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Ghana’s built environment disabling the disabled

The built environment must be disability- friendly

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or call it the 2030 Agenda, pledging to “leave no one behind,” is an ambitious plan of action of the international community towards a peaceful and prosperous world, where dignity of an individual person and equality among all is applied as the fundamental principle, cutting across the three pillars of the work of the United ...

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‘Make Planting for Food and Jobs inclusive’

Discussants at a two-day policy dialogue meeting on Community Land Rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have appealed to the Government to make the Plating for Food and Jobs (PFJ), as well as other Government flagship programmes more inclusive. To ensure that no one was left behind in the implementation of the programme, the discussants called for the more inclusion ...

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Passing RTI bill is to benefit government – Kofi Abotsi

Kofi Abotsi

Kofi Abotsi, the former Dean of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Law School, has stated that the right to information bill is more to the benefit of the government than the public. “The RTI bill gives the government the opportunity of stating certain circumstances under which a person may not be entitled to certain information,” Mr. Abotsi said ...

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‘Push more women into leadership positions’

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, has bemoaned the low level encouragement women receive when they show interest in occupying leadership positions in the country. According to him, many women with the requisite capacity in nation building had fallen back and not shown interest in the governance process, thereby denying entities the opportunity to tap more knowledge of ...

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Address inequalities in doctor population – Dr. Awoonor

Dr Koku Awoonor

Dr. Koku Awoonor, Director, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPMED) of the Ghana Health Service, has stressed the need to address internal inequality in medical doctor population in the country. Dr Awoonor noted that the country was saddled with inequality in doctor population and that required urgent attention. He noted that about 75 per cent of doctor population in Ghana ...

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Gender Ministry launches 16-day campaign against Gender-Based Violence

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has launched a ‘16-day activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence’ to create awareness on the consequences of the act and the need to bring it to a halt. The campaign was also a strong platform used to strengthen networking and partnerships with the aim of changing stereotyped mind-sets about women and girls ...

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Undue delays in Ghana’s criminal justice system worrying- CHRI

Stakeholders have expressed worry over the turn -around time that dockets submitted to the Attorney General’s (A-Gs) office for advice return to the police for prosecution. They describe the current situation where suspects remain in detention for more than 48 hours as a result of delays in processing docket as extremely disturbing and unfair; particularly when they are proven innocent ...

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Community service will reduce prison population – GBA

Mr Micheal Zewu Glover, President of the Volta Regional Branch of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), said community service held the key to the decongestion of the nation’s prisons and correction centres. “Community service when entrenched in the law, will serve as a means of satisfying community’s revulsion towards popular crime, and help to significantly reduce prisoner populations,” he said. ...

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Disability and healthcare; PWDs appeal for access

Although Ghana has ratified and adopted various international agreements on the rights of People with Disabilities (PWDs), they continue to face various forms of discriminations at health facilities. According to the 2010 census, 3.1 percent of PWDs in the country are females as against 2.9 percent of males; and in Eastern Region of the total population, the prevailing rate is ...

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We must be ‘non-partisan’ and see corruption as corruption – Amidu

Martin Amidu

Ghana’s Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has said corruption must be seen as a crime devoid of any political coloration. Speaking at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was opened on Monday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Mr Amidu said: “Corruption has no political correlation”, adding, “It is a crime against society and it must ...

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