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Agbogbloshie- one of the most contaminated places in the world

“Sodom and Gomorrah” is the place called by vernacular, where tons of electronical waste are.Illegally imported waste from industrialised countries reaches the landfill in Agbogbloshie day by day. A huge slum has arisen. The inhabitants suffer. Every year 40 million tons of electronical waste is produced by the world. One part of it ends up in Ghana. The country is ...

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GHAMEC wants mental health board inaugurated

Humphery Kofie-country facilitator, GHAMEC

The Ghana Mental Health Coalition (GHAMEC) is demanding of government to as a matter of importance induct a Mental Health Board to ensure proper and effective performance of the Mental Health Authority as stipulated in the Mental Health Law. The tenure of the last Board expired in 2016 and more than one year down the line, there has not been ...

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Women urged to use internet to promote their issues

Ms. Jemila Abdulai, a founding Director of Circumspect.com have encouraged women to start using demographic means through the internet to promote issues that are related  to  girls and women to make publications on women understandable. Ms. Abdullai noted that, “Women must bear it in mind that anything you do electronically especially through the internet never gets deleted easily, therefore the ...

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Child marriage in Bugubelle and girls’ role in the act

Marriage has become a fashionable act among school girls in basic school in Bugubelle, a community in the Sissala East District to the extent that they are complicit in the act. Consequently, the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) in the community and other opinion leaders instituted a penalty that the young men who marry these girls would pay. The penalty includes ...

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Sanitation in Bugubelle– an urgent need for education

Hon. Kofi Adda,Minister for Sanitation and Water Resource

Sanitation is critical to the total health and well being of every community. Due to its importance, it features as goal six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which states: “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” In spite of its importance, sanitation in Bugubelle, a community in the Sissala East of the Upper West Region ...

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Ghana cautioned to abandon coal power nightmare … As the move breaches global environmental protocols

Environmentalists and critics of Ghana’s coal power project have cautioned government to discontinue its ambitious plan to construct a Supercritical Coal-fired Power Plant in Ghana, arguing that, such a move amounts to violation of International environmental protocols and conventions of which Ghana has signed onto. They believe that government is being adamant in its expedition to construct the coal power ...

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Civil Society calls for establishment of National Sanitation Authority

Hon. Kofi Adda,Minister for Sanitation and Water Resource

Civil Society organisations working in the Natural Resources and Environment Sector of Ghana are calling for the establishment of a national Sanitation Authority to implement the policies and programmes of the Ministry of Sanitation. In a communiqué issued at the end of  its  8th civil society Annual Review of Ghana’s natural resources and environmental governance performance over the past year; ...

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FC ready to contribute towards national development agenda- CEO

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie,CEO, Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission (FC) has indicated its preparedness to contribute immensely towards the national development agenda through strengthening the institutional and regulatory framework as well as rigorously protecting forests and wildlife resources. In  his  speech at the  Commission’s  2017 award ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer( CEO) of  the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadjo Owusu  Afriyie, said his  outfit  was poised  to ...

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Kwaku Bonsam blasts government, Christian Council over popular Man of God in Kumasi

Kwaku Bonsam

Popular spiritualist, Nana Kwaku Bonsam born Stephen Osei Mensah has asked authorities to check and reprimand the activities of a popular Man of God which he felt were against the rights of children. Speaking in an interview with Champion TV, the well-known fetish priest indicated that, the man of God in question was fond of parading young children in his ...

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Ghana moves to restore ailing forests

Forestry Commission, Partners sign MoU on Restoration of Tain II forest Reserve

A  memorandum  of  understanding has been signed  among five  organizations with  the aim to undertake a landscape  restoration  in the Tain II Forest  reserve  and its fringe areas in the  Brong Ahafo  Region . Similar gesture is expected to be extended to other forest reserves in the country. The agreement, which was signed among  the Forestry Commission, Form  Ghana Limited,  ...

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