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The agony of Nigeria: food crisis in a deadly pandemic? Haruna Gado

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Nigeria, the most populous Nation in Africa, and coincidentally, the largest economy on the continent. With an estimated population of 207,110,363 as of Saturday, September 12, 2020, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the country has the largest market and labour supplies in Africa. With a great potential in agriculture and …

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Civil Society Organizations and Government Relationship in Ghana: What Is the Way Forward?

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The tenet of good governance anywhere in the world is to ensure good quality livelihood for the citizenry. It is for this reason that constitutions revolve on the power of ‘WE THE PEOPLE’. The people give power to organized few, herein, political leadership to execute the developmental strategies on behalf of the people. This is …

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Agyapa: Is there an Alternative? Dr. Kenneth Bansah

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For some days now, both traditional and social media have been inundated with comments for and against a deal purported to handle or manage mineral royalties that will be accrued from the extraction of Ghana’s God-given natural resources which over centuries have not significantly benefited the people of the country and lifted mining communities out …

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA): What Opportunities Does it Present to Africa’s Agriculture?

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According to the World Bank, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is expected to create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating. The agreement connects 1.3 billion people across 55 countries in Africa, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at US$3.4 trillion. The …

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The Shameful Repercussions of Examination Malpractices: 2020 WASSSCE Revelation

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Did I hear that some schools are embarking on demonstrations, remonstration and vandalization of properties? Were you surprised these were happening? Unfortunately, I was not; even worse than these is anticipated if we don’t think of acting right as a nation. Once a student and now a teacher, I have witnessed a series of unacceptable …

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Factors that Ministry of Food and Agriculture must consider for sustainable agricultural policies

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An efficient conceptualization, formulation and implementation, of any agricultural policy, must consider the following questions: What are the policy objectives? Do current policies meet objectives? What are the characteristics of a new policy set? How to implement new policies? How to monitor and evaluate? When quality answers are given to the above questions, the positive …

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Health care system response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana

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Since the declaration of the pandemic, the novel coronavirus, Covid-19 by the World Health Organization last March, the government of Ghana has taken several legislative, executive and policy measures to combat the disease (Ministry of Health, 2020; Ghanaweb 2020). Measures have included regular updates by the Ministry of information, presidential addresses in televised broadcasts, border …

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Political tribalism and the way forward in Africa

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There is not a standard working definition of ‘political tribalism’ as it is an emerging term; however, we can disintegrate the two terms involved to understand the phenomenon. As Aristotle puts it, all humans are political animals because either we govern or we are part of a system governed, and we all belong (ed) to …

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Rather save us with the Heritage Fund and scrape-off payment of ex-gratia

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When we read that Ghana was knocking on the doors of IMF for 100 million dollars to tackle the coronavirus crisis, we fell into despondency and wept for this country. Is this not the economy that our leaders have touted as robust and resilient? Is this not the same government that had said many times …

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CEBSAR-AFRICA Puts Smiles on Faces of Students at Ejuraman SHS

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On March 10, 2020, Mr. Isaac Owusu Afriyie, an Ashanti Regional Representative of Centre for Better Society Advocacy and Research Africa (CEBSAR-AFRICA), donated 10 copies of his self-authored Chemistry book, EASY’S EASY CHEMISTRY, to Ejuraman Senior High School in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The donation is a follow-up to an earlier event on the …

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