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Veep calls for more inclusive democracy in Africa

Veep Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

If democracy will develop in Africa, we have to get more people included along the chain, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. Explaining that democracy evolved from the Latin word ‘demos’, which meant self-rule, he said: “At the heart of democracy is inclusive government – people making decisions about their own well-being.” Speaking as the special guest at the ...

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Let’s join hands to harness science, technology, innovation for development — Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the national development agenda will be anchored on science, technology and innovation. He said sectorial policies, programmes and strategies were being implemented on the basis of “a national science, technology and innovation policy.” The President, therefore, called on all to support his development vision, stressing, “we can realise this Ghana, the Ghana of ...

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NUGS Calls For More Public Libraries In Ghana

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called for a renewed commitment to library development and has applauded the recent initiatives of the Ghana Library Authority. NUGS is urging government to do more in expanding access to public libraries in Ghanaian communities and prioritize its development to all districts in the country. NUGS made this known during a working ...

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Drug Barons Infiltrating NACOB . . . Security Expert Hints

Security Expert Adams Bonah says some drug cartels are trying to infiltrate the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) and has, therefore, called on the state security agency to be extra careful in its operations. According to him, he picked the signal, which is seriously gaining grounds, somewhere last year. Adams Bonah, who was speaking in an exclusive interview with The Chronicle, ...

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National response to sexual violence must be proactive — Samira Bawumia

Samira Bawumia

The Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has underscored the need to make the national fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence( SGBV) and harmful practices more proactive, pragmatic and well-coordinated. She said although discussions around the disturbing phenomenon at various national levels were very key to the campaign to end SGBVs, talks without action would not produce the desired results. ...

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RTI Bill to be passed when Parliament resumes

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information

Two-thirds of amendments required for the passage of the Right to Information( RTI) Bill into law has been completed, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated. He, therefore, expressed the optimism that when Parliament resumed sitting from January 29, 2019, efforts would be fast-tracked to bring the bill to a “historic conclusion.” “Those of us in Parliament ...

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First Lady leads campaign to break stigma of infertility

Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has launched a campaign to overcome the stigma associated with infertility among women. The “Merck More Than a Mother” campaign would leverage on the power of the mass media to educate and help everybody to have better understanding of fertility issues. It would ...

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Forestry Commission seized 3,000 chainsaw machines at Goaso

The Goaso District office of the Forestry Services Division( FSD) of the Forestry Commission has impounded about 3,000 chainsaw machines used by illegal operators to fell trees within forest reserves in the area over the past one year. Also impounded are 18 motorbikes, while 23 persons, who were arrested by a special task force, have either been jailed or fined ...

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Strengthen anti-corruption institutions to win fight against canker — CHRAJ Commissioner

Mr Joseph Whittal

The Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Joseph A. Whittal, contends that the country will lose the fight against corruption if its leaders fail to take steps to strengthen statutory anti-corruption institutions. He also said it was needless to set up more bodies to fight corruption, adding that the legal framework establishing statutory anti-corruption ...

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NGO promotes maternal, infant health

A US-based non-profit organisation headquartered in Ghana, the Amazing Grace Children’s Foundation (AGCF), has organised a medical outreach with the aim of promoting maternal and infant health. The medical screening took place at Jamestown and Odorkor-Otaten in the Ablekuma South and the Ablekuma North municipalities, respectively, in Accra from January 7-9, this year. The AGCF undertook the exercise in collaboration ...

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