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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.
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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.

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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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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