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Reintegrating Out-of-School children into Ghana’s formal education system

Despite Ghana’s significant progress in reducing poverty over the years, regional and sub-regional disparities in income level and access to social services persist, particularly with regard to inequitable access to quality education.   Though education enrollment rates are high compared to other countries in the region, the quality of education is still far from ideal. Per the Human Capital Index for ...

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Catholic Bishops condemn 2020 WASSCE ‘lawlessness’

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has condemned what it has described as “total disregard for the rule of law and the wanton destruction of state properties” that has characterised the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The Catholic Bishops in a statement released on Friday, August 7, 2020 said the show of disrespect for authority, “even going ...

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No more witch camps – Gender Minister declares

Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, has announced plans by the Akufo-Addo-led government to commence measures targeted at closing down all witch camps across the country, particularly those in the northern parts of the country. According to her, this has become necessary as a means to avert possible reoccurrence of the brutalities meted out to a 90-year-old ...

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Government urged to step up efforts to review Disability Act

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), has expressed worry over the continuous delay by the government to amend the country’s current Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715), to conform with international conventions. This, it said, was hindering its implementation, adding that, the situation was derailing efforts at demanding for the rights of disabled persons, to enable them to participate fully ...

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Killing of 90-year-old should end attacks on women – Gender Minister

Madam Cynthia Maamle Morrison

The killing of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality should be the end to barbaric and horrific attacks on women in the country – Madam Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has said. The Minister, who said this when she met the family of the deceased at their home at Salaga on Thursday, ...

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Gender Ministry calls for probe, prosecution of persons who lynched 90-year-old woman

Cynthia Morrison, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling for the immediate prosecution of persons behind the lynching of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the Savannah Region. A group of women had been seen in a video lynching the elderly woman after a soothsayer allegedly claimed she was a witch. The Ministry in a press statement issued on ...

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Akufo-Addo presents GH¢2 million to 1,000 persons living with disability

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presenting a cheque to a beneficiary

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has presented GH¢2 million to 1,000 persons with disabilities, who are also entrepreneurs, under the Presidential Empowerment for Male Entrepreneurs with Disability (PEMED). Launching the event at the Jubilee House, on Friday, 24th July 2020, President Akufo-Addo stated that the funds would provide some relief, and also empower persons with disabilities to improve their economic ...

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Coronavirus: Increase our grant – LEAP beneficiaries appeal to government

The beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region are asking for an increase in the grant they receive to help improve their livelihoods, especially in this era of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the beneficiaries, who received double payment as part of the government’s efforts to mitigate their ...

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You can be ‘rich’ in Ghana, say no to irregular migration – Gender Minister

Cynthia Maamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has pleaded with the youth to stop using illegal means to seek for greener pastures outside the country as Ghana is also a better place for one to succeed. She furthered that in most cases, the young girls end up being vulnerable as the journey to the Gulf States – Kuwait ...

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Lives are more important than grades – Apaak barks at government again

Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament Dr. Clement Apaak has hit back at the government insisting the shutdown of schools as some schools have started recording cases. The legislator who represents the Builsa South constituency in a statement asked the government to heed to the advice and call from the Ghana Medical Association and other bodies to shutdown ...

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