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NALAG petitions Akufo-Addo to revive MMDCEs amendment Bill

Prez Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has called on President Akufo-Addo to revive processes that will allow for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to be elected. According to the Association, the President’s second term is the best time for the process which was aborted in 2019 to be revisited. In an interview with JoyNews, ...

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“Democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation”

While elections are one-time events, “democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation” where dialogue provides an “important arena for the building of national consensus”, the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday.  Against the backdrop of five presidential, three legislative and two local elections in the region which have taken place in recent ...

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UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy

Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective”, the world body’s top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.  “All countries need credible mid-term goals and plans that are aligned with this objective”, Secretary-General António Guterres said, addressing the virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition. “To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we need ...

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Remove gender biases in learning materials – World Bank Report

In order to promote women empowerment at the various places of work, a World Bank report has advocated the removal of gender biases in learning materials as well as strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Bretton Woods institution said in the report titled “Stepping up women’s STEM careers in infrastructure sectors” that hands-on experiences, design-based learning, and extracurricular ...

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Fix portions of Pokuase-Nsawam road – Roads Minister to contractors

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has ordered repair works to commence on portions of the Pokuase-Nsawam road immediately. Addressing the media after an inspection exercise, the sector Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah said the repair works will rid the stretch of the numerous potholes and ease traffic congestion ahead of the Christmas festivities “We are doing so because as it is ...

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Domelevo’s leave, ‘Contract for Sale’ shocked me the most – Linda Kwafo on corruption scandals

Executive Director at the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has disclosed that of all corruption scandals identified in the country, the ‘Contract For Sale’ saga was the one that shocked her the most. Linda Ofori Kwafo said she expected the former Public Procurement Authority (PPA) boss, Adjenim Boateng Adjei to discharge his duties with much competence and expertise. However, that was ...

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Every Ghanaian child to obtain minimum of secondary education

Ghana took another leap in the development of its human resource base on Tuesday when Parliament took the Pre-Tertiary Education Bill, 2019, through the Second Reading. The Bill, when passed, would ensure that every Ghanaian child obtains a minimum of secondary education to enhance the human resource capacity of the nation. The general objective of The Bill is to provide ...

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Prof. Atugubah threatens to lead impeachment against UTAG leaders over Public Universities Bill

Respected law professor, Raymond Atugubah, has written a strongly-worded letter to his colleagues at the University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) about the need to intensify resistance against the controversial Public Universities Bill (PUB). According to Prof. Raymond Atugubah, who is an Associate Professor and Dean, School of Law of the University of Ghana, ...

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PPAG finds ‘cure’ for teenage pregnancies in Bolgatanga

The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) says it has found what it considers a potent remedy for adolescent pregnancy and child marriage in Bolgatanga and it is implementing it in the Upper East regional capital. The remedy— supporting deprived girls to set up their own businesses— was discovered as the PPAG interacted with some teenage girls at a session ...

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COVID-19 could see over 200 million more pushed into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds

An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.  According to the study, released on Thursday, such a “high damage” scenario would mean a protracted recovery from COVID-19, anticipating that 80 ...

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