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Africa’s confirmed Coronavirus cases pass 3.05 million

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent has reached 3,051,036 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 72,705. A total of 2,466,432 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent as of Monday. ...

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CeSIS welcomes President’s proposal for an open conversation on Artisanal Mining

The Center for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) ,a Research and Advocacy non-Governmental Organization has welcomed the call from the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for an open conversation on artisanal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’. The move, according to the CeSIS has the potential to completely turn around the small scale mining sector.   “We hope that ...

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School Reopening, Children with Special Needs and Matters arising

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister of Education

The announcement by President Akufo-Addo to reopen schools on 15th of January, 2021 was received with mixed feelings. A day after the announcement, I monitored on social media platforms, some parents expressing excitement that the children were going back to school after staying home for nine months, some said the children were mingling with other children anyway and it didn’t ...

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Poll results: Summon a meeting of Eminent Advisory Committee – Nana Ato Dadzie to Emile Short

A member of the Eminent Advisory Committee, Nana Ato Dadzie has asked the chair of the Committee, Justice Emile Short to summon a meeting immediately on the December 7 general elections and issues emerging from the polls. In an open letter to Justice Short, he said “The situation has been compounded by what appears to have been some weaknesses in ...

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Roundabout to be named after Sir John

Sir John

The Executive Management Team of the Forestry Commission has approved that the Roundabout in front of the Forestry Commission’s Head Office in Accra be named after Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Commission who died in July this year. The Team has instructed that the Roundabout be refurbished and Christened, “Sir ...

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Remove gender biases in learning materials – World Bank Report

In order to promote women empowerment at the various places of work, a World Bank report has advocated the removal of gender biases in learning materials as well as strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Bretton Woods institution said in the report titled “Stepping up women’s STEM careers in infrastructure sectors” that hands-on experiences, design-based learning, and extracurricular ...

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Full text: Minority MPs petition to Electoral Commission Chair

The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday broke police barricade at the Ridge Roundabout to submit a petition to the Electoral Commissioner Chair, Jean Mensa. The aggrieved legislators were involved in a scuffle with the police as they walked from Parliament House to the Electoral Commission head office. They MPs led by the Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu and the ...

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You’ve failed again to provide data on ABFA for analysis– PIAC criticizes Finance Ministry

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has chastised the Ministry of Finance for failing again to provide data on the Annual Budgeting Funding Amount for its analysis and reporting. This practice it says makes it difficult to reconcile disbursements and expenditure, and ultimately undermines the spirit of accountability as envisaged in the Petroleum Revenue Management Act. In its latest ...

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UNESCO demands updates on Ahmed Suale’s death from government

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called on the government of Ghana to provide updates on the investigations conducted so far into the death of investigative journalist Ahmed Suale. The call was made during the Ashanti Regional Consultative Meeting held in Kumasi on Monday, 21 December 2020. The meeting was organised by the National Media Commission. ...

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Approved coronavirus vaccines to be made available to Ghanaians

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that the newly approved emergency vaccines for COVID-19 will be deployed across the country.He says the government is taking steps to access the vaccines.“Ghana, I assure you, is not going to be left behind in having access to the vaccines,” he assured.President Akufo-Addo was speaking on Sunday, December 20 in his 20th update to the ...

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