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Image of Ghana’s judiciary broken; current Chief Justice must be changed – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called for a change in the leadership of the country’s judiciary to repair what he describes as its broken image. Mr. Mahama believes the current state of the judiciary has sunk so low that it has lost the trust and faith of the ordinary person. “So badly has the image of our Judiciary deteriorated ...

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Perception that corruption is getting worse in Ghana is worrying – Harriet Thompson

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson has described as worrying the perception that corruption is getting worse in the country. In an interview on JoyNews’ The Probe, Madam Thompson said the situation is of concern. “I was surprised to arrive in Ghana… about strength of feeling around corruption and certainly the perception is getting worse in Ghana and it ...

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Female genital mutilation ‘amounts to torture,’ impunity must end

UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for stronger measures to prevent and penalize female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone. Following criminal proceedings over the death of a 21-year-old student who was subject to the brutal practice in the Bonthe District, three Special Rapporteurs issued a statement condemning female genital mutilation as “a grave form of violence against women and girls that amounts ...

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African Health Ministers announce ‘pivotal’ new strategy to combat communicable diseases

With the burden of cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological disorders, and diabetes rising in the region, African health ministers on Tuesday, endorsed a new strategy to boost access to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of severe non-communicable diseases. The health ministers, gathering for the seventy-second session of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo, adopted the ...

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Make prompt payment of royalties to mining communities – Chamber of Mines CEO

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Sulemanu Koney, has called on the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and other relevant institutions to ensure that royalties and other funds meant for the direct benefit and development of mining communities are paid on a regular basis into the Minerals Development Fund (MDF). Describing the situation where the release ...

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South Africa faces shut down amid nationwide strike

Two of the country’s largest unions are leading the strike, calling for a “total shutdown” of the economy in protest against high unemployment levels, and rising fuel and electricity costs. Thousands of people across South Africa are taking part in a national strike in protest of the rising cost of living. Two of the country’s largest unions are leading the ...

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Ebola vaccinations in east Congo to start on Thursday after new case

 An Ebola vaccination campaign will start in the Congolese city of Beni on Thursday after a new virus case was confirmed this week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. More than 200 vaccine doses have arrived in Beni, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, it said. The latest confirmed case has been genetically linked to a ...

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Govt, BoG must directly address key drivers of inflation – IEA

The Director of Research at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Mr John Kwakye has said there is a need for the government and the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to directly address the main drivers of high inflation. The drivers are food, fuel and exchange rate, he said. The inflation rate for the month of July 2022 was 31.7 percent, ...

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Address the nation on current challenges – Prof Adei tells Akufo-Addo

A former Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Prof Stephen Adei has charged President Akufo-Addo to address the nation on the challenges confronting the country. According to him, the enormity of the current economic problems is similar to the Covid-19 situation. Thus, the President must once again hold periodic nation addresses to let the people know the government’s ...

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History Shows Ghana Cedi’s Fall May Extend Even After Rate Hike

Ghana’s currency has dropped for 15 straight weeks and the depreciation may extend, if history is any guide.  The cedi has weakened 36.3% this year making it the world’s worst-performing currency after Sri Lanka’s rupee. A 30-year analysis shows that every time the measure has dropped for 15 straight weeks — there have been 28 such instances in the period ...

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