Skip to main content


Showing posts from April, 2023

Barring Health Officials from Active Party Politics, justified?

  I read with dismay a circular dated 13 th April, 2023, authored and circulated by the Ministry of Health to directorates, institutions and affiliate bodies under the Ministry. The Ministry’s directive is simply to remind these institutions that it has seen some Senior Staff in the Health Sector engaging in active partisan political activities. And that the Ministry is warning those Senior Staff to abreast themselves of the under listed guidelines and sanctions attached thereon, which guidelines and sanctions were culled from the Human Resource Management Policy and Manual for the Ghana Public Services particularly at pages 104 to 105: i.                    A Public Servant shall not openly participate in partisan political activities, seek political office whilst still in the public service or use Government facilities, equipment or resources to assist any candidate seeking elected political office. ii.                  A Public Servant shall not act in a manner or assume a posi


    Whilst sex is a very important part of humanity, it also has calamitous consequences when it happens wrongly. This article is not intended to look at spiritual or medical consequences of sex but rather the legal consequences of sex when not done right in Ghana. So, in effect, I shall be taking you through some offences in Ghana which can be classified as sexual offences.     Rape seems to be the commonest sexual offence known by many people. But even so, there is a very widely accepted wrong impression, that rape is forceful or violent sex with a woman. This article will try to explain what rape really is, and its consequences. It shall also explore some other sexual offences such as Defilement, Carnal Knowledge, Indecent Assault, Unnatural Carnal Knowledge, Incest, Householder permitting Defilement of a child, Procuration, Seduction or Prostitution of a child under sixteen, and Compulsion of Marriage .   RAPE Rape is a very serious offence because, when a person is c