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Anyaa residents worried over upsurge of ‘weed’ smoking among the youth

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Residents of Awoshie- Anyaa market, a suburb of Accra, have expressed concerns over the recent development in the community regarding the youth’s brazen involvement in smoking of Indian hemp popularly known as ‘weed.’ According to the worried residents, the development is fast influencing other children to drop out of school in order to join this rather unfortunate lifestyle which has ...

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Clean Zongos campaign activated

Boniface Saddique, Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development

The Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Zoomlion among others have kick-started a campaign to get  rid the  country’s Zongo Communities of filth. The move is in fulfilment of one of the four key mandates of the Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development (MICZD) which seeks to prioritise ...

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Parliament urged to reject two mining agreements

Prof. Mike_Ocquaye, speaker of Parliament

Parliament has been advised not to ratify the Development and Tax Concession Agreements between Government of Ghana and AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Limited as the deals violate the constitution and laws of the country. The two Agreements, currently before the joint Committee on Mines Energy and finance are undergoing scrutiny before a possible ratification or otherwise by the House. According to ...

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IDEG rally support for amendment of Article 55 (3) of 1992 constitution

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), a research and advocacy think tank is advocating the amendment of Article55 (3) of 1992 constitution to remove the prohibition against political parties in local governance. “IDEG supports the President’s decision to amend Article 55(3) because it is visionary and very good for the advancement of Ghana’s inclusive democratic governance and transformational development.” Article ...

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Govt set to protect local salt Miners …As it readies to block areas for indigenes

Dr Yao Graham, TWN-Africa

Government has indicated its readiness to grow the salt industry by ceding portions of the country’s salt endowed areas to the local people, a move intended to prevent potential clashes between indigenes and foreign companies who acquire concessions within these areas. Mr Nelson Ahedor, Assistant Manager In -Charge of Small Scale and Industrial Minerals at the Minerals Commission who disclosed ...

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Education for All leaves Kindergartens behind

A research conducted by Send- Ghana in 188 Kindergartens (KG) in the country has depicted a gloomy picture of Ghana’s Foundation of education, a situation that calls for urgent attention from duty bearers. The survey which was conducted in both public and private kindergartens in 30 districts of four regions including the Greater Accra, Northern, Upper West and Upper East ...

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Foresters, Wood dealers angry over impediments … But Forestry commission explains position

Some foresters, and lumber dealers have expressed frustration over impediments being put on their way by officials of the Forestry Commission, the Police and other law enforcement agencies when conveying lumber from their Plantations and sawmills to the markets. They complain of being constantly harassed and their truck loads of certified lumber impounded by these officials during transit to various ...

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LAWLESSNESS! 61 illegal U-Turns emerge on Accra- Nsawam Highway …As Ghana Highways Authority looks on

Hon. Amoako Atta, Minister for Roads and Highways

Commuters of the Accra – Nsawam dual carriage highway have expressed concerns about the rapid emergence of unapproved U-Turns on the road, appealing to the government to immediately resolve the situation before it worsens. The 32 kilometers stretch which originally has 13 authorized U- Turns, can now boast of additional 61unapproved U-turns between Nsawam and Pokuase, which have brazenly been ...

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Technical committee constituted to examine Ghana’s disability law

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection(MGCSP) has constituted a technical committee to examine whether or not some portions of  the existing Ghana disability Act (715,2006) should  be amended. The MGCSP “has constituted a Technical Committee to examine the Ghana Disability Act (715, 2006) Vis -a –vis the UNCRPD to identify the gaps and then determine whether a new ...

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Pressure on gov’t to review Ghana’s Disability Law

Mr Yaw Ofori Debra, President, GFD

Government is being accused of relegating the concerns of Persons with disability to the back-burner following its failure to give attention to several calls to review the persons with disabilities Act 715, 2006, which is deficient in many aspects. According to the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), Mind Freedom-Ghana and the Media Caucus on Disability, the current disability law, ...

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