Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers opportunities for a developing country like Ghana to transform its economy.  AI can provide solutions in all sectors of the economy. In agriculture, AI offers solutions for the detection of pests and diseases. In health, AI can help in the diagnosis of diseases using fewer...
“We are experiencing the sharpest decline in per capita income since 1870,” United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres pointed out in a recent speech, warning that the COVID-19 crisis has put 70-100 million people at risk of being pushed into extreme poverty. Preventing that outcome will require concerted and...
A year ago, the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA) had a grand celebration to usher in the new Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992)! GARIA had been on the frontline of advocacy efforts to create a new modern, fit for purpose Companies Act reflective of our globalized,...
“…but why bother? No one cares…” “I have been bullied all my life,” 10-year-old *Kofi said to the shock of us all in Readers’ Circle – a reading programme I have been running for 7-15-year olds in the last 3 years. We are reading a book that’s heavily themed on bullying,...
Just like building a business, building a career requires effort, dedication and persistence over a period of time. It involves a combination of jobs, skills, experiences, relationships, and qualifications acquired over a certain period of time. Whether you decide to build your career as an entrepreneur or employee, it...
After almost a whole year hiatus from mainstream media, broadcast Journalist, Pamela Boateng, is set to make a comeback. Ms. Boateng who is now into Corporate media/Public Relations will, on Sunday August 22, debut a new show dubbed ‘31 Status’ on the newly launched online Christian channel, The Christian Avenue...
Pandemic-related lockdowns, flight cancellations, and border closures may be putting a crimp on summer vacation plans. However, the precipitous drop in tourism will have an outsized impact on countries that rely on foreign travelers—with potentially large-scale effects on their economies’ national accounts. Costa Rica, Greece, Morocco, Portugal, and Thailand could...
The United States today not only looks ill, but dead broke. To offset the pandemic-induced “Great Cessation,” the US Federal Reserve and Congress have marshaled staggering sums of stimulus spending out of fear that the economy would otherwise plunge to 1930s soup-kitchen levels. The 2020 federal budget deficit will...
Can a ban on ‘smartphone-walking’ work if no penalties are attached? Officials in Japan’s Yamato City are optimistic. When travellers get off the train at Yamato City, a commuter suburb popular with families about 30km from Tokyo, their eyes might be drawn to a few white cloth signs fluttering in...
The Ministry of Communication has commenced the roll out of a comprehensive digital system to support the nation’s quest to open its economy up to the world. The move, according to Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Communication Minister, is to ensure that the country has utmost control over travellers and keeps track...
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