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Gender Ministry launches 16-day campaign against Gender-Based Violence

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has launched a ‘16-day activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence’ to create awareness on the consequences of the act and the need to bring it to a halt. The campaign was also a strong platform used to strengthen networking and partnerships with the aim of changing stereotyped mind-sets about women and girls ...

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Undue delays in Ghana’s criminal justice system worrying- CHRI

Stakeholders have expressed worry over the turn -around time that dockets submitted to the Attorney General’s (A-Gs) office for advice return to the police for prosecution. They describe the current situation where suspects remain in detention for more than 48 hours as a result of delays in processing docket as extremely disturbing and unfair; particularly when they are proven innocent ...

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Community service will reduce prison population – GBA

Mr Micheal Zewu Glover, President of the Volta Regional Branch of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), said community service held the key to the decongestion of the nation’s prisons and correction centres. “Community service when entrenched in the law, will serve as a means of satisfying community’s revulsion towards popular crime, and help to significantly reduce prisoner populations,” he said. ...

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Group launches programme on adolescent health

Mr Nii Ankonu Sarpei

The Programmes Manager of Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), a non-governmental organisation , Mr Nii Ankonu Sarpei, has re-stated the importance of adolescent reproductive health education, as a step to provide the framework within which health provision and other related interventions for adolescents and young people, would be coordinated and implemented. He said some young people, especially girls, grew ...

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Disability and healthcare; PWDs appeal for access

Although Ghana has ratified and adopted various international agreements on the rights of People with Disabilities (PWDs), they continue to face various forms of discriminations at health facilities. According to the 2010 census, 3.1 percent of PWDs in the country are females as against 2.9 percent of males; and in Eastern Region of the total population, the prevailing rate is ...

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MTN Business partners invest in Africa to grow Ghanaian SMEs

MTN Business, Ghana’s leading telecommunications provider of business connectivity solutions, has announced its partnership with Invest in Africa (IIA) to provide custom-made ICT solutions to Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. Through the partnership, services offered by MTN Business will be available to help SMEs optimise their productivity to enable them grow and expand their businesses. IIA is ...

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We must be ‘non-partisan’ and see corruption as corruption – Amidu

Martin Amidu

Ghana’s Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has said corruption must be seen as a crime devoid of any political coloration. Speaking at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was opened on Monday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Mr Amidu said: “Corruption has no political correlation”, adding, “It is a crime against society and it must ...

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CSOs, media declare ‘RTI Red Friday’ protest, starting November 30

Some civil society organisations including Occupy Ghana have announced the start of a demonstration every Friday, starting November 30, 2018, against the delay in the passing of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill. Dubbed #RTIRedFriday, the protest will see street advocacies and visits to Parliament on some selected days. A release jointly signed by Media Coalition on Right to Information, ...

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Gov’t lauded for aligning 2019 budget statement to SDGs, but…

The Ghana Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has commended government for taking the bold initiative to align the 2019 budget statement to the SDGs. The 2019 budget has specifically linked policy and programme interventions to the 17 SDGs and further outlined how the various sectoral interventions will contribute to the achievement of the goals. ...

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Don’t engage non-professionals as statistical officers — Association

Prof. Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah

The Ghana Statistical Association (GSA) is raising red flags about the employment of non-statistical staff at various district assemblies as district statisticians. The association warned that the practice posed great danger to development and management of state resources. “It is important to note that statistics is not only a course but also a profession that requires appropriate training to be ...

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