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Revisit customary rules to safeguard Ghana’s water bodies

Hon. Kofi Adda,Minister for Sanitation and Water Resource

Ghanaians, particularly those living in communities close to water bodies have been advised to consider revisiting or maintaining the customary practices that prevented people from polluting the country’s water bodies. The customary laws mandate users to keep lakes and rivers pure because they are regarded as the dwelling place of the gods. In recent times, the disregard for these beliefs ...

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Ghana to undergo poverty & human rights assessment

Philip Alston,UN expect on extreme poverty and human rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will undertake a human rights fact-finding visit to Ghana from 9 – 18 April 2018 to assess government efforts to eradicate poverty through the lens of international human rights law. During his 10-day visit, the Special Rapporteur will travel to Accra for meetings with government officials ...

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Counterfeits drowning our textiles

The Marketing Director of Tex Styles Ghana Limited, Reverend Stephen Badu has revealed that pirates are collapsing the Ghanaian textile companies due to their production of counterfeit. He stated, “The biggest challenge is the counterfeit and smuggling of fabrics.” As a result of counterfeiting, work force in the industry has reduced of about 80 percent. The problems in the industry ...

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Setting new agenda for Ghana sports

Magnus Rex Danquah

One of the key functions of the National Sports Authority (NSA) under the SPORTS ACT, 2016 (Act 934) in achieving its objects, is “the organisation of biennial sports congress to review sports development for the period and map out strategies for sports development for the future”. This Act, gazetted on 16th December, 2016, has officially laid to rest the Sports ...

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Coalition to embark on demonstration to get RTI bill passed

The Right to Information Coalition has resolved to embark on various lawful public actions to mobilize the people of Ghana behind and in support of its call for the passage of an effective and robust right to information legislation in Ghana before the end of the third quarter of 2018. The group says it is unable to find any reasonable ...

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Ghanaians in peace keeping

A disturbing report has it that, a contingent of Ghanaian Policemen from the Formed Police Unit (FPU) on duty in South Sudan are being investigated for sexual exploitation (see Page 9).  Public Agenda sees this as a serious scar on the face in view of Ghana’s role in the international peace keeping duties. Ghana recently celebrated 50 years of participation ...

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Minority groups appeal for protection

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups has called on the government to enforce laws to protect gender and sexual minorities in Ghana against discrimination and violence. “The government should recognize that we are human beings and can contribute to the development of the country, so they should not treat us as outcasts in the society.” They pleaded. The ...

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MP appeals for completion of Adeiso township roads

Hon. Derek O.Bekoe, MP for Upper West Akim

The Member of Parliament for Upper West Akim Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Derek O. Bekoe is making a passionate appeal to the government to clear the way for the completion of the stalled Adeiso township roads as the residents are suffering from dust. Hon, Bekoe stressed the need for government to consider the health implication of the stalled ...

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US intervention in African elections

In recent times, a lot has been said bout Russian intervention in the US elections that brought president Donald Trump to power as the US President. It is quite ironic that it is American officialdom complaining about Russian intervention in the elections, yet, it is the US that not only meddles in their nations’ election process, but has been rampaging ...

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Ghana’s primary education system suffer …As gov’t shifts funding to secondary level

Dr Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Senior Lecture, UGBS

Ghana’s Primary education system is currently being stifled of financial resources following a shift in political attention and public resources from kindergarten and primary structures to the secondary level, according to a report published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in collaboration with the University of Ghana Business School. Titled, ‘Leaving no One Behind in the Health and Education sectors,’ ...

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