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Economist backs calls for national dialogue to bring economy back on track

An Economist at the University of Ghana Business School, Professor Godfred Bokpin, has backed calls for a national dialogue to bring the economy back on track. He said there is a need for consensus building, to bring on board alternative ideas from civil Society, academia among others to find solution to the economy. Speaking on GBC’s Current Affairs programme ‘Behind ...

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President must ‘deal’ with Council of State member allegedly involved in Labianca food scandal – Ofori-Kwafo

Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Madam Linda Ofori Kwafo has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take particular interest in the case of the Council of State Member who is alleged to have been involved in the Labianca Foods scandal. This comes after the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) recovered over GHC1 million GHC1,074, 627.15) from Labianca Foods in unpaid import duties. ...

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MindFreedom Ghana chastises state authorities for neglecting Mental Health issues

MindFreedom Ghana, a mental health advocacy organization has blamed state actors for not prioritizing issues relative to mental health in the country. MindFreedom’s reaction was triggered by a recent news report by: myjoyonline.com https://www.myjoyonline.com/mentally-challenged-woman-stones-man-todeath-at-kwame-nkrumah-circle/ with the Headline, “Mentally challenged woman stones man to death at Kwame Nkrumah Circle on 1st August, 2022.”    In a Press statement signed  and  issued in ...

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 US Senate approves $369bn for climate action 

The US Senate has approved a bill that includes $369bn (£305bn) for climate action – the largest investment in America’s history. The authors of the Inflation Reduction Act say it will cut the country’s carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. Some households could receive up to $7,500 in tax credit to buy an electric car and $4,000 for a used ...

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Special Prosecutor cites Council of State member, others for corruption

Council of State member, Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh has been accused by the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) of corruption-related offences. In November 2021, the OSP was petitioned by one Frank Asare, to launch an investigation into the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Labianca Company and its subsidiaries for alleged evasion of import duties since 2017. The ...

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Africa Water Justice Network campaigns against water privatisation threats in Nigerian, Kenya and South Africa

The Africa Water Justice Network(AWJN) has backed Civil Society Organisations and rights activists in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa and others resisting the continuous dispossession of people of their rights. The AWJN also supports the activists’ insistence on increased state-led tax-financing of basic social services nd calls on the African public,workers, media, lawmakers and students to support efforts by civil ...

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EduWatch demands payment plan for arrears owed Free SHS food suppliers

Education think tank, African Education Watch, is demanding what it calls further details on specific strategies being deployed by the Ministry of Finance to clear the over three hundred million debt owed food suppliers. African Education Watch says Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta during the mid-year budget review, missed an opportunity to give fine details of interventions being put in place ...

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Death toll in Kenya bus accident continues to rise

At least 34 people died on Sunday night in central Kenya after a bus carrying passengers fell off a bridge. The National Transport and Safety Authority NTSA, initially put the death toll at 33, saying operations of the bus company, Modern Coast Express Ltd, had been suspended. The bus plunged some 40 metres into the Nithi River as it crossed ...

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More women work in health and care but they earn 24 percent less than men: UN report

Women working in the health and care sector earn nearly 25 percent less than their male counterparts – a larger gender pay gap than in other economic sectors, two UN agencies said in a new report on Wednesday.  The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: a global analysis in the time of COVID-19 was published by the International ...

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Electing women into District Assemblies a sound investment- Abantu declares

A call has been made on Ghanaian voters to consider voting massively for women candidates who will be contesting the District Level Elections in 2023. Even though processes for the said election have not begun, ABANTU for Development, a leading women’s rights policy, and advocacy organization has started rallying to ensure that more women partake in the district level to ...

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