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The fight against corruption should begin with the individual

Mr Richard Quason,Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ

Participants at a day’s workshop on anti-corruption have acknowledged the need for the fight against corruption to start with the individual. “Corruption, no doubt continue to ruin the developmental fortunes of the nation and it is estimated that over three billion dollars is lost to the practice annually in the country, wealth which otherwise could have been invested in schools, ...

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‘Gender discrimination in Ghana’s labour market needs attention’

There are domestic and international laws and conventions that generally frown on all forms of discrimination, some of which relate to employment and wages. Chapter 5, Article 17 (2) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana clearly forbids discrimination in all forms on the grounds of “race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, religion, creed, gender, social or ...

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Fear Grips Takoradi Residents Over Kidnapping

Some residents in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis are living in fear following the alleged kidnapping of two young girls within three days in the area. According to sources, the first incident happened on Wednesday, August 15, when a 16-year-old senior high school student was kidnapped about hundred metres from her house at New Site near Takoradi. The young girl was abandoned the ...

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Ghana makes progress in reproductive health – Report

The 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) Report has revealed that there has been remarkable improvement in maternal health indicators since the conduct of the first Maternal Health Survey in 2007. According to the report, launched in Accra on Thursday, mothers in Ghana are healthier now than ever before and are seeking and obtaining the health care they need. It ...

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Ashanti Records More Teenage Pregnancies

The low level of reproductive health education is a contributory factor to teenage pregnancies. A total of 6,269 teenage pregnancies were recorded in the Ashanti Region between January and June this year, Dr. Kwasi Yeboah-Awudzi, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Services (GHS), has disclosed. Out of this, 192 fell below age 14. The region also recorded 12,723 ...

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Poultry farmers urged to apply right nutrients

Poultry farmers have been admonished to provide their birds with the right feed to ensure healthy and optimal growth of their birds in order to boost the poultry industry and their incomes. They have also been encouraged to adhere to best poultry production practices and seek information from relevant institutions to help them improve on their business. The Deputy Chief ...

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Bagbin given 4days to apologize to PWDs

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations {GFD} has given the MP for Nadowli West Constituency and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin an ultimatum of 4 days starting from today  to come out and render an unqualified apology to persons with disabilities and the people of Ghana. The demand by the GFD followed what many described as reckless statement ...

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China’s investment in Ghana hits three billion Dollars

Mr Shi Ting Wang

Ghana’s exports to China increased by 41.3% last year.  China’s non-financial direct investment to Ghana reached US$3.213 billion by the end of 2017, involving electricity, aviation, building materials and other fields said Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Shi Ting Wang. Today, China is the largest trading partner of Ghana. The trade volume between the two countries has soared from less ...

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Ghana loses 7% of GDP to psychological distress

Chairperson of the Ghana Psychological Council Professor Angela Ofori Atta says Ghana loses 7% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to psychological distress cases. She made this revelation at the 4th Scientific Conference held at UPSA in Accra. According to Professor Ofori Atta, the loss is because the nation is not taking mental well-being as seriously as it ought to. ...

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Post us by August or face street protests – Unemployed Nurses

Unemployed nurses have given government an August 2018 deadline to post them or face unabated street protest dubbed ‘one million walks’ through the principal streets of Accra to the Jubilee House, the seat of government. “If eight (8) months into the year, the government is unable to employ a single nurse, how convincing is it that over twenty-seven thousand (27,000) ...

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