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Network Marketing: An Alternative Income Stream

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"Unless you are networking, you soon may be “not working.” Network marketing is not just becoming mainstream, it’s emerging today as the dominant market trend. It’s a trend that can’t be, won’t be stopped. We are entering an era of giant killers! Individuals today have as much power and knowledge accessibility as corporations! Instead of being a victim of change, you are now in a position to be a change." --- Denis Waitley.


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Network marketing is a type of business opportunity that is very popular with people looking for part-time, flexible businesses. Some of the most successful business people all around the world are either involved and recommend network marketing, including Donald Trump, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, T Harv Eker and many others.
Network marketing offers an opportunity for literally mill…

Profile Of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president-elect of Ghana, was born and raised in Ga-Maami (Accra Central) and in the Nima area of Accra.

His father’s residence, Betty House at Korle Wokon in Accra, was effectively the headquarters of the country’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) after it was formed at Saltpond on 4 August 1947.
Three of the “Big Six” – the founding fathers of Ghana – were his relatives: J. B. Danquah (grand-uncle), William Ofori-Atta (uncle) and Edward Akufo-Addo (the third Chief Justice of Ghana and later ceremonial President of the Republic from 1969 to 1972), (his father).

Akufo-Addo received his primary education first at the Government Boys School, Adabraka, and later at the Rowe Road School (now Kimbu), both in Accra Central. He went to England to study for his O-Level and A-Level examinations at Lancing College, Sussex. He began the Philosophy, Politics and Economics course at New College, Oxford in 1962, but apparently left soon…

Fake US Embassy In Ghana Shut Down After A Decade

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It flew the American flag, hung a photo of President Obama and issued US visas for more than a decade.

But a building that operated as a US embassy in Ghana was a fake, the US State Department says.
The enterprise, which issued fraudulently obtained legitimate visas, counterfeit visas, and other false identification documents, was overseen by figures from Ghanaian and Turkish crime rings working in cahoots with corrupt Ghanaian officials, the US State Department said in a statement. It operated three days a week in Accra, the capital.


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The State Department did not say how many people may have entered the United States illegally using documentation issued by the crime ring, nor did it say how the ring may have obtained official documents.
Visas and passports from 10 different countries were found during raids on the nond…

Trump's Advice To Politicians

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Donald Trump has won the American election despite all the odds that were stuck against him. The media did not favor him, the pollsters ruled him out, and even bigwigs in the Republican party of which he is a flagbearer denied him. He was literally a man on his own. Some labeled him as a racist, divisive, unfit for president and a very dangerous figure in the American polity.
Donald Trump was a man of principles. He never wanted to find himself in a situation which could conflict his personal convictions with that of his Republican party and the rest of the American people. However, he seemed to have had a message that resonated with the American people, both black and white, men and women, and the ordinary American in general. His message was simply to "Make America Great Again!". He never hid his true nature from the people he sought to lead.
I personally admired Trump's take on how to end migration and the deportation of illegal migrants, especially those from Africa.…

Television Commercials: How They Impact Children

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Television and radio used to be mediums of learning in the past. It was once said that any student who wants to learn how to speak good English must be an avid listener of radio and television news. And it was not an exaggeration at all.

From the news items to the commercials, everything was good for education. Even the movies. Certain movies were planned to be shown at certain times of the day depending on whether they were suitable for children or not. Adverts were very exciting to watch or listen to. They were easy to memorize and some even became singsongs among school pupils.


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Movies rated LNV and PG were shown at times children were assumed to be away from the television. Adult content was reserved for night showing when children had no chance of viewing them. And it worked to control the desires of energetic chil…

Desperate Politicians!

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Elections constitute a very integral aspect of democracy and are organized periodically to enable citizens of a country or organization to choose a leader who they think resonates with their aspirations as a people. The citizens are allowed to exercise their franchise freely without intimidation from any quarters. The question is, do some countries actually understand democracy at all?

Ghana is a democratic country with almost two decades of experience. Ghana's democracy is currently being touted internationally as one of the best in Africa. The country has successfully organized peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections on a four-year term basis since 1992.
Having been a keen observer of the electoral process since adolescence, so many things have changed over the years in Ghana's political space. Many people now moot the messages put across by political parties, unlike in the past where they would have towed the line of family members without regards to the message. …

Nurses Attitudes; The Broader View

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Nurses are the fulcrum around which the health care delivery system of any nation rotates. They are trained to be independent of other members of the health team where necessary. Nurses are still able to work if all other health workers lay down tools. Despite doing so much for so less, nurses are still by far the least respected of health care professionals.

Nurses are found everywhere championing the health affairs of families and communities, even in places no other professional wants to go. They go out of their job description every time into other related fields to help save lives. Some act as consultants in clinics, health centers, and community-based health planning services(CHPS) compounds. In these places, nurses act as prescribers, midwives, laboratory personnel, and dispensers. They even act as laborers too. They do all these without complaining because of empathy for the sick. These things are not part of the nurse's job description. Nurses are not paid for doing all t…

Party Manifestos In Ghanaian Politics

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The two major political parties in Ghana (NPP and NDC) are currently moving through every nook and cranny of this country, campaigning without manifestos. Each one thinks the other will plagiarize their ideas. Because of this perception, they're all holding their ideas to themselves while they go about begging and buying votes. Some civil society organizations have criticized political parties for deciding to play a hide and seek game with each other.
But do people make their choices based on manifestos? In Ghana, the illiteracy rate is high, and most politicians know this. They know most people who vote can't read. They don't know anything about a budget and inflation. They are not interested in the nitty gritty. So, it will take these voters some time to get educated on some of the political jargon. Even most of the educated ones don't use manifestoes to make their choice.


