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Education &Training issues should not be politicize

Mr Clement Adjei Sarfo

In tendering their petition against the wholesome implementation of the free Senior High School program scheduled to take off this month (September 2017) the crusader/convener of a Kumasi-based non-governmental organization, dubbed Youth Empowerment Summit, Mr. Clement Adjei Sarfo has stressed the need for government to avoid the politicization of issues related to education and training of manpower in the country. ...

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Fury over wanton dissipation of public funds

Bernard Anaba

The Tax Justice Coalition has expressed extreme concern about the appalling and reckless dissipation of scarce resources by public officials at the expense of the downtrodden, and wants the trend reversed immediately. According to the Coalition, Ghana is said to be among the top 10 countries in Africa hemorrhaging resources that could transform the country for the majority of its ...

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Gender Minister appeals to Northern leaders to end child marriage

Otiko Djaba

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Afisa Otiko Djaba, has expressed worry about the high level of child marriage in the country, especially in the Northern Region where girls are forced into marriage long before they reach the age of 18. She therefore appealed to the chiefs and queen mothers of the northern region to assist government ...

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US jails ex-Guinea minister Mahmoud Thiam over China bribes

Mahmoud Thiam

Mahmoud Thiam, a former Guinean cabinet minister was sentenced to seven years in a US prison Friday and ordered to pay back $8.5 million for laundering bribes from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights. Thiam, 50, was convicted on May 3 of money laundering but was sentenced today, Friday by Judge Denise Cote, more than three months after ...

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Workers behaving badly

A Public Agenda investigation into the attitudes of Ghanaian workers has revealed an appalling level of absenteeism and indolence among workers in public institutions. The investigation by Public Agenda also revealed that this behavior leads to low productivity and requires the immediate attention of the government.   Some workers come to the office as late as 12noon and leave the ...

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Getting rid of dandruff

dandruff

 Dandruff is caused when a fungus called malassezia grows on your scalp this result in shedding of the scalp, skin. There are two types of dandruff. One occurs due to the dryness of the scalp, while the other occurs due to the excessive production of oil on the scalp. Solution Just massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and ...

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Ditch chemical lotions for Vitamin E Lotion

african woman

Every 30 days your skin renews itself. So why bother taking care of it? It is true your skin is constantly renewing itself. The older cells on the surface are continually replaced as new soft plump ones push their way up. But as these reach the surface, the water begins to evaporate and this can leave your skin dry and ...

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Inclusive education at work in Karaga

For 10 year old Abdul Rahman Shena, from Moglifong community which lies about two and a half kilometres from Karaga School the support from her teacher has given her a firm foundation to pursue her ambition to become a teacher one day. “I am happy to be in this school, nothing disturbs me and the teachers support me”. Shena was ...

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Use of children as ‘human bombs’ on the rise – UNICEF warns

human bombs

The United Nations children agency has expressed extreme concern at the appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls, as “human bombs” in north-east Nigeria. “Since the beginning of January 2017, 83 children had been used as so-called human bombs, 55 being girls, most of them often under 15 years old,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson ...

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The two Western Regions

President of Ghana

The other day, one of the campaigners for the creation of a Western-North Region (which I would call, the Democratic Region of Tano) sucked me into the debate about the creation of additional regions in Ghana, particularly the Western-North region. He said, “Call your friend ….. to stop displaying his ignorance on factors that have made it necessary for the ...

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