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Ghana’s drop in press freedom ranking a wake-up call – Affail Monney

Mr Affail Monney

The president of the Ghana Journalist Association of Ghana (GJA), Affail Monney has said that Ghana’s drop in the latest ranking of the World Press Freedom Index must serve as a wake-up call to increase the protection of journalists in the country. He said the factors that accounted for Ghana’s slip in the league are not far-fetched as there have ...

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Ghana Lost $18.9M In 2016 As Economic Costs Of Violence Against Women

A study conducted by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, has revealed that Ghana in 2016 lost $18.9 million (GHC73.5 million) as economic costs of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The study report dubbed “Economic and Social Costs of VAWG in Ghana” revealed that women survivors who accessed services and reported, ...

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Reform juvenile justice system to protect offenders – CDD to Gov’t

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana is calling for an urgent reform to be made in the country’s juvenile justice system to protect the rights of offenders. The call follows the Center’s expression of grave concerns over what it bemoaned to be agonising conditions at the country’s juvenile correctional centers. Ghana’s 4th Parliament of the 4th Republic in 2003, ...

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Odaw River will be desilted within a year – Dredge Masters

Sanitation and Desilting company,  Dredge Masters has indicated that dredging of the Odaw River to avert flooding in the capital will be completed within a year. According to the company, dredging of major drains in Accra must become a routine exercise to avert flooding. Addressing the media after inspecting works on the OdawRiver, Operations Manager for Dredge Masters, Sena Adiepena ...

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Industrial and Commercial Workers Union wades into brouhaha at Mövenpick

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), a member of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), wants the management of Mövenpick to quickly tackle allegations by their Ghanaian employees of racial discrimination. Some services at the plush hotel in Accra were suspended after about 100 workers laid down their tools and converged at the hotel’s foyer to protest Wednesday. Clad in ...

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Cashew farmers, dealers lament over low producer prices

Cashew farmers and dealers at Seikwa and its surrounding communities in the Tain District in the Bono Region have suspended the sale of raw cashew nuts following a drastic reduction in the producer price of the commodity. The price has slumped from GH¢1,000 per 100 kilogramme in 2018 to GH¢200 in 2019. From January to March last year, a kilogramme ...

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Uprooting Party Vigilantism: Let Political Parties Wash Hands Off Police Recruitment – Kankam Boadu

David Kankam Boadu

A founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, David Kankam Boadu has lauded President Akufo-Addo’s efforts at disbanding party vigilantism and the phenomenon of militias across the country, particularly within the political space. But he says while the president is at it, all other actors and stakeholders must put in their bit to help uproot the canker that forbodes ...

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Warehouse Receipt System to bring relief to Farmers

Agriculture in Ghana is recognised as the mainstay of the economy with a greater impact on poverty reduction than other sectors. It is also critical for rural development and associated cultural values, social stabilization, environmental sustainability and buffer during economic shocks. Agriculture remains one of the key sectors prioritized by government to expand exports and promote a sustained approach to poverty reduction. In spite of these, Ghanaian ...

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Ghana’s housing deficit hits two million – Housing Minister

Ghana’s housing deficit has hit 2 million units. This was revealed by the Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea. By this, government would have to build 190,000 to 200,000 units of houses each year for the next 10 years to bridge the gap. This is expected to cost around US$3.4 billion for the 200,000 units. The government announced ...

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Dr. Wereko-Brobby writes…The ruler and the Monarch

Otumfour Osei Tutu II

This is my Contribution to the Otumfuo@20 Celebrations. It is an Opinion Piece I penned 20 years ago after the newly crowned Asantehene’s inaugural visit to the Osu Castle to meet President Jerry John Rawlings The President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, had his first meeting with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Asanteman Council last Friday ...

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