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Journalists must not accept government appointments – Kwame Pianim

Veteran politician, Mr. Kwame Pianim has called on journalists to desist from accepting appointments from politicians. According to him, when journalists accept offers to serve in government positions, it has the possibility of influencing their judgment and compromising their role as the watchdogs of society. Speaking on Accra-based Asaase Radio, the former government official indicated that per the rules of ...

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Telcos to reduce charges by 25% to lesson burden of e-Levy on customers – Telecoms Chamber

Telecommunication companies and their mobile money operators have agreed to reduce the charges on transactions by 25% amid the possible introduction of the e-Levy. According to the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GTC), the decision was taken following extensive deliberations with the government on the need to lessen the impact of the new tax on consumers. In a press release, GTC ...

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Alternative World Water Forum scheduled for Senegal in March 2022

Preparations towards an alternative World Water Forum to be held in Dakar, Senegal are far advanced, following a confirmation by organizers that the forum will go ahead as planned at a Steering Committee Meeting held on 15th March, 2021. According to the Regional Coordinator of the Forum, Leonard Shang-Quartey, “The Alternative World Water Forum is a resistance space to corporate ...

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Advocates make case for prioritizing investment in Mental Health

Mental Health services users and advocates at a dissemination meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, have called on the government of Ghana to prioritize investment in Mental Health. They argue that there is clear evidence that the benefit of investing in mental health far outweighs the cost. These benefits, according to them, mostly come from gains in productivity when people ...

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SEND-Ghana evaluates 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy

SEND-Ghana, one of Ghana’s foremost policy think –tanks has released its preliminary assessment of the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy, focusing on Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Education; Agriculture; Social Protection; the SDGs; and Taxation. According to a release signed by Emmanuel Ayifah (PhD), Deputy Country Director for SEND GHANA, on Friday 26th November, 2021,revealed that , the organisation’s ...

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UK Removes All 11 African Countries From Red List

The government has said that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK’s travel red list from 4am on Wednesday.Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are on the list. The red list was reintroduced in late November as a precaution after the emergence of the Omicron variant.But Health Secretary Sajid Javid said ...

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COVID-19 vaccination must not be compulsory – Group

A Christian movement, Advocates for Christ Ghana (A4CG) is kicking against plans to make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory in the country. The movement says while the vaccines are good, people must be encouraged to take them and allowed to voluntarily decide on that. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the chairman of the movement, Edem Senanu said there is no basis or need for ...

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Court orders SA ex-leader Zuma to return to jail

A South African court has ruled that the country’s former President Jacob Zuma should be returned to prison, saying his medical parole was “unlawful”. The time he has spent out of prison should not be counted in his 15-month sentence, the Pretoria court ruled. Mr Zuma was released on 5 September for an undisclosed medical condition. He had been jailed ...

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Ghana discovers iron ore deposits in commercial quantities

Commercial quantities of iron ore deposits have been discovered in a farming community known as Arokrowa in the Oti Region. The discovery made by the Ghana Geological Survey Authority [GGSA] indicates the iron ore deposits are of a 55.22 weight percent (fe) and a higher grade. The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Samuel A Jinapor at a meeting with the Chiefs and people of ...

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Consideration of budget estimates for EC, Communications Ministry on hold

The Special Budget Committee of Parliament will not consider budget estimates for the Electoral Commission until the Chairperson of the commission appears before it. This is according to a member of the committee and Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim. The consideration of the budget estimates for the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation has also hit a snag. At the ...

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