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15k Ghanaian Babies Born With Sickle Cell Disease Annually – Expert

Over 15, 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease yearly in Ghana, Dr. Enam Bankas, Founder of Sickle Life has revealed. According to her, over one thousand children are born with the ailment on monthly basis despite the public education. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person’s parents. The most common ...

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Pay mining royalties monthly — Steve Manteaw

Dr Steve Manteaw

The Co-Chair of the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), Dr Steve Manteaw, has called for the enforcement of the recommendation that seeks to introduce the payment of royalty monthly, rather than quarterly. He said the recommendation by the GHEII, which was later announced in the 2015 budget statement, had not been followed because all the companies still paid quarterly. ...

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NABCO to give disabled people special treatment – Coordinator

Persons with disability who apply for employment under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) will be given special treatment, coordinator for NABCO, Dr. Ibrahim Anyars has disclosed. According to him, all panel members assigned to partake in the activity have been sensitized and the sort of scoring sheets they have will permit them to indicate whether someone has a disability or ...

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Anti-Human Trafficking Unit rescues 339 victims

The Anti Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service (AHTU) rescued 339 victims of child trafficking in 2017. Out of the number, 310 were for labour trafficking while 29 were to be trafficked for sexual exploitation. Superintendent Mike Baah, Head of AHTU, in a presentation at this year’s media launch of the World Day against Child Labour on the ...

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Venture into Agribusiness sector … Spio- Garbrah to youth

Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah

A former Minister for Trade and Industries Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah has advised the youth to   venture into the Agribusiness sector as the job market has become highly competitive. According to him, Agribusiness has the potential to drastically reduce unemployment, thus, the sector must be a priority area for the over 100,000 graduates that are churned out by the country’s tertiary ...

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Northern CSOs hail Charles Abugre’s Legacy

Charles Abugre

The Coalition of Northern Savannah Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) led by the Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA) have lauded Mr Charles Akelyira Abugre, the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of SADA for his exceptional performance during his reign as the head of the Authority. Mr. Abugre was appointed as the CEO of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority, (SADA) ...

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Journalists urged to help fight Child labour

Sulemana Braimah, MFWA

Mr Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director, Media Foundation for West Africa has urged journalists to make personal commitment to contribute towards eliminating child labour. Mr Sulemana said the issue of child labour should not be raised only when it is during the World Day against Child Labour but it should be treated with all seriousness because child labour affects national development ...

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‘Fight corruption with Renewed Mindsets’-NCCE Boss

Madam Josephine Nkrumah, Chairperson, NCCE

Ghanaians have been advised to examine their actions and attitudes, and renew their mindsets in order to win the fight against corruption in the country. Madam Josephine Nkrumah, Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), described corruption as a national crisis which widens the gap between the poor and rich perpetuate social injustice. She entreated the citizenry to ...

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Three shot, others injured after clashes at Jamestown

At least three people have been shot and scores injured as a result of a clash between the youth of Korle We clan at the Gbese Mantse Palace in Jamestown. The clash erupted when the Gbese Mantse Palace commenced rites to lift the ban on noise making. The clashes stemmed from disagreements over the legitimacy of the chief performing the ...

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Gov’t Needs Us$50 Billion To Set Up Petroleum Hub – Boakye Agyarko

Hon.Boakye Agyarko,Minister for Energy

Government requires 50 billion dollars to establish a petroleum hub in Ghana, Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has disclosed. The Energy Minister asserted that government is responsible for raising 5 billion dollars, which is 10% of the investments, for basic infrastructure development. This, he admitted, has necessitated the need to create the conducive environment to attract investors. In August 2017, Mr ...

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