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Parents flee exorbitant fees in private schools to enroll wards in public schools

Some parents in Kumasi say they have been compelled to withdraw their wards from basic private schools as the cost of education in those facilities has shot up. The worried parents say moving their children to public schools has become inevitable due to the ballooning cost of tuition, feeding, transportation and stationery.  They believe it has become necessary to find ...

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TAMA Foundation trains over 300 community members in Natural Resource Governance

TAMA Foundation Universal, a Policy Think Tank based in Tamale, in the Northern Region of Ghana has trained over 300 Community members and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in natural resources governance across the five regions of the north. The move was to equip them with the requisite knowledge to effectively engage with mining companies, regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders ...

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IMF deal to be reached latest February – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has said that the country is hopeful to get an International Monetary Fund (IMF) deal latest in February. According to him, the deal will enable the economy to bounce back. He added that the deal will also help us repair the country’s public finances as well as “rebuild the confidence of outsiders in our economy and our own ...

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Alleged Corruption at Northern Development Authority: OSP to release outcome in due course

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) says it has concluded investigations into corruption-related allegations at the Northern Development Authority. This is contained in a half-year report issued by the OSP. According to the OSP, the release of the report is in pursuance of section 3(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959). The 13-page report ...

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We will continue on path of economic emancipation, accelerated development – Bawumia

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed optimism that Ghana will continue on the path of economic emancipation and accelerated development this year. He has, therefore, stressed the need for Ghanaians to reposition their hands, minds, and hearts as the government deployed all efforts humanly possible for a happy new year. “I am very optimistic of Ghana’s future and my prayer ...

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Wildlife campaigners raise alarm over rise in trade of hippo ivory

The international wildlife and conservation charity Born Free has warned that hippo numbers in Africa are continuing to decline as legislation, partly due to the tightening of the illegal ivory trade. The giant teeth of hippos which, like the tusks of warthogs, are also classified as ivory, have become much cheaper and easier to obtain than ivory from elephants. And ...

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Ahwerease- Darmang gets New Central Mosque

The Muslim Communities of Ahwerease –Darmang, Noka, Annoff, Kwesi Tenteng, Mason Lane, Yaw Krow, Duayeden, and its surrounding areas in the Nsawam -Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern Region have been handed a new Central Mosque for their congregational prayer and other Islam-related activities. The modern-day Mosque, dubbed, Masjid Sa’ad Bin Muaz was constructed under the auspices of Rahma International Society ...

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GFD, Sightsavers urge Ghana to ratify Africa Disability Protocol

A clarion call has been made to the government of Ghana to as a matter of importance ratify the African Disability Protocol (ADP) to concretize the rights of Persons with Disability in Ghana and the continent as a whole.    The proponents, Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD) and Sightsavers believe that the ratification of the ADP has the potential ...

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Guterres announces ‘no nonsense’ climate action summit; calls for practical solutions

The UN chief said on Monday he was determined to make 2023 “a year for peace” and a “year for action”, highlighting the need for practical solutions to a raft of pressing problems facing all regions of the world. “We owe it to people to find solutions, to fight back, and to act”, said Secretary-General António Guterres. “At times, discreetly but always with ...

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Newmont Ahafo Mine Recognised for Spearheading Agricultural Development in Ahafo

The Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council and Asutifi North District Assembly have commended Newmont Africa’s Ahafo Mine for their immeasurable contribution to the stability, growth and progress of Agriculture in Ghana, especially in the Asutifi North District, even in the face of challenges. This was captured in a citation presented to Newmont Ahafo during the 38th Farmers’ Day Celebration at Gyedu, ...

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