The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), led by the Chief Census Officer, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, has begun a series of engagements with key stakeholders in the country as part of a major public education and advocacy programme to get the buy-in of all and sundry to ensure the success of the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC).
Article 256 of the Constitution tasks regional ministers, as representatives of the President in the regions, to be responsible for the coordination and direction of government machinery in the regions.
Over the last three decades, Ghana’s urban population has more than tripled, rising from about four million to close to 14 million people, an indication that the growth in urban population is outpacing that of rural areas.
The Monday, March 25, 2021, issue of the Daily Graphic provided details on a STAR Ghana Foundation dialogue on the government’s re-entry policy for schoolgirls who become pregnant. The dialogue was held in Tamale in the Northern Region.
Since President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo indicated in his first term that he was determined to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa and by extension ensure a clean country, so much reference has been made to that declaration, especially when sanitation challenges come up for discussion.
For the people of Apam in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region and, indeed, Ghana, Sunday, March 7, 2021 will always evoke sad memories because it was the day over a dozen youth aged between 14 and 17 years got drowned when they went to the beach to swim.
Last Friday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, through the caretaker Finance Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, laid before Parliament comprehensive estimates of the income and expenditure of the government for this year.
Three months after Election 2020, Ghanaians could still have been removing dead bodies from the streets, the air filled with the stench of putrefaction as flies and vultures hover over dead bodies. Those bodies could have been yours, mine or your children’s.
It is good news that the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived. Thankfully, delivery was made possible after a consignment of doses was cleared by the Indian government and drug manufacturers for COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) member countries.
The announcement by the Ghana Education Service (GES) that this year’s school placement will be out tomorrow, Sunday, February 21, 2021, is surely good news to parents, the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates and other stakeholders.
Last Friday, 14 people were elected to represent 14 regions on the Council of State. Two regions — Bono East and Western — could not conclude the election of their representatives. There is an injunction on the Bono election, while the election in the Western Region ended up a tie, with the run-off taking place yesterday.