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Why Companies need to strengthen their internal communications to enhance employee engagement

It is said that Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin has an interesting formula; a formula which makes Virgin one of the most popular brands in the world. His formula is that always put the employee first because “Happy employees equal happy customers”.

Similarly, he is said to believe in the fact that an unhappy employee can ruin the brand experience for not just one, but numerous customers and ensures that his employees are well taken care of, by going as far as to collect feedback by walking around the cabin and talking directly to the staff during his Virgin flights.

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Safer Internet Day: Technology in the home

Technology, without a doubt, started as a business tool which was hardly seen in our homes. But in recent times, homes are beginning to adopt its use after realizing the impact it has had on business growth over the past few years.

People have begun to acquire devices and install IT systems such as the Internet, which helps them to connect with families, friends and colleagues with ease and convenience.

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The pains of dying with rains

It is always known in our culture that rains are blessings, but in this current situations people dread to see the clouds form. They gnash and wish it is never June.

Exactly a year ago, the country was plunged into a state of disarray and mourning where, according to media reports over 150 people lost their lives to the down pour that hit the country at circle, known as twin disaster.

Children became orphans, young couple metamorphosed to widows and widowers, students lost their long held dreams and babies and children innocently succumbed to the running water helplessly to death. No amount of tears, wailing could bring back the lost ones.

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Opinion: The 2 Questions Nana Akufo-Addo Should Answer to Have My Vote

Dear Nana, Greetings to you and your team. I am still an undecided voter and have two broad questions for you as you seek our mandate to lead us. I may not have the opportunity to ask you my questions at any face-to-face platform. So I have decided to ask my questions through the media. You may choose to respond to the questions or ignore them, but my decision to vote for you or not will largely depend on your answers to my questions.

Nana, in your campaign ahead of the December 7 elections (and even in the 2008 elections) you have made a number of big promises. You have made several promises but those I call big promises are the ones that appear to me to be simply juicy, vote-attracting promises. These include your famous One District, One Factory; One District (or did you even say one village) in the North One Dam; and a few others.

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Media responsibility in an election year

Journalism is a dignified profession that must not be seen advocating being only free to operate; it must equally check itself and behave responsibly. This noble profession thrives on the freedom of speech.

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Recounting the impact and experience with Tigo’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

It was an exciting moment to see school children ran to share the joy we came with and the everlasting smile on their faces during our Shelter for Education #Homecoming trip.

It threw me back to my primary school days at Nsakina in the Ga West District in 1999, I was in class one. We lacked a lot of basic learning materials which included desks and tables. We had to bring our own tables and chairs to school. The perseverance led some of us through, while others dropped out because the setting and the structures was not attractive to studies enough. You come to school and you virtually had to write on the floor. The fortunate ones had writing board. The whole experience was challenging.

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Reality Zone: If I had the powers of a police officer

If only I had the powers of a police officer, drivers on the streets of the capital would have their freedom to drive in comfort and safety.  They would not encounter pestering from motorbike riders in general.

Specifically, they would not encounter any more nastiness from commercial motorbikes known as Okada, who, all things being equal should never have had the impunity to operate in this country.

Okada and its dangers

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Tribal Bigotry and Political violence: Elections 2016 and beyond.

It is yet that time of the year when a nation heads towards her national elections and already we are seeing the peace marches or matches or games to which we have become accustomed. One would expect that the farther we go on our democratic journey, the more distant such cries for peace should become to our memories. So then where lies the curse such that once every four years, a nation must toss and turn just because there is an election around the corner?

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Misperceptions and Myths About Modern Contraceptive Use Among the Youth

High fertility among young people aged 15-24 has been of concerned to African countries. Unwanted pregnancy, unsafe induced abortions and associated high morbidity and mortality among young women may be attributed to low contraceptive use.

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The Lost traditions of The Gas…as we celebrate Homowo

It is a tradition in the Ga state that in every year specifically August, there is a celebration of a festival called Homowo (hooting at hunger).

It begins with the sowing of millet by the traditional priests in May. After this, thirty-day ban on drumming is imposed on the land by the priests.

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Tackling Unsafe Abortion is key to Reducing Maternal Mortality

Every year, worldwide, about 42 million women with unintended pregnancies choose abortion, and nearly half of these procedures, 20 million, are unsafe. Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%). Of the women who survive unsafe abortion, 5 million will suffer long-term health complications. Unsafe abortion is thus a pressing issue.

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Ordinary Change Makers Donate to Students

One needs not to be rich or powerful in society to bring about a change. This idea is what drove Salimatu Shaibu, a 22 year old Nursing student to appeal to her friends, community and the world to support to organize an event where a change will be effected by ordinary people.

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Government Should Commit Resources to Achieve Demographic Dividend

As we move towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, unleashing the potential and power of Africa’s youth should be a critical component of the continent’s developmental strategies. For decades, many African countries have come up with a variety of ‘development’ plans. But often missing in these documents, is how best to harness the potential of the youthful population for the transformation of the continent.

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