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Liberia – the country where citizenship depends on your skin colour

Tony Hage has lived in Liberia for more than 50 years. It is where he went to university. Where he met his wife. Where he set up his successful business. He has stayed when so many others have fled the country’s years of unrest- determined to see the country he loves and calls home succeed. But Mr Hage, it could ...

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Ghana Shippers’ Authority clarifies position on port fumigation

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has clarified the reason behind its decision to abandon the fumigation contract signed by itself as the client, the Ghana Health Service (GHS), as the regulator, and LCB Worldwide Ghana Limited, as the service provider. It explained that the contract contained clauses that were not in favour of the country and also not in line ...

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Seek welfare of cocoa farmers – Osafo-Maafo charges joint committee

Osafo Maafo

The Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has charged the Joint Cocoa Committee of Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire to come up with programmes and policies that would improve the welfare of the farmers in the sector. He said in spite of the numerous challenges bedevilling the sector, improving the quality of life of the farmers should be the topmost priority ...

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KMA decongestion team ‘fights’ hawkers on pavements

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), is determined to sustain the exercise to rid the streets of petty traders in its decongestion exercise. According to the KMA, measures have been instituted to ensure traders comply with directives under the decongestion exercise. Graphic Online’s Kumasi photographer, Emmanuel Baah on Monday captured the KMA taskforce struggling with one of the traders who had ...

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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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