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How to Make Your Vote Count In 2016

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Ghana goes to the polls this year. Many voters out there still don't know how to cast valid ballots. It is a fact that the number of rejected ballots in all elections [since 1992] often outweigh the combined votes of the smaller political parties. It is, therefore, up to the authorities and all concerned to give more and better education to voters and potential voters so as to enable them to choose better.

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The fundamental problems accounting for this huge number ranges from multiple thumb printing to poor folding of papers after thumbprinting. Some votes are not visible enough and disputes often arise at the polling stations because ballot paper appears virtually blank. These are all counted as wasted ballots and defeat the purpose of which such people even visited the polling station in the first place.
Having be…

NHIS; A Challenge To Quality Healthcare Delivery

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The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is a form of National health insurance established by the Government of Ghana, with a goal to provide equitable access and financial coverage for basic health care services to Ghanaian citizens.[1]

Foreigners were supposed to pay cash whenever they access healthcare services in Ghana because it was assumed such people could afford it. Besides, most of them never pay tax to the government. It was not until 2009 when the scheme was changed from its district-based mutual status to a nationwide status that foreigners began infiltrating its system. And it was also the time the problems of health insurance began to surface.


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Some of the NHIS offices are packed with unqualified staff. Clients names are often wrongly spelt. Some clients names and pictures are even interchanged.

Most …

Benefits Of Online Shopping

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Most people don't want to shop online due to one or two reasons. Some people fear they will lose their money to scammers while others are confused as to how they can get the product they've bought online. If you're among any of these groups, then this article is for you.

While it is true that some people have lost money to scammers online, it is also true that most of the local stores are now stocked with items bought online.

Some people believe most of the online shops are populated with scammers who are doing all they can to swindle customers of their hard-earned cash. They will, therefore, prefer to buy from the local shop at an exorbitant price. They will rather allow their personal information to be stolen than their money.


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Shops such as Amazon, Alibaba, AliExpress (an affiliate of Alibaba responsible …

Who Will Fix The Accra Floods?

The issue of floods in cities and towns is becoming an annual ritual whenever there is rain, no matter the intensity. The memories of last year's June 3 flood and fire disaster are still very fresh in our minds. But it seems the only lesson our leaders have learned from this gory incident is how to blame the populace and make them feel guilty while exonerating themselves.

The authorities responsible for making sure this problem gets solved are always quick to push blame on citizens for being 'irresponsible' with the way they handle waste. They say we throw waste in drains and litter the streets. They say we are not patriotic. They say we will be those to suffer and die from the effects of floods and unsanitary environments. The care less if have a means of disposing of our waste responsibly.


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Breaking News: NDC To Launch 2016 Campaign Without Manifesto

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The governing National Democratic Congress says it will be launching its elections 2016 campaign next week without a manifesto.

Addressing a news conference in Accra, the party’s Campaign team spokesperson, Joyce Bawah Mogtari said although the campaign will be launched on August 14, 2016, in the central region, the manifesto will be released at a later date, Joy News' Joseph Ackah-Blay reports.



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She indicated that the theme for this year’s campaign will be “Changing lives, transforming Ghana.”

The party is certain that President John Mahama will be re-elected in December.

Mrs. Mogtari said President Mahama is “the best candidate for this year’s election.”

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Was President Mahama Stoned?

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The season of blasphemy and rumor mongering is here. So many allegations and fake statements will be made against opposing parties to tag them as either being violent, corrupt, criminal, or unfit to govern this country. And the alleged pelting of stones at president Mahama and his convoy was just one of those plays.

Apparently, someone had a dream that the president was pelted with stones because he was at the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) stronghold. And some media stations, without doing any checks to confirm the truth or otherwise of this fake story, picked it up and started spinning it.

It was later revealed that the people were arrested only for the regional minister of the Ashanti region, an appointee of the president, upon hearing the story, dismissed it outright. He even said nothing of the sort happened.


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Nude Content In The Media

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It is worrying that some individuals find it normal posting nude pictures and videos of themselves and other people on social media with impunity. It is even more disturbing to know that some of those who post these items do it on the blind side of the people involved. It is believed this is done to bring shame on those involved. What I don't understand is how that has become the best form of bringing shame on someone.

There is even a new hacking software on social media (especially Facebook) where some rogues post videos to certain groups and those who watch such videos get their social accounts hacked. The only means of knowing that your account has been hacked is when a close friend draws your attention to one or you happen to come across one yourself.


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These hackers not only post on your personal timeline but al…

Plight Of Female Nursing Students: Who Is To Blame?

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Nursing as a noble profession is guided by a code of ethics and code of conduct. In fact, it takes someone with a kind heart and empathy to be able to care for the sick and the dying. No wonder it is often said, “Nursing is a calling.”
There are numerous government and private nursing institutions in Ghana that train people with the interest to become nurses. As such, nursing students are seen in almost every corner of Ghana these days. It is easy to distinguish between female staff nurses and student nurses from their uniform. Whilst female staff have a full white armband on their uniforms, students have strips of white bands on their uniforms. The level or stage in which you are in school determines the number of white stripes on your uniform. However, a male staff is not so distinguished from male students as they all dress in the same manner.

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