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BoG must move quickly to deal with non-bank sector – Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson

The Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson says the Bank of Ghana (BoG) must move quickly to deal with the non-bank sector to save Ghana’s economy from collapse. Mr Thompson said the Bank of Ghana has done a good job in cleaning the banking sector adding that without a robust financial system the economy will collapse. Speaking at ...

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Antibiotic Resistance Fight Is A Shared Responsibility – Minister

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Health Minister

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, on Monday said everyone, including health workers, must get involved in the antibiotic resistance campaign and urged the public to adhere to the simple best practices to prevent further re-occurrence. He said antibiotic resistance had come about due to many complicated factors and needed to be tackled holistically. The Minister said this in ...

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Political interference in water and sanitation, worrying – World Bank

Mr. Emmanuel Nkrumah, a World Bank Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist has identified political interference in Ghana’s Water and Sanitation sector as a major drawback to the country’s goal at enhancing water accessibility, sanitation and hygiene. He made the observation at the opening session of a four-day conference of the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in WASH (CONIWAS) at Sogakope, in ...

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ISODEC bemoans inconsistency in budgetary allocations to essential services

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), one of the leading Policy Think Tanks in the country has bemoaned the continuous decline and inconsistency in budgetary allocations to the essential services sector of the economy, demanding an immediate reverse to the trend. ISODEC is of the view that the annual budget is too earmarked, thus, making it virtually impossible to allocate ...

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Adansi North District launches ‘Child Labour Free Zone’ programme

The Adansi North District has launched a programme aimed at eliminating child labour in the district. The programme, dubbed “Child Labour Free Zone”, is aimed at protecting children from all forms of exploitation and promote their welfare and development. The Assembly has drafted by-laws and also constituted a committee to provide protection and supervise the movement of children less than 18 years of ...

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HIV Infections Among Youth Increasing

The number of young people infected with HIV in Ghana has increased from 1.1 percent in 2016 to 1.5 percent in 2017, the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has announced. The Commission further revealed that the reported number of HIV infections has also risen from 16,000 to 19,101 within the same period. This was disclosed at the launch of the World ...

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Poor education to affect Ghana’s human capital – World Bank

About 56 per cent of Ghana’s human capital will go waste in the next 18 years because of the poor quality of the country’s education system, the latest Human Capital Index (HCI) report by the World Bank has revealed. The report made a stunning revelation that only 44 per cent of children born in the country today will become productive ...

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Grant Amnesty To Ghanaians In The UK – Dr Lawrence Tetteh

Dr Lawrence Tetteh

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, the Chaplain of the Ghana Christian Council of United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland, Monday appealed to the Prince of Wales and Head of the Commonwealth, to use his high office to push for the regularisation of the stay of the law-abiding Ghanaians in the UK. This, the President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach said, would enable them ...

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Ghana ought to lead efforts to tackle climate change – Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles on Monday urged Ghana to leverage its active role in the Commonwealth and its influence in Africa to lead the fight to mitigate the effect of the climate change phenomenon. Noting the frightening statistics on the climate change occurrence, he said if viable actions were not taken to address the issue, which had impacted ...

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Science And Technology, Critical To National Development—Deputy Minister

Mr Andy Appiah-Kubi, Deputy Minister for Railways Development, has stressed the need for the nation to place greater emphasis on the teaching and training of science and technology for the youth to make them fit appropriately into the global superhighway. He said science and technology were critical to sustainable national development and there was the need for the youth to ...

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