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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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12 Schools in Asokore Traditional Area receive 7000 books, other educational materials

Nana SKB Foundation, a non-governmental Organization in collaboration with the Mary Adjei Educational Trust and some philanthropist of Asokore have donated educational materials worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to some selected schools in the Asokore Traditional Area in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region. The educational materials distributed included 7000 copies of customized exercise books, pens, chalks and ...

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NALAG petitions Akufo-Addo to revive MMDCEs amendment Bill

Prez Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has called on President Akufo-Addo to revive processes that will allow for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to be elected. According to the Association, the President’s second term is the best time for the process which was aborted in 2019 to be revisited. In an interview with JoyNews, ...

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“Democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation”

While elections are one-time events, “democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation” where dialogue provides an “important arena for the building of national consensus”, the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday.  Against the backdrop of five presidential, three legislative and two local elections in the region which have taken place in recent ...

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UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy

Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective”, the world body’s top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.  “All countries need credible mid-term goals and plans that are aligned with this objective”, Secretary-General António Guterres said, addressing the virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition. “To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we need ...

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Remove gender biases in learning materials – World Bank Report

In order to promote women empowerment at the various places of work, a World Bank report has advocated the removal of gender biases in learning materials as well as strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Bretton Woods institution said in the report titled “Stepping up women’s STEM careers in infrastructure sectors” that hands-on experiences, design-based learning, and extracurricular ...

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Fix portions of Pokuase-Nsawam road – Roads Minister to contractors

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has ordered repair works to commence on portions of the Pokuase-Nsawam road immediately. Addressing the media after an inspection exercise, the sector Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah said the repair works will rid the stretch of the numerous potholes and ease traffic congestion ahead of the Christmas festivities “We are doing so because as it is ...

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Domelevo’s leave, ‘Contract for Sale’ shocked me the most – Linda Kwafo on corruption scandals

Executive Director at the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has disclosed that of all corruption scandals identified in the country, the ‘Contract For Sale’ saga was the one that shocked her the most. Linda Ofori Kwafo said she expected the former Public Procurement Authority (PPA) boss, Adjenim Boateng Adjei to discharge his duties with much competence and expertise. However, that was ...

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Every Ghanaian child to obtain minimum of secondary education

Ghana took another leap in the development of its human resource base on Tuesday when Parliament took the Pre-Tertiary Education Bill, 2019, through the Second Reading. The Bill, when passed, would ensure that every Ghanaian child obtains a minimum of secondary education to enhance the human resource capacity of the nation. The general objective of The Bill is to provide ...

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Prof. Atugubah threatens to lead impeachment against UTAG leaders over Public Universities Bill

Respected law professor, Raymond Atugubah, has written a strongly-worded letter to his colleagues at the University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) about the need to intensify resistance against the controversial Public Universities Bill (PUB). According to Prof. Raymond Atugubah, who is an Associate Professor and Dean, School of Law of the University of Ghana, ...

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