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Organizing Africa’s economy: How to Double the GDP of Africa in Five Years

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There is the story of an old drunk who was seen searching for his keys under a street light. ‘Did you drop them here?’ he was asked. ‘No, I dropped them in the park, but the light is better here’. Africa’s economy has been described as having the greatest potential for growth in the world for the past decade. However, ...

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Ghana bans all leafy vegetable exports

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has placed an indefinite ban on the export of Capsicum, Solanum, luffa and all leafy vegetables to the international market from June 1, 2019. In a statement signed by the Director of the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate, the ministry said the suspension has become necessary due to “the high level of local ...

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Ghana rivers contaminated with dangerous levels of antibiotics – Study reveals

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Ghana is said to have rivers contaminated with dangerous levels of antibiotics, according to a new study by researchers from the University of York in the UK The study, the first ever of its kind, found that concentrations of antibiotics in some waterways exceeded the safe levels by 300 times. The researchers also tested rivers in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria and Pastikan, which were ...

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Tema Community 25 residents hand over ultra-modern Police Station to IGP

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The Residents Association of Tema Community 25 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 handed over a newly constructed ultra-modern Police Station to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) at a grand ceremony held at the Kpone Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.   The beautifully constructed edifice was officially handed over to the police administration in a bid to beef ...

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Promote women’s participation in conflict resolution – Ibn Chambas

Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has called for the reinforcement and promotion of the participation of women in conflict resolution and peace sustenance. He made this call during the closing ceremony of a Training of Trainers Workshop on ‘Building Women’s Capacities for Conflict Analysis and Conflict Prevention ...

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Mental health facilities under resourced – Dr Akwasi Osei

Dr Akwasi Osei

Although more than half of Ghana’s 30 million population live with one form of mental or intellectual disorder or another, the Mental Health Authority (MHA) is lamenting over inadequate funds to keep the only three mental health facilities in the country running effectively. The issue of lack of funds has been persistent for a long time and this, according to ...

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Kokomba, Chokosi conflict; 16 persons arrested

Sixteen persons have been arrested in connection with the renewed Komkomba, Chokosi conflict in the Chereponi Dirstrict of the North East Region. One of the suspects who fired at security personnel was shot in the thigh and is receiving treatment at the Chereponi hospital under security guard. A number of weapons have also been seized from the feuding factions. According ...

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TVET key to addressing unemployment

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, has underscored the need to uplift the quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), as a positive step to address the unemployment situation in the country. He said for instance, research had shown that if 100 people were trained in TVET, about 64 per cent of them set ...

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The mistreatment of unmarried women in Ghana justifies feminist anger

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Feminism is basically advocating for women’s rights and equality of the sexes. Feminist groups have been springing up to fight for women’s rights since immemorial. One such group that popped up in Ghana recently was the Pepper Dem Ministries whose main objective is to compel people to ‘unlearn toxic narratives.’ Then some men went into their armoury and women bared ...

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Ghana needs responsible citizens to end flooding

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There is a popular idiom that goes ‘children should be seen and not heard’. I agree with this, in certain circumstances. However, I believe that in contributing to the development of society through speech as a concerned youth and citizen of this nation, I ask that my thoughts are considered. Thus, permit me to rant. It has become somewhat a ...

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