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Since the June 3 2015 Kwame Nkrumah Circle disaster, conversation turns every year to how poor our drainage systems are, and to how littering and bad habits of dumping waste in waterways can be minimised to stop further tragedies of the kind happening. But it seems that the discussions and moves to take remedial measures occur only when the rain comes pouring down.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s track record on empowering women remains unquestionable.

Sub-Saharan Africa has a comfortable prominence among the world’s most aid-dependent countries. Even the phrase “aid-dependent” is annoying. But perhaps over the years her leaders have not thought it annoying enough, or they would have shown leadership of the kind that would have evicted their countries from this shameful front row. At the very least it should have struck them as ironical.

In a perfect world, Ghana’s senior national female football team, the Black Queens, would dominate the headlines for their outstanding campaign in the West African Union Championship. The Queens have bagged big wins in Côte d’Ivoire and are on course to succeed in defending their title.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he believes that the zeal and determination demonstrated by Kofi Kingston, the Ghanaian-born professional wrestler who was recently crowned World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion, are worthy of emulation by Ghana’s youth.

The Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, commissioned a computer laboratory for the Choggu Demonstration School in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region this week.

For the first time in its 96 years of existence, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital can boast of a paediatric and intensive care unit (PICU) which will give a big boost to childcare services in Ghana. The new unit has come courtesy of the Rebecca Foundation, led by First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

At least five Sudanese protesters and a member of the security forces have died in clashes in the capital, Khartoum.