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Ghana to undergo poverty & human rights assessment

Philip Alston,UN expect on extreme poverty and human rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will undertake a human rights fact-finding visit to Ghana from 9 – 18 April 2018 to assess government efforts to eradicate poverty through the lens of international human rights law. During his 10-day visit, the Special Rapporteur will travel to Accra for meetings with government officials ...

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OccupyGhana Calls On Gov’t To Immediately Address The Filth Engulfing The Country

OccupyGhana has noted with concern the huge swathes of plastic and other solid and human waste engulfing our country, especially our capital. It is rapidly reaching an alarming state and photographs taken after the recent downpour in parts of Accra in the morning of Wednesday 14th February 2018 have thrown this looming and potentially disastrous health and security problem into ...

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Government urged to end child migration

A picture of participants at the workshop

The Communications Officer for Terre des Hommes Foundation, Madam Emilie A. Tchotchovi Samboe has called on the government of Ghana and other stakeholders to collaborate and enforce the Child Protection Act to protect and  end child migration along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor.  The Child Protection Act, 1998 (ACT 560), according to Madam Samboe has not been enforced to its fullest, thus, ...

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Child discipline and abuse

Late last year, there was a news report on an alleged defilement as well as an alleged attempt to conceal the matter. It was at this point the conscience of the country rose and moved into action. Immediately, there was a campaign: Ghanaian Against Child Abuse. Never mind, that we live in a country where authorities only wake up to ...

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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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