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Tamale Prison Suffers Congestion

The Tamale Central Prison (TCP) has forcibly accommodated more inmates causing overcrowding. The facility is overstretched as it accommodates over 300 inmates, with a cell housing 30 inmates which is against the international standard of a cell housing at most four inmates. The prison was built to accommodate some 80 inmates. According to David Afatsawu, the PRO of TCP, due ...

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‘Many Christians, Pastors Have Lost Focus’ – Opoku Onyinah

Apostle Opoku Onyinah

Christians in Ghana have veered off their core mandate and are now majoring on prosperity messages instead. According to the immediate past Chairman of the Church of Pentecost Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, most Christian teachings now dwell more on prosperity gospel than any other thing. “The focus of many Christians has changed. That focus has actually changed. Quite recently many ...

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Life In Ghana Prison Is Like Living In Hell – Ex-convict

Apart from your freedom that is denied you, life in Ghana prison is like living in hell, says ex-convict Emmanuel Odoom. “The food you are given in the prison isn’t food that you eat at home; it is food that is cooked by prison standards..and as for meat and fish, we eat them once in a blue moon,” Emmanuel narrated ...

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Minister Unhappy Over Infiltration Of Foreign Drama Shows

Mr. Evans Opoku-Bobie, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister designate on Tuesday expressed disgust over the influx of foreign drama contents that have infiltrated and dominated television networks in the country. The Regional Minister, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo North Constituency said something must be done to bring the situation under control, before the local drama industry collapsed. ...

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‘Don’t Neglect Mental Health’

HEAD PHARMACIST at the Kwesimitsim Hospital in Takoradi, Kwadwo Okyere-Apenteng, has bemoaned the lack of prioritisation of mental health on the part of stakeholders in the health sector. He mentioned that persons with mental disorder can hardly do anything about their condition and, therefore, must be taken care of by the society. “Mental illness is just like any other illness ...

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Dean calls for youth engagement in educational reforms, decision – making

Dr Kofi Abotsi, Dean, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Law School, has called on stakeholders to engage the youth while making decisions in the education sector. Dr Abosti stressed the involvement of the youth was necessary because the transformative part of education, and the failures of education impact directly on the youth. A statement issued by Mrs ...

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Media practitioners must help project Upper East – Rockson Bukari

Rockson Bukari, former Upper East Regional Minister

The former Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Rockson Bukari, has called on media practitioners to help project the potential of the region through their reportage in order to woo investors to the area. Refering to the media as “makers of modern minds,” the former minister noted that it was important for the media to set an agenda to educate the ...

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Stakeholders review Child Labour Monitoring System to make it more functional

Minister for Employment and Labour Relations

A two-day national forum to review the Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System{GCLMS} to improve child welfare and protection services across the country is underway in Accra. The GCLMS is a holistic and dynamic process for monitoring all forms of child labour, with particular emphasis on the worst forms of child labour. The review is expected to inject a high level ...

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Why Mustapha Hamid wants to focus on education in zongos

Minister for Inner-cities and Zongo development

Minister for Inner-Cities and Zongo Development, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid says his focus while at the ministry will be to tackle education and human resource development among zongo communities. These are the biggest challenges of dwellers of these sprawling settlements where social amenities are lacking and standard of living low, according to the immediate past Minister for Information whose recent reshuffle ...

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Bagre Dam spillage: Lives under threat in the north

A humanitarian crisis is looming in a number of communities in northern Ghana, particularly areas along the White Volta and the Black Volta, following the spilling of excess water from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso. “Swathes of farmlands have been consumed by flood waters and lives are under threat. The situation is very bad,” the Director-General of the National ...

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