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 US Senate approves $369bn for climate action 

The US Senate has approved a bill that includes $369bn (£305bn) for climate action – the largest investment in America’s history. The authors of the Inflation Reduction Act say it will cut the country’s carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. Some households could receive up to $7,500 in tax credit to buy an electric car and $4,000 for a used ...

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Special Prosecutor cites Council of State member, others for corruption

Council of State member, Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh has been accused by the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) of corruption-related offences. In November 2021, the OSP was petitioned by one Frank Asare, to launch an investigation into the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Labianca Company and its subsidiaries for alleged evasion of import duties since 2017. The ...

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Africa Water Justice Network campaigns against water privatisation threats in Nigerian, Kenya and South Africa

The Africa Water Justice Network(AWJN) has backed Civil Society Organisations and rights activists in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa and others resisting the continuous dispossession of people of their rights. The AWJN also supports the activists’ insistence on increased state-led tax-financing of basic social services nd calls on the African public,workers, media, lawmakers and students to support efforts by civil ...

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EduWatch demands payment plan for arrears owed Free SHS food suppliers

Education think tank, African Education Watch, is demanding what it calls further details on specific strategies being deployed by the Ministry of Finance to clear the over three hundred million debt owed food suppliers. African Education Watch says Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta during the mid-year budget review, missed an opportunity to give fine details of interventions being put in place ...

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Death toll in Kenya bus accident continues to rise

At least 34 people died on Sunday night in central Kenya after a bus carrying passengers fell off a bridge. The National Transport and Safety Authority NTSA, initially put the death toll at 33, saying operations of the bus company, Modern Coast Express Ltd, had been suspended. The bus plunged some 40 metres into the Nithi River as it crossed ...

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More women work in health and care but they earn 24 percent less than men: UN report

Women working in the health and care sector earn nearly 25 percent less than their male counterparts – a larger gender pay gap than in other economic sectors, two UN agencies said in a new report on Wednesday.  The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: a global analysis in the time of COVID-19 was published by the International ...

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Electing women into District Assemblies a sound investment- Abantu declares

A call has been made on Ghanaian voters to consider voting massively for women candidates who will be contesting the District Level Elections in 2023. Even though processes for the said election have not begun, ABANTU for Development, a leading women’s rights policy, and advocacy organization has started rallying to ensure that more women partake in the district level to ...

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MindFreedom Ghana Launches Shadow Report for UPR Process

After over five months of touring the country, MindFreedom Ghana has completed a Shadow Report on the Universal Peer Review (UPR) process and readying itself to submit it to the UN Human Rights Council by the close of Thursday, July 14. With funding support from OSIWA, MindFreedom Ghana in collaboration with non-state actors and the media organized in-country consultations which ...

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Ghana’s inflation rate jumps further to 29.8%

Ghana’s inflation has gone up again, rising to 29.8 percent in June 2022. This is up from 27.6 percent recorded in May 2022, according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). The consumer price index for June was 167.7 relative to 129.2 in June 2021. The month-on-month inflation between May 2022 and June 2022 was 3 percent. Food inflation stood at ...

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IMF advises Parliament to approve a $1bn loan to prevent economy from grinding to a halt

The team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Ghana’s Parliament to approve a $1bn loan that is before the House in order to prevent the economy from grinding to a halt, TV3’s Parliamentary correspondent Komla Kluste has reported. The team met the Finance Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, July 12 as part of its initial discussions with the government for a potential ...

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