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We must use oil to promote inclusive growth

The petroleum industry is one of the largest and most important sector of Ghana’s economy measured in terms of value addition, revenues to government, investments and export value. It is, therefore, essential that the way the industry is organised and the division of roles and responsibilities take all important public interests into account and ensure that value creation from petroleum ...

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E/R: 293 die in road crashes; 1,600 injured in 2018

Latest statistics from the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) indicate a total of 293 died through road crashes between January and September 2018 in the Eastern region. This is against 270 recorded same period in 2017. Also, a total of 1,615 were injured during the same period in 2018 as compared to 1,515 recorded in 2017. To this end, ...

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Mobile Money Interoperability transactions exceed 1m mark

Latest data from Ghana interbank Payment and Settlement System has seen Mobile money interoperability record over 1.1 million volume of transactions, five months after its inception. According to the latest data, over 1.1 million transactions were recorded at the end of September. The total value of cross-network transactions amounted to about 99.3 million Ghana cedis In its first month of ...

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Cases of FGM still common in Brong-Ahafo

Cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are still common in parts of the Brong-Ahafo Region despite intensified public campaign to eradicate the practice. Mrs Joyceline Adii, the Regional Director of the Department of Gender, said this in a meeting with journalists over the weekend. The perpetrators, mostly aged women, according Mrs Adii, have changed their modus operandi as they transported ...

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“Let’s condemn child marriage outright” – Sissila East MCE

Sissala East Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Karim Nanyua has called on stakeholders in the Upper West Region to denounce forced marriage including teenage pregnancy to allow young girls receive better education for holistic development. He said promoting empowerment of the girl child to overcome their challenges and also meet their needs in life could only be attained when their fundamental ...

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Ghana urged to remove death penalty from its laws

Mr Robert Akoto Amoafo, the Country Director of Amnesty International Ghana has disclosed that as at the end of 2017, there were about 160 prisoners on death row. He said they comprised 154 men and six women who remained locked up under death sentence at Nsawam prison complex. Mr Amoafo who recently mentioned this during this year’s Day Against Death ...

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207,200 Ghanaians are blind — GHS

Dr James Addy, Head of Eye Unit, Ghana Health Service

About 207,200 Ghanaians are blind, the Ghana Health Service{GHS} has revealed. it saild they represent 0.74 per cent of the population. The GHS said over 300,000 Ghanaians, representing 1.07 per cent of the population, were also seriously sick with severe visual impairment and they would soon be completely blind if the necessary intervention measures were not taken. “In all this, ...

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Balungu-Nabiisi School pupils learn on bare floor

Most pupils at the Balungu-Nabiisi School in the Bongo District sit on bare floor to learn due to lack of furniture. A Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited to the school, observed that some of the classes in both the Primary and Junior High Schools did not have furniture, thereby, compelling the pupils to sit on the floor during lesson hours ...

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AngloGold Ashanti constructs water treatment plant

AngloGold Ashanti{AGA} Obuasi Mines has constructed a US$33.7 million water treatment plant to ensure that water that is disposed from the mines to the community is safe and environmentally friendly. The plant has an outlet that disposes off the treated water into streams and other water bodies used by the people. Due to its high quality, which by international standards ...

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More Eco-Tourism Delight In Ghana

It must excite you to know that Ghana is a nature lover’s delight. Its sunny equatorial climate and fertile well-watered soils sustain an enchanting selection of wildlife, ranging from elephants to monkeys and marine turtles to crocodiles, as well as hundreds of colourful birds and butterfly species. More than five per cent of the country’s surface area has been accorded ...

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