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Oguaahene Donates Educational Materials to Oguaa Basic Schools

The Oguaa and Akonferehene of Asokore Traditional area, Nana Obeng  Bediako Frimpong has donated Educational  Materials worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Oguaa Primary and Junior High Schools in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region. The donation was done in collaboration with the Nana S.K.B Foundation. Items donated to the schools included Computers, Customized Exercise Books, and ...

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Perception that corruption is getting worse in Ghana is worrying – Harriet Thompson

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson has described as worrying the perception that corruption is getting worse in the country. In an interview on JoyNews’ The Probe, Madam Thompson said the situation is of concern. “I was surprised to arrive in Ghana… about strength of feeling around corruption and certainly the perception is getting worse in Ghana and it ...

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Female genital mutilation ‘amounts to torture,’ impunity must end

UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for stronger measures to prevent and penalize female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone. Following criminal proceedings over the death of a 21-year-old student who was subject to the brutal practice in the Bonthe District, three Special Rapporteurs issued a statement condemning female genital mutilation as “a grave form of violence against women and girls that amounts ...

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Address the nation on current challenges – Prof Adei tells Akufo-Addo

A former Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Prof Stephen Adei has charged President Akufo-Addo to address the nation on the challenges confronting the country. According to him, the enormity of the current economic problems is similar to the Covid-19 situation. Thus, the President must once again hold periodic nation addresses to let the people know the government’s ...

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Fleecing Fisher Folks for Personal Gains; How Non-Fishermen are Cashing in on Premix Fuel in Oti Region

Fisher folks in the Krachi West and East Municipal Assemblies in the Oti Region are being denied access to Premix fuel by faceless individuals who have hijacked the Premix Fuel markets for personal gains. These faceless individuals, tagged as political party activists, purchase the relatively scarce product in large quantities, hoard it, and later sell the fuel at exorbitant prices ...

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WFP: First Ukrainian humanitarian grain shipment leaves for Horn of Africa

The first vessel transporting Ukrainian wheat grain to support humanitarian operations run by the World Food Programme (WFP) has left the port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, the UN agency reported on Tuesday.  The MV Brave Commander departed with 23,000 metric tonnes of wheat grain for WFP’s response in the Horn of Africa, where the threat of famine is looming due to severe ...

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President must ‘deal’ with Council of State member allegedly involved in Labianca food scandal – Ofori-Kwafo

Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Madam Linda Ofori Kwafo has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take particular interest in the case of the Council of State Member who is alleged to have been involved in the Labianca Foods scandal. This comes after the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) recovered over GHC1 million GHC1,074, 627.15) from Labianca Foods in unpaid import duties. ...

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 US Senate approves $369bn for climate action 

The US Senate has approved a bill that includes $369bn (£305bn) for climate action – the largest investment in America’s history. The authors of the Inflation Reduction Act say it will cut the country’s carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. Some households could receive up to $7,500 in tax credit to buy an electric car and $4,000 for a used ...

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Special Prosecutor cites Council of State member, others for corruption

Council of State member, Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh has been accused by the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) of corruption-related offences. In November 2021, the OSP was petitioned by one Frank Asare, to launch an investigation into the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Labianca Company and its subsidiaries for alleged evasion of import duties since 2017. The ...

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Africa Water Justice Network campaigns against water privatisation threats in Nigerian, Kenya and South Africa

The Africa Water Justice Network(AWJN) has backed Civil Society Organisations and rights activists in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa and others resisting the continuous dispossession of people of their rights. The AWJN also supports the activists’ insistence on increased state-led tax-financing of basic social services nd calls on the African public,workers, media, lawmakers and students to support efforts by civil ...

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