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Clean Zongos campaign activated

Boniface Saddique, Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development

The Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Zoomlion among others have kick-started a campaign to get  rid the  country’s Zongo Communities of filth. The move is in fulfilment of one of the four key mandates of the Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development (MICZD) which seeks to prioritise ...

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Ghana Health Service issues cholera alert

The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert over a potential outbreak of cholera in the country. The service in a statement signed by the Director-General, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, said with the onset of the rainy season and other prevailing conditions in the country, the possibility of a cholera outbreak is high. “Cholera is one of the diseases of national ...

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Wicked parents force kids to sell on streets, work as servants – Otiko

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has challenged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and officers at the Social Welfare Department to take legal action against parents who compel their children to engage in all forms of child labour. The Minister, who expressed her displeasure about how some parents send out children below the ages ...

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Strategic Roadmap Needed To Address Sanitation Condition – Minister

Kofi Adda

Mr Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, says a strategic roadmap is required to address sanitation conditions in the country. “The Ministry is a new one and things cannot happen overnight, but in order to have everything right systematically, there is the need for a strategic road map,” he said. To this end, Mr Adda has called ...

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30 per cent deliveries in Ghana occur among teenagers

Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah

The Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah has expressed concern over what she says are the escalating Ghanaian population and reproductive health issues. According to her, many Ghanaian teenagers are getting pregnant particularly along the coastal communities, explaining that 30 per cent of women who are delivered of babies in the country are teenagers. Statistics She ...

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Develop tracking system to monitor admission of children with disability

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister for Education

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has advised government to consider developing a tracking system to monitor enrolment and retention of children with disability in the various education institutions.  According to the GNECC, such systems are needed to urgently address the partial exclusion of children with disability in the education sector and to promote inclusive education. It would also ...

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Tackle root causes of human trafficking

Mr Adolf Awuku Bekoe and Hamid Harisson

Despite  Ghana being  signed onto relevant conventions and protocols on Anti-Trafficking and has translated these into national laws and policies such as The Human Trafficking Act, Act 694 which was passed in 2005, Ghana still remains a source, transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. During an engagement with the media ...

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Strict measures to halt illegalities in forestry sector

Ghanaians working in the forestry sector, particularly wood dealers have been told to brace up for what could be termed as strict measures meant to sanitize the industry and rid the markets of illegally sourced timber products. The Move according to the Forestry Commission is part of the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) which Ghana signed with the ...

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Support gov’t to provide protection to street connected children-SSWN

Street Social Workers Network (SSWN – Ghana) and Street Social Workers in general are calling for the implementation of the FOUR Steps to EQUALITY of Street-connected children as stipulated in the General Comment on Children in Street Situation of the UN Convention of the right of the child. According to a press release signed and issued in Accra on Wednesday ...

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Technical committee constituted to examine Ghana’s disability law

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection(MGCSP) has constituted a technical committee to examine whether or not some portions of  the existing Ghana disability Act (715,2006) should  be amended. The MGCSP “has constituted a Technical Committee to examine the Ghana Disability Act (715, 2006) Vis -a –vis the UNCRPD to identify the gaps and then determine whether a new ...

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