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Ghana lacks leaders – Nunoo-Mensah

Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah

The impunity with which criminals operate in Ghana suggests a lack of the right leadership for the country, Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, has said. By leadership, he clarified that he was not only talking about those in political positions but leaders outside politics, too. These leaders, he said, have failed ...

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Environment Ministry launches road map to address pollution

mesti

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has developed a road map to address pollution in the country. Dubbed the “Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP)”, the road map was facilitated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO-Ghana), with funding from the European Union (EU) and the United States ...

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Gender activists strategize to push for passage of Affirmative Action law

A group photograph of stakeholders at the forum

Abantu for Development, a women’s right advocacy organization has organized a consultative forum meant to re-strategize to advocate for the passage of an Affirmative Action Law in Ghana. The Forum, which was supported by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) sought to enable CSOs to ascertain the status of the Draft Affirmative Action Bill and Government’s commitment to the process ...

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Corruption Watch: SEC losing public trust … As Gold Coast and Beige customers demand funds

Corruption

Some frustrated customers of troubled fund management companies say they have lost confidence in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) because SEC appears unable to compel the companies to release their matured funds to them. There are particular demands on SEC by clients of Gold Coast Fund Management Limited and Beige Capital Asset Management Ltd with some accusing SEC that ...

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Referendum on MMDCEs election: Catholic Bishops, Political parties, others show support

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Christian Council of Ghana, the Office of the National Chief Imam, and the various political parties in Ghana have shown support to the impending referendum to pave way for the election of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the country. This was at a multi-stakeholder Conference organised by the Directorate of ...

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Ghana’s draft Diaspora Engagement Policy ready

Mr Akwasi Awuah

Government  has announced that Ghana’s draft Diaspora Engagement Policy is now available for input by stakeholders ahead of the 2019 homecoming summit, and would release for stakeholders’ input at the July Homecoming Summit. The policy document is aimed at targeting and encouraging more Ghanaians in the Diaspora to bring their technical skills, money and investment opportunities back home to complement ...

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End the killings and human rights abuse of Sudanese now – Amnesty International Ghana

Amnesty

Amnesty International Ghana alongside Sudanese citizens in Ghana have condemned the recent killings and abuse of human rights of Sudanese in their capital, Khartoum. According to the Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty International Ghana, Samuel Agbotsey, it is unacceptable for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to kill innocent protesters who were exercising their democratic rights in the country. “What we are ...

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Worldwide displacement tops 70m – UN urges solidarity in response

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018, UN High Commissioner on Refuge (UNHCR) has said. This is the highest level the UN Refugee Agency has seen in its 68 years of existence. Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, released Wednesday, shows that almost 70.8 million people are now forcibly displaced. To put this in ...

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Nigeria: ‘Children used’ as suicide bombers in Borno attack

Boko-Haram

Children were used as suicide bombers in a triple attack in Nigeria on Monday, Unicef has said. Two girls and a boy carried out the bombing outside a video hall in Konduga village in north-eastern Borno State, the UN children’s charity said. Their ages are not yet known. Officials say at least 30 people were killed and 40 injured in ...

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Protect and promote children’s rights, African governments implored

African governments have been implored to protect and promote the rights of children during humanitarian emergencies as a key to achieving the outcome of the Agenda 2063 which is Africa’s version of the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr Eric Adu, the Deputy Bono Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) made the appeal when he spoke at a ...

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