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78 percent of Ghanaians rely on traditional cooking fuels … Expert calls for departure

Majority of Ghanaians continue to rely on solid fuels (charcoal, Firewood) for cooking and heating purposes, a situation experts say is putting pressure, on the country’s forest cover, while derailing Ghana’s hopes of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal 13. Even though the use of improved cooked stoves is one of the cheapest means of cooking and has minimal ...

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Koforidua floods: Move or face demolition – NADMO tells residents

The Eastern regional Technical Committee of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has asked owners of homes and properties located on waterways to move or face demolition. The warning comes after heavy rains left the regional capital submerged in flood waters on Wednesday. The rains which lasted barely an hour forced many residents out of their homes and left commuters ...

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Philanthropists parade half naked children in public to solicit funds

The scene at some intersections and traffic lights in Accra show self-styled philanthropists who have adopted new strategies to beg for alms. These beggars solicit funds from pedestrians and motorists by showing half naked children in public, with tubes inserted in parts of their bodies. They use the strategy to attract the attention of pedestrians and other road users by ...

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Kofi Annan’s funeral: World leaders bid farewell to ex-UN chief

Kofi Annan

World leaders and royalty have paid their respects to one of Africa’s most famous diplomats, Kofi Annan, at his funeral in his home country of Ghana. It is the climax of three days of mourning which saw thousands of Ghanaians file past his coffin as it lay in state in the capital, Accra. Annan died on 18 August in Switzerland ...

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Let’s use social media to promote cleanliness in Accra- Mayor of Accra

Accra-Mayor, Mohammed Adjei Sowah

The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has urged city dwellers to use social media as a tool to help change negative behaviour towards sanitation. According to him, the considerable rise in the use of social media provides not only an opportunity to reach a large audience but also contribute to improve knowledge and attitude towards sanitation in the city. The Mayor made ...

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Spending on children’s education better than on funerals- MP to parents

Moses Anim ,Trobu MP

Member of Parliament (MP) for the Trobu constituency in the Greater Accra region, Moses Anim,  has advised parents to invest more in their children’s education than they do in funerals. Speaking on Onua FM’s current affairs programme, Ghana Dadwen, Monday, the MP who doubles as the Majority Chief Whip asked parents to use the Free Senior High school policy as ...

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Ghana suffering from functional illiteracy – Dr. Abudu observes

A former Chief Economist at the Bank of Ghana, Dr. A. O Abudu says most Ghanaians have failed to properly put their skills and knowledge acquired through education to use. Dr. Abudu who was speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise morning show said there is a disconnect between what people learn in school and the implementation of such skills on the job ...

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MMDAs Must Enforce Sanitation Bye Laws

Mr Ishmael Ashitey

Mr Ishmael Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has charged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region to strictly enforce their sanitation bye laws devoid of political interference. Mr Ashitey said the indiscriminate dumping of refuse, open defecation and other sanitation challenges are high in the Greater Accra Region due to the inability of the Assemblies to enforce the laws ...

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We won’t call off strike now – Physician Assistants

The Ghana Physician Assistants Association has vowed not to call off its nationwide strike action unless its demands are met. The Association on Monday directed its members nationwide to lay down their tools to register their displeasure over salary discrepancies that exist within the profession. In an interview on Citi TVs’ major news programme, Citi Newsroom, an executive member of ...

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Don’t politicise fight against Atiwa Forest destruction – Chief Farmer

The Atiwa District Chief Farmer, Nana Asare Donkoh, has urged Ghanaians not to politicise the fight against government’s attempt to destroy the Atiwa Forest in the Eastern Region through the mining of bauxite. He argued that the consequence of mining in the forest could affect every Ghanaian. Nana Donkoh observed the decision by the government to mine the bauxite in ...

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