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Civil Society calls for establishment of National Sanitation Authority

Hon. Kofi Adda,Minister for Sanitation and Water Resource

Civil Society organisations working in the Natural Resources and Environment Sector of Ghana are calling for the establishment of a national Sanitation Authority to implement the policies and programmes of the Ministry of Sanitation. In a communiqué issued at the end of  its  8th civil society Annual Review of Ghana’s natural resources and environmental governance performance over the past year; ...

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FC ready to contribute towards national development agenda- CEO

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie,CEO, Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission (FC) has indicated its preparedness to contribute immensely towards the national development agenda through strengthening the institutional and regulatory framework as well as rigorously protecting forests and wildlife resources. In  his  speech at the  Commission’s  2017 award ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer( CEO) of  the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadjo Owusu  Afriyie, said his  outfit  was poised  to ...

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Kwaku Bonsam blasts government, Christian Council over popular Man of God in Kumasi

Kwaku Bonsam

Popular spiritualist, Nana Kwaku Bonsam born Stephen Osei Mensah has asked authorities to check and reprimand the activities of a popular Man of God which he felt were against the rights of children. Speaking in an interview with Champion TV, the well-known fetish priest indicated that, the man of God in question was fond of parading young children in his ...

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Ghana moves to restore ailing forests

Forestry Commission, Partners sign MoU on Restoration of Tain II forest Reserve

A  memorandum  of  understanding has been signed  among five  organizations with  the aim to undertake a landscape  restoration  in the Tain II Forest  reserve  and its fringe areas in the  Brong Ahafo  Region . Similar gesture is expected to be extended to other forest reserves in the country. The agreement, which was signed among  the Forestry Commission, Form  Ghana Limited,  ...

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Minister touts significance of NREG

Mr Benito Owusu Bio, Deputy Minister Mr Benito Owusu Bio, Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources

The deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu Bio has acknowledged the contributions of the Natural Resources and Environment Governance Program (NREG)   to the country’s natural resources sectors. Delivering a key note address at the 8TH Civil Society Annual Review of the Natural Resources and Environment Sector, Mr Bio said the NREG programs has contributed to great ...

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Ghana must abolish the death penalty

A civil society organization, the Perfecto of Sentiment (POS) Foundation has called on the government to abolish the death penalty. The organization argues that the 1992 Constitution promotes and ensures the protection of the human rights of the citizenry, particularly the right to life. The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is premeditated and cold-blooded killing ...

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Penal Reform Ghana calls for changes to Criminal Justice System

crowded prison

On the occasion of the World Human Rights Day which falls on Sunday, 10 December 2017, Penal Reform Ghana (PRG) calls on government to, as a matter of urgency, initiate steps to comprehensively reform the country’s prison system. Ghana’s remand system has been described by many as cruel and inhumane. It is heart-wrenching that, for instance, to this present time, ...

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Forestry Commission cautions illegal loggers & truck owners

The Forestry Commission has cautioned illegal loggers and truck owners to desist from acts of illegalities as the commission is poised to arrest and prosecute them. The warning   was given after the Commission’s Task Force recently confiscated 19 trucks loaded with illegal lumber. Addressing the media in Accra, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,  Mr John Allotey said, ...

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Abuse of mental health patients in prayer camps must stop …their human rights must be respected

A recent report which was prepared by Mind Freedom Ghana and presented by Perfecto of Sentiment (POS) foundation during the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review has called on Parliament to pass the Legislative Instrument to the Mental Health Act to foster the regulation of the activities of prayer camp operators and other faith based healers to effectively protect the rights ...

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Ghana fails to investigate 190,000 suspected human trafficking cases

An estimated 190,000 suspected human trafficking cases in Ghana have not been investigated as a result of inadequate funding for the institutions responsible for such investigations, a report by Perfecto of Sentiments Foundation has revealed. These were recorded between 2012 and 2017. The report, which was released recently during the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review, mentioned that “The State’s failure ...

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