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Education for All leaves Kindergartens behind

A research conducted by Send- Ghana in 188 Kindergartens (KG) in the country has depicted a gloomy picture of Ghana’s Foundation of education, a situation that calls for urgent attention from duty bearers. The survey which was conducted in both public and private kindergartens in 30 districts of four regions including the Greater Accra, Northern, Upper West and Upper East ...

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Foresters, Wood dealers angry over impediments … But Forestry commission explains position

Some foresters, and lumber dealers have expressed frustration over impediments being put on their way by officials of the Forestry Commission, the Police and other law enforcement agencies when conveying lumber from their Plantations and sawmills to the markets. They complain of being constantly harassed and their truck loads of certified lumber impounded by these officials during transit to various ...

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Accra may grind to a halt in 7 years – Mayor fears

Mayer of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah

Accra could come to a virtual standstill in the next seven years if urgent action is not taken to manage the influx of vehicles into the city centre creating a gridlock. Of concern to Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, is the increasing rate at which vehicles enter the business. Closely linked to the situation is the incidence of vehicular knockdowns mainly ...

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No one can impose homosexuality on us – Government

Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister

The Government of Ghana has shot down incessant calls by Western leaders for the legalisation of homosexuality. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday called on African leaders attending the Commonwealth Heads of government meeting in London to decriminalise homosexuality in their various countries. It is wrong, according to her, for homosexuals to be persecuted for their sexual orientation, offering ...

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Govt Urged To Improve Access To Water, Sanitation

The government has been urgently asked to improve access to water and sanitation, so that Ghana can attain Universal Health Coverage (UCH), by 2030. Mr Kofi Adusei, Chief Health Educator and Programmes Manager for the Regenerative Health and Nutrition Programme at the Ministry of Health, who said this in Accra, noted that attaining UCH was not solely dependent on building ...

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LAWLESSNESS! 61 illegal U-Turns emerge on Accra- Nsawam Highway …As Ghana Highways Authority looks on

Hon. Amoako Atta, Minister for Roads and Highways

Commuters of the Accra – Nsawam dual carriage highway have expressed concerns about the rapid emergence of unapproved U-Turns on the road, appealing to the government to immediately resolve the situation before it worsens. The 32 kilometers stretch which originally has 13 authorized U- Turns, can now boast of additional 61unapproved U-turns between Nsawam and Pokuase, which have brazenly been ...

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Government reviews Road Traffic Regulation

Kwesi Ofori Asiamah

The government is reviewing the Road Traffic Regulation to come up with the best strategy to deal with break-down vehicles on the roads. The Minister of Transport, Mr Kwesi Ofori Asiamah, said the review of the regulation would address the difficulties associated with the clearing of break-down vehicles from the roads. He made this known in a speech read on ...

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C/Region: Man suspected of trafficking 21 children arrested

The Central Regional Highway Patrol Team of the Ghana Police have arrested a 26-year old suspect, Daniel Essel, at Gomoa Dunkwa for allegedly trafficking 21 children. According to the police, the suspect was transporting the children aged between two and 17 years, on Sunday in a Hyundai Grace with registration number GW 6076-17 from Ekumfi Arkrah in the Ekumfi District. The ...

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Pressure on gov’t to review Ghana’s Disability Law

Mr Yaw Ofori Debra, President, GFD

Government is being accused of relegating the concerns of Persons with disability to the back-burner following its failure to give attention to several calls to review the persons with disabilities Act 715, 2006, which is deficient in many aspects. According to the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), Mind Freedom-Ghana and the Media Caucus on Disability, the current disability law, ...

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No intention to stifle foreign oil companies -Petroleum Commission

Mr Egbert Faibille

The vigorous implementation of Ghana’s local content and local participation regulation is not to stifle multinational oil companies but to ensure that contractors use of local companies, service suppliers and workforce as a deliberate business strategy, Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission, Mr Egbert Faibille has stated. Mr. Faibille indicated that “one of the Commission’s key mandates is the ...

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