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Geodrill establishes purified water system for Pearl Safe Haven

West Africa’s leading exploration drilling company, Geodrill Ghana Ltd. has donated a further amount of GH₵20,000 towards the treatment of a borehole water for Pearl Safe Haven shelter.  The gesture, the company indicated, is geared towards ensuring the women in the shelter get purified water for their basic needs.  Adding to the sustainability of the facility, they will also be able ...

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Government releases funds to pay allowances of Youth in Afforestation Personnel

The government has released funds to pay at least three months arrears of personnel of the Youth in Afforestation module, who have threatened to embark on a sit-down strike. The youth said they had not been paid their allowances for the past five months. Mr John Allotey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, confirmed that the workers were ...

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COVID-19 is biggest threat to child progress in UNICEF’s 75-year history

The COVID-19 pandemic is rolling back progress on key childhood challenges such as poverty, health and access to education, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report on Thursday, representing the biggest global crisis for children since the agency was founded 75 years ago.  The widespread impact of the pandemic continues to deepen, the report warned, increasing poverty, entrenching inequality and threatening the rights ...

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One Million U.S-Donated Vaccines Arrive in Ghana

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan handed over one million Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ghana today.  Since September, the United States has donated 5.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Ghanaian people.  Ambassador Sullivan joined representatives of UNICEF, the Government of Denmark, and Ghana’s Ministry of Health at Accra Kotoka International Airport this morning for the donation.  The Government ...

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WFP in Ghana Welcomes its New Representative and Country Director

Ms. Barbara Clemens has assumed her position as Representative and Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ghana. She brings over thirty years of progressive experience in multi-functional roles in humanitarian and development programmes around the world.    Barbara joins us directly from WFP Nigeria where she was the Head of Programme for one of WFP’s large emergency ...

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Resecurity Partners with SINA of Ghana to Advance Cyber Threat Intelligence in Africa

Resecurity, a cybersecurity and intelligence company, has announced its partnership with Safety and Intelligence Network Africa (SINA) to accelerate cybersecurity knowledge and skills transfer through training, awareness and innovative cyber intelligence solutions. Based in Ghana, Accra, SINA is the leading organization for providing training for security and risk management professionals, government, military and law enforcement officers.In the past year, Ghana’s ...

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Women sweep UN’s 2021 ‘Champions of the Earth’ awards

A Caribbean-based prime minister, a scientist, a group of indigenous women, and an entrepreneur were announced on Tuesday as this year’s winners of the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth awards. According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the all-female Champions were chosen for their impact and leadership in advancing bold action on behalf of people and the planet. “These Champions of ...

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Plastics in soil threaten food security, health, and environment: FAO

Plastic pollution has become pervasive in agricultural soils, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the UN agriculture agency, posing a threat to food security, people’s health, and the environment. While plastic refuse littering beaches and oceans draws high-profile attention, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Assessment of agricultural plastics and their sustainability: a call for action suggests that the ...

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I’ll respect the two-term limit – Akufo-Addo assures

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to continue to respect the two-term presidential limit and abide by the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) protocol on democracy and good governance. He insisted that good governance must exclude political manipulations to stay in power beyond given mandates. President Akufo-Addo who was speaking at the 2021 Kofi Annan Peace and Security ...

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9 perish in accident on Sawla-Wa road

Police in Sawla in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District have confirmed nine persons on board a VIP Bus with registration number GT 5693-16 have died in an accident. Nine others onboard the bus sustained various degrees of injuries. The VIP bus on which they were traveling is said to be heading towards Wa from Accra and was involved in a fatal accident ...

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