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Post us by August or face street protests – Unemployed Nurses

Unemployed nurses have given government an August 2018 deadline to post them or face unabated street protest dubbed ‘one million walks’ through the principal streets of Accra to the Jubilee House, the seat of government. “If eight (8) months into the year, the government is unable to employ a single nurse, how convincing is it that over twenty-seven thousand (27,000) ...

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Govt to earn US$100m annually from E-Waste project

The government is expected to rake in an annual revenue of US$100 million from the electronic waste project which involves the responsible collection and recycling of electronic waste. The project, which is in partnership with Societe General De Surveillance SA (SGS), is also expected to create over 20,000 full-time jobs for the youth within the first year of implementation. The ...

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Local Assemblies must help tourists stay in host communities -GTA

Mr Akwasi Agyeman

 Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has urged local Assemblies to invest in social amenities at tourist sites to encourage guests to stay in host communities. He said the lack of accommodation and toilet facilities compelled tourists to live outside host communities, which negatively affected the local economy of such communities and the Assemblies. Mr Agyeman ...

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Engage children before rolling out child-based interventions

Mr Bright Appiah

The Executive Director of Child Rights International{CRI}, Mr Bright Appiah, has called on the government to enagage with children before rolling out social intervention programmes that target them as beneficiaries. He said half of the challenges that had characterised the educational sector, in particular, could have been avoided if children, who were the beneficiaries, had been involved in planning the ...

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Kofi Annan was the United Nations – Guterres

Mr Antonio Guterres, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, says the late Kofi Annan was an embodiment of the UN, and has expressed profound sadness at the news of his passing. “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organisation into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination,” he said. The UN ...

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Time To Cover Accra’s Gutters

There are many good reasons Accra should join the rest of the modern world in having covered gutters. We do not have to travel far to relish a city with covered gutters. The nearby Francophone countries are cases in point. We do not understand why the Brits did not introduce us to covered gutters as their colleague colonizers did to ...

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Heading For The ECOWAS’ Eldorado; Invasion Of The Beggars

There has never been such a large influx of beggars from the West African sub-region. For these swarms of alms-seeking persons — our neighbours from as far afield as Niger and Nigeria  — this country is an oasis of wealth, an Eldorado where poverty will surely give way to wealth; a nirvana of sorts. They will, therefore, do all they ...

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CDA-Ghana Demands Audit Into Subsidised Fertiliser Policy

The Community Development Alliance (CDA-Ghana) has called on government to conduct a thorough audit into the subsidized fertilizer programme introduced in 2017 because it is fraught with widespread irregularities and corruption. The local non-governmental organisation operating in the Upper West Region said it has uncovered mass fraud and smuggling of the fertiliser meant for local farmers after a baseline study ...

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‘Involve Private Sector In Trade Facilitation’

Samson Asaki

Samson A. Asaki, Executive Director of Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana, says the successful implementation of any trade policy must involve the country’s private sector. Speaking at a forum jointly organised by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) and the International Chamber of Commerce Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry Tuesday in Accra, he ...

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Stop flamboyant funerals; bury the dead in a week – Palmer-Buckle

Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle

The Archbishop of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Roman Catholic Churc, Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle, has admonished Ghanaians to try and bury their dead within a week. He also urged them to desist from organizing flamboyant funerals to save cost, time and other resources. “Let’s all try our best to bury our loved ones between one week. I believe ...

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