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President Akufo-Addo announces death of former President Rawlings

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Gane-4-Ghana Exits CIPA Coalition

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Regrettably, we cannot find any integrity or transparency in a process or body that willingly sets aside agreed criteria and voting results that the ...

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Press Release: TreasureHunt Education Condemns Students’ Misbehaviour

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Legon Cities confirm Asamoah Gyan signing

Ghana Premier League

Gyan, 34, joins the Royals on a loan deal worth in excess of $1 million.

Ghana Premier League new boys Legon Cities Football Club have confirmed the signing of former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan.

West Ham players bundled on top of each other in delirium with Lanzini's goal, the last kick of the clash, rescuing them a draw.

Ghana Premier League

Manuel Lanzini's brilliant long-range strike in injury time completed his side's stunning comeback with under 10 minutes to go as Tottenham folded and ceded a three goal lead, and Aston Villa maintained their perfect start to the season ...

The English Premier League returned from the international break this weekend with leaders, Everton, holding on to their unbeaten start and the top spot after coming from behind twice in an electric Merseyside derby thriller that was marred by chaos and controversy as Jordan Henderson was denied a dramatic last-gasp winner by a marginal offside call that left Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp crying foul.

Amponsah confirmed as new Kotoko boss

Ghana Premier League

The former Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential aspirant has been tasked with managing the affairs of the Asanteman contingent for the next three years.

Asante Kotoko has appointed dynamic football administrator, Nana Yaw Amponsah, as the club’s new Chief Executive.

GN Bank DOL Week 05 Results: Techiman City, Bofoakwa, FC Samartex, Venomous Vipers, Okyeman Planners, and Heart of Lions all win

GN Bank Division One League

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Bofoakwa, Gold Stars at Skyy FC, Okyeman Planners at Gt. Olympics

GN Bank Division One League

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Young Apostles, Gold Stars at Star Madrid, Gt. Olympics at Kotoku Royals. File image - Tema Youth

GN Bank Division One League

Week 04 of the GN Bank Division One League will come on at the various league centers as scheduled.

Giovani Lo Celso makes his impact as he finishes with the ball through Ederson's legs just 35 seconds after coming on (65)

English Premier League

Elsewhere on Saturday, Solly March’ stunning curler sealed Brighton’s first victory at Villa Park, and Bruno Fernandes' twice-taken second-half penalty was enough to give Manchester United their first Premier League victory of the season at ...

The English Premier League resumed yesterday following the break with Chelsea’s international players showing little sign of fatigue on their way to a routine 2-0 win over Newcastle that momentarily catapulted them to the top of the table for the first time under Frank Lampard.

England captain - Harry Kane - capitalised on Sam Johnstone's hesitation to flick home a deft header in the dying minutes of the game

English Premier League

And on Sunday, the race for the title took a new turn as Leicester City moved up top after edging Wolves by a lone goal, Tottenham moved up second on the heels of Harry Kane’s 150th Premier League goal, Liverpool failed to reclaim the top spot ...

The English Premier continued this weekend with one time table-toppers and winners of four straight games – Everton – holding up their recent descent into the losing column with their third straight loss in as many outings – a 3-1 home loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

The Moroccan playmaker, signed from Ajax in the summer, let fly from the edge of the area with an effort that beat Nick Pope

English Premier League

The English Premier League continued this weekend with defending Champions Liverpool coming back from a goal down in spectacular fashion courtesy of Diogo Jota to defeat in-form West Ham to go top of the table on Saturday.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, watches as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs election documents to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

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Trump is mounting a longshot attempt to overturn the results by disqualifying as many as 238,000 ballots. Trump’s attorneys have alleged without evidence that there was widespread fraud and illegal activity.

Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results Monday in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump’s legal team continued to dispute the results.

Rep, Mike Kelly, R-Pa., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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The plaintiffs called on the court to have Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar cancel all mail-in ballots or, if not, to empower the state legislature to appoint new electors.

Another court ruling has gone against allies of the Trump campaign in their bid to halt certification of the 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania, as the state's Supreme Court issued an order Saturday dismissing a recent court challenge focused on mail-in voting.

New Trump rule may require some African tourists to pay up to $15,000 in bonds

General

The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, most in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.

A research scientist works inside a laboratory of India's Serum Institute, the world's largest maker of vaccines, which is working on vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pune, India, May 18, 2020. Picture taken May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Euan Rocha/File Photo

Health

Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, sees AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate as a “very good” option, giving it a major vote of confidence after some experts raised questions around its trial data.

