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CorruptionWatch: Companies Act needs revision to check graft in private sector

Anti-corruption campaigner, Dr Valentin Mensah, has called for a time-consistent law to check corruption and corporate governance malfeasance in the private sector. The Professional Accountant, Auditor and Researcher said one of the effective ways to fight graft in non-public companies is to revise the key law regulating activities in the sector. “Our laws addressing corruption in the private sector are ...

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Corruption fight: I’m willing to die – Auditor-General

Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo

The Auditor-General Daniel Domelevo says his desire to fight corruption has been heightened by the abject poverty he had witnessed across the country in one of his recent travels. “…Anytime I travel outside Accra my resolve to fight corruption becomes higher because I can see the poverty everywhere, it is not acceptable,” he stated Monday at the launch of the ...

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Special Mothers Project calls on the First Lady to support children with cerebral palsy

Firstlady,Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo

The Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy has called on the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo to support children with cerebral palsy and their families Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Executive Director of the Project said raising a child with cerebral palsy in Ghana can be challenging because of the lack of a concrete policy to ...

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Government called upon to advance education

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempe, Education Ministerh

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has appealed to the government to adopt policies, which would improve quality education in the Northern region to bridge the North-South gap. According to them, there should be policies in the country to ensure equity and effective education in the northern region. Madam Gifty Apanbil, Deputy General Secretary in charge of Education and ...

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FDA warns public against expired malaria RDT kit

Delese Mimi Darko,Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Food and Drugs Authority

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the general public of an expired malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kit being offered for sale on the Ghanaian market. According to a press statement by the FDA, it investigated a complaint and established the fact that some persons have tampered with the product information on the said expired kit. Though the ...

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Balance physical,spiritual living- youth advised

Rev. Apostle Albert Tehn-Addy unveiling the logo of ARS Youth Association

The General Secretary of the Apostles Revelation Society{ARS}, Reverend Apostle Albert Tehn-Addy, has urged the youth to find a balance between their physical and spiritual lives. “If you don’t get God involved in your affairs, you will be beating about the bush, but if we want to stand in line with the divine plan of God, then we must live ...

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Stop pressuring developing nations into accepting homosexuality

Prof. Mike_Ocquaye, speaker of Parliament

The Reverend Professor Aaron Michael Oqauye, Speaker of Parliament, has asked nations threatening to withhold development assistance to developing countries refusing to legalize homosexuality, to rethink their position. He said no nation should be pressurized by anybody into recognizing gay rights and that insisting on this as a pre-condition for providing development support was completely unacceptable. Those pushing the agenda ...

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Confronting teenage pregnancy in Ga Mashie

In Ghana, teenage pregnancy is a major cause of maternal mortality, as the bodies of most teenage girls are not well developed and matured to accommodate a baby. Teenage pregnancy also results in most affected girls dropping out of school, becoming unskilled and unfit for the labour market, even as they prepare to become mothers. However, as part of efforts ...

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Newmont’s Akyem Mine supports Abirem gov’t Hospital with infant Incubators

In Ghana, records show that a new born baby dies every 15 minutes, and 29% of these deaths are due to premature birth complications. To overturn this trend, hospitals and healthcare facilities need to be equipped with Infant incubators to help improve the newborn survival rate. Against this background, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (Akyem Mine) employees and contractors launched a ...

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ISODEC to validate 2010 assessment on impact of oil extraction

Dr Steve Manteaw

Dr Steve Manteaw, Campaigns Coordinator for the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), has expressed worry about the inability of stakeholders to validate the findings of the 2010 Socio-economic baseline assessment on the impact of the oil extraction in the Western Region. The baseline data, was key to determine the extent to which the oil and gas industry had impacted the ...

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