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Wealth, power in hands of few prepare grounds for violent citizens mobilisation – Chambas

Former President of the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has said the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few people on the African continent preparers the grounds for citizens mobilisation that could turn violent. He noted that the youth and women are mostly hit when it comes to the effects of ...

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Workers are angry over poor condition of service – Organized Labour tells gov’t

Ahead of the 2022 May Day celebrations, the leadership of organized labour has warned that workers in Ghana are demoralized and angry over their conditions of service now more than ever. In an interview on 3FM Sunrise Morning Show with Alfred Ocansey on Thursday 28 April 2022, a member of the 2022 May Day Publicity Committee for organized labour, Christian ...

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US report cites Ghana for free speech infractions, other human rights abuses in 2021

The U.S. Department of State has released its 2021 annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices which reports on key human rights issues in various countries across the world including Ghana. Released on April 12, 2022, the report cited Ghana for a number of human rights abuses including clamping down on free speech, politically motivated killing, inhumane treatments, arbitrary arrests, ...

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67% of Ghanaians say the country is heading in wrong direction – Survey

The second national tracking poll by Global InfoAnalytics from the sixteen regions of the country has concluded that 67 percent of respondents say the country is heading in the wrong direction. “On the question of whether voters believe the country is heading in the right direction or wrong direction, only 26% were of the view that the country is heading ...

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Government has not addressed questions on corruption – Kobby Mensah

A political communication strategist, Dr. Kobby Mensah, says the government has not been transparent in its handling of corruption and other related activities that affect the country’s economic growth. He noted that there have been a number of cases pertaining to corruption under this government which has not been given the needed attention; something he reckons is impeding national progress. ...

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Supreme Court to rule on Gyakye Quayson’s case today

The Supreme Court will later today, Wednesday, rule on an application seeking to stop James Gyakye Quayson from working as the Member of Parliament for Assin North. Michael Ankomah-Nimfah, who brought the application to the Supreme Court told the Court that James Gyakye Quayson’s continuous stay in office despite a High Court Judgment annulling his election offended the constitution, and ...

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Ghana abstains as UN votes to suspend Russia from Human Rights Council

Ghana abstained as the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday, April 7, 2022, calling for Russia to be suspended from the Human Rights Council. The resolution received a two-thirds majority of those voting, minus abstentions. The 193-member assembly had 93 nations voting in favour of the resolution and 24 against it. Fifty-eight abstained from the process including South ...

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Dumsor won’t return – Energy Ministry assures

The Ministry of Energy has responded to assertions by a former Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, that Ghana is likely to return to the period of erratic power supply, popularly known as dumsor if efforts are not made by the government to add to the generation capacity within two years. “In line with our projected demand and the prudent ...

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Stop pricing goods and services in foreign currencies – BoG warns

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has cautioned persons pricing goods and services in foreign currencies to desist from such practices or have themselves to blame. According to the apex bank, such practices breach the Foreign Exchange Act, 2006 (Act 723) which prohibits companies and institutions from pricing, advertising, receipting, or making payments in foreign currencies in Ghana. The central bank ...

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When political power means moral weakness

This weekend an Algerian was sent back from Guantanamo to Algeria. For 20 years he was imprisoned without a court order or judgement in any court of this world. He was one of around 800 prisoners in Guantanamo on the island of Cuba. A few years back two of the Guantanamo prisoners were forced onto Ghana and former President John ...

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