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Govt urged to prioritize nutrition-related programmes

PFAG

  The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has asked Government to channel adequate resources to the country’s nutrition- related programmes to combat chronic malnutrition and potential food insecurity. The Association said the slow progress in childhood under nutrition and setbacks in the prevalence of anaemia suggest the need for renewed commitment to improve the nutrition status and the health ...

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ISSER reveals high cost of DUMSOR

Dumsor

In a study released recently, The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has revealed the high cost of DUMSOR to the economy. The study, “How did the 2012-2015 power crises affect small and medium manufacturing firms in Ghana” revealed that 885 manufacturing firms in Ghana lost GHC250million “due to the non-availability of power.” The Director of ISSER, Dr. ...

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Civil society reminds government of manifesto pledge

G-ROC

A civil society organization, the 350 G-ROC group has reminded the government of their manifesto promise on renewable energy development. Addressing the media, 350G-ROC group discussed the NPP government manifesto promise on renewable energy which explains that; they could increase the proportion of renewable energy in the national, mix by harnessing alternative energy options to ensure the expansion of low ...

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The ideological Schools debate

GISD

Since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) launched its political school, it has generated some interesting debate about the role of ‘Political Schools’ in Ghana’s emerging democratic governance efforts. This is not the first political party type school in Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah had his ideological institute in Winneba before the February 24, 1966 coup d’état. In the 1970s, it was commonplace ...

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Increase DACF to support HIV/AIDs programmes

Mr Mukaila Adamu

SEND Ghana is pleading with the Government of Ghana to increase financial support to ensure full implementation of the 90-90-90 targets to combat HIV and AIDS by increasing the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) allocated for the HIV programming from 0.5 to a minimum of 2 percent per annum. SEND GHANA in partnership with USAID, Penplusbyte and Ghana News Agency ...

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Mothers with Celebral Palsy children advise to seek

Mr Emmanuel Ampofo

A cognitive behavioral psychotherapist Mr Emmanuel Ampofo has advised mothers with children who have cerebral palsy to seek help when necessary to avoid being depressed. He also advised the mothers to accept their children as gifts from God and be content, saying, avoid comparing yourselves to others. Mr Ampofo gave the advice at a meeting organized by the Special Mothers ...

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Peasant farmers’ rise against post -harvest losses

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana is calling on government and other Stakeholders to put in place concrete measures to address post harvest losses. Specifically, “we call on government to take deliberate steps to ensure that post-harvest management is effectively integrated into all its agricultural programmes; the Planting for food and jobs programme. “There is the urgent need for an ...

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Government urged to focus on job creation in the agricultural sector

agriculture

Chief Abdulai Mohammed has called on the New Patriotic Party (NPP)  government led by Nana Akuffo Addo Danquah to come out with pragmatic measures and revive the agricultural sector to provide jobs for the citizenry. In his desire to ensure that the “unemployment challenges facing the youth is curbed, the President of the Northern Chiefs at Mpasatia in the Atwima ...

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The tragedy in Sierra Leone-Time to support our neighbour

Sierra-Leone mudslide

At the time of going to press, 400 are confirmed dead, with an additional 600 missing in the mudslide that engulfed Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. It is also estimated that 3,000 people are homeless in what is being described as a ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ with no comparison. Once in a while every nation suffers some kind of tragedy. But the case ...

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Illegal loggers terrorize Ghana’s forest cover

forest zone

The Nature and Development Foundation (NDF) is calling for the passage and speedy implementation of the Public Procurement Policy on Timber and Timber Products for the domestic market, and to protect Ghana’s forest cover. Ghana is said to be losing its forest cover at an alarming rate due mainly to illegal logging and lack of   implementation of forest- related policies. ...

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