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Health claims about ‘aluguntugui’: Are they true or false?

Soursop or graviola also known as “aluguntugui” in Ghana, is well-known for some health benefits; especially in recent times, the use of parts of the fruit and even parts of the tree that produces the fruit, has been linked to some healing effect on cancer and helps to prevent heart diseases. But how true are these health claims? Could this ...

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Beyond the speech and personal example, Mr. President [Article]

Going through President AkufoAddo’s maiden state of the nation address, I was impressed that he spent three-quarters of his 16-page speech on the issue of our attitudes as a people. On page 3, the 4th paragraph, he stated that, “Mr. Speaker, to give a fair account of the state of our nation, I have to give an account of the ...

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Eugenia Tenkorang writes: Minority’s glaring hatred for Otiko Djaba…

I am livid, very livid. Minority members of Ghana’s Parliament did approve the nomination of Catherine Afeku as Tourism Arts and Culture Minister. Madam Afeku, like the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba admitted to not undertaking her mandatory one year National Service Scheme. In the words of the Minority MP for Sagnarigu, A.B.A Fusieni, “anybody engaged ...

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Keeping hearts Awake with #One4Life initiative

Awake Purified Drinking Water is leading the way in which Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can have the desired positive impact on society through its ‘One4Life’. Hajia Abiba Alikali has been a housewife all her life. Growing up in Accra Newtown and Nima, she has four children, two boys and two girls. Everything was normal for five decades of her life ...

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A viewpoint from overseas; demystifying the Free SHS voodoo

After 60 years of independence, we’re still arguing about the pros and cons of a Free Senior High School education. An array of comments have been bundled around in the last few weeks since the Chief Executive officer of the land made mention of the introduction of his major campaign message in the last three elections. Comments that keep me ...

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Mr President, please wear the local fabric; sell Ghana right [Article]

I haven’t even set eyes on the man before but I pretty much have a fair idea what style he gravitates towards. It is his style and it tickles my senses in ways that my senses have not tickled in a very, very long time. This his style of suiting all the time is very much a concern to me ...

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Open letter to chiefs in ‘galamsey’

Dear Nananom, You are deemed powerful and influential in many facets of our lives. You have, and continue to be the face of tradition whenever our culture is mentioned. You are the ones we resort to for wisdom when political systems appear to fail us. It is you we run to, when family matters seem unsolvable. In fact, our heritage ...

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On Free SHS and Heritage Fund; who are the future generation? [Article]

This week, Ghanaians have been discussing an announcement by the government that free Senior High school education will begin in September of 2017. The debate has largely been whether it should be free for all or that government must employ “targeting”, meaning only those who can’t genuinely pay for secondary education must be sponsored. “By free SHS, we mean that ...

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Obrempong Writes: I’m for technical education; less of Free SHS

I know the sensitivity that is attached to this policy when you mention it. I know how far people are willing to go to defend or tear it apart. That is expected of a change. Before you kick the hell out of me, please permit me to play the role society has tasked journalists like myself to play for the ...

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Love and death; a ‘romantic’ union [Article]

But when we love, we must do so knowing that those we love we will lose someday. Do I in anyway intend to propagate fear? Not at all, I only seek to explain or perhaps emphasize the realities of what we call in present day True Love; and maybe Love in itself is just enough definition without a qualifier “True”. ...

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