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For society to thrive and keep its human resource out of harm’s way, health and safety must be prioritised. Health and safety have many facets which need to work in tandem to be effective. To rely on just one aspect, ...

Welcome Aboard Our Health and Safety Flight

“Ladies and gentleman,” he said over the speakers, “welcome aboard this recently liberated Gulfstream V. If I could have your attention for just a few moments, I’d like to go over the safety features of this aircraft. It has an engine, to make us go, and wings, to keep us in the air. There are seatbelts, which won’t do you an awful lot of good if we fly into the side of a mountain.”

However, it is now becoming apparent that the people between the age range of 17-30 years are the most likely to spread the virus this time around. Data from the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics indicates that the latest spike of infections in that country has originated within this age group and coincided with the reopening of tertiary educational institutions

The COVID-19 Complacency Trap

“To be careless in making decisions is to naively believe that a single decision impacts nothing more than that single decision, for a single decision can spawn a thousand others that were entirely unnecessary or it can bring peace to a thousand places we never knew existed.”

I grew up on academic campuses and my experiences on these citadels of knowledge have been instrumental in shaping my views about life. Sometimes, I am inclined to believe that I have forgotten about ...

Confronting the Realities of Midlife Mortalities

“First, they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Ghana’s Health Social Contract; Are We Getting More Benefit?

“The word ‘slavery’ and ‘right’ are contradictory, they cancel each other out. Whether as between one man and another or between one man and a whole people, it would always be absurd to say: “I hereby make a covenant with you which is wholly at your expense and wholly to my advantage; I will respect it so long as I please and you shall respect it as long as I wish.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

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