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Media must help keep political parties in check – Zayaa Yeebo

Mr Zayaa Yeebo, Editor in Chief of the Public Agenda Newspaper has called on the media to help deepen democratic development by sanitising the political space. He observed that political entities were threatening violence ahead of the 2020 general elections, and that it was the responsibility of the media to help keep them in check. This the media can do ...

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Fuel prices go up again

Prices of fuel in Ghana have this week gone up marginally, vindicating the prediction made by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Petrol as of Friday, January 17 was selling at GH 5.50 per litre at various pumps, up GHC 9 pesewas from its previous price of GHC 5.41. The marginal increase has been attributed ...

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Police Service to embark on ‘operation produce your driver’s licence’ soon

he Ashanti Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) is poised to embark on a special operation dubbed “operation produce your driver’s licence” next month, specifically, February 3, 2020. This initiative is to help reduce the rampant road accidents that occur within the Ashanti Region. In a press release sighted by GhanaWeb and signed by Superintendent Emmanuel Adu Boahen, it ...

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Data hitches caused by cable cut in Europe – MTN

MTN Ghana has apologised for the instability in data connectivity being experienced by its customers in Ghana and other West African countries. In a circular sent to shareholders and other stakeholders on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), the company said the hitches were caused by “double undersea fibre optic cable cut in Europe.” It explained that the cut on the ...

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AMA urges traditional leaders to help fight air pollution

Mr Desmond Appiah, the Chief Resilience and Sustainability Advisor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has urged traditional leaders to sensitise citizens on the dangers that air pollution posed to their health and the environment. He said traditional leaders have the upper hand in influencing citizens to desist from acts that cause air pollution. Mr Appiah gave the advice at ...

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Chinese gov’t poses global threat to human rights–Report

The Chinese government is carrying out an intense attack on the global system for defending human rights, Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, said on Tuesday in releasing Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2020.  Decades of progress that have allowed people around the world to speak freely, live without fear of arbitrary imprisonment and torture, and enjoy other human rights are at ...

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40 Economies Make 62 Legal Reforms to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

The regulatory environment for women’s economic participation has improved over the past two years, with 40 economies enacting 62 reforms that will help women – half the world’s population – realize their potential and contribute to economic growth and development, says a new World Bank study. Still, the results are uneven — women in many countries have only a fraction ...

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GNECC wants government to Support more Girls in Tech Education

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has encouraged government to support more girls in Tech Education.  A statement issued in Accra by the Coalition noted, “GNECC wishes to use this opportunity to reiterate our calls on the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Communication and other relevant institutions to take measures to ensure basic and secondary schools across the country ...

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2020 Population Census will come off – GSS

Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) says the 2020 population census will come off even though the scheduled date might change. The exercise was to take place in March but the Service says it might be deferred due to observation made during the field mapping exercise. Media reports suggest the exercise might be cancelled altogether. However, in a statement, the GSS urged ...

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CEPIL pinpoints deficiencies in Ghana’s Petroleum environmental laws

The Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) has identified some gaps in Ghana’s Petroleum environmental laws and regulations, pointing out that the Laws, to a larger extent, do not conform to international best practices. Ghana enacted some environmental laws and regulations to govern environmental issues in the oil and gas sector. These regulations are contained in the Environmental Protection Act, ...

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