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350-GROC rally support for government’s Renewable Energy initiative

350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon (350-GROC), an environmental advocacy   organisation has held a workshop on integrating Renewable Energy (RE) plans into the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly in an effort to support the government’s Renewable Energy programme. Chibeze Ezekiel, Coordinator for 350 GROC, during his presentation said their campaign against carbon emission, emphasizing that, “we promote more of RE to support ...

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69% of roads bad; massive rehabilitation underway – Roads Minister

The government has commenced massive road expansion and rehabilitation works to bring relief to road users, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has said. He said 69 per cent of all roads in the country were in “terrible conditions”, a situation which was a disincentive to national development. “It is our hope that Ghanaians will be a ...

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Schools in Chereponi remain closed one year after clashes

Assemblyman for Tegenga in the Chereponi District of the North East Region is appealing on teachers who fled the community during the recent communal clashes to return. This is because schools in about 17 communities in the district have remained close a year after clashes led to the loss of lives and properties which included education infrastructure. The future of ...

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Nigeria’s ex-attorney general charged over suspected bribes

Mohammed Adoke

Nigeria’s corruption watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has filed multiple corruption charges against former Attorney General Mohammed Adoke, who is suspected of taking bribes to facilitate a $1.3bn (£845m) oil block sale. Multinational oil giants Shell and Eni’s local subsidiaries were also charged with illegally assisting Mr Adoke. Mr Adoke has denied any wrongdoing. Shell and Eni ...

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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana draws South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia

Ghana will face South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in its bid to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Black Stars were seeded as one of the top teams for the draw which took place in Cairo on Tuesday evening. Newly appointed Black Stars coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor, Ghana FA Vice President Mark Addo and General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo were ...

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US warns against the shutdown of Libya oil fields

The US embassy serving Libya has warned that the shutdown of the country’s oil fields risks worsening the humanitarian emergency there. An embassy statement called for the immediate resumption of production. Libya’s state-run, National Oil Corporation says the forces of the rebel commander, General Khalifa Haftar, have in recent days halted oil field operations in the east and south. Oil ...

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Gov’t must prioritise fight against inequality—SDGs Platform

Ghana’s quest to achieve equitable and sustainable development can cannot be realised if concrete measures are not put in place to  address all forms of inequality, theCivil Society Platform on SDGs  has cautioned. According to the Platform, “Inequality has become a defining global problem of the present time that must be addressed if we want to achieve the Sustainable Development ...

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An open letter to the director general of prisons

Emmanuel Agyemfra Boateng

I know you have a busy day today, so I will not bother you with a long letter that will take much of your time, but kindly make time for this. Few days ago, the Ghanaian Social media space and online news portals gave you a standing ovation for the tremendous step taken with Plan Volta Foundation and the University ...

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Residents vow to resist moves to mine in Apamprama forest

The youth of Manso Odaho in the Ashanti Region have expressed anger at the allocation of a mining licence to Heritage Imperial Company, a small scale mining firm, to prospect gold in the Apamprama forest reserve. They have vowed to resist any move to mine in the natural reserve. “We know the President, Nana Addo, frowns against the destruction of ...

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28 percent of households in the Upper East Region are extremely poor – GNHR Data

Madam Cynthia Morrison

Data from the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) has revealed that whilst 28 percent of households in the Upper East Region are extremely poor, 37 percent were poor with 35 percent being non-poor households. The GNHR undertook the Household Registration exercise in the Upper West and Upper East Region in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Garu-Temapane District tops which had now ...

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