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Corruption has a long history in Ghana – time to end it!

One morning after the June 4 uprising as, I had spent the night in Tamale in a friend’s house. I heard a loud cheer and then eerie silence. My friends and I went out to check what the loud noise was about.   We learned that the first batch of senior military officers had been executed by firing squad. A ...

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How the NDC lost 2016 elections

The long awaited Kwesi Botchway committee report on the NDC’s performance at the 2016 elections is out. It has lots of recriminations and few inspiring policy recommendations on the way forward for the Umbrella party. I was amused to hear a member of the Dr. Kwesi Botchwey Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Zubairu, point accusing fingers at Dr. Omane Boamah, former Minister ...

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Taxation, neo-liberalism and how the global system got rigged

Taxation must be the ultimate tool for the redistribution of wealth. It is the ultimate determinant of the distribution of income from production and can be used to encourage productivity or even discourage it. Largely it is the globally accepted tool for economic justice in the global production system as well social justice for the disadvantaged and less endowed in ...

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Civil society urged to propagate SDGs

Ghanaian civil society organisation have been asked to assist government in raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals   (SDGs) to ensure that its targets are achieved by 2030. Madam Gifty Bletpe, Assistant Country Director at Care International in Ghana acknowledged the critical role of civil society in achieving the SDGs targets. Madam Bletpe, noted, “As civil society, we need to ...

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Trash and filth everywhere

When you walk down the streets in Makola Market, Mallam market, Kaneshie market, Agbogbloshie market and some of the major markets, and even our lorry stations in Ghana, you will be overwhelmed by all of the trash that litters the streets. Trash and waste are everywhere. Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is ...

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GFD leads campaign to promote employment opportunities for PWDs

GFD leads campaign to promote employment opportunities for PWDs

The Ghana Federation of Disability organisations (GFD) are organizing a two -day career fair for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) under the theme, “Working together with PWDs to promote business and productivity.” The Career Fair, which  will be held  in Accra  this week, is expected to bring together a total of 250 participants comprising employers, unemployed PWDs,GFD member organizations, Development Partners, ...

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Ghana gets new Chief Justice

Sophia Abena Boafowaa Akuffo

Chief JusticeChief Justice Sophia Abena Boafowaa Akuffo was sworn in as Ghana’s new Chief Justice by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The President reaffirmed his belief in his choice of Chief justice or the Republic of Ghana. “I am confident that she will be an effective leader in the judiciary, and will guard jealousy its independence…She will bring honour to ...

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Mexico gets set for friendly game against Ghana

The Mexican national team is leaving no stone unturned as they look to beat high flying West African country Ghana in an international friendly. The Tricolor will face the four-time Africa champions on June 28th at the NRG Stadium, AT & T in Houston, Texas. Below is the full squad released by the Mexican football Association? Goalkeepers: Moisés Muñoz (Puebla), ...

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Spend ABFA on fewer road projects- PIAC advises

Hon. Amoako Atta, Minister for Roads and Highways

Government has been advised to consider spending the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) on fewer road infrastructural projects to avoid the customary thin spreading. Such arrangement, according to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), would allow the citizenry to appreciate and feel the impact of how the country’s oil revenue is utilised. It believes that few legacy projects should ...

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Government launches ‘Chance for change campaign’

Chief of staff at the Presidency, Mrs. Akosua Fremah Opare has appealed for support from both government and private partners to facilitate the implementation of the National Plan of Action2, arguing that the menace called for a concerted effort from stakeholders to end it. She said there were people with high social stature, academic standards and parents who could not ...

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