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Scale up implementation of SDGs – Akufo-Addo to African leaders

President Nana Addo with former South African president Thabo Mbeki

President Akufo-Addo has admonished African leaders to strengthen their commitment and scale up momentum in their implementation of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This, according to President Akufo-Addo, is the best way to guarantee the prospects for success, adding that “posterity will be the judge of our determination and resolve.” The President made this known on Sunday when ...

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Never again should Africans permit slave trade – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says the commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the commencement of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade is recognition that never again should Africans permit themselves to be subjected to such dehumanising experience. Describing the slave trade as “one of the most unfortunate and barbaric episodes of human history”, he noted that nearly 12.5 million Africans, from Central and West Africa, were ...

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Disband vigilante groups now – Forum

The West Africa Nobles Forum (WANF), a non-governmental organisations, has added its voice the call on the government to disband all vigilante groups as a matter of urgency. “The rate at which these vigilante groups are springing up is very alarming and the wantonness of their actions is very dreadful. Our fledgling democracy is under serious threat by these groups ...

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Playing the ostrich with rape culture in Ghana

38.2% of Ghanaian girls of ages 15-19 have experienced some form of sexual abuse.  This experience of sexual violence applies to 40.4% of Ghanaian women between the ages of 20-24 and 8.3% of Ghanaian women, aged between ages 25 – 29. Does rape culture exist in Ghana? Yes; it’s alive and thriving! Are we willing to admit it? No, we’d ...

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In the Year of Return, what is African Diaspora returning to?

Celebrations have begun in earnest to commemorate 400 years since the first Black slave reached the shores of the new world, United States of America. While the idea is to attract the Africa Diaspora to every nook and cranny of the continent, Ghana as the leader of Pan-Africanism has taken initiative to be the central point for the celebrations. For ...

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Anti- corruption campaign hits basic schools in Ghana

Mr Samuel Zan Akologo addressing the media

Ghana’s quest to nib corruption in the bud is on the crescendo, following a move by Faith- Based Organizations to take anti- graft campaign to basic schools across the country. The initiative is purposed to influence the attitudes and behaviours of Children to abhor corruption and corruptible practices now and later in their adult life. The campaign further seeks to ...

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NCCE challenges women to accept leadership positions

The Kadjebi District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Daniel Agbesi Latsu, has challenged women to accept leadership positions and the challenges that come with them. He said they needed to take their destiny into their own hands and continue to demand for reforms that would bring about the needed gender balance. Mr.Latsu said there was ...

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SG Ghana targets 7.5% market share by 2022

Societe Generale (SG) Ghana has said it will leverage modern technology based solutions to drive financial inclusion and grow the bank’s market share from the present five per cent to 7.5 per cent in the country by 2022. Already, the bank has deployed cutting-edge technology to support its product and service offerings to increase its present 200,000 clients under its ...

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Victims of FGM suffer life-long consequences — UN Women

The United Nations described female genital mutilation( FGM) as an abhorrent human rights violation affecting women and girls around the world. According to the UN, over 200 million women and girls alive today had experienced FGM in 30 countries across three continents. It said without concerted, accelerated action, a further 68 million girls could be subjected to this harmful practice ...

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Cartons of unwholesome Litty Mackerel destroyed by FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has destroyed 317 cartons of unregistered and unwholesome Litty Mackerel at the Nsumia landfill site, near Nsawam. Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Public Relations Officer of the FDA, Mr James Lartey, explained that a physical inspection of the product revealed that the tins were dented, bloated or leaking. He said two persons had so ...

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