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Government to break barriers to gender equality

Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba

Government’s commitment towards empowering women economically to overcome the “feminization of poverty” through ensuring equitable access to land, credit, markets and social protection, including property rights she added.   Speaking at the event, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba said government was working tirelessly on the Affirmative Action legislation, which aims at facilitating a minimum ...

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Mallam rubbish dump poses severe threat to humans

landfill site

The current situation at the Mallam refuse dump which is at the “mouth” of the market is posing a serious health threat to both the traders and buyers at the market and it is extremely difficult for traders to ignore it. The traders at the Mallam market are not the only victims of the stench and flies from the dump ...

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Peasant farmers’ rise against- post harvest losses

Victoria Adongo

The peasant Association of Ghana is calling on government and other to put in place concrete measures to address post harvest losses. Specifically, “we call on government to take deliberate steps to ensure that post-harvest management is effectively integrated into all its agricultural programmes; the Planting for food and jobs programme. “There is the urgent need for an increase in ...

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International Observers give Kenya Elections Thumps-Up

Uhuru-Kenyatta

Two days after voting in Kenya, key observer missions including teams from the African Union (AU), Commonwealth, the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) have made statements on their assessment of the electoral process so far. Generally, most observer groups believe that despite few minor incidences, the process of voting, counting, and tallying at polling stations has ...

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Operation vanguard: Are we at war?

In recent weeks, stories have emerged of the Government’s latest attempt to end galamsey in our communities. Operation vanguard is aimed at flashing out so-called ‘illegal mining’ groups and does not affect so-called investors, meaning foreigners, who are mainly westerners. The Chinese have been demonised alongside our galamsey youth. Undoubtedly, galamsey constitutes one of the menaces we face in Ghana ...

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DEEPENING DEMOCRACY IN GHANA

Nana Addo

Ghana’s fourth republic has been thriving for 25 years now, which is more than the first Republic which lasted for 6 years and the second and third republics both of which survived less than three years. The fourth republic has also produced successive governments with two different political parties swapping places and five Presidents. That is unparalleled in our history ...

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Tamale to get first major shopping mall

SADA boss-Charles Abugre

  The Chief Executive Officer of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has disclosed that the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale, will soon get its first ever major shopping mall.   The initiative is one of the numerous projects being put in place by the Authority to spur economic and social growth and to make the Northern Savanna Ecological Zone an ...

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Middle income status affecting development aid.

Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed

The creation of the Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources signals government’s preparedness to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as other global, continental and national commitments. According to WaterAid new country Director, Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed, government agencies and departments are not able to play their mandated roles effectively because of inadequate and ill-timed funding. About five years ago, ...

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‘Operation Vanguard’: Ghana is not at war

Dominic Nitiwul

Following the Government’s resolve to stamp out illegal mining, also known as ‘Galamsey’ it has launched “Operation Vanguard” (OV) to deal with the symptoms of the problem. As tempting as it may seem to support the Government on this, something tells me we could be headed in the wrong direction. Let us be clear that Ghana is not at war. ...

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One dead as ‘Operation Vanguard’ forces clash with stone throwing miners.

clash

The anti-illegal mining task force dubbed Operation Vanguard clashed with some illegal miners in the Ashanti Region, leading to the death of a small-scale miner.  Major Gariba Pabi, the Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, said there was an altercation between small scale miners and personnel from Operation Vanguard forces in the Ashanti Region. The force was confronted by stone-throwing ...

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