Npong Balikawu Francis's Blog – December 2010 Archive (9)

Christmas, preacherman and the poor-happy xmas

i was among thousands of people who converged today at the premises of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tamale, Ghana for christmas church service.

People from all walk of life trooped to the camp. there was one extra ordinary thing i have noticed. Those church leaders and congregation. The pastors, their wives and children were looking well fed. They came in to the camp late in cars but were given standing ovation with Christian chorus "Haleluya". 

As they step up to a well…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 25, 2010 at 17:26 — No Comments

Rural children camped to interrupt HIV/AIDS transmission

  American Peace Corp volunteers have camped and trained sixty-one rural adolescence children on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and management as part of efforts to interrupt the spread of

the disease in the country.…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 24, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Media blame for vilifying women

IT is clear; Women and children continued to be discriminated against in Ghana despite the ratification of international and regional conventions that seek to protect women and children against all forms of abuses.

The inability of the government to strictly enforce these conventions and local acts that seek to support the development of women children described as vulnerable was however responsible for the character assassinations, verbal, physical attacks and demoralization of…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 19, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Media held responsible for vilification of women

Women and children continued to be discriminated against in Ghana despite the ratification of international and regional conventions that seek to protect women and children against all forms of abuses. The inability of the government to strictly enforce these conventions and local acts that seek to support the development of women and children described as vulnerable was however responsible for the character assassinations, verbal, physical attacks and demoralization of assembly women…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 18, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

7 whales washed ashore in oil zone in Ghana

The president JohnAtta Mills has finally pressed the button for the commercial flow of oil from the jubilee field just at the time seven whales have been washed ashore dead around oil exploration areas in the western region.

The plight of these whales however raised concerns about the activities of oil exploration to marine animals and environment and water. The death of these whales occurred in within six months which follows after…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 15, 2010 at 15:52 — No Comments

Climate Change and harmattan: Action now or never

It is still early inthe morning of Tuesday 14 December 2010, and my skin looks dry and white-need Mountain of shear butter to moisten my skin. My lips are cracking as harmattan winds sweep the streets and blowing cold and uncomfortable air into my nostril. Guest what I am going through, difficult breathing. My one year old girl is still on bed shivering as she suffers from the harmattan cold wind breeze that makes its way into my loosely…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 15, 2010 at 7:57 — No Comments

Ecological architecture of indigenes-remedy to climate change

It’s existed for so many years from generations to the present generation, an ecological architecture that places and positions the minds of indigenous people of the northern Ghana the need to protect, and preserve the environment.

“Sound, clean environment is wealth and health” my dad once told me. After so many years of hearing this statement now that I have understood what the statement means and why he prevented people from burning… Continue

Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 7, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Ghana going green in Agriculture?

Today, Ghana is celebrating farmers’ day and hundreds of gallant farmers across the country would be honoured for their contributions to the nation’s sustainability through agriculture.

Agriculture is said to be a back born of Ghana’s economy and accounts for about 65 per cent of Gross Domestic product (GDP). It is leading in export commodities and contributes substantially… Continue

Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 3, 2010 at 9:51 — No Comments

Communities threatened to boycott elections processes in 2012 if….

Boariyili, Bimbilla, Northern region

Twelve communities in the Eastern Corridor (communities living along Yendi Bimbilla road) comprise chiefs, young, aged and children have hit the streets with a peaceful demonstration to demand immediate action on the construction of Yendi-Bimbilla road with a threat to boycott 2012 elections procedures should the government failed to work on that road to improve their livelihood.

The demonstrators who held placards some of which read “Mr. President… Continue

Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 3, 2010 at 9:45 — No Comments

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