. The World Teachers Day is devoted to appreciating and improving the conditions of educators. This internationally recognised day acknow…

Eulogising Late Justice V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe

The late Justice Professor Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles Crabbe was a legal luminary whose contribution to the legal system in Ghana cannot be swept under the carpet. He was a brilliant retired Supreme Court Judge whose performance as Justice of the apex Court was greatly admired by many people within and outside the legal fraternity. He was one person who was very frank in discussions on politics and legal matters. His role in the drafting of laws for Ghana and other countries in Africa showed that he was not only a man of exceptional brilliance but was also committed to the profession he chose for himself. One spectacular thing about him was his physical strength even at age 95 when he still served as a Professor of Law at Mountcrest University College in Accra. He was always seen briskly walking round whilst undertaking his duties as a legal luminary. His experience as a great person in the practice of law is undoubtedly unmatched by any other person in this present generat…

Measures To Improve The Well-Being Of Older Persons

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly by Resolution 45/106 designated 1st October, as International Day of Older Persons. This is in recognition and appreciation of the varied contributions older persons had made and continue to make to the growth and development of the family, society and the nation at large. It is also to draw attention to the state of their well-being and create opportunities for all, particularly governments to reflect on their levels of commitments towards  the improvement of the quality of life of older persons. It is an opportunity as well for individuals to re-examine their own levels of preparations toward old age and the fulfilment of their responsibilities towards older persons in their families and society. The global theme for this year’s commemoration was “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”. Unfortunately, as has been the case over the years, the State did not implement any programme for the Day except the visit by HelpAge Ghan…

Cyber Security Awareness

Technology is continuously evolving. The evolution comes with opportunities and challenges. Society has developed to a stage where technology underpins economic, cultural, social, religious and political activities. Around the globe, online banking has replaced queues in banks, transactions involving huge amounts of money are coordinated with the click of a button. Mobile Money wallets and ATM cards have reduced carrying of physical cash. Buying and selling, accessing education and entertainment are all now easy using the internet. Increasing affordability of ICT devices, decline in data prices, enhanced data connectivity are propelling the digital economy in Ghana. With the help of the internet our daily lives are increasingly organised in spheres we do not see, otherwise known as Cyber space. Ghana’s cyber space has witnessed important developments recently with the introduction of paperless ports, digital property addressing system, mobile money interoperability systems, e-justice…

National Policy Summit Held At UDS In Tamale

Evidence suggests that countries where multi-party democracy has been established perform better as compared to non-democratic states. One sure path to effective democracy is accountability and citizens involvement in governance. An initiative that is gradually becoming a pivot for accountability and citizens’ involvement is the National Policy Summit initiated by the Ministry of Information. It has been a platform for Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs to engage stakeholders on the way forward towards effective implementation of Government policies as well as regularly inform the public on detailed government strategies for revamping the economy for sustained growth. It is a fact that ever since the New Patriotic Party assumed office many of its flagship programmes have been questioned and criticised by some Ghanaians. Organizers of the fourth edition of the Policy Summit in Tamale could not have chosen a better topic than the theme: “ASSESSING GOVERNMENT’S FLAGSHIP PROGRAMM…

4th National Policy Summit

Development Policy interventions have been part of nation building since time immemorial. Governments have over the years committed significant resources towards development interventions tailored at enhancing the welfare of the citizenry. When development interventions are well planned and implemented all things being equal they are expected to yield desired national development outcomes. New Patriotic Party won the 2016 elections on the back of promises of some development policies such as Free Senior High School, One District One Factory, One village One Dam, among others. It is no gain saying that in spite of some challenges, Government has chalked some successes on the path towards the fulfillment of the promises. One essential and priceless ingredient for effective implementation of development intervention is dialogue. Dialoguing with stakeholders is considered an essential pre-requisite for success in any development effort. It is indeed a sure way of having quality solutions…