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And while it is a known fact that gender parity in every society won't happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day-by-day. Plus, there's indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.

International Women's Day 2018: "Pass Affirmative Action Bill Now."- Penplusbytes

On Thursday March 8, the World marks International Women's Day, also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women's Rights and International Peace, to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

Based on the positive performance of the economy, it comes as no surprise that economic growth increased from 3.6% percent to about 8% last year. Continuous growth is needed to ensure economic stability and tremendous improvement in the welfare of the people. As a result of the solid micro-economic fundamentals, the economy has been described by many local and international experts as fast-growing.

President's State Of The Nation Address Delivered In Parliament

Written By Dr. Kofi Amponsah-Bediako - Characterised by heckling from some members of Parliament and occasional humorous interventions by the President, the State of the Nation Address touched on all sectors of the economy. Issues raised included reduction of inflation, stabilisation of the exchange rate, tax reduction and choking of the economy by huge debts.

Last month, at least ten students of the Gyamaa Pensan SHS in the Ashanti Region were hospitalized when they sustained injuries during a demonstration against the headmaster of the school. The aftermath of the demonstration was the vandalisation of school property, including the headmaster’s residence and the assembly hall.

File image: A violent clash between students of Oguaa Hall of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and their counterparts from the Atlantic Hall in March of 2017 led to the destruction of some University property. Image credit: ghanaiantimes

Written By Dan Osman Mwin - Discipline is defined by the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary as, “the practice of training people to obey rules and orders and punishing them if they do not”. The 2016/2017 and this academic year 2017/2018, have seen students in Senior High Schools (SHS) in parts of the country taking the law into their hands to demonstrate and destroy school property with careless abandon at the least provocation.

Aside this, the Police lack basic equipment, logistics and materials to carry out their operations. In a highly digitized technological world, Police intelligence should take over from the old fashioned and archaic method of Policing.

Kwabenya Police Killing

Written By Alfred Hughes - Ghanaians woke up this past weekend to the rather shocking and brutal killing of a Police Officer at the Kwabenya Police Station. This ruthless and needless death brings to eight Police Officers who have met their untimely death in their line of duty this month. This dastardly act has been condemned by all sections of society including the top brass of the Ghana Police Service. This unprovoked attack on a Police Officer, who was performing his mandated responsibility of protecting lives and property has once again provoked a heated debate in the public space about the urgent need to provide the Police Service with the much needed security accoutrements, and administrative materials for the smooth performance of their duties and responsibilities.

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