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Use SDGs as a Framework for Impact Investment in Ghana – UNDP

Ms Gita Welch

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is urging businesses in the Private Sector to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for impact investment in Ghana. The call was made by the acting Resident Representative of UNDP Ghana, Ms. Gita Welch in a keynote address at the 2018 Ghana Impact Dialogue held in Accra by the Global Steering ...

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Gender Ministry renovates shelter for street children

Mrs Cynthia Morrison,Minister of Gender,Children and Social Protection

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has renovated a shelter at Madina in Accra to house rescued street children. According to the sector Minister, Mrs Cynthia Morrison, the ministry had written letters to its supporting agencies for the needed support to operate the shelter (which could house 100 inmates) efficiently, where the inmates would be fed and clothed ...

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Provide Ghanaians with outcomes of alleged corruption cases- GII to Gov’t

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII)is demanding of government, particularly agencies of state responsible for investigations and prosecution of graft related issues to provide Ghanaians with updates on the outcomes of alleged corruption cases which rocked the country this year. The request comes following a long silence from these agencies after government had initiated steps to deal with these alleged corruption ...

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GII calls for ‘resurrection’ of double salaries, other cold corruption cases

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is calling for the resurrection of cold corruption cases that appear to be dying a natural death. At a press conference in Accra, Tuesday, the anti-corruption institution cited eight corruption cases including the double salary allegations, the MMT scandal, the robbing the assemblies scandal, which they suspect have been abandoned by duty bearers. Programmes Manager ...

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Government To Pass Fiscal Responsibility Law

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Monday, said the Akufo-Addo-led administration would soon pass the Fiscal Responsibility Law to ensure fiscal and debt sustainability. He said the legislation would cap the fiscal deficit and debt to the gross domestic product (GDP) ratio to give assurance to investors and ensure fiscal discipline, no matter the political party in government. He ...

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Resist discriminatory practices at workplaces – women urged

Mr Joseph Whittal

Mr Joseph Whittal, Commissioner, Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has urged women to resist all discriminatory practices against them at their workplaces to ensure that they enjoy the same rights as their male counterparts. “Don’t sit down, fight for it because you won’t get it on a silver platter,” he urged women. He said this during a ...

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Girls urged to report any form of abuse to appropriate authorities

Mrs Joyce Larnyoh, Country Director of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP), a Non-Governmental Organization, has called on girls to report all forms of abuse to their parents or teachers. She said it is when girls keep quiet over the abuses that it results in teenage pregnancies and appealed to teachers to look out for issues bordering girls in their ...

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Ghana deindustrialising economy – AGI President

Dr Yaw Adu Gyamfi

The President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Dr Yaw Adu Gyamfi, has bemoaned the dwindling fortunes of the manufacturing subsector in recent years, warning that the country risks losing its industrial base should the situation remain the same. Rather than inspiring entrepreneurs to build new factories and sustain existing ones to employ people and grow the economy, Dr ...

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Nuclear Energy very important – Prof Nakhabov

Prof-Nakhabov

A Russian Professor of Nuclear Energy has added his voice to the chorus of voices directed at highlighting the huge potential and importance of nuclear power as a safe, cheap, clean and reliable source of power in the modern era. Prof Alexander Nakhabov, who is Head of Educational Programmes, Nuclear Physics and Engineering Department of the National Research Nuclear University ...

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Gov’t advised to take tougher stance on Cocoa led-deforestation

Friends of the Earth- Ghana (FoE) a pro- environment Non -Governmental Organization is  urging government to take a tougher stance on cocoa led- deforestation by equipping the Forestry Commission to increase its forest monitoring activities to prevent reserve encroachment before it happens. The Organisation also emphasised the need for collaboration between the Forestry Commission and Cocobod to sensitize farmers on ...

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