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Education for All leaves Kindergartens behind

A research conducted by Send- Ghana in 188 Kindergartens (KG) in the country has depicted a gloomy picture of Ghana’s Foundation of education, a situation that calls for urgent attention from duty bearers. The survey which was conducted in both public and private kindergartens in 30 districts of four regions including the Greater Accra, Northern, Upper West and Upper East ...

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Contract Integrity and Ghana beyond Aid: The Oil Perspective

Currently, Ghana appears to be wading through another development process inscribed on the concept of Ghana beyond Aid (GBA). Like  an infectious flu, different  segments  of the  society   have been  caught  sneezing  the concept , spurring    conversations  over   best  options and approach  to translate it into realisable  and beneficial outcome. Embedded in the concept is private sector involvement. Upbeat about ...

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Michael Essien tips Liverpool for UEFA Champions League final

Michael Essien

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has thrown his support behind Liverpool to overcome AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League semifinal tie. Essien, who faced the Merseysiders on countless occasions during his time at Chelsea, has thrown his bet behind them to pick the sole ticket to the grande finale. The 35-year-old believes Jurgen Klopp’s side victory over Manchester City ...

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Arsene Wenger set to leave Arsenal at end of season

Arsene Wengger

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign as manager. The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire. The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second straight season, with their hopes of reaching the Champions ...

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Tackle root causes of human trafficking

Mr Adolf Awuku Bekoe and Hamid Harisson

Despite  Ghana being  signed onto relevant conventions and protocols on Anti-Trafficking and has translated these into national laws and policies such as The Human Trafficking Act, Act 694 which was passed in 2005, Ghana still remains a source, transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. During an engagement with the media ...

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Foresters, Wood dealers angry over impediments … But Forestry commission explains position

Some foresters, and lumber dealers have expressed frustration over impediments being put on their way by officials of the Forestry Commission, the Police and other law enforcement agencies when conveying lumber from their Plantations and sawmills to the markets. They complain of being constantly harassed and their truck loads of certified lumber impounded by these officials during transit to various ...

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Strict measures to halt illegalities in forestry sector

Ghanaians working in the forestry sector, particularly wood dealers have been told to brace up for what could be termed as strict measures meant to sanitize the industry and rid the markets of illegally sourced timber products. The Move according to the Forestry Commission is part of the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) which Ghana signed with the ...

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Accra may grind to a halt in 7 years – Mayor fears

Mayer of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah

Accra could come to a virtual standstill in the next seven years if urgent action is not taken to manage the influx of vehicles into the city centre creating a gridlock. Of concern to Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, is the increasing rate at which vehicles enter the business. Closely linked to the situation is the incidence of vehicular knockdowns mainly ...

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No one can impose homosexuality on us – Government

Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister

The Government of Ghana has shot down incessant calls by Western leaders for the legalisation of homosexuality. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday called on African leaders attending the Commonwealth Heads of government meeting in London to decriminalise homosexuality in their various countries. It is wrong, according to her, for homosexuals to be persecuted for their sexual orientation, offering ...

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Govt Urged To Improve Access To Water, Sanitation

The government has been urgently asked to improve access to water and sanitation, so that Ghana can attain Universal Health Coverage (UCH), by 2030. Mr Kofi Adusei, Chief Health Educator and Programmes Manager for the Regenerative Health and Nutrition Programme at the Ministry of Health, who said this in Accra, noted that attaining UCH was not solely dependent on building ...

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