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Let’s unite and show compassion to prevent suicide- MEHSOG admonishes

The Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme (mhLAP) and Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG), yesterday, September 10th 2017, joined hands with others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide, to observe Suicide Prevention Day. The year 2017 marks the 15th world suicide prevention day. The day was first recognized in 2003 as an ...

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Trading our forests for money; a threat to the future

Ask! How could we have been governed if Ghana had no gold, no oil or bauxite? Could we have been governed at all? Could John Mahama and now Nana Akufo-Addo run Ghana only on taxes from tourism and exportation of maybe human resource? Could we have been “fed” at all? Is it possible at all? What is this issuance of ...

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Kwesi Appiah must seize the moment to change Ghana’s World Cup destiny

Kwesi Appiah

At one point in the past few days, Kwesi Appiah was being lambasted as a ‘clueless, tactically bankrupt’ coach, and the next he was being hailed as a man who knew all there was to know about football. The Ghana coach has seen his stock fall and rise again over the two recent World Cup qualifying games against Congo, and ...

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Absence of sexual health education increases teenage pregnancy


A 2016 report by the National Development Planning Commission indicates that over the past 20 years, Ghana has made significant progress in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights; however, lack of comprehensive sexual and health education for children and adolescents has partially derailed the progress made. The report mentioned that in Ghana, Comprehensive Sexual Education is not offered ...

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CSOs make progress with V4C partnership programme

Ms Consolata Soyiri Dassah

Civil Society Organisations working under the Voice for Change partnership (V4C) programme have been commended for working hard to propagate the objectives of the project to policy makers in their various localities.   Speaking to Public Agenda recently after a two- day media training workshop in Koforidua organised by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), Ms Consolata Soyiri Dassah, Communications and Advocacy ...

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What is election monitoring?

election monitoring

Election monitoring is the observation of an election by one or more independent parties, typically from another country or a non-governmental organization, primarily to assess the conduct of an election process on the basis of national legislation and international election standards. There are national and international election observers. Monitors do not directly prevent electoral fraud, but rather record and report ...

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Election Observers did their best in Kenya

Dr Emmanuel Akwetey

Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director of IDEG res-ponds to criticism directed at Election Observers for their role in the annulled elections in Kenya. He particularly appeals to citizens to understand the role of ex-President John Mahama’s role as head of the Commonwealth observer team. Please hold your fire. Prez Mahama and Prez Mbeki acquitted themselves well as leaders of the ...

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Residents at ‘war’ with Assemblyman over open defecation

open defecation

Residents of Denase in the Afigya Kwabre North District are up in arms against their Assemblyman whom they have dubbed ‘dormant Honourable’.  Public Agenda has learned that unless the unexpected happens, there is a high probability that the Assemblyman for Denase Electoral Area in the Afigya Kwabre North District of Ashanti Region, Hon Anthony Oteng will be shown the red ...

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cerebral palsy mothers

Some Mothers of children with cerebral palsy at the With God Cerebral Palsy centre have undergone training in how to make Appropriate Paper Technology(APT) chairs.  Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APbT or APT) is a cost-effective way to produce personally designed furniture or other objects for use and creativity. Materials are recycled: waste paper, thin card and corrugated cardboard boxes. The Mothers ...

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Ghana Highway Authority goes to sleep …As ‘Killer’ U- turns emerge on major trunk roads


The Ghana Highway Authority appears to have relegated it’s mandated to the backburner as drivers continue to create unapproved and what could be described as dangerous U- turns on the country’s major trunk roads. A case in point is the Accra- Nsawam dual carriage highway where Public Agenda counted over 31unapproved U- Turns between Dobro and Pokuase, both communities on ...

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