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Let’s unite against vigilantism -IGP appeals to Ghanaians

IGP, David Asante- Apeatu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has urged Ghanaians to unite against vigilantism, saying all voices must speak against the phenomenon. “Vigilantism is not just a security problem; it has political connotations, with social consequences, and we all need to be honest in assessing the creation, usage and dangers of vigilante groups in our national discourse,” he stated. ...

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Vigilantism Is Criminal – NCCE Boss Declares

Madam-Josephine-Nkrumah-Chairperson, NCCE

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Madam Josephine Nkrumah has described acts of vigilantism as criminal and has asked politicians to stay away from medling in it and to allow the police to deal ruthlessly with the perpetrators. She has therefore called on Ghanaians to delink activities of vigilante groups from politics, a solution she said, ...

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Military Hospital appeals for support to establish Orthopaedic centre

Brigadier-General-Michael-Akwasi-Yeboah-Agyapong

The Commander of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, Brigadier General Michael Akwasi Yeboah Agyapong, has appealed to stakeholders and other corporate bodies to support the hospital to construct an orthopaedic centre. He said since the hospital was designated as a national disaster centre, various accident victims were brought there for medical care, including those with broken limbs even though ...

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Civil Society bemoans low public awareness on SDGs

The Ghana Civil Society Organisations Platform on Sustainable Development Goals has expressed worry about the low level of public awareness and discussions in the media of the SDGs nationally. While acknowledging and recognizing the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for holistically addressing issues of poverty, inequality and ensuring national development in Ghana, the Platform is of the view ...

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Chocolate imports cost US$45m

In spite of being the second largest grower of cocoa in the world, Ghana spends an average of US$45 million(GH 216 million) every year to import chocolate and other cocoa derivatives for special occasions such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The imports are mostly done in the last quarter of the year, strategically to meet increased demand during the Christmas ...

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First Lady To Champion Ban On Plastics In West Africa

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has been selected as ‘Co-Champion’ of a continental campaign aimed at getting African countries to ban plastic products which generate waste. The campaign, which is on the theme: “Banning plastics towards pollution-free Africa”, was initiated by the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union (AU) Commission to rid African cities ...

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Seven persons arrested in connection with Salaga Violence

Seven persons have been arrested by the police in the Savanna Region in connection with the violence in Salaga that resulted in the burning down of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) constituency office and some party billboards. The suspects were picked up in the early hours of Wednesday in Salaga upon intelligence to assist in further investigations. The irate youth went ...

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Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals

Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. However, women and girls remain “woefully under-represented”, said the Secretary-General, for reasons that include gender stereotyping, a lack of ...

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Mama Kwakyewaa Inter School Quiz Competition set for March 10

The Nana SKB Foundation in collaboration with the Nyantakyi family who are natives of Asokore are scheduled to organize an inter school quiz competition among the Junior High Schools in Asokore Traditional Area in the Sekyere East District of  the Ashanti Region on March 10, 2019. The Nyantakyi Family had devoted its resources for the educational development of Asokore Traditional ...

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‘Effective decentralization requires prudent financial management’

The success of decentralization requires sufficient financial resources to perform essential expenditure functions and responsibilities assigned to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), Executive Secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC) on Decentralization Ing.  Salifu Mahama has stated. This he said was one of the reasons why the Public Financial Management (PFM) Act of 2016 (Act 921), was passed to ...

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