In this undated image from video provided by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, scientists work with a bioreactor at a company facility in New York state, for efforts on an experimental coronavirus antibody drug. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 authorized the use of the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. drug to try to prevent patients with mild-to-moderate disease from worsening and needing hospitalization. It's given as a one-time treatment through an IV and is still going through more testing to establish its safety and effectiveness. (Regeneron via AP)

Health

Initial supplies will likely be vastly outstripped by demand as the U.S. has surged past 12 million reported cases, with the country facing what health experts say will be a dark winter due to uncontrolled spread of the virus.

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.

A file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Health

Pfizer's vaccine won't be rolled out in any mass immunization campaign just yet. First, the company must demonstrate that the vaccine is not just effective, but also safe.

In a promising development, an initial glimpse at the data from Pfizer's ongoing late-stage clinical trial shows that the company's vaccine is more effective at preventing COVID-19 than placebo.

Pope Francis leaves at the end of a consistory ceremony where 13 bishops were elevated to a cardinal's rank in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Fabio Frustaci/POOL via AP)

World

His comments reflected Francis’ constant complaint about the arrogance of the clerical class, as well as his current battles to fight corruption in the Vatican hierarchy.

Pope Francis raised 13 new cardinals to the highest rank in the Catholic hierarchy Saturday and immediately warned them not to use their titles for corrupt, personal gain, presiding over a ceremony marked from beginning to end by the coronavirus pandemic.

Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

World

The U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it suspected Fakhrizadeh oversaw secret work to fit a warhead on a ballistic missile, test high explosives suitable for a nuclear weapon and process uranium.

Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed on Friday, led a life of such secrecy that even his age was under wraps but much about the clandestine nuclear weapons programme he is believed to have run has long been known.

A medical worker wearing protective gear enters the treatment hall of a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Russia’s health care system has been under severe strain in recent weeks, as a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic has swept the country. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

World

Russia’s health care system, vast yet underfunded, has been under significant strains in recent weeks, as the pandemic surges again and daily infections and virus death regularly break records.

When Yekaterina Kobzeva, a nurse at a preschool in Russia’s Ural Mountains, began having trouble breathing, she called an ambulance. It was four days before she managed to find a free hospital bed.

US reports several explosions heard in Eritrea’s capital

Africa

The latest explosions came just hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory in his government’s fighting against forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which runs the northern Tigray region bordering Eritrea.

The U.S. Embassy in Eritrea says six explosions were heard Saturday night in the capital, Asmara. It follows an embassy report of another “loud noise, possibly an explosion” in the city on Friday, nearly two weeks after the government of neighboring Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region confirmed firing missiles at the city during its war with Ethiopian federal forces.

Members of the Amhara Special Force return to the Dansha Mechanized 5th division Military base after fighting against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), in Danasha, Amhara region near a border with Tigray, Ethiopia November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Africa

“Their brutality can only add (to) our resolve to fight these invaders to the last,” TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael told Reuters in a text message. Asked by Reuters if that meant his forces would continue fighting, he replied: “Certainly. This is about defending our right to self determination.”

Abiy’s government has been trying to quell a rebellion by a powerful ethnic faction that dominated the central government for decades before he came to power in 2018. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed, and nearly 44,000 have fled to Sudan, in a conflict that has called into question whether Abiy can hold together fractious ethnic groups in Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Africa

Abiy won a Nobel Peace Prize last year for ending a two-decade standoff with Eritrea. The awarding committee in Oslo last week made a rare foray into the activities of laureates by urging peace in Tigray.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle.

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Why Idi Amin did not rename Uganda to Idi

Humor

In fact, more intelligent than all in Uganda, except for me

Idi Amin once wanted to change the name of Uganda to Idi because he thought he could do anything with Uganda.

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Humor

So, after dinner, he said to his wife: ...

An Inspirational speaker said: "The best days of my life were the days I spent with another man's wife".

Shatta Wale issues cease-and-desist warning to political actors. File image

Arts and Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has issued a cease-and-desist notice to individuals regarding the use of his songs, pictures and brand in any political campaign activity.

I was discouraged several times – AY Poyoo

Arts and Entertainment

“I know most doctors are handsome but with the kind of face I have, I couldn’t just become a doctor because I would have scared the patients.

Comedian/musician AY Poyoo has revealed he encountered a lot of discouragement when he started his music career but kept pushing because he knew something big would happen.

Berima Amo scores deal with high-end trumpet maker Schagerl

Arts and Entertainment

In fact, only two of its Spyder trumpet model are made in a year because it takes six months to make just one trumpet.

Amsterdam-based Ghanaian artiste Berima Amo has attained another major feat in his quest to promote African music by signing an endorsement deal with Austrian trumpet makers Schagerl.

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

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There is no need worrying again to either travel outside or pay a huge amount of fees to study holistic medicine outside. It is now here in Ghana and this is made possible by the partnership between Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus rated amongst the Top Five Alternative medicine schools in the USA by Shannon Walker in 2012 inforBarrel and Dr. Nyarkotey Alternative Medical College located in Dodowa-Akoto House.

