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Agriculture: A Solution To Extreme Poverty

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It has always been said that about 70% of people in Northern Ghana are engaged in farming one way or the other. Most policy makers know this fact. They also know the impact it can make at minimizing rural poverty and reverting rural-urban migration. The problem, however, is the lack of willingness to take steps to ensure its viability in this area.



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We have a system of governance where budgets are drawn just for people working in a ministry. Nothing tangible is done to support struggling subsistence farmers. Governments often boast about fertilizer subsidies. What they may not know (or pretend not to know) is that such subsidized fertilizers don't often reach the targeted beneficiaries. Some of those entrusted with the sole duty of distributing…

Borders: A Bother To African Unity?

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The thoughts shared by most Africans is  that the white man is the cause of our numerous problems. We believe the white man's partitioning of Africa is the cause of our African disunity which I partly agree with. I think we are the cause of our own problems. How long have we been 'independent'?

The white man is no longer ruling us but the borders he erected are still there. We are those now tightening security at our various borders which the white man created. We are those still keeping the borders in place and adding more every day.


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By the way, was Africa united before the coming of the white man? I don't think so. If we were, we would have been able to ward off white dominance on our land when they first tried to settle on it.

How long are we going to continue to blame the white man for our problems? …

The Secret Is Being Content

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We sometimes worry about what we don't have without taking time to assess what it would take to have that. Instead of thanking God for what we have, we get worried about what we lack and forget that we have something valuable to thank God for.


Consider the following scenarios:



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Scenario One: Kelly And Ama KELLY: "What I wouldn’t give to have Ama’s perfect figure! Just look at her striding majestically down the street. I’m guessing she should be about 35 yet she has the body of a 20 year old. I on the other hand look like an inflated balloon thanks to my kids. Having 3 kids took a great toll on my once amazing figure. I truly love my kids but I wish I had Ama’s figure as well."


AMA: "I get so green with envy whenever I see Kelly with her family. She has a loving husband, 3 beautiful kids and a good job.…