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The restoration of trainee nurses allowance has once again generated a lot of hullabaloo about nothing. The trainee Nurses Allowance was scrapped by the previous President John Mahama and his social democratic administration for reasons that are not clear to us. It was therefore welcome news to many aspiring nurses when the NPP made a campaign promise to restore these ...

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Scramble over sand mine …As small scale miners find new jobs

Peter Amewu-Minister for Lands and Natural Resources

Ghana’s effort to save its natural environment from incessant degradation may become a fruitless endeavor if the latest sand weaning craze is not stopped as a matter of urgency. Public Agenda  can  report that some small scale Miners  in the Ashanti region who  have  been  pushed out  of  business following  government moratorium  on  mining have now found solace in weaning ...

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NGO calls for reduction in fossil fuel use

Oilwatch Africa has made a radical proposal to African countries to move away from the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy; arguing that the continuous exploitation of fossil fuels is impacting negatively on primary economies including agriculture, fisheries, livelihoods and  the  environment. The Environmental civil Society group insist that “leaving fossils fuels in the ground and replacing with renewable ...

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NGOs Forum calls for the amendment of disability Act

persons with disability

The Ghana Human Rights NGOs Forum , KASA Initiative Ghana in Partnership with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)  and  InfoAfrica-Kenya have  added  their voices to calls on government to amend the Persons with Disability Act   715 of 2006 to conform to the United  Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities( UNCRPD). The Ghana Human Rights NGOs Forum expressed ...

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Britain celebrates 30 Years of Black History Month

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn

  BLACK HISTORY MONTH was founded by Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, former Operations Manager of London’s Notting Hill Carnival, the world’s second largest open-air street festival after Brazil’s Rio Carnival. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a message released to open the month-long celebrations and reflections wrote: “Today, in every walk of life, from business to politics, sport to culture, there ...

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SADA taps into the Tourism Potential of the NSEZ

mole national park

The Northern Savannah Ecological Zone(NSEZ) that boast of 63 districts representing 54.4 % of Ghana’s total land mass, doesn’t only account for the largest share of Ghana’s eco-tourism resources. The Northern Savannah Zone also has rich potential in terms of historical, archaeological, monumental, cultural and community tourism, among others. Indeed, the tourism potential of the NSEZ so far captured in ...

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Nigeria risks facing Water Crisis by 2020

The Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists, NAH, has warned of impending water crisis by 2020 because of poor management of groundwater basins. The President of the association, Ehidiamhen Olumese, disclosed this on Sunday in Ilorin while addressing journalists after the association’s National Executive Meeting, NEC. Mr. Olumese said the impending crisis could be avoided by the acquisition of both hydrological data ...

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Pineapple-A good Power food

pineapple

Very few people know that pineapple is the second most favorite tropical fruit in the world. Fresh pineapple juice has adequate quantity of vitamins, enzymes and minerals which are good for overall development of health. It has many health benefits and can fight against stomach infections, constipation, indigestion, arthritis and sinusitis. As far as its benefits are concerned, the fully ripened fruit ...

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Safeguarding Press Freedom, Is Self-Regulation the way?

The National Communications Authority is sanctioning about 131 radio stations for violating certain aspects of the Electronics Communications Act (2009), ACT 775. The state regulatory body has given indications that it would go ahead and take any station, which does not comply with its regulations off air. Maybe this provides a fine opportunity for the country to discuss the kind ...

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Citizens Movement calls on Parliament to pass RTI Bill

Nana Akwasi Awuah, Founder of Citizen Ghana Movement

Founding member of Citizen Ghana Movement, Mr Nana Akwasi Awuah, has called on the NPP government to pass the Right to Information bill (RTI) to empower Ghanaians to demand accountability and transparency. He made this plea at a public forum organized by the coalition on the Right To Information Ghana  to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information ...

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