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French to be Ghana’s 2nd language – Botchwey

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has said the decision by the Anglophone West African country to use French as a second language is a major concern of the Government of Ghana, in line with national priorities.She reiterated plans by the government to include the promotion of the learning of French in basic schools ...

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GFD intensifies demand for revision of Ghana’s disability law

Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD) and other disability right organizations have re-echoed calls on Government to as a matter importance amend the Ghana Disability Act 715, 2006 to bring it in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD). Ghana ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability in 2007 ...

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Ghana to end tomato imports, cut rice imports by 50% in 2019

Ministry of Food and Agriculture says it is looking to cut down imports of rice by 50 per cent as well as end the importation of tomato this year. Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, George Oduro said the government is working to cut the levels of food import significantly. He said “this year alone, our target ...

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Accelerating access to safe water for sustainable development

“Thousands Have Lived Without Love, Not One Without Water.” –W.H.Auden The quote above clearly illustrates how relevant Water is, and the need to dedicate a Day (World Water Day) to commemorate this life saving and essential commodity. As the UN Secretary-General Mr Antonio Gueterres put it during the commemoration of World Water Day in 2018, “We cannot continue to take water ...

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IMF to disburse last US$185.2million to Ghana as 4-year ECF ends

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund(IMF) has completed the last review of the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Ghana, signifying the conclusion of the four-year support programme. The Executive Board decision now allows for the disbursement of the last tranche of SDR132.84 million (about US$185.2 million) to Ghana. The board completed the seventh and eighth reviews on Wednesday March ...

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High imports responsible for depreciating cedi – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo

President Akufo-Addo has said the Ghanaian taste for foreign goods is to blame for the depreciation of the country’s currency, the cedi. According to him, if the majority of the products consumed in Ghana were produced locally, the incident of currency depreciation will not occur. Addressing the leadership of the Ghana Bar Association at a meeting at the Jubilee House ...

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Police investigating themselves violates natural justice – CHRI

Mina Mensah

A human rights advocate says the police are “being a judge and a jury in their own cause” when they investigate complaints against some of their men. The Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said this is a clear violation of the natural justice principle requiring that a man shall not adjudicate upon a matter in which ...

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59 foreign nationals arrested for illegal mining in Western Region

The Western Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service has arrested some 68 illegal miners in the region. 59 of them were foreign nationals with the rest being local accomplices. The illegal miners were arrested on Tuesday dawn by the Immigration Service personnel during a joint operation with the Mpohor District Security Council. The 68 galamsey operators were arrested from ...

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‘Chereponi conflict is escalating’ — Security analysts call for firm action

Adam Bonaa

The renewed conflict the Chereponi district could worsen soon if police are not adequately resourced to deal with the fluid security situation, two security analysts have warned. Security Analyst, Adam Bonaa and National Network Coordinator at the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Albert Yelyang, want an appeal by the police for logistics to be granted swiftly before the conflict, ...

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Tackling Child Mortality, Global Environmental Issues And Disability – Digital Entrepreneurs From 120 UN Member States Celebrate 9 Global Winners In Portugal

More than 400 delegates from 120 countries met at Nova SBE Campus, Cascais, turning Portugal into a global hub for start-ups and digital innovators on the subject of “Purpose driven digital Innovation.” 82 international jury members have selected 9 Global Champions 2019 from the 45 WSA winners 2018, awarded by the City of Cascais, the Republic of Austria and UN-representatives ...

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