As Foreign Minister of Ghana, I do get around a fair bit. Often, I’m immersed in briefing papers on flights, with little to no time for looking out the window to take in the aerial sights on the approach to destinations.
Don’t mind the prophets of doom, who say, "a 24-hour economy is impossible." It is possible! We are, after all, Nkrumah's children: Yente gyai – “we don’t hear stop”. We just need to know what a 24-hour economy is and is not, and what its main drivers should be. And off we go!
The world is rapidly evolving into a digitally interconnected space, with cybercrime emerging as a significant threat to millions of online users worldwide including individuals, businesses, and governments alike. The once expansive digital ecosystem, offering endless explorative possibilities, has transformed into an arena where individuals, businesses, and governments are grappling with the complexities of safeguarding the virtual space.
The decision to release water from a dam, knowing full well the effects on local communities and the economy, is never an easy one for the management of any dam. Dams are typically constructed to withstand periods of severe weather.
The United Nations defines “climate change” as the long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Although primarily driven by human activities, particularly the release of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, the shifts can be natural due to the changes in the sun’s activity or large volcanic eruptions.
The quest for urgent medical solutions is driving some patients from seeking standard medical solutions. Thus, instead of going to the hospital upon falling sick, they prefer to go to pastors, marabout, traditional healers, prophets, seers, mallams, and prayer camps among others, with the expectation of getting total healing at any cost.
Green bonds are a type of debt instrument issued by governments, organizations, or corporations to raise funds specifically for projects with environmental benefits. These projects aim to address climate change, promote sustainability, and contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Ghana has not done as well as it should have done since President Kwame Nkrumah was unconstitutionally ousted from office through a military coup by the National Liberation Council on February 24, 1966.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations are concepts that have sought to define how corporate entities should respond to the emerging needs of society and humanity.
When I heard the news in the early hours of Monday, 21 August 2023 titled, “Ghana’s Paa Kwesi Asare wins 2023 BBC News Komla-Dumor-Award,” borrowing from Martin-Luther-King’s “free at last, free at last, thank God we are free at last,” I heard myself say,“Home at last, home at last, thank God it is home at last!”
A series of violent change of governments in recent times in French-speaking West and Central Africa by military men is raising the spectre of a return to the hoary days of dystopia and tyranny rampant in the continent between the 1960s and the end of the Cold War.
In less than a decade, the global financial sector has witnessed a remarkable transformation accelerated by emerging technological advances, ushering in a new era of financial service offerings than previously offered.
Health financing is a challenge any country has to deal with to provide good healthcare services. It’s especially important for developing countries such as Ghana, where ability to pay is a hindrance to accessing all the healthcare services that people might need.