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Women’s right groups express anger over ethnocentric comment by man of God

Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi

Three main coalitions on women’s rights and gender equality in Ghana, namely: The Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT); The Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC); and the Domestic Violence Coalition (DVC), have sounded an alarm bell on the rise of misogyny, ethnic sentiments, hate speech and incitement to hatred, in recent times made by some religious leaders and public figures. ...

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Abantu urges Ghanaians to vote more women into district assemblies

ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights advocacy organization has urged Ghanaians to consider voting massively for women candidate in the upcoming district level election to be held in November 2019. Abantu is of the view that facilitating the election of more marginalized citizens, especially women into districts assemblies in the upcoming election 2019 will not only be fair and just ...

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Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication underway – Finance Minister

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance on Monday said that government has initiated the implementation of some projects under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). This he said was aimed at accelerating the provision of basic infrastructure in rural and deprived communities. The projects included: 300 small earth dams to support all year round farming activities, 50 pre-fabricated warehouses ...

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Gov’t not doing enough to tackle human trafficking – Challenging Heights

A non-governmental organisation, Challenging Heights, has said government’s effort in addressing human trafficking is unsatisfactory. To mark this year’s World Day against Human Trafficking, the organisation, which deals with the protection of the rights of children and focusing on their anti-trafficking efforts, wants government to put its foot down and enforce laws against child trafficking in the country. In a ...

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Zongo youth to receive livelihood empowerment skills

Mustapha Hamid, Minister for Zongo Development

An initiative to provide employable and livelihood empowerment skills to the youth in zongo communities was launched in Accra last Saturday. The enterprise, known as the Skills Project, aims at providing skills training in areas such as tailoring, bead-making, make-up, hairdressing, baking, auto mechanics and welding.   Over 100,000 out-of-school youth from the Zongos are expected to benefit from the ...

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Slavery must never recur – President says at start of PANAFEST

The Pan-African Festival (PANAFEST) and Emancipation 2019 kicked off in style in Cape Coast last Saturday, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo describing the trans-Atlantic slave trade as a “barbaric episode” which must never be allowed to occur in any form. He said the celebration must give Africans the opportunity to say to one another that never again should African people ...

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Ghana-Germany sign waste-to-energy project agreement

Ghana yesterday signed a grant agreement of €5,026,027 (GH¢31 million) with Germany for the construction of a community waste-to-energy project in the Ashanti Region. The 400-KW demonstration project, which will use a hybrid solar PV, biogas and a pyrolysis plant to generate electricity from domestic waste, will start on October 1, 2019 and be completed by November 30, 2023.   ...

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Anti-slavery organisation lauds Ghana’s fight against child trafficking

The Founder and Leader of the International Justice Mission (IJM), the largest anti-slavery organisation in the world, Mr Gary A. Haugen, has stated that Ghana’s efforts at stemming the tide of child trafficking and dealing with the perpetrators are exemplary and yielding positive results. He observed that through proactive law enforcement, Ghana was making a huge difference in the fight ...

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Ban on hunting takes effect August 1st

The annual ban on hunting, capturing and destroying of wild animals otherwise known as Close Season, instituted by the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission begins on August 1st and will end on 1st December, 2019.   The yearly ban is in conformity with the wildlife conservation regulation 1971, LI 685.   A statement signed and issued by the Executive ...

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Visio takes steps to ensure holistic development of visually impaired children in Ghana

Teachers and Ophthalmic Nurses drawn from the northern and southern part of the country recently underwent a five-day training on early detection of visual impairment among children between the ages of zero to six years in the country. The training sought to, among other things, ensure that partially sighted and blind children in the country are detected early, get proper ...

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