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Civil society must help Fast track AfCFTA processes

Treasure Thembisile Maphanga

The African Union Commission is rallying support from civil society organization in Africa to enable it fast track and achieve the objectives of the African Continental free Trade Area (AfCFTA). According to the Commission, the Participation of the civil society is critical at all stages in making sure the process as well as the outcome of negotiations are beneficial to ...

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Accra continues to drown in filth … In spite of govt’s pledge to make it cleanest city in Africa

This picture was taken along the railway line at Avenor in Accra

The President did not mince words when he mentioned that his administration would ensure that Accra becomes the cleanest city in Africa. “The commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term in office, Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent. That is the commitment ...

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Pressure on government to implement Renewable Energy Act

A Civil Society Organization, 350 Ghana reducing our Carbon {G-ROC} is demanding the commitment of the government in implementing the Renewable Energy Act and fulfilling its campaign promises on developing the sector. Speaking at a press briefing in Accra, the group said Ghana is capable of meeting its 10% Renewable Energy contribution to the Energy mix if the necessary governance ...

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NGOs urged to support Zongo development

Mrs Eva Ananglie Amaaro Amoaning, queen of Builsa community in Kumasi, has made a passionate appeal to NGOs and other development oriented organisations to support zongo communities with basic socio-economic amenities to help improve the living conditions of the people there. She said lack of basic social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, sanitary facilities among others were contributing to increased ...

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Ghana Cocoa, Forest Initiative launched

A national action plan for the implementation of initiatives to restore degraded forests and improve cocoa production has been launched in Accra. Dubbed the Ghana Cocoa and Forest Initiative, the 45-page document highlights commitments between the government and industry players to take specific steps towards sustainable cocoa production while preserving forest resources. The plan thrives on three thematic areas – ...

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Cassava Processing Factory For Fanteakwa North Under 1D1F

A cassava processing factory is to be established in Fanteakwa North District under the One District One Factory policy of the Government. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, the Fanteakwa North District Chief Executive (DCE) , Mr Charles Oware-Tweneboah said when the factory became operational, it would provide employment for about 2,0000 permanent and casual workers. He said ...

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Eight Trafficked Children Rescued

Eight trafficked children engaged in forced labour on the Volta Lake have been rescued by the Anti Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service. They comprised six boys and two girls between eight and 16 years. Operation Briefing the media in Accra yesterday, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Superintendent of Police, (DSP) ...

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Ghana Produces Nuclear Energy By 2029

Robert B.M Sogbadji

Ghana is set to produce nuclear energy by 2029 to meet its energy needs. Dr. Robert B.M. Sogbadji, Deputy Director of Nuclear and Alternative Energy at the Ministry of Energy, and Coordinator of the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme, made this known on Wednesday in Accra during a workshop for journalists on nuclear energy. The workshop, organized by Rosatom, a Russian ...

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Ghana loses more than $3bn yearly through corruption – Richard Quayson

Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ

Ghana loses more than $3 billion every year through corruption, the Deputy Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Rev. Richard Quayson, has said. The amount is said to be about 300 per cent of all the aid it receives in the same period, according to a study by IMANI which looked at procurement losses in ...

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Be wary of loose electrical cables during storms — ECG cautions

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has explained that the recent power outages during the rainy season are caused by fallen conductors and flooding close to the company’s transformers and substations. Power is usually cut off in some communities when there is a downpour and the public has raised concerns when such incidents occur. Briefing journalists on the causes of ...

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