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Take a second look at imprisoning youth for drug abuse – Osei Owusu

A call has been made for Ghana’s laws to look at alternatives instead of incarcerating people for substance abuse. This call was made by the Executive Director of POS Foundation, Jonathan Osei Owusu, at a workshop on the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020 (1019) for Law Enforcement and Police Prosecutors. He believes substance abusers should be helped with rehabilitation whilst traffickers are ...

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#FixTheCountry Movement demands independent probe into extrajudicial killings

The #FixTheCountry campaigners are demanding that the government and the police administration, set up an independent body of civilian experts to probe allegations against members of the security agencies regarding the upsurge in extrajudicial killings in the country. According to the campaigners, the investigative body could probe all instances of alleged police brutality that led to the death or injury ...

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MindFreedom rolls out project to improve mental well-being of persons with psychosocial disabilities

MindFreedom Ghana, a leading mental health advocacy organization has set in motion a project that seeks to improve the mental well-being of persons with psychosocial disabilities and their caregivers in the communities. The one year project, which is expected to end in February 2023 is supported by Equal Rights in Action Fund of the National Democratic Institute of the United ...

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Supreme Court gives AG 14 days to file statement on e-levy suit

The Supreme Court has granted the Attorney General 14 days within which to file his statement of case on the suit by three Minority Members of Parliament challenging the passage of the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy. Three NDC MPs, namely Haruna Iddrissu, Mahama Ayariga, and Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, are before the court asking for it to declare as constitutional the ...

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ABANTU rallies support for passage of Gender Equality Bill  

Abantu for Development, a leading women’s rights advocacy organization in Ghana has engaged a section of the media to help with the drive to ensure the quick passage of the Gender Equality Bill (Affirmative Action Bill) into law. Abantu has in its previous meetings with stakeholders emphasized that the continuous delay in the passage of the bill into law was ...

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Africa Day harps on nutrition as AU meets in Malabo

Today, May 25, the continent celebrates Africa Day, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) agreements which evolved into the present day African Union (AU).  On that day, May 25 1963, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed the founding charter of the organization in Addis Ababa. Since then, the ...

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Former PPA CEO granted GH¢5 million bail

A former Public Procurement Authority head, Agyenim Boateng Adjei, and his brother-in-law, Francis Kwaku Arhin, have both been granted bail in the corruption prosecution by the High Court (Criminal Court 3 Division). The two pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of use of public office for profit, a charge that comes under the ambit of the office of the Special ...

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Gun deaths were the leading killer of US children in 2020

Guns overtook car crashes to become the leading cause of death for US children and teenagers in 2020, new research shows. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that over 4,300 young Americans died of firearm-related injuries in 2020. While suicides contributed to the toll, the data shows that homicides form the majority of gun-related deaths. ...

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Governments Harm Children’s Rights in Online Learning

 Governments of 49 of the world’s most populous countries harmed children’s rights by endorsing online learning products during Covid-19 school closures without adequately protecting children’s privacy, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report was released simultaneously with publications by media organizations around the world that had early access to the Human Rights Watch findings and engaged ...

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Traditional Leaders in Duayaw-Nkwanta sensitized on Ghana’s Mining Laws 

A-Day’s Orientation Workshop on Ghana’s Mineral and Mining Laws has been organized for the Traditional Leaders in Duayaw-Nkwanta in the Ahafo Region of Ghana.   The workshop was organized by the Livelihood and Environment Ghana (LEG) and chaired by the Paramount Chief of Duayaw-Nkwanta, Nana Boakye Tromo III. Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Richard Adjei-Poku (Executive Director) of Livelihood & ...

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