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Ghana: The 2nd Lady's Saga - Why Government Policies Don't Impact

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Since the days of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, governments have formulated and implemented a lot of social interventions with the view to better the lives of its citizens. However, most of these interventions either do not impact on the lives of the beneficiaries, or become white elephants only housing dusts.

Interventions like the Free Education for natives of Northern Ghana introduced by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, even though a laudable idea, has not really made the intended impact as the three Northern regions continue to be marginalized when it comes to access to education and employment.

Beneficiary participation is very crucial when it comes to Strategic Planning. Again for a viable social or educational intervention to make impact, there is the need to conduct a Needs Assessment. This activity allows the beneficiary(ies) an opportunity to state exactly what they need, and it also enables the sponsor to know exactly what impact his/her funds are intended for.

However,…

Comic Relief

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Lol! saw this on facebook and thought I could relieve you of some stress.

Ghana: Gay Doctor gaoled 25 years for sodomizing 16 year old boy

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An Accra Circuit Court has this morning, sentenced Dr. Ali-Gabass, a Takoradi-based medical doctor to 25 years imprisonment for sodomy.

Reports reaching Docia's Blog desk indicates that Dr. Gabass looked unperturbed when his sentence was pronounced. (Obviously he was sure of a possible bail or acquittal)

The Dr. who confirmed to ace broadcast journalist, Manasseh Azure Awini in October 2014 that he had anal knowledge of the minor however pleaded not guilty during his trial. The victim, who has also tested HIV positive, had gone to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for anal surgery when the broadcaster met him in his gory situation - he could neither sit nor lay on his back.

His sentence has however brought some relief to the victim's family and myself as I had always prayed for a stiffer punishment for such creature who hide under the cover of human flesh to cause such heinous crime.

Whiles some prayed for more years for the culprit, his lawyers have however pledged to appeal aga…