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Ghana is currently grappling with the devastating effects of illegal mining activities with water bodies which support life being the hardest hit. It is on this basis that another look must be taken at the importance of water resources for rural development. Fresh water is a precious resource essential for sustaining life and undertaking any productive activity. It is estimated that 70 percent of available fresh water is used for Agriculture, the main occupation in rural areas.


Written By By Theophilus Sampa - James Kwesi Appiah born on 30th June 1960 becomes the 43rd coach of the Black Stars and his appointment has been met with mix feelings by some football fans. The former Kumasi Asante Kotoko captain in 2012 took over from Serbian Goran Stevanovic and subsequently finished 4th in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The highlight of Kwesi Appiah’s previous reign was a hundred percent qualifying record prior to the 2014 World cup in Brazil, with his team famously beating the Pharaohs of Egypt 6-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Vigilante groups in political parties – A betrayal of Constitutionalism

Written By Alex Blege - After eleven years of military rule, the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana came into force and brought about multi-party democracy and its accompanied rights, responsibilities and limitations. Sadly, political parties, especially the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) encouraged the emergence of vigilante groups which have gone on the rampage at one time or the other.

File image - President Akufo-Addo at his investiture on January 7th, 2017

Written By Kofi Amponsah Bediako - During his inaugural speech on 7th January this year, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated, among other things, that as the Head of State, he would protect the public purse. President Akufo-Addo also indicated that he was in a hurry to fix the economy. Immediately after his inauguration, the President started putting together his government through Ministerial nominations for approval by parliament. Parliament also did well by quickly vetting and approving the nominations.

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