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Gender Minister adopts cerebral palsy boy who was buried alive

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The Gender Minister, Ms Cynthia Morrison has adopted a two year old boy who was buried alive in Elmina in the Central Region. The boy, Kweku Lentil, who suffers from cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder, was barely a year old when he was left to die after being covered with earth in an uncompleted building. He was, however, rescued by ...

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Planting for Food & Jobs revolutionizes agriculture in Ghana

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Africa’s smallholder farmers are the vital link to the realization of the continent’s agricultural transformation, with agribusinesses sparking off job-creation and economic advancement. Sustaining and scaling progress in the sector requires investments beyond money that include greater political, policy, and financing commitments from both the public and private sector. Thus, Ghana’s flagship program, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ), seeks ...

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Ghanaians must help sustain water services – Madam Dapaah

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Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, has called on Ghanaians to contribute towards sustaining water services to communities. “Whilst government is committed to living up to its social responsibilities of investing in the water sector, the citizenry are expected to contribute their quota to ensuring the protection and sustainability of the water system,” she said. ...

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Coalition Urges Parliament To Crown Efforts With RTI Act

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The Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI) Ghana, the Media Coalition on RTI, and OccupyGhana (altogether the “Coalition”) have taken note of Parliament’s consideration of all 92 clauses in the Right to Information Bill 2018. A statement issued by the Coalition and copied to the Ghana News Agency said after years of disappointment, this was certainly a very good ...

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It’s Getting Worse!!! 20,000 Plastic Drink Bottles Bought Every Second…

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There are five trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans. A plastic bag was found 36,000 feet below the surface, at the ocean’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench. Most of the plastic found at the bottom of the sea by divers (89%) has one thing in common, the Deep Sea Debris Database reported: it’s waste such as plastic bottles and ...

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Equip health facilities to enhance primary health care – ARHR

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Alliance for Reproduction Health Rights (ARHR) has appealed to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to equip all healthcare facilities with essential items to enhance primary care in all districts across the country. ARHR, a non-governmental organization noted that it was crucial for district health facilities to have emergency vehicles for the accident units, drugs for mental illness, motorbikes for courier ...

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‘Let’s protect children within the digital space’

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Child Online Africa, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) yesterday launched this years’s Safer Internet Day( SID) with a call on Ghanaians to work together to protect children within the digital space. The Executive Director of the NGO, Mrs Awo Aidam Amenyah, who made the call, noted that the protection of children was a shared responsibility, thus the need for all to ...

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Ghana hit with US visa sanctions over non-cooperation in deportation of Ghanaians

Ghana has been hit with visa sanctions by the United States of America for its purported lack of cooperation in accepting Ghanaians deported from the US. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has ordered embassy officers in Ghana to implement the visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants, according to a US Department of Homeland Security statement. The ...

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Project Evolve donates to Sekondi female Prisons

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Project Evolve, a Non – Governmental Organization, kick -started the year 2019 with a donation of assorted food items worth hundreds of Ghana Cedis to the Sekondi Female Prisons.   The items including, Bags of Rice, Cooking Oil, bottled and sachet water, soft drinks among others were received by DSP Daffour, Commander of the Sekondi Female Prison and other prison ...

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Access to Farmlands key to Cocoa sector sustainability

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Cocoa is the most important cash crop to both the Ghanaian economy and as the main source of livelihood for over a million farmers. Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa, and exports about 800,000 metric tons accounting for over 9% of the country’s GPD. As one of country’s key agricultural crop, cocoa rakes in an estimated $1.5 ...

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