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Poverty gap between Northern, Southern Ghana widening – DFID

Country Director of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Philip Smith, has said the poverty gap between northern and southern Ghana is widening despite the country seeing “record” economic growth and development in the last 12 years. Mr Smith made the observation when he addressed participants at a ceremony to launch the Poverty Profile of Ghana from (2005 ...

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Visit Axim- Ghana’s Beautiful Beach Hub

There is no doubt that community tourism has become an opportunity for tourists to spend amazing time according to their convenience while experiencing the best traditional life of natives. They explore more, learn more cultures and enjoy the exuberant nature in these communities they visit. This week, NEWS-ONE will be leading visitors to Axim, one of the major communities in Ghana ...

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Use Disability Money Wisely

David Aniah

Concerns over misapplication of monies from the Disability Fund (DF) by some Assemblies seem to be diminishing, but leaders of disability organizations in some districts in the Upper East Region are worried about the abuse and diversion of the money released to some persons with disabilities. The Upper East Regional President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organization, David Aniah, ...

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Criminals Terrorise Ho Residents

DCOP George Tuffuor

The police in Ho, the Volta Regional Capital, have apprehended some suspects believed to be behind the incessant robbery and attacks on students and residents, particularly those living in and around the tertiary institutions and estate communities. The suspects who are 10 in number were arrested on the dawn of last Thursday, August 30, during a dawn operation. The swoop ...

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Sustaining Businesses In Ghana

It is frequently said that new businesses and Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of every economy especially in developing countries. This assertion is true. SMEs have over the years powered economic growth, innovation and more significantly job creation. According towww.statsghana.gov.gh  -SMEs lead job creation, with a 71% share of workforce. This is encouraging development but there is ...

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Cyber fraud cases on the rise in banking industry in Ghana – BoG

Fraud cases in the banking industry have increased by 41.66 per cent from 1002 cases in 2016 to 1418 cases in 2017, the Bank of Ghana {BoG} has disclosed. According to the BoG, the total value reported for fraud or attempted fraud amounted to approximately Gh¢190.4 million. Of the total value, 84 per cent, i.e Gh¢160.30 million was recovered while ...

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$10 billion bauxite deal with China fanciful- Bright Simons

Bright Simons

Vice President of IMANI Africa Bright Simons has described as “fanciful” the $10 billion bauxite deal between the government of Ghana and Asian giants China. According to him, the deal “will go nowhere.” In a detailed analysis of the transaction, which is beyond the loan or barter, controversy engineered by the political class, Simons said the claim that Ghana’s bauxite ...

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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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