The Da Vinci College operates a modular degree system by which degrees are obtained via a process of credit accumulation. Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for one semester. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your degree.

Each module is assessed in the semester in which it is taught. Assessment will normally comprise of examinations, continuous assessment or, in most cases, a combination of these. Students who fail the assessment for a particular module are offered an opportunity to be re-assessed.

Passing a module entitles the student to receive credits for that module. Students will also receive a grade for each module taken which will appear on the individual Diploma awarded for that module, as well as on the transcript given to the student upon completion of their studies.

Here is a summary of the curriculum for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM). Based on the fact that Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology have been covered in undergraduate courses, then there are 8 modules required in total for completion, plus the Doctoral Dissertation. Seven of these are from the Compulsory List, and one topic is chosen from the Elective List – making 8 modules in total, along with the Doctoral Dissertation and the clinical practicum which is also compulsory:

Compulsory courses required (unless exemption is awarded):

Anatomy and Physiology

Pathology for Natural Medicine

Clinical Nutrition – Part 1

Herbal Medicine

Bach Flower Remedies

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 1

Energy Medicine and Bioresonance

Detoxification and Toxicology

Electives List:

Homeopathic Medicine

Su Jok Therapy

Iridology

Clinical Nutrition – Part 2

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 2

Holistic Psychology

Live Blood Analysis

Naturopathic Sexology

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Sclerology

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

The Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine consists of many separate modular courses covering a whole spectrum of health topics – each of these modular courses is a stand-alone and can be taken as an individual Diploma Course with Certification. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each Diploma course, as they will have the Certification to prove that they have passed these exams for the said course.

The modular course structure based on distance-learning allows the student to work at their own pace while working elsewhere without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are travelling as most of the course materials are in downloadable files that can be stored on the hard disc of the computer. There are hundreds of pages of reading material with each course.

There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them while on a plane. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match.

The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The College and its courses have been accredited by the Pastoral Medical Association in the USA, and registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) in the UK, as well as the Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists (AEPT) in the UK. It also has obtained full professional board accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in the USA.
Students in Ghana are eligible to be members of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG)
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It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into a Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine course – this is the essence of this course – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that using only one healing modality will not be able to help.

This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Dr. George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM).,MSc.,BSc has been studying natural methods of health for over 25 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.

Not only did he spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but he has applied this knowledge by building a bespoke Holistic treatment centre called the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus that uses all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at this cutting-edge Holistic Centre as part of their requirements.

To understand more about the Holistic Model and Dr Georgiou’s work at the Center read his latest book entitled: Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine

Course Completion

To gain maximal benefit from your studies, it is recommended that the student plan to take at least two, but preferably three courses per semester (4 chronological months). There are a total of 8 Diploma courses required to complete the D.Sc (HM), making for approximately 1,600 physical hours of study. The average student should be able to complete all nine compulsory courses to be awarded the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine in about 12 – 18 months. A maximum of 60 months is allowed for completion for students with heavy work commitments.

If the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine is completed, then the Doctoral degree can be began immediately without further ado.
Medical students usually study for just about 4,200 physical hours in the entirety of their course – most of the academic study is crammed into the first two years – they also have practical work on top of this. The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine covers 9 courses which comes to a total of 1,800 hours (9 x 200 hours = 1,800). This means that 200 hours per course is equivalent to about 12 hours physical study per week.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there will be a further eight courses to complete, chosen from the electives (8 x 200 hours = 1,600 hours), along with the dissertation of about 20,000 words. The Bachelors and Doctoral level will result in close to 4,000 hours of study which is what most medical schools cover.
Clinical Practicuum

Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. Georgiou at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.

There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Centers closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.

Take this opportunity for the low fees for Ghanaians compared to what the main college charges in Cyprus and Start your enrolment now at the College’s affiliate in Ghana by calling Dr. Nyarkotey on 0541090045 or pick a form at Dodowa Akoto House, Dangme News Office.

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Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a Research Professor of Prostate Cancer and Holistic Medicine –faculty lead- Holistic Urology, Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca City, Cyprus. He is the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG). A registered alternative Medical practitioner with specialty in orthomolecular oncology, Prostate Cancer Policy maker and researcher. He can be reached on 0541090045. E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Written By By Shadrach Hammond - Serving the Public Interest anywhere in the world can be very daunting. This is true to the extent that the concept means different things to different people. Although public interest is pursued everywhere, it is mainly dominated in the public sector and the major character in this plot is the Public Servant. Sometimes, the Public Servant becomes a protagonist or an antagonist. Villain or Saint. Patriotic or Parochial. Rightly so, because they have to make decisions in the public interest. If they got it right, they were praised. “Au contraire” if they got it wrong, the vitriolic attack they got touched their kith and kin.

