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Stop pressuring developing nations into accepting homosexuality

Prof. Mike_Ocquaye, speaker of Parliament

The Reverend Professor Aaron Michael Oqauye, Speaker of Parliament, has asked nations threatening to withhold development assistance to developing countries refusing to legalize homosexuality, to rethink their position. He said no nation should be pressurized by anybody into recognizing gay rights and that insisting on this as a pre-condition for providing development support was completely unacceptable. Those pushing the agenda ...

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Confronting teenage pregnancy in Ga Mashie

In Ghana, teenage pregnancy is a major cause of maternal mortality, as the bodies of most teenage girls are not well developed and matured to accommodate a baby. Teenage pregnancy also results in most affected girls dropping out of school, becoming unskilled and unfit for the labour market, even as they prepare to become mothers. However, as part of efforts ...

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Newmont’s Akyem Mine supports Abirem gov’t Hospital with infant Incubators

In Ghana, records show that a new born baby dies every 15 minutes, and 29% of these deaths are due to premature birth complications. To overturn this trend, hospitals and healthcare facilities need to be equipped with Infant incubators to help improve the newborn survival rate. Against this background, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (Akyem Mine) employees and contractors launched a ...

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ISODEC to validate 2010 assessment on impact of oil extraction

Dr Steve Manteaw

Dr Steve Manteaw, Campaigns Coordinator for the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), has expressed worry about the inability of stakeholders to validate the findings of the 2010 Socio-economic baseline assessment on the impact of the oil extraction in the Western Region. The baseline data, was key to determine the extent to which the oil and gas industry had impacted the ...

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Gender Ministry seeks input to enrich Social Protection Bill

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection has embarked on processes of developing input for social  protection bill to among others things provide legal backing to protect the right of the vulnerable as well as guide operations of  Social Protection in the country. The sector Minister, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba, while speaking at a meeting with Faith -Based Organizations ...

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Ghana’s love affair with E- cigarettes

The trend of drug abuse among the youths as has become rampant on the streets of Ghana. Recently, the abuse of tramadol has been widely publicized with the result that the youth is now inclining towards a more sophisticated means of consuming nicotine. The tobacco industry has replaced traditional cigarettes with electronic cigarettes, or E Cigarettes as they are known, ...

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Developing countries must see education as a right – Prof. Kwapong advises

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempe, Education Ministerh

The Ministry of Education has been advised to remove educational barriers and limitations to aid citizens with no level of education. The proponent, Professor Olivia Kwapong, Head of Department, Adult Education and Human Resource at the University of Ghana said developing countries need to see education as a right and use it to build the capacity of the average citizen. ...

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Over 1500 cervical cancer patients die annually

Currently, Ghana records more than 3,000 cervical cancer cases annually with more than half of those diagnosed not surviving due to late presentation. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. According to Dr Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Consultant obstetrician gynecologist at the ...

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Time for Universal health coverage

Following the death of Ghana’s former vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, a story emerged of the last few minutes of this illustrious son of Ghana. He was a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, and later the Vice President (VP). To learn that at the time of this, the VP was put in the cabin of a pickup truck ...

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Civil society must help Fast track AfCFTA processes

Treasure Thembisile Maphanga

The African Union Commission is rallying support from civil society organization in Africa to enable it fast track and achieve the objectives of the African Continental free Trade Area (AfCFTA). According to the Commission, the Participation of the civil society is critical at all stages in making sure the process as well as the outcome of negotiations are beneficial to ...

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