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Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls

“Women’s history is women’s right” declared Gerda Lerner, considered the “mother” of Women’s History Month.  “It is an essential, indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage and long-range vision.”  Thirty-eight years after President Jimmy Carter drew on Lerner’s words in his proclamation establishing the original Women’s History Week, I ask us to consider:  How are we doing, ...

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Communal cleaning not solution to Ghana’s sanitation problem- Bentil

The vice president of Imani Ghana, Kofi Bentil is advocating the eradication of the National Sanitation Day indicating that, communal cleaning must stop because it is not the solution to the sanitation problem in the country. He said, ‘’a country where corporate heads, doctors are seen cleaning the streets is an example of a failed state. Laborers should be employed ...

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GHAMEC moves to protect rights &dignity of mental health patients

The Ghana Mental Health Coalition (GHAMEC) is to implement a project in the Accra Psychiatric Hospital meant to improve quality and human right standards in the facility as well as stop potential violations that could be meted out to mental health patients. The Project, dubbed Quality Rights tool kit provides countries with practical information and tools for assessing and improving ...

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Economic Partnership Agreement could undermine 1D1F initiative

Mr Tetteh Hormeku

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) between Ghana and the European Union has the potential to destabilize one of government’s flagship initiatives –the One District One Factory (1D1F) programme, according to a trade expert. Mr Tetteh Hormeku, Head of  Programmes at the third World Network- Africa did not hide his admiration for the initiative describing it as  very laudable; but expressed ...

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We’ll review forest fines to tackle deforestation – Amewu


As Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark International Forest Day, government has reiterated its commitment to  implementing interventions aimed at addressing deforestation. The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, who made this known indicated that government will review fines for forest offences to make it more deterrent. The Minister indicated that this will ensure a ...

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‘BoG intervention in uniBank timely’

Mr Alhassan Andani

The President of the Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB), Mr Alhassan Andani, has backed the move by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to hand over the management of uniBank to the auditing firm, KPMG, to restore uniBank to financial health. The timing, Mr Andani, who is also the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, said, was appropriate to protect the bank’s ...

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Africans told to promote vigorous intra-African trade

African states have been called upon to be more proactive in the quest for effective intra-African trade. Prof DeValera Botchway, an associate professor of history at the University of Cape Coast made the call when delivering the keynote address at the 3rd National Rastafari Conference in Ghana. According to Prof Botchway, intra African trade is not new to the continent. ...

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Work on Kotoka International Airport terminal 91% complete

Work on the $250-million Terminal 3 project of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is 91 per cent complete and due to be inaugurated later this year. When completed, the project can handle five million passengers a year, up from the approximately 2.5 million passengers that used to be handled at Terminal 2. The Managing Director (MD) of Ghana Airports Company ...

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Two ambulances for over a million people; U/East cries for help

Ali Baba Awini, the Upper East Regional Administrator of the National Ambulance Service  on Monday appealed to government and NGOs in the country to support the region with ambulances. He said the Upper East Region, with a population of about 1, 124,193, had only two national ambulances serving the entire Region, and that compelled relatives of most referred patients from ...

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Glaucoma Association of Ghana appeals for gov’t support

The President of the Glaucoma Association of Ghana (GAG), Mr Harrison Kofi Abutiate, has called on the government to provide the necessary support to the Association to enable it to hold free medical screening for farmers on every Farmers’ Day. He said this will help the Association contribute meaningfully to national development by creating awareness on the dangers of the disease ...

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