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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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Security officials on high alert over potential terrorist attack in Bolga and Tamale

Security has been beefed up in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region and Tamale in the Northern Region following reports of a potential terrorist attack there. Police in the Upper East Region had raised an alert that some suspected bandits from Burkina Faso are planning to attack some parts of the country. A police wireless message sighted by Citi News warned that ...

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Communities in Ahafo region sensitized on effects of Mining

A Sunyani-based Non-GovernmentalOrganisation, Environmental Youth Ambassadors (EYA) has kick started a   programme meant to sensitize some Communities in the Ahafo region  on   the  effects of Mining. Under the Theme, Campaigning Against Social And Environmental Impunity by Mining, EYA  carried the sensitization programme to  communities  including Techere, Yamfo and Afrisipa  and  was  facilitated  by Mr. Perez Ofori a Lecturer at the ...

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GII honours its former Board Chairman

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has recognised the enormous contributions of its immediate past Board Chairman, Mr. Moses Aristophanes Kwame Gyasi.  Mr. Gyasi, a Retired Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, a Chartered Accountant, a prolific writer and an author of seven books on accounting, auditing and anti-corruption was celebrated last weekend for his immense contribution to GII and the ...

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Burkina Faso: At least 10 jihadists killed in military crackdown

A “dozen terrorists” were “neutralized” during sweep operations between June 7 and 13, after the massacre of at least 132 people in the village of Solhan, Burkina’s armed forces announced Monday evening in a statement. “From June 7 to 13, security and combing operations continued in the vicinity of Solhan. The units deployed carried out offensive reconnaissance and cordon and ...

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We won’t allow corruption to continue unchecked: UN Assembly president

The effects of corruption are “detrimental to all of society”, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Wednesday during the first day of a special session convened to galvanize political will to fight the scourge.   “We cannot pretend that there were no issues before the COVID-19 pandemic”, said Volkan Bozkir. “Transnational financial crime and corruption are unfortunately commonplace in our interconnected, interdependent world”.  ...

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