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UNDP to launch Human Dev’t Report on Northern Ghana

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to launch a Human Development Report on Northern Ghana entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic Transformation for All”. The report explores development challenges and opportunities in Northern Ghana and offers suggestions for poverty eradication in the zone. The Northern Ghana Human Development Report (NG-HDR) is based on a study that investigated ...

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Minister urges Ghanaians to help end human trafficking

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has called on Ghanaians to help end human trafficking in the country, which she described as a crime to humanity. She said: “We cannot continue to pretend not to know the dangers of human trafficking and so there was the need for all of us in the communities ...

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Child Marriage In Western Region Alarming

Frank Ofosu-Asante

The Western Regional Manager of the National Population Council (NPC) Frank Ofosu-Asante has expressed concern about the increasing rate of child marriage in the region.  Statistics indicate that 37 per cent of girls in the Western Region would be married before they turn 18. He bemoaned the fact that most teenage girls, particularly those in the remote areas in the ...

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Call for establishment of disability desks in Ghana’s health facilities

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

A proposal has been made to the government of Ghana to consider the establishment of Disability Desks in all the country’s heath facilities to ensure easy accessibility by Persons with Disability (PWDs). Such initiative, according to stakeholders, would embolden Persons with Disability to access the health facilities without fear of discrimination, stigmatization and the use of denigrating languages against them ...

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PWDs schooled on sexual and reproductive health right

A section of the PWDs at the Health Session

Persons with Disability (PWDs) in four Municipal and District Assemblies within the Greater Accra Region have been given some tutorials relative to sexual and reproductive health rights. The move was meant to raise awareness and equip PWDs with the requisite knowledge on available family planning methods, sexually transmitted infection prevention methods as well as how to demand for their rights ...

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Accra continues to drown in filth … In spite of govt’s pledge to make it cleanest city in Africa

This picture was taken along the railway line at Avenor in Accra

The President did not mince words when he mentioned that his administration would ensure that Accra becomes the cleanest city in Africa. “The commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term in office, Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent. That is the commitment ...

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Anti-Human Trafficking Unit rescues 339 victims

The Anti Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service (AHTU) rescued 339 victims of child trafficking in 2017. Out of the number, 310 were for labour trafficking while 29 were to be trafficked for sexual exploitation. Superintendent Mike Baah, Head of AHTU, in a presentation at this year’s media launch of the World Day against Child Labour on the ...

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Journalists urged to help fight Child labour

Sulemana Braimah, MFWA

Mr Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director, Media Foundation for West Africa has urged journalists to make personal commitment to contribute towards eliminating child labour. Mr Sulemana said the issue of child labour should not be raised only when it is during the World Day against Child Labour but it should be treated with all seriousness because child labour affects national development ...

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‘It Will Be Very Difficult To Ban Plastic In Ghana Now’ – Professor Frimpong-Boateng

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng

’Government will come up with a policy to turn plastic waste into resources because we are not ready as a country to ban plastic now, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has said. At the World Environment Day commemoration held in Accra on 5th June 2018, the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation said there had been a lot of suggestions from ...

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Ghana will be made green again- Forestry Commission assures

The Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has assured that the commission is poised to making Ghana green again as it plans to plant several thousands of trees across the country. This, Mr Afriyie said, would be done in collaboration with the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).  The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding meant ...

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