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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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GHAMEC wants mental health board inaugurated

Humphery Kofie-country facilitator, GHAMEC

The Ghana Mental Health Coalition (GHAMEC) is demanding of government to as a matter of importance induct a Mental Health Board to ensure proper and effective performance of the Mental Health Authority as stipulated in the Mental Health Law. The tenure of the last Board expired in 2016 and more than one year down the line, there has not been ...

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Ghana deepens transparency in the oil and gas sector …..as it lifts veil on Petroleum contracts

Egbert Faibille Jnr, CEO, Petrolum Commission

 In a bid to promote transparency and keep Ghanaians  updated on the  happenings  in the  upstream petroleum sector, the Ministry of Energy in collaboration with the Petroleum Commission  launched  Ghana’s first ever Petroleum Register. The development of the register is in accordance with the Petroleum Exploration and Production, Act 2016, Act 919.It is a means to promote transparency especially with ...

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Africa march towards democracy

Madam Charlotte Osei, EC Boss

While pontificating at length about democracy, participation and the rights of people to choose their own destinies, the West has shown once again that its own interest overrides those legitimate concerns of others. This has to be emphasised time and again to enable the youth of Africa to learn that the salvation of this continent lies in Africans ourselves. What ...

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Women urged to use internet to promote their issues

Ms. Jemila Abdulai, a founding Director of Circumspect.com have encouraged women to start using demographic means through the internet to promote issues that are related  to  girls and women to make publications on women understandable. Ms. Abdullai noted that, “Women must bear it in mind that anything you do electronically especially through the internet never gets deleted easily, therefore the ...

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Government gears for ‘one district, one factory’

President Akufo Addo

One District One Factory project which has been one of the strongest policy in the manifesto of the ruling party NPP, is to take full effect in 2018, according to the secretarial coordinator, Madam Gifty Ohene Kunadu. The primary objective of the government for this initiative is to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country, most especially among the ...

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Nana aba – paradise regained or paradise lost?

Nana Akufo Addo

A year has just passed since the nation voted the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into political office, with Nana Akufo Addo as President. On reaching Kumasi on my way to my village, around this time last year, the euphoria in Kumasi about the victory   of the NPP was so electric that bakers had special bread made which the street vendors ...

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