Public interest has erroneously been perceived as the vocation of the politician. Although largely true, it is also the stock-in-trade of all public servants even the general public who are recipients of the benefits of it. It is akin to a tripod. You need the three to make it solid!

Public Servants are primarily “called” to serve the public interest. The calling comes with a lot of sacrifices. In fact, it’s an ecclesiastical call to pubic duty with few benefits. Benefits such as their reward expected to be in heaven, plump job titles, regular stream of income (albeit meagre), highly influential network and speedy protocols comes to mind. However, the ordeal of the Public Servant outweighs the benefit. He endures everything “P”- the polemic attack on his integrity, poor remuneration in active service and poor pension package at retirement and the list goes on ad infinitum adnauseam.

In the name of serving the public interest, the public servant comes across different characters behind the public service machinery, pursuing different interests. I seek to elucidate the four kinds of interest the modern-day Public Servant may be confronted with in the discharge of their duties in the public sector or space.

Personal Interest: This group of people think about me, myself and I. Their world is full of the unholy doctrine of:“it has to be me and nobody”. Their lens is filled with images of what must come to them. They pretend they are working for the public interest but actively pursue their selfish interest. They are puzzled by why money must be invested in the people and not be direct beneficiaries of it. They flout procedures, processes and protocols to promote and feed their greed. They come to office in the morning with a prepared budget and they must of a necessity hit their target by fair or foul means. Nothing in the organization means anything to them except that which advances their interest. Because they consistently perpetuate their egoistic interest, they lose their professional integrity and the sincerity to serve the public interest. They are the “wolves” among the sheep.

Political Interest: One of the core principles of a Public Servant is neutrality and the willingness to serve the government of the day. Unlike the acolytes of personal interest, their modus operandi is to serve the interest of the political party they support. They sabotage and frustrate the policies and programmes of the government of the day. They wine, dine, twirl and boogie when the government is in difficulty, forgetting that they are also beneficiaries of the success or otherwise of government policies. They, clandestinely investigate their colleagues just to know the parties they support and do everything possible to either get them out or sideline them. In their quest to serve their political interest they leak confidential information and undermine the espirit de corps of the team. They intentionally flout protocols, code of ethics and the oath of secrecy they have sworn when their party is in government. Political power colour their judgement and they feel all others are subservient to them. When their political party is privileged to taste power, they think they are wiser than King Solomon and decide who the Management members should be. They cover their actions and inactions with their god-fathers or the unseen “big-men”.

Professional Interest. Advocates of professional interest, unlike the advocates of personal and political interest follow laid down regulations religiously. They have firm understanding of all the laws of their work -repealed, amended and newly passed. Not only are they good at providing legal references but they could as well quote verbatim. Sometimes they are the “Saviors” of the organization when everyone is taking a nap. At other times, they could be an inhibition to logic and common sense. Plus, their understanding of the Constitution of the Land, they have an encyclopedic understanding of the vision, the values and mission of the organization. Call them the “eye” of the organization and you are palpably right. They have special places on their tables and shelves for the laws and the statutes. I call them the exotic breed of Public Servants. Don’t get me wrong! They are great guys to be proud of as part of any management team, except that they follow the letter and not the spirit of the law. They are traditionally minded and not development oriented. They can get everybody discombobulated with their infatuation of the law. They are unable to decipher between normal times and emergency times and their actions could be detrimental sometimes against the public interest. They are a breed that must be managed and handled with care. Experienced bureaucrats easily get along with them but for the inexperienced they can be nothing else more than a thorn in the flesh of the organization.

Public Interest: This is the highest call to public service or duty. Respondents to this call are firmly entrenched at the tip of the triangle. Perhaps the perfect idea of the New Public Management Theory. They adopt smart, effective and efficient means to serve the public interest. Their kind inspires hope for our generation and posterity. They do not only follow rules and check the boxes but also, they think outside the box to improve the lives of the people they serve. They work with passion and love what they do. There is no end to their work and salary is not their motivation. You cannot bribe nor corrupt them. From dawn to dusk you would get them to support your idea and make things happen. Not only are they reliable but also dependable. They forsake the assembly of the naysayers, the boot lickers, the excuse makers, and the rumor mongers. Service with integrity, humility and a deep sense of patriotism are their hallmark. They are your best bet in any team.

There is no gainsaying that public servants may be pursuing one of these interests either overtly or covertly. Indeed, every day public servants are challenged by some of these competing and compelling interests. Clearly, the choice to serve private, political and professional interests other than the public interest would be injurious and fatal to the public good. It is only the voice of public interest which articulates political neutrality, objectivity, impartiality, transparency and accountability in the interest of the public good that should be upheld. Truly, public servants with this focus leaves an indelible mark in their time and generations to come.

By Shadrach Hammond

 

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