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Sub-Saharan Africa poised for recovery – World Bank

The prospects for recovery of economies of Sub-Saharan Africa looks bright amid actions to contain new waves of the covid-19 pandemic and speed up vaccine rollouts,the World Bank’s biannual economic analysis for the region has revealed. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April ...

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United States,Ghana Partner to Strengthen Ghana’s Fisheries Sector

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora joined officials of the Government of Ghana, academia, civil society, and the private sector in a virtual learning event marking the conclusion of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), a seven-year, $24 million program funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Honorable Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hawa Koomson, and the Ghana Fisheries ...

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Dissecting 2021 Budget; SEND-Ghana kicks against overreliance on dwindling, unpredictable donor support

SEND- Ghana, a policy research and advocacy civil society organization has cautioned government against overdependence on donor funding across various sectors of the economy. The organization said in a statement read by its Country Director, George Osei-Bimpeh that;    “Overreliance on dwindling and unpredictable donor support have serious implications on the implementation of key interventions. To make Ghana self-sufficient and attain ...

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Embracing Change: A sure way to Inclusive Development

The most painful experience I have had as a mother nurturing a child with cerebral palsy is discrimination. Through no fault of hers, this child faces rejection and exclusion from society. I have experienced at first-hand how schools on hearing that I am seeking admission for my daughter with cerebral palsy will just cut me short to say, “We don’t ...

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Wealthy nations must act to prevent a global ‘vaccine apartheid’

The world faces two possible futures: one in which all nations band together to bring covid-19 under control, and another in which the wealthiest countries emerge from the pandemic but developing nations do not. In this second scenario, two classes emerge — a vaccinated class and an unvaccinated class. The choices wealthy countries make now will determine which future takes ...

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Independent police service will help drastically reduce corruption – Governance Expert

Governance Expert Williams Amofa has cautioned that if the country wants to combat corruption by strengthening institutions, the police institution must be the first point of call.According to him, our constitution has made it impossible to make the Ghana Police Service independent and that is affecting the corruption fight in the country.Speaking to Sefa Danquah on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show, he ...

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CSO welcomes Databank’s withdrawal from Agyapa Royalties deal

Civil Society Orgainzation (CSO) the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, has welcomed Databank’s decision to withdraw its services as a transactional advisor in the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal. Speaking to the media on the new development, Co-Chair of the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Edem Senanu, noted Databank’s withdrawal will pave way for the selection of a new local partner for the ...

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U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehouses in the Savannah Region

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, ownership of the A Rocha Ghana shea butter processing facility and eight warehouses was transferred to nine shea cooperatives in the West Gonja District in the Savannah Region of northern Ghana. The new facilities are part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, companies, and non-profit organizations in West Africa to expand economic ...

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Special Mothers Project donates to Madina Demonstration Special Unit

The Special Mothers Project (SMP), an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues, on Tuesday donated a television set and other educational items to the Special Unit of the Madina Demonstration School. The project adopted the Special unit of the Madina Demonstration School to draw public attention to it and help improve the facility for children with special ...

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Scale up funding for climate adaptation programmes, Guterres urges

The UN Secretary-General has called for urgent scaling up of funds for climate change adaptation and resilience building programmes, so they can offer real and lasting protection against the impact of major events such as droughts, floods and rising sea-levels.  “Adaptation cannot be the neglected half of the climate equation”, Secretary-General António Guterres said at the Climate Adaptation Summit.  The need is all the ...

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