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We need stiffer punishment for people who impregnate teenagers – Minister

Madam Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), has expressed concern over the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region and called for stiffer punishment for perpetrators. Reports from the Ghana Health Service for 2016 and 2017 indicated that teenage pregnancy in the District increased from 490 to 522 ...

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2 dead in crossfire between military, assailants at Alavanyo

Police in the Volta Region have confirmed to Joy News the death of two residents of Alavanyo Dzogbedze who were caught up in a crossfire between the military and some unknown assailants. Narrating the incident to the AM Show on MultiTV, Volta regional police commander, DCOP Francis Doku said the police got wind that some persons were hoarding ammunition in ...

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Ghana should take agricultural development seriously for wealth creation – Bishop

Right Reverend Christopher Nyarko Andam

The Right Reverend Christopher Nyarko Andam, Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, has said it was imperative that the nation increases budgetary allocation for the agricultural sector. This, he said, was required for more research work, infusion of science and technology, as well as extension services to augment best practices and expansion of the sector to bring significant improvement in the economy. ...

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Let’s have consensus on development — Dr Sipa Yankey

Dr George Sipa Adja Yankey

A former Director of Finance at the Ministry of Finance, Dr George Sipa Adja Yankey, has underscored the need for a major national conversation to achieve consensus on national development issues for the rapid and sustainable growth of the Ghanaian economy. It looked as if national policies and conversation were being designed by a few people without involving the larger ...

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8 toxic Ghanaian narratives you should unlearn in 2019

One’s environment has an influence on their mindset. The way we think is directly or indirectly due to where we have lived and what we have been exposed to. Little wonder some narratives we grew up exposed to have eventually become a part of us. Though some of these are toxic, we have never noticed because we have been exposed ...

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A brief on the right to privacy in criminal matters

The right to privacy is fundamental in human rights. Under article 18 clause 2 of the 1992 Constitution, it provides that, “no person shall be subjected to interference with the privacy of his home, property, correspondence or communication except with law and as may be necessary in a free and democratic society for public safety or to economic well-being of ...

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Christian Council, Catholic Bishops condemn death prophecies

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have condemned the recent “so-called prophecies” of death concerning some revered leaders of the nation. The two Christian institutions condemned, in particular, the prophecy of death by Revered Isaac Owusu Bempah, the Founder and Leader of Glorious Word and Power Ministries International Church. The prophecy indicated the death of ...

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Constitution Day: Ghana needs African Democracy embedded with cultural values

Mr Eric Oduro-Osae

Dr Eric Oduro-Osae, a Local Governance Expert, has advocated an African type of democracy, embracing traditional values and customs, with traditional rulers playing prominent roles in its implementation. Dr Oduro-Osae, also the Dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies, said the current democratic system adopted “blindly” from the Western world would not help the cause ...

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Twenty-five years of Ghana’s Fourth Republican Constitutional Dispensation in perspective

Ghana returned to constitutional rule and multi-party democracy after a topsy-turvy eight military regimes from 1966 to 1982 without any clear sense of direction for her political and socio-economic development. Therefore, the 1992 Constitution, which came into effect on January 7, 1993, provided the nation a sovereign document and clear direction for organising a democratic State. The country adopted a ...

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No more violence – Tafo Omanhene cautions indigenes, gov’t against vigilantism

Nana Agyen Frimpong Ababio

The Omanhene of the Tafo Traditional Council, Nana Agyen Frimpong Ababio, cautioned his people and the government that never again will they ever entertain any form of violence, especially vigilantism in the community. At the maiden homecoming and fundraising held on December 26, 2018, under the theme “Sanitation, Security, Health and Education – our priority,” Nana Agyen Frimpong Ababio said ...

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