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Ghana Highway Authority goes to sleep …As ‘Killer’ U- turns emerge on major trunk roads

The Ghana Highway Authority appears to have relegated it’s mandated to the backburner as drivers continue to create unapproved and what could be described as dangerous U- turns on the country’s major trunk roads. A case in point is the Accra- Nsawam dual carriage highway where Public Agenda counted over 31unapproved U- Turns between Dobro and Pokuase, both communities on ...

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Journalists at ‘war’

Paul Adom Otchere

The looming crisis in the Ghana Journalists Association may not be over soon, as supporters of Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure and the president of Ghana Journalists Association are involved in a spat which some claim can damage the GJA. In the middle of this looming war is Jospong Group of Companies (JGC). The JGC has vehemently denied all the allegations ...

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Let’s have Journalism of integrity

The current spat between some political/investigative journalists and the Ghana Journalist Association raises questions of integrity. How did Journalism in Ghana get to this low point where simple issues have been allowed to degenerate into partisan spats. And for what? The answer is simple. Firstly, ownership of the media institutions by people with solely political and financial motives. Secondly, the ...

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Illegal loggers terrorize Ghana’s forest cover

forest zone

Ghana is said to be losing its forest cover at an alarming rate due mainly to illegal logging and lack of   implementation of forest- related policies. The state of affairs, according to experts, demand urgent  policy attention and enforcement of existing  laws as the country loses about 65, 000 hectares of its forest cover yearly. It is estimated that out ...

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NGO calls for enforcement of laws on timber logging

timber

Mr Mustapha Seidu, Director of the Nature and Development Foundation (NDF) has said the country needs to tighten its enforcement regulations to prevent illegal loggers from depleting the forest cover, and appealed for severe punishment for those caught in the act of vandalizing the forest. Mr Seidu emphasised the need for government to prioritize the passage of the policy on ...

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Ghana inches closer towards energy sufficiency

Boakye Agyarko

Ghana appears to be inching closer towards energy sufficiency after the coming on stream of the Sankofa Gye Nyame oilfields which is predominantly meant to produce Gas. The coming on board of this additional gas supplies, coupled with the  existence of  the Jubilee and  TEN oil fields  mean that, the  country is some few years away from  bidding farewell to ...

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Ghana’s Forests under siege … From illegal logging, mining & more

Sir John

Even as Ghanaians have unanimously  risen against illegal mining which is  deemed  to be  causing  harm to our  water bodies, the country still risk missing out on the  fight  against climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the current scale of forest destruction continues. Human actions such as forest clearance for mining activities, harvesting of  fuel wood, ...

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Ministry to end open defecation

open defecation

The Ministry of Water Resource and Sanitation has secured funds to roll out the construction of household, institutional and market toilets to improve Ghana’s rating internationally to improve sanitation.    Ending open defecation and providing access to safe drinking water are among the priorities of my outfit according to Honourable Kofi Adda, Minister of Sanitation and Water resources. We want to ...

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The sordid SSNIT affair- Ghana has crossed a red line.

SSNIT

Public Agenda has already raised the issue of corruption in several of our publications. We have noted the debilitating efforts of corruption on our national development and psyche as a people. Other media houses have done the same. In recent days, the country has been regaled with tales of missing monies from all angles. An article on Ghana web alleges ...

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Timber sellers to help replenish Ghana’s depleting forests

Mr Isaac Avor, Secretary Timber Market Association

The Timber Market Association has expressed its readiness to complement government’s efforts by assisting in replenishing the country’s depleting forests cover. The Association laments the alarming rate at which Ghana is losing its forest cover, admitting that the impact of the degradation is negatively affecting the businesses of its members. “We are ready to help in replanting and we will ...

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