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MindFreedom Ghana lauded for flagging rights of Persons with psychosocial disabilities in UPR process

MindFreedom Ghana, a leading Mental Health advocacy organization in the country has received plaudits for its role in pushing for the recognition of the human rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities in the 4th Cycle Universal Peer Review (UPR) process. Lawyer Esther Akua Gyamfi, Executive Secretary, National Council on Persons with Disabilities, commended the organization during a validation workshop in ...

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US Senate passes first gun control bill in decades

The US Senate has passed a gun control bill – the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. It imposes tougher checks on young buyers and encourages states to remove guns from people considered a threat. In a rare bipartisan breakthrough on gun control measures, 15 Republicans joined Democrats in the Senate to approve the bill. It still needs ...

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Actions to stem violence against women and girls ‘needed now more than ever’

Over the past two years, there has been “an unprecedented increase in all forms of gender-based violence,” the UN Deputy Secretary-General told a high-level meeting in Kigali, on Thursday, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a major contributor. “Nearly one in two women reported that they, or a woman they know, experienced some form of violence,” Amina Mohammed said at the Commonwealth ...

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E-Levy: 8 out of 10 Ghanaians have changed MoMo transaction behavior – Study

Majority of Ghanaians are said to have changed their behavior towards the electronic transfer of funds since the E-Levy kicked in back in May this year. According to a study, 83% of the populace felt compelled to do so in order to adjust to the limits introduced by the said levy as far as their livelihoods are concerned. These were ...

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World Trade Centre Accra announces partnership with Altkom Akademia to offer Life Professional Education in Africa

World Trade Centre Accra (WTC Accra) has partnered with Altkom Akademia to offer live professional education and capacity-building programmes in West Africa over a digital platform. WTC Accra is an essential facilitator of trade and investment in Ghana and operates as a member of the World Trade Center Associations global network. WTC Accra also conducts corporate training and capacity-building programmes ...

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Government has been transparent with Covid-19 expenditure – Finance Minister

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has debunked claims that the government has not been transparent with its COVID-19 expenditure. Addressing Parliament on today, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, he said all programmed, mobilised and utilised funds pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic have been dully reported in line with the government’s commitment to accountability and transparency. His presentation comes on the back of ...

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Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder: WHO

Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to the latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers. To make matters worse, in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of common conditions such as depression and anxiety, went up by more than ...

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No need to panic over fuel shortage concerns – Senyo Hosi

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, Senyo Hosi, has said Ghana has enough fuel stock to last a month amid fuel shortage concerns. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Hosi said there was no need to panic. “We have enough stock to keep us stable and actually buy us enough time to fix the ...

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Lawyer pushes for prosecution at BoG over management of cedi

A lawyer, Dr. John Baiden, is pushing for the Attorney General to cause prosecutions at the Bank of Ghana (BoG) over the perceived mismanagement of the Ghana cedi, which continues to lose value against the dollar. He has petitioned the Attorney General and said, “the Bank of Ghana has compromised the Ghana Cedi. It is out of line and must ...

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Ghana likely to go back to the IMF – Economist

Ghana is likely to return to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support, an economist, Dr Adu Sarkodie has said. He says if this finally happens, it will affect some of the government’s programmes such as the free Senior High School, Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), and others. “We are likely to go back to the IMF. I don’t like it when we ...

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