Since returning to constitutional democracy in 1992, Ghana has successfully organized eight presidential and parliamentary elections. However, in Ghana’s election cycle, electoral violence remains protracted, adversely affecting lives and properties. Similar to the previous seven elections, victims in the electoral violence cases recorded in the 2020 elections are yet to get justice despite persistent calls […]
The issue of misinformation/disinformation has become one major challenge confronting the world today. Misinformation/disinformation is however not a modern phenomenon–as it existed long before established information disseminating entities like news organizations started operating. This menace is as a result of people’s desire to manipulate information for their personal gain or to promote a particular agenda. […]
Since the outbreak of the Novel COVID-19 pandemic, over 216 countries and territories have been affected, with over 180,817,269 infections and 3,923,238 deaths as at 28th June, 2021. The effect of the pandemic on lives and livelihoods has been devastating both in developed and developing countries. Ghana, upon recording its first case on 12th March, […]
“Hard as it is to acknowledge, Smitty’s reaction to death was pretty typical. It hurts too much to see a stranger die, let alone someone you love and respect. Most folks would prefer just to ride away, leave the dead to do their dying, and only afterwards think on the good times.” C.A. Tedeschi In […]
Border Communities Monitoring, Community Sensitization and Radio Program Report (August to September 2021)
In August 2021, the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) deployed 85 trained local volunteers to 44 selected border districts across Ghana. They were to, among other things, monitor and report on issues related to border security and facilitate continuous engagements between residents of border communities and the various security agencies present in the area.
“Death is not an evil, because it frees us from all evils, and while it takes away good things, it takes away also the desire for them. Old age is the supreme evil, because it deprives us of all pleasures, leaving us only the appetite for them, and it brings with it all sufferings. Nevertheless, […]
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) occupy a dominant place in Ghana’s economy. They constitute 99.8% of enterprises in the country, account for at least 70% of GDP, and create about 81% of the new jobs.
*Photo credit: ABC News Lower middle-income countries would be scratching their heads with the announcement by Great Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, that it expects to move away from selling its COVID-19 vaccine Vaxzevria at cost price to a scheme where a modest profit is made. According to the company’s Chief Executive Pascal Soriot, they […]
The twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP) is currently ongoing in Glasgow Scotland. It is happening at a time where there is consensus that the world is not doing enough to protect the climate. There have been arguments made that most of the countries demanding more action to minimise greenhouse gas emissions are the guiltiest […]