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Prayer camps want recognition as healthcare providers

Prayer Camps in the Eastern Region want to be recognized as part of the healthcare system in order to have the authority to refer their clients to health facilities when the need arises. According to them, people had trust in prayer camps and so tend to go there first for treatment of all sorts of diseases, and therefore, want that ...

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GYEEDA scandal: Abuga Pele to serve 6-yrs in jail, Assibit,12

Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit

An Accra High Court today, Friday, February 23, 2018, sentenced the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency [GYEEDA], Abuga Pele, and the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, to a combined jail-term of eighteen years on various counts, including willfully causing financial loss to the state. Originally, the two were handed jail ...

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RTI bill: Open Letter to Mr. Joe Osei Owusu, First Deputy Speaker

I trust this finds you very well.  I have decided to use this medium to communicate with you because I read something attributed to you which I find very disturbing. Before I get to what I read,I don’t think we as a Coalition thanked you enough for the role you played in supporting the advocacy for the passage of the ...

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Agbogbloshie- one of the most contaminated places in the world

“Sodom and Gomorrah” is the place called by vernacular, where tons of electronical waste are.Illegally imported waste from industrialised countries reaches the landfill in Agbogbloshie day by day. A huge slum has arisen. The inhabitants suffer. Every year 40 million tons of electronical waste is produced by the world. One part of it ends up in Ghana. The country is ...

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BoG to implement Deposit Insurance Scheme soon

Dr Ernest Addison

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) will commence the implementation of the Deposit Insurance scheme in the second quarter of 2018. Deposit insurance is a protection provided by the state against risk of loss of deposits in a deposit taking institution. The scheme, among other things, seeks to safeguard the savings of individual depositors in the country in order to build ...

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RTI competing with other Bills – Ama Dokuaa

Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei

A Deputy Minister for Information, Ama Dokuaa Asiamah Agyei, has noted that the delay in passing the Right to Information Bill, is largely because other equally important Bills are also fighting for attention. She thus explained that, the delay does not mean the Bill is not a priority, and that other bills from different sectors have also been on the ...

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Press Freedom Day without RTI Law will be a disgrace – MFWA

Sulemana Braimah, MFWA

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has noted that it will be a disgrace for Ghana to host the World Press Freedom Day without passing the Right to Information (RTI) Bill. On May 2 and 3 2018, Ghana will host the global community for the celebration of this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). It will be the first ...

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Kenya: Miguna Miguna Arrested and deported to Canada

Miguna Miguna

A Kenyan opposition lawyer charged with treason over the symbolic presidential “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga has left the country, a government agency said, while his lawyer said he had been deported. Miguna Miguna was arrested and later granted bail of 50,000 Kenyan shillings ($500) but had remained in police custody with his whereabouts unknown until he appeared ...

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30 Business Resources Centres to be created this year

Mr Carlos Kinsley Ahenkorah

Government has announced its resolve to create 30 Business Resource Centres this year as part of its industrial transformation Agenda and its vision to spread industrialisation across the entire geographical regions of Ghana. Business Resource Centres (BRC) are expected to provide a one-stop shop enterprise development services to enterprises located within a particular district. This means that companies would enjoy ...

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Government snubs Right to Information Bill campaigners

One disappointing thing about the President’s State of the Nation Address was the absence of a clear unambivalent statement on the status of the Right to information Bill. Since 2003 to date, all attempts by campaigners to get various parliaments to pass the RTI have fallen on deaf ears.  It appears that this is not an issue which both leading ...

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