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Vaccines for all, an ‘acid test’ in COVID-19 battle

Equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will represent an “acid test” for the international community, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) told journalists on Wednesday, highlighting the importance of global cooperation and solidarity in beating back the disease. Speaking during a virtual press briefing, ECOSOC President Munir Akram also outlined objectives for the coming year, including plans for a ...

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Fix portions of Pokuase-Nsawam road – Roads Minister to contractors

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has ordered repair works to commence on portions of the Pokuase-Nsawam road immediately. Addressing the media after an inspection exercise, the sector Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah said the repair works will rid the stretch of the numerous potholes and ease traffic congestion ahead of the Christmas festivities “We are doing so because as it is ...

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ABANTU, Women’s Manifesto Coalition congratulate Jean Mensah

ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights policy advocacy Organisation and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition have congratulated the Electoral Commission’s chairperson Mrs. Jean Mensah, on the successful conduct of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana. In a statement copied to Public Agenda in Accra, the two organizations observed that the chairperson’s success is by extension, a triumph for many ...

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Sene West elections: Court throws out NPP suit against EC, NDC

The Wench High Court has thrown out a case brought before it by the New Patriotic Party against the Electoral Commission and the National Democratic Congress on the Sene West Parliamentary Elections. The court ruled that the said case lacks merit, reason it was dismissed. The NPP has also been fined an amount of GHS 20,000 for wasting the time of the court.The Sene West Constituency’s ...

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Desert Locust ‘re-invasion’ threatens millions across Horn of Africa

New Desert Locust swarms are forming in the Horn of Africa, threatening agricultural livelihoods and the food security of millions of people, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday.  According to the agency, locust infestations increased over the past month in Ethiopia and Somalia as a result of extensive breeding, favourable weather and rainfall, with populations predicted ...

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Gov’t suspends Public Universities Bill

The government has pulled the brakes on the controversial Public Universities Bill, 2020. Parliament has consequently suspended consideration of the bill which went through the second reading yesterday. The move follows a meeting with the stakeholders by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Chairman of the Education Committee this morning. UTAG, GRASAG, Vice-Chancellors, and other members of academia have kicked ...

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Domelevo’s leave, ‘Contract for Sale’ shocked me the most – Linda Kwafo on corruption scandals

Executive Director at the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has disclosed that of all corruption scandals identified in the country, the ‘Contract For Sale’ saga was the one that shocked her the most. Linda Ofori Kwafo said she expected the former Public Procurement Authority (PPA) boss, Adjenim Boateng Adjei to discharge his duties with much competence and expertise. However, that was ...

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EU halts aid to Ethiopia over Tigray conflict

The European Union has postponed almost 90 million euros in budget support payments to Ethiopia over the bloc’s concerns of the Tigray crisis, according to an EU document seen by various media organisations. The move highlights the EU’s wish for a cessation of hostilities and its concerns about restrictions on humanitarian and media access to the northern region, the document ...

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Every Ghanaian child to obtain minimum of secondary education

Ghana took another leap in the development of its human resource base on Tuesday when Parliament took the Pre-Tertiary Education Bill, 2019, through the Second Reading. The Bill, when passed, would ensure that every Ghanaian child obtains a minimum of secondary education to enhance the human resource capacity of the nation. The general objective of The Bill is to provide ...

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NSS releases postings for newly-trained teachers

The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has announced the release of postings for newly-trained teachers to undertake their mandatory national service. The postings were released on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. About 15,477 fresh teachers are expected to undertake the mandatory national service. In a statement, the NSS called on all prospective service personnel to visit its website “to check their placements ...

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