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Why SADA needs a Strategic Master Plan

SADA has until recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons due to some faltering steps at its inception. However, the new management of SADA under Mr. Charles Abugre, the Chief Executive, took a different trajectory based on past experience and the need to refocus SADA in a direction that would deliver results, ensure transparency and accountability and ...

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When the street is home to Children

  It does not take a lot of effort to see the problem so street children these days. On the pavements, at the exit point of Accra mall, and wherever you go, there are children on the street. They call it home. We call it the streets. ‘Streetism’ is  increasing daily. Most of these children are as little as age ...

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Civil society urged to propagate SDGs

Ghanaian civil society organisation have been asked to assist government in raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals   (SDGs) to ensure that its targets are achieved by 2030. Madam Gifty Bletpe, Assistant Country Director at Care International in Ghana acknowledged the critical role of civil society in achieving the SDGs targets. Madam Bletpe, noted, “As civil society, we need to ...

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Trash and filth everywhere

When you walk down the streets in Makola Market, Mallam market, Kaneshie market, Agbogbloshie market and some of the major markets, and even our lorry stations in Ghana, you will be overwhelmed by all of the trash that litters the streets. Trash and waste are everywhere. Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is ...

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GFD leads campaign to promote employment opportunities for PWDs

GFD leads campaign to promote employment opportunities for PWDs

The Ghana Federation of Disability organisations (GFD) are organizing a two -day career fair for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) under the theme, “Working together with PWDs to promote business and productivity.” The Career Fair, which  will be held  in Accra  this week, is expected to bring together a total of 250 participants comprising employers, unemployed PWDs,GFD member organizations, Development Partners, ...

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Civil Society to discuss progress of SDGs in Ghana

The Civil Society Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20th   hold a general meeting at the premises of the Institute for Local Government Studies (ILGS) in Accra. The meeting which is expected to bring together over 100 members of the Platform across the country would shed light on ongoing SDGs efforts and how the country is ...

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SADA awaits govt’s approval to implement Master Plan

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The  Savanna  Accelerated  Development Authority (SADA ),says  it  is waiting patiently for  government  to go  through  and  approve its  Master plan to pave way for  its implementation. The Chief Executive Officer of SADA, Mr Charles Abugre, told the press that, “ the  overall master plan  is coming to a conclusion… it was  presented  to the Economic Management Team of the ...

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Foot soldiers menace: ‘It is our turn to eat

For many months after the elections of 2008 that saw the NPP losing to the NDC, youth activists of the NDC were in the news for seizing the vehicles of many appointees of the former government. The seizure started on January 8 at the Castle and then went to the streets on January 12, according to reports in the press ...

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Anti-Corruption Coalition rallies support for NACAP

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Campaigns  Coalition (GACC) is calling  on Ghanaians  both  in public and  private  sectors  to embrace the National Anti- Corruption Action  Plan (NACAP), arguing that its  implementation  will  inure positively to the fight against graft in Ghana. Ms Beauty Emefa Nartey, Executive Secretary of GACC, said there  is  a political will  to  ensure  that the  objectives  of  the ...

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Anger in Ghana’s Gold Fields …As factions clash

When a Chinese citizen can enter the Galamsey trade and make it her own in Ghana, then you know there is something fishy. And this is not about xenophobia. Any Ghanaian knows that there are only two trades reserved for the high and mighty. First it is the oil trade and its oil ‘blocs’ for those with recognizable names and ...

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