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Ghanaians must help sustain water services – Madam Dapaah

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

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…

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

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’

Mrs Awo Aidam Amenyah

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

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

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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Ghana Improves On Corruption Ranking

Ghana has ranked 78 out of 180 countries on the 2018 global Corruption Perception Index (CPI), according to Transparency International (TI). According to the report, in 2018, Ghana scored 41 out of a possible clean score of 100, with the score showing that Ghana’s performance had improved by one point from its 2017 score of 40. Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), ...

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Stop parading minors on TV as “witches, wizards” – Opuni-Frimpong to pastors

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A former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong has charged pastors to cease displaying children on TV and social media as self-confessed witches and wizards. According to him, the practice is breaking families apart and exposes the children involved to social stigma and abuse.“We are having challenges where 13- and 14-year-old children are being ...

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