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This is why all workers in the country must work hard and be prepared to sacrifice to contribute to the economic growth of the country. Workers and employers, need to collaborate with each other to rebuild the economy and improve upon the welfare of people.

A placard being displayed at the forecourt of the TUC in Accra during the 2021 National May Day Celebration.

Written By Dr Kofi Amponsah Bediako - May Day marks International Workers’ Day of Solidarity, signifying the memory of previous leaders of the labour movement who fought hard to preserve the dignity of workers all over the world. The Day has been recognized as an important event celebrated worldwide to show the importance of the role of workers in productivity and economic development.

Mention can be made of several scenarios of religious leaders who have assumed so much control over the thoughts and personal life choices of their members, with exploitative, ridiculous or tragic consequences. Perhaps, ...

The causes of moral decadence and canker of shortcuts

Written By Raymond Tuvi - With ours having been described as the era of everything quick and fast – such as fast food, fast cars, fast balance, quick dryers or quick cash, among others – any means to get there faster, seems to be not only accepted by many but also expected. The main philosophy appears not to be “success in the shortest possible time” but “success – whatever it may be – here and now”, and the quicker and hotter it’s served, or rather, snatched from fire, the better.

Some of the challenges facing the nation and all the regions and districts are armed robbery, land disputes, invasion of farms by herdsmen and influx of foreign nationals with questionable characters. These are issues that must not be taken for granted or swept under the carpet.

The Regional and Chief Directors Confab

Written By Dr. Kofi Amponsah-Bediako - It is very important that from time to time, meetings are organised among important stakeholders such as regional ministers, chief Directors and other prominent persons who play critical roles in developing the nation. Such meetings help to draw attention to critical details that are often overlooked because of the belief that stakeholders already know them.

There have been calls for investment in the local production of vaccines not only for COVID-19 but others as well for routine immunization. Vaccine production is capital intensive and has always been the preserve of the northern countries, the Western world and Europe due to their financial clout and support from moguls.

The importance of vaccines as Ghana hosts 2021 Africa Vaccination Week

Written By Theresa Owusu Ako - Ghana is hosting this year’s launch of Africa Vaccination Week. An event celebrated during the last week of April 24th -30th with other WHO Regions and the World Immunization week. The week aims at promoting the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages. The continuous search for a long lasting COVID-19 vaccine brings to the fore the importance of vaccines to human existence from birth to adulthood. Many dangerous diseases can be prevented through the use of vaccines. Some of these are Polio, Measles, Yellow Fever, Malaria, TB and a host of others including COVID-19. Ghana has been chosen to host this year’s event in recognition of its high immunisation status with consistent high coverage rates, commitment of leadership, successes in sustaining routine immunization during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and being the first country within Africa to access and deploy COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility.

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