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E/R: 293 die in road crashes; 1,600 injured in 2018

Latest statistics from the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) indicate a total of 293 died through road crashes between January and September 2018 in the Eastern region. This is against 270 recorded same period in 2017. Also, a total of 1,615 were injured during the same period in 2018 as compared to 1,515 recorded in 2017. To this end, ...

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Ghana urged to remove death penalty from its laws

Mr Robert Akoto Amoafo, the Country Director of Amnesty International Ghana has disclosed that as at the end of 2017, there were about 160 prisoners on death row. He said they comprised 154 men and six women who remained locked up under death sentence at Nsawam prison complex. Mr Amoafo who recently mentioned this during this year’s Day Against Death ...

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Balungu-Nabiisi School pupils learn on bare floor

Most pupils at the Balungu-Nabiisi School in the Bongo District sit on bare floor to learn due to lack of furniture. A Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited to the school, observed that some of the classes in both the Primary and Junior High Schools did not have furniture, thereby, compelling the pupils to sit on the floor during lesson hours ...

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AngloGold Ashanti constructs water treatment plant

AngloGold Ashanti{AGA} Obuasi Mines has constructed a US$33.7 million water treatment plant to ensure that water that is disposed from the mines to the community is safe and environmentally friendly. The plant has an outlet that disposes off the treated water into streams and other water bodies used by the people. Due to its high quality, which by international standards ...

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MEHSOG demands alternative ways of mental health financing

National Executive Council of Mental Health Society of Ghana is calling on Corporate Ghana and Religious Bodies to consider supporting mental health by contributing to the Mental Health Fund as part of their corporate social responsibility.   The Council is convinced that when corporate Ghana supports mental health, the intervention would immensely help raise the standard of living of people ...

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Accurate data essential driver for socio-economic growth – Ambassador Quartey

Ambassador Kwesi Quartey

The Deputy Chairman of African Union (AU) Commission, Ambassador Kwesi Quartey has asserted that adequate, accurate and reliable data are essential and strategic drivers of socio- economic growth and globalization in Africa. “In our quest for sustainable growth and effective globalization, adequate, accurate and reliable information and data are essentially new raw materials required for effective growth and economic integration ...

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Abantu intensifies advocacy for passage of an Affirmative Action Law

Abantu for Development, a women’s right advocacy group has launched a project meant to strengthen advocacy on national commitments towards the passage of an affirmative Action law in Ghana. Launched on the theme ’Strengthening Advocacy for the Passage of an Affirmative Action Law in Ghana, ’the project’s ultimate goal is to secure the best gender equality outcomes for all citizens ...

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Africa bets on technology to lure youth to farming

Since Marie Chantal Akingeneye lost her only cow to an unknown illness, she has no source for manure for her fruits and vegetables – but she hopes a new phone app could help. After attending a training by the United Nations, which developed the technology, she thinks the app will help to keep her goats and pigs healthy and modernise ...

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GES begins process to reduce subjects at primary, JHS levels

Basic schools in the country could study lesser number of subjects from the next academic year, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has hinted. It said the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has been tasked to carry out the review with a view to reducing them. The review of the subjects would be done at the kindergarten, primary and ...

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Over 53,000 abortion cases recorded at public health centres in 2017 – Study

Figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reveal that 53,114 abortions were supervised in public health facilities in the country in 2017. Unsafe abortion also recorded 13,918 in the same period as compared to 15,325 unsafe abortion cases in 2016, Mr Raphael Godlove Athena, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a health-inclined non-governmental organisation, has said. In ...

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