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Women sweep UN’s 2021 ‘Champions of the Earth’ awards

A Caribbean-based prime minister, a scientist, a group of indigenous women, and an entrepreneur were announced on Tuesday as this year’s winners of the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth awards. According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the all-female Champions were chosen for their impact and leadership in advancing bold action on behalf of people and the planet. “These Champions of ...

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Plastics in soil threaten food security, health, and environment: FAO

Plastic pollution has become pervasive in agricultural soils, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the UN agriculture agency, posing a threat to food security, people’s health, and the environment. While plastic refuse littering beaches and oceans draws high-profile attention, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Assessment of agricultural plastics and their sustainability: a call for action suggests that the ...

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I’ll respect the two-term limit – Akufo-Addo assures

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to continue to respect the two-term presidential limit and abide by the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) protocol on democracy and good governance. He insisted that good governance must exclude political manipulations to stay in power beyond given mandates. President Akufo-Addo who was speaking at the 2021 Kofi Annan Peace and Security ...

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9 perish in accident on Sawla-Wa road

Police in Sawla in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District have confirmed nine persons on board a VIP Bus with registration number GT 5693-16 have died in an accident. Nine others onboard the bus sustained various degrees of injuries. The VIP bus on which they were traveling is said to be heading towards Wa from Accra and was involved in a fatal accident ...

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Tema Oil Refinery to resume full-scale operations in 2022

State-owned oil refinery Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), is expected to resume full-scale operations from June next year. TOR, largely due to financial challenges has been dormant for a while now, but new information from deep throat sources indicate that the refinery is making significant changes to start full operations from the second quarter of next year.  The revelation of TOR wanting to start full-scale ...

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Tax Exemptions Bill 2021 laid in Parliament

The Tax Exemptions Bill has been laid in Parliament on behalf of the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta. It was laid on November 16, 2021. The bill, which seeks to streamline the tax exemption regime in the country, was first laid on the floor of parliament in 2019 but was not passed before the tenure of the 7th Parliament elapsed ...

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2021 WASSCE: Over 45% of candidates failed in Maths and English Language

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says there was a decline in the performance of candidates in Mathematics and English Language in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). In a press statement announcing the release of the 2021 results, WAEC revealed that 54.08 percent of the candidates excelled in the English Language compared to 57.34 percent who ...

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Ghana, Nigeria detect Omicron variant, increase vaccination efforts

Ghana announced on Wednesday that its scientists have detected cases of the omicron variant in passengers who arrived in the country ten days ago. Speaking at a launch event for “COVID-19 vaccination month,” Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General for Ghana’s Health Service, said the cases had come mainly from Nigeria and South Africa. They were picked up through testing of passengers ...

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Landmark decision to negotiate new accord on pandemics

Agreement by countries to launch a process to develop a new global accord on pandemic prevention and response is cause for hope, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in Geneva.  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the consensus decision, reached during a special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the UN agency’s top decision-making body, attended by representatives from its 194 Member States. Historic session  The ...

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Ashanti Regional Youth Network holds educational accountability dialogue

Ashanti Regional Youth Network, as part of its activities for the year, has held a dialogue among young people in the region and duty bearers on problems of education in the region.  The event was attended by the Ghana Education Service, the Association of TVET Institutions, the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations, officers from their partners including the National Network ...

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