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Ashanti Health officials worried about low patronage of COVID-19 vaccination

Health officials in the Ashanti Region are worried there could be a surge in the region’s Covid-19 cases with the festive season approaching, as many residents have failed to get vaccinated. Vaccination centers that used to have over 700 people coming for their shots in a day now struggle to get less than a hundred residents to take their jabs. ...

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Kenyan and South African presidents call for peace in Africa

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa. This was at the start of Kenyatta’s two-day state visit to South Africa. In a meeting in Pretoria on Tuesday (November 23), the two leaders discussed the “grave situation in Ethiopia” and agreed that there is an ...

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98 candidates register for Libya’s presidential poll

Libya’s electoral commission has said that 98 candidates, including two women, have registered to run in a presidential election scheduled for December. “The candidate registration platform has received the papers of 98 candidates who met the conditions,” the head of the electoral commission, Imad al-Sayeh, told a Tripoli press conference. Among the most notable hopefuls are Seif al-Islam Kadhafi, the ...

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Africa Education Watch demands 50% increment in allocation to basic education

Education Think Tank, Africa Education Watch, has urged the government to increase the basic education share of the country’s education sector expenditure by at least 50% particularly to deprived public basic schools. This comes as part of its recommendations of a research work it launched on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, themed ‘A Study into the extent of deprivation in basic ...

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Minority angry over Finance Minister, deputies’ absence at 2022 budget debate

The Minority in Parliament has raised red flags about the absence of the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, his two deputies, and the Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Finance, Charles Adu Boahene, during the debate of the 2022 budget statement and fiscal policy of the government. According to the Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, it ...

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Violence against women must stop; five stories of strength and survival

Conflicts, humanitarian crises and increasing climate-related disasters have led to higher levels of violence against women and girls (VAWG), which has only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing into sharp focus the urgent need to stem the scourge. Globally, nearly one-in-three women have experienced violence, with crises driving the numbers even higher. Gender-based violence (GBV), the most pervasive violation of ...

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Accra is Africa’s 3rd most polluted city – 2020 World Air Quality Report

Accra is the 3rd most polluted city in Africa, according to the 2020 World Air Quality Report, published by Swiss firm, IQAir. The Malian capital, Bamako, topped the list of most polluted African cities, with the air quality there considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups”. Sebokeng in South Africa followed in the 2nd position. The city of Vereeniging in South Africa ...

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NHIS members urged to say no to copayments

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Deputy Chief Executive, Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden says out-of-pocket payments (copayments) for services covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is a clear violation of the rights of the Scheme’s active members. In a live televised discussion on Accra-based United Television (UTV), Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden hinted that the ...

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Fiscal consolidation non-negotiable in 2022 – Employers Association tells Gov’t

The Ghana Employers Association (GEA) has asked Government to commit to ensuring fiscal consolidation through the implementation of policies and programmes contained in the 2022 budget. The Association asked it to put mechanisms in place that would reduce deficits and debt accumulation, and set the economy on a growth path of five per cent or more in the 2022 fiscal ...

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EC to accept only Ghana Card as proof of citizenship in next voter registration

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is ready to adopt the Ghana card as the only document to prove one’s citizenship in the next voter registration exercise. Dr Serebour Quaicoe, Director, Electoral Services at the EC, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Commission had already reached a consensus with the political parties and was waiting for ...

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