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Disaster Looms: Parts Of Achimota-Odaw Drain Washed Away As Residents Fear Floods, Erosion

Residents of Aboofum in the Greater Accra Region are living in fear of their lives as floodwaters and erosion threaten to displace them from their homes. This situation has been compounded by the deterioration of the Achimota-Odaw drain, which is steadily falling apart, following years of neglect. The drain, which was constructed under the Kufuor administration, has seen some of ...

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16 days of Activism: Move beyond hashtags, pursue practical policy interventions – NGO

Child-centered NGO, J Initiative, is calling for a confrontation of the problem of the girl child with practical programmes and policy interventions instead of the usual rhetorics during this year’s activism of the girl child. The organization says, it has observed that usually, stakeholders just pay lip service to the challenges confronting the girl child using hashtags and other social ...

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The looming Weija-Kasoa Ridge disaster

Over 5000 residents living around the troubled Weija-Kasoa Ridge on the banks of the  Weija Dam in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region face imminent landslide in the likely event of a heavy rainfall or earthquake. Some encroachers have been winning sand while others use explosives like dynamites to blast the rocks and sell them to contractors, ...

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Ghana’s built environment disabling the disabled

The built environment must be disability- friendly

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or call it the 2030 Agenda, pledging to “leave no one behind,” is an ambitious plan of action of the international community towards a peaceful and prosperous world, where dignity of an individual person and equality among all is applied as the fundamental principle, cutting across the three pillars of the work of the United ...

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‘Make Planting for Food and Jobs inclusive’

Discussants at a two-day policy dialogue meeting on Community Land Rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have appealed to the Government to make the Plating for Food and Jobs (PFJ), as well as other Government flagship programmes more inclusive. To ensure that no one was left behind in the implementation of the programme, the discussants called for the more inclusion ...

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Passing RTI bill is to benefit government – Kofi Abotsi

Kofi Abotsi

Kofi Abotsi, the former Dean of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Law School, has stated that the right to information bill is more to the benefit of the government than the public. “The RTI bill gives the government the opportunity of stating certain circumstances under which a person may not be entitled to certain information,” Mr. Abotsi said ...

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‘Push more women into leadership positions’

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, has bemoaned the low level encouragement women receive when they show interest in occupying leadership positions in the country. According to him, many women with the requisite capacity in nation building had fallen back and not shown interest in the governance process, thereby denying entities the opportunity to tap more knowledge of ...

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Disability Council gears up for IDPD celebration

Mr Kwamena Dadzie-Denis

The National Council on Persons with Disability has outlined series of activities to celebrate this   year’s International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD). The 2018 IDPD will be held globally on the theme, Empowering Person with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality. The celebration, which according to the Council is expected to be observed across the various regions in the ...

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Address inequalities in doctor population – Dr. Awoonor

Dr Koku Awoonor

Dr. Koku Awoonor, Director, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPMED) of the Ghana Health Service, has stressed the need to address internal inequality in medical doctor population in the country. Dr Awoonor noted that the country was saddled with inequality in doctor population and that required urgent attention. He noted that about 75 per cent of doctor population in Ghana ...

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Entrepreneurship – a solution to graduate unemployment?

 In my secondary school days, i had the privilege of spending one long vacation with my maternal grandmother in a village called Agogo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Something happened during that period which ignited my interest for business. I accompanied my cousin to the market one day to help him sell some baskets he had woven earlier in ...

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