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Prioritise youth inclusion in decision making processes within the NRE sector, Youth-NREG tells Government.

The Youth in Natural Resource and Environmental Governance has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to “exemplify leadership in the adherence of the ‘Leave No One Behind’ principle as the co chair of the eminent group of Sustainable Development Goals by prioritising and fast-tracking actions for active youth inclusion in the governance of the NRE sector”. In a communique released by ...

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Akufo-Addo prepared to address infrastructural challenges facing judiciary

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his preparedness to support the judiciary in improving the infrastructural challenges faced by the third arm of government in going about their activities. He made these comments at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah at the Jubilee House, Tuesday. The President pledged the government’s support in removing barriers that militate against effective justice delivery in the ...

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Wenchi residents stage demo over bad roads

Resident of the Wenchi Municipality have embarked on a demonstration to register their displeasure over bad roads in the area. Youth of the town on Monday, blocked the main road leading to Wa in the Upper West Region as they staged their protest. The demonstrators burnt tyres amidst chants, in an attempt to notify authorities of their plight. Some demonstrators ...

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U.S. intelligence agencies prepare to pull back officers from Africa

American intelligence agencies face a significant reduction in their counterterrorism collection efforts in Africa if a proposed withdrawal of United States military forces is carried out by the Pentagon, intelligence officials said. The new planning to pull back intelligence officers deployed in Western Africa and other parts of the continent has been partly driven by the troop deployment review, which ...

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DCI Ghana tasks stakeholders to embrace child protection programmes

A non-governmental organization, dedicated to the protection and promotion of the welfare of children has called on Assemblies to enact and strengthen bye-laws that would help address issues of child prostitution and sexual violence in their communities. The Defence for Children International (DCI) Ghana, urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to endeavor to factor into their annual budgets and ...

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600 bed shelter for Kayayos in 2020

Dep. Defence Minister, Derrick Oduro

Deputy Defense Minister and Member of Parliament for the Nkoranza North constituency, Major Derrick Oduro, has asserted that the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would construct a 600 bed residential facility for head Porters (popularly called Kayayos) in 2020. He indicated that plans are far advanced for the commencement of the project, in fulfillment of the ruling government’s ...

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Maame Tiwaa removed as CID boss in latest police shakeup

The Director-general of the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been removed from the position in the latest shakeup to hit the service. She is now the director-general in charge of welfare for the service. She is to be replaced by COP Isaac Ken Yeboah who was director-general in charge of administration. ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu asks for immunity from prosecution

Benjamin Netanyahu

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has decided to seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution over corruption charges. The move would likely delay a trial until after fresh elections next March. In November, the prime minister was charged by the attorney general with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate cases. Mr Netanyahu, who denies wrongdoing, would need the ...

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Fight against oppression – MFWA to journalists

Sulemana Braimah

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has charged African Journalists to continue their fight against the oppression that they face in their respective countries. In a statement issued by Sulemana Braimah, the Executive Director, the Foundation stated that African journalists have for the past decade experienced much torture and abuse in their respective countries but this should not deter ...

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Full text: J.J. Rawlings’ speech at 38th Anniversary of 31 December Revolution

JJ Rawlings

Former President Rawlings has criticised people whom he said have “deliberately spent huge resources sponsoring a distortion of history based on outright lies, half-truths and the rendition by cowards who run away during those heady days.” The architect of the June 4, 1979, and 1981 revolutions said some may not want to speak openly about the truth, “but there are millions ...

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