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Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona was captain when Argentina ...

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LEG organises forum on sustainable management of Ghana’s forest resources

Livelihood and Environment Ghana (LEG) an environmental, social and human rights not-for-profit and non-governmental organization in collaboration with the Forestry Services Division Nkawie District and University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) organized awareness raising forum on sustainable management of Ghana’s forest resources. The forum was held at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. ...

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Inadequate beds at Dorimon Health Centre affecting service delivery

The residents of Dorimon in the Wa West District have bemoaned the inadequate number of hospital beds at the Dorimon Health Centre, which affects access to quality healthcare delivery at the facility. “The beds there are not many. There are only four beds there. When you get there and there is no bed they refer you to a different facility”, ...

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Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector. Universal banks, savings and loans companies, microfinance companies, capital market institutions, and insurance companies have been impacted. While majority of the collapsed institutions were licensed and regulated, a few were unlicensed and ought ...

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US Partners with Ghana to Strengthen Public Health Emergency Communication

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the government of Ghana launched the National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Risk Communication and Social Mobilization during Public Health Emergencies and a message guide during the annual International One Health Day event.  One Health brings together government and donor partners across various sectors to focus on ...

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Ghana develops Diaspora Engagement Policy for socio-economic transformation

Ghana is in the process of developing the Diaspora Engagement Policy to harness the human and material resources of the diaspora for socio-economic transformation. The Policy, when adopted, will provide for the leveraging of investment benefits and privileges through strategies that promote foreign direct investment to Ghana from the diaspora. Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and ...

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Central Region Wins 14 Medals at 2020 Southern Zone Olympiad

The Ghana Science Olympiad (GSO), is a competition which is held annually for schools under the Secondary Education Improved Project (SEIP). The Olympiad seeks to help students to develop the habits of critical thinking and problem solving skills; and approaches to real life situations of inter-disciplinary relevant content. The 2020 GSO was put together by the Ghana Education Service (GES) ...

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Ghana, African Development Bank Group sign MOU for 2021 Annual Meetings

Ghana, the host country of the African Development Bank Group’s 2021 Annual Meetings signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the institution on last Friday, marking an important milestone in preparations for the event. The 56th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank and the 47th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund are scheduled to take place from 24 to ...

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Martin Amidu resigns as Special Prosecutor

Public Agenda can report that Martin Alamisi Amidu has resigned from his position as Special Prosecutor. Mr Amidu resigned because he does not feel that President Nana Akufo-Addo has done enough to safeguard the independence of his office. Amidu is said to have in a letter addressed to President Nana Akufo-Addo, charged the president to find a suitable replacement for ...

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Ashanti Regional Youth Network Launches Peace Campaign

The Ashanti Regional Youth Network, with support from Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) and OXFAM in Ghana has launched a campaign to ensure an incident-free general election in December 2020. The project aims at educating young people to exercise their civic responsibility in the upcoming elections without allowing themselves to be agents of violence. To this end, ...

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