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CSO welcomes Databank’s withdrawal from Agyapa Royalties deal

Civil Society Orgainzation (CSO) the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, has welcomed Databank’s decision to withdraw its services as a transactional advisor in the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal. Speaking to the media on the new development, Co-Chair of the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Edem Senanu, noted Databank’s withdrawal will pave way for the selection of a new local partner for the ...

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Ghana likely to go back to the IMF

Ghana is likely to go back to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Economist at the University of Cape Coast Department of Economics, Dr William Godfred Cantah. Dr Godfred Cantah projected that given the country’s current debt-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) status and increasing decline in revenue mobilization, it is likely to happen by the end of 2021 or early 2022. ...

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Subject of mental health & Covid-19 should be included in school curriculum- MEHSOG proposes

Dr-Yaw-Osei-Adutwum, Minister Designate-for -Education

A proposal has been made to Government to consider incorporating the subject of mental health and COVID-19 in every school’s curriculum as a test free course so as to enable students to learn how to take care of their mental health during the pandemic. The proponent, Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) believes that such a move among other things ...

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U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehouses in the Savannah Region

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, ownership of the A Rocha Ghana shea butter processing facility and eight warehouses was transferred to nine shea cooperatives in the West Gonja District in the Savannah Region of northern Ghana. The new facilities are part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, companies, and non-profit organizations in West Africa to expand economic ...

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In the COVID-19 vaccine race, we either win together or lose together

Of the 128 million vaccine doses administered so far, more than three quarters of those vaccinations are in just 10 countries that account for 60% of global GDP. As of today, almost 130 countries, with 2.5 billion people, are yet to administer a single dose. This self-defeating strategy will cost lives and livelihoods, give the virus further opportunity to mutate ...

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Election Petition: Petitioners to subpoena Jean Mensa – Tsikata

Lawyer for the petitioner in the ongoing election petition, Tsatsu Tsikata, has announced that they will formally subpoena chairperson of the Electoral Commission in order to cross examine her.Tsikata made the disclosure after the Supreme Court this morning dismissed a motion seeking for the EC chairperson to mount the witness box after her lawyer moved to close their case earlier ...

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We cannot compel Jean Mensah to give evidence – Supreme Court judges hearing Mahama’s election petition

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision upheld the application by the 1st and 2nd Respondents not to call any witnesses in the ongoing election petition hearing. The decision by the apex court follows oral arguments made by the lawyers for the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo that their clients cannot be compelled to testify. Citing Order 38, rule ...

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Databank abandons Agyapa deal

Investment and brokerage firm, Databank has served notice to Imara Holding Limited of their decision to withdraw their services as a partner and transaction advisor in the controversial Agyapa royalties deal. Databank and Imara Holding Limited were co-partners and transaction advisors for the Agyapa Gold Royalties Company. According to the Group CEO of Databank, Kojo Addae-Mensah, in a letter to ...

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China to donate coronavirus vaccines to three African countries

China will donate coronavirus vaccines to three African countries and plans to “assist” another 38 developing countries with shots in the future, according to its embassy in Kenya.Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone are among 13 nations worldwide that will receive the donations, an embassy spokesman said by email late Wednesday, without providing details.China is also part of Covax, a ...

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Cervical cancer kills over 2000 people annually in Ghana – Research

As Ghana joins the rest of the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), a national women-focused, community-based non-governmental organization, is calling on the Government of Ghana and key stakeholders not to overlook the impact of cervical cancer on many women in Ghana.In a statement to commemorate World Cancer Day on February 4, 2021, the NGO ...

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