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After Mugabe, African leaders ponder the future

Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe

Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. Supporters of long-serving African leaders dismiss parallels with Zimbabwe, where Mugabe’s former deputy – sacked during a power struggle ...

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Coalition question govt’s commitment to passing RTI Bill

The Right to Information Coalition, (RTI), and Ghana has welcomed Parliament’s passage of the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill and notes with interest, the speed of consideration and passage in accordance with the wish and preference of the Executive arm of government. The Coalition said in a Statement, “We share in the Finance Minister’s mention of the passage of the ...

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Forestry Commission, YEA to engage 15,000 youth for forests conservation

A  Service agreement has been signed between the Forestry Commission and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) with the intention to establish a formal relationship for the implementation of a Forest Plantation Programme, under the Youth in Agriculture and Afforestation Module. “After the signing of this Service Agreement, the Forestry Commission in Collaboration with YEA will recruit an estimated 15,000 youth ...

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Farmers demand clarity on duplication of Agriculture initiatives

Mr Charles Nyaaba, PFAG

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana has asked  government and the  Ministry  of  Food and  Agriculture in particular, to come  clear  on what it describes  as duplication of  initiatives in the Agricultural  sector to avoid confusion. In its analysis of the 2018 budget, the PFAG emphasised,”We expect clarity on the multiplicity of initiatives adopted by government for the agricultural sector. ...

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The Dr. Bawumia Digital economy and the ambiguities for Taxation

Dr Bawumia

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) recently launched a tax campaign to encourage Ghanaians to fulfill their tax obligations. Hopefully, the eight (8 ) million Ghanaians or so, quoted by the Commissioner General as missing from Ghana’s tax register will be enrolled. We commend GRA for its tax campaign and call on all Ghanaians to support the GRA to succeed. However, ...

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Help women to access productive land … Traditional authorities told

Mrs Victoria Aniaku, Deputy Director at the Women in Agriculture Development (WIAD) Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has called on traditional authorities and community leaders to collaborate and promote increased access to productive land and tenure security for small-holder farmers, especially women to improve the agriculture sector and enhance livelihoods. Mrs Aniaku said, challenges still exist ...

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The illicit drugs menace facing our society

Public Agenda today highlights the increasing use of illicit drugs among the youth and some adults. Some psychologists have defined drug menace as “the illicit, non- medical use of limited number of substance.” These drugs have the power to alter the mental state of its user. That is why they are considered harmful and therefore ‘undesirable’. They include alcohol, opium, ...

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Illicit drugs threaten Ghana’s Economy …As over 45,000 youth get involved

Ambrose Dery, Interior Minister

It is estimated that over forty-five thousand (45000) Ghanaians of school going age are involved in the abuse of one illicit drug or the other. This worrying information was disclosed in the latest United Nations world report on drug use. These drug users can be found in the 275 administrative districts in all the 10 regions of the country, and ...

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Protecting children from abuse, neglect and maltreatment

Generally, children are protected by law against all forms of abuse and neglect. Section 71, 91 and 92 of the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29) as amended in 1998 now referred to as the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29) criminalize the abandonment or exposure of a child to danger, abduction of a child and a range of sexual offenses that could render a child vulnerable to ...

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ICRF offers relief for families raising children with cerebral palsy

Impact Care Rehab Foundation (ICRF), an organization that provides a home for children with cerebral palsy at no cost has been opened at Kanda, a suburb of Accra. Mrs Mildred Osei Asiamah, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation said she was touched by the plight of parents of children with cerebral palsy go through in trying to find a school ...

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