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ABANTU to train CSOs to track Adaptation Fund projects


Civil  Society organizations(CSOs) working in the  area  of  Climate Change will convene at  the  Institute  of  Local Government Studies tomorrow, Tuesday, August 15  to be  trained  on how  to track the  implementation of  the Adaptation Fund Project.   The workshop aims is to strengthen the capacities of a core group of women and men in the civil society domain on ...

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Transforming lives in Ghana, as more children with disabilities go to school


“The answer is four,” said Patricia, 10, smiling brightly before she walked to the chalk board with confidence to write the answer to the maths problem in class that morning. Division was the topic of today’s primary 2 maths lesson at Afoko District Assembly School in Sandema, district capital of Bulisa North in Ghana’s Upper East region and Patricia Adeborinsa ...

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  A Kumasi – based herbalist, H/Dr Samuel Ampomah who doubles as the Managing Director of Ampomah Herbal Clinic and Research Centre located at Kumasi – Abuakwa has expressed his readiness to engage thirty (30) persons with disabilities within Atwima Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region into his Clinic to compliment government effort at creating jobs for the disabled people, ...

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Breastfeeding preferred to formula milk


Every year from 1-7 August marks the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), a week set aside to draw attention to the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. ‘World Health Organization (WHO) recommends, babies should be exclusively breastfed for first six months and continue up to two years or beyond to give them a healthy start to life. it is estimated that infants ...

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SADA runs for five years without state funds

SADA boss-Charles Abugre

  It has emerged that the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), a body established under an Act of Parliament to spearhead the economic and social development of the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone (NSEZ) has been starved of funds from government for the past five years.   Public Agenda has learned that  the last  time  the  Organization  received money from the ...

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Peasant farmers call for increased investment in Agro-ecology farming


The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has held two separate dialogue meetings with farmers and officials of districts assemblies in the Brong Ahafo and Upper East Regions in Techiman and Paga respectively. The purpose of the meeting was to promote Agro-ecology farming practice through increased budgetary allocation of District Assemblies in support of sustainable Agriculture.   The meetings form ...

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Minister promotes rights of PWDs


The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms. Otiko Afisah Djaba has called on the nation to eliminate the negative perception people have that disability is a curse. “We must collectively work harder to celebrate their abilities, for disability is not inability.” The Hon. Minister  said this  when she presented Ghana’s case at the 10th session of the Conference ...

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SADA region leads Ghana’s agro-Industrialisation agenda


Amidst concerns about Ghana’s over dependence on annual multi-million dollar food and general agricultural goods imports, while Ghana abounds in 17.5 million acres arable land, forested area excluded, the Presidents Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama-led NDC governments launched the Savannah Accelerated Development Programmes in 2010 and the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) in 2013 respectively. Within the context of ...

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Rural-Urban Migration has dual effects on migrants – Study reveals

Rural-Urban Migration has dual effects on migrants – Study reveals

A research has indicated that rural-urban migration has both positive and negative effects on the migrants in terms of marriage, child birth and education. According to the research, migrants gain the respect of their families and friends because of financial transfers and investments in their villages. The research conducted by the Migrating out of Poverty, (MOOP) Research Programme Consortium, Centre ...

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MP bemoans alarming rate of school drop-outs among girls

Mr Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu has appealed to stakeholders in education to help girls in the District to remain in school and “climb to the apex of the educational ladder.” He bemoaned the alarming rate of school drop-outs among girls due to teenage pregnancy in the area and called for concerted efforts to support girls to develop ...

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