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OccupyGhana Condemns Killing of Ghanaians in Ejura

OccupyGhana, a Civil Society group has condemned in no uncertain terms, the incidents of violence perpetuated against Ghanaians in Ejura in the Ashanti Region by the military, urged on by the Police. The citizens were demonstrating against the murder of Ibrahim Mohammed, a social media activist who had been insisting that the country needed to be fixed.  According to a ...

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Time to Increase tax and oil revenue allocations to health sector to improve Primary Health Care

It is sometimes the case that individuals who are being assisted to carry a load, forget themselves and in the process leave the burden to the helper. Anyone who has taken time to analyse the health sector’s portion of the national budget at least for the past five years will find this unfortunate situation with the Government of Ghana (GoG). ...

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Northern Floods: 35 lives lost in three years

Floods in Northern Ghana have claimed a total of 35 lives from 2018 to 2020, according to statistics from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO). Within the same period, the floods collapsed a total of 69 bridges, disconnecting some communities and rendering them inaccessible. The statistics also indicated that in 2018 alone, about 100,000 people were displaced, bringing upon them ...

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Famine knocking at the door of 41 million worldwide, WFP warns

Famine is already present in four countries but millions more people are at risk, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday, underscoring the need for urgent funding and humanitarian access to reach those in need.  Recent analysis by the UN agency reveals 41 million people in 43 countries “are teetering on the very edge of famine”, up from 27 ...

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Engage in climate-friendly practices – UK government urges Ghanaian cocoa farmers

Ghana is the second leading producer of cocoa in the world after Côte d’Ivoire. However, in recent times, engaging in sustainable cocoa farming while mitigating the effects of climate change has been difficult for many farmers to practice, a situation which some fear could affect Ghana’s cocoa production levels. In line with this, the United Kingdom (UK) which has been ...

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TWEDA moves to increase advocacy on women empowerment

Series of training workshops are being rolled out by Tano Women Empowerment and Development Association (TWEDA) and Women Integrated Development Association WIDA meant to deepen community level advocacy and push for women and Girls adequate representation in decision-making processes. Women’s empowerment and promoting women’s rights have emerged as a part of a major global movement and is continuing to break ...

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President encourages companies to exploit incentives under IDIF

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has advised Ghanaian private companies to take advantage of the incentives under the ‘One District, One Factory (IDIF)’ Initiative. This would help expand their existing facilities, with the prospects of also establishing new ones to stimulate economic growth, he noted. President Nana Akufo-Addo, who was inaugurating the Premium Foods Limited, an agro-processing company, at ...

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BoG abolishes bank charges on savings account and other ‘unfair’ fees

The Bank of Ghana has directed banks and Specialized Deposit-Taking institutions to desist from charging some fees and charges, as well engaging in some practices it describes as unfair to the banking populace. The fees and charges, and practices identified by the central bank as unfair include, Credit Insurance Premium Overcharges, Maintenance Fees on Savings Account, Over the Counter (OTC) ...

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Diplomats join Ghanaians to plant trees

A total of 33 leaders from diplomatic missions comprising Ambassadors, High Commissioners and their representatives participated in the tree planting exercise under the government’s Green Ghana Project. The Green Ghana Project is national in character and aimed at awakening national consciousness for everyone to plant a tree at his/her backyards, open spaces, school compounds, 100 metres from a road, among ...

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Desertification and drought destabilizing well-being of 3.2 billion people

Land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructure “undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people”, the UN chief said on Wednesday in his message for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.  “Humanity is waging a relentless, self-destructive war on nature. Biodiversity is declining, greenhouse gas concentrations are rising, and our pollution can be found from the remotest islands to the ...

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