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Ghana risks derailing its progress towards poverty reduction

Government’s effort towards defeating poverty and reducing inequalities among the extremely poor Ghanaians could be impeded, if unnecessary delays in the disbursement of funds to beneficiaries of LEAP continue to occur, Send-Ghana, a policy and advocacy think tank has cautioned.  “We would like to caution that Ghana risks derailing the progress made in her efforts towards defeating poverty and reducing ...

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Billion dollar boost for African female entrepreneurs

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a $1.1 billion lending programme to help women entrepreneurs on the African continent. EIB Vice President, Ambroise Fayolle, also revealed that the bank has signed three further agreements to boost sustainable development on the continent. But the major deal is what the EIB has dubbed SheInvest. The EIB expects the gender-lending initiative to ...

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Health officers decry poor sanitation at Mamobi homes; shutdown toilet facility

Environmental Health Officers at the Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly have closed down a toilet facility in a home at Mamobi in Accra. The officers found a pan latrine filled in a terrible condition and an overflowing waste paper. There was also human excreta all over the floor covered with ash. The Joy Clean Ghana Campaign team together with the officers ...

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UN adopts Akufo-Addo’s ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda for Africa

The Ghana ‘beyond aid’ policy by President Akufo-Addo has gained global attraction as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has adopted it for its policy direction for the entire African continent. The adoption was manifested in the UNDP High-Level Dialogue with African influencers held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, today Thursday, the 7th of November, 2019 which was themed, ...

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Be bold to report online sexual predators – Youth advised

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has encouraged children and the youth to be bold in reporting persons who subject them to sexual exploitation and expose them to pornographic materials and other dangers online so that the perpetrators are arrested and duly punished. She urged them to take advantage of the various Incident Reporting Points of Contact (PoC) that ...

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Akufo-Addo calls for end to stigmatisation of infertility

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for the elimination of stigma associated with infertility in Africa. He said from being abandoned, depressed, humiliated, insulted and maltreated, women suffered the most when it came to issues of infertility. Quoting a World Health Organisation (WHO) source, the President added that “even though infertility in men is the cause of 50 per ...

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‘Homosexuals deserve no rights, they’re deviants’ – Speaker roars

A staunch critic of homosexuality, Professor Mike Oquaye, has hit hard at persons engaged in the abhorrent practice, describing them as deviants in society who should not be accorded any rights as homosexuals. The legal luminary, who is also Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, argued that apart from the fact that persons engaged in homosexuality are humans, they “cannot have a ...

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Don’t judge women by their ability to be outspoken – Ursula Owusu

Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said women who are confident, assertive and articulate are deemed to be arrogant by the public’s definition of the word which should not be so. She explained on JoyFM’s Super Morning Show, Thursday, that due to how people are socialised, some are not used to a woman who exudes confidence. To her, though, outspokenness is ...

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Ghana to criminalize inappropriate social media content – Ursula

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that Ghana would soon criminalise the sharing of inappropriate social media content. Addressing stakeholders on the second day of the National week celebration of the Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019, being held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful cited sexual images as an example ...

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87% of children in Sub-Sahara Africa cannot read well by age 10 – World Bank

The World Bank has revealed that 87% of children in Sub-Saharan Africa cannot read and understand a simple story at the age of 10. World Bank Acting Country Manager, Dr Beatrix Allah-Mensah revealed this at the International Day for Education of Poverty-End (EPD) Poverty Day event held at the World Bank office in Accra on Saturday. “Failing to address the situation would ...

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