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Minister promotes rights of PWDs

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The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms. Otiko Afisah Djaba has called on the nation to eliminate the negative perception people have that disability is a curse. “We must collectively work harder to celebrate their abilities, for disability is not inability.” The Hon. Minister  said this  when she presented Ghana’s case at the 10th session of the Conference ...

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SADA region leads Ghana’s agro-Industrialisation agenda

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Amidst concerns about Ghana’s over dependence on annual multi-million dollar food and general agricultural goods imports, while Ghana abounds in 17.5 million acres arable land, forested area excluded, the Presidents Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama-led NDC governments launched the Savannah Accelerated Development Programmes in 2010 and the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) in 2013 respectively. Within the context of ...

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Rural-Urban Migration has dual effects on migrants – Study reveals

Rural-Urban Migration has dual effects on migrants – Study reveals

A research has indicated that rural-urban migration has both positive and negative effects on the migrants in terms of marriage, child birth and education. According to the research, migrants gain the respect of their families and friends because of financial transfers and investments in their villages. The research conducted by the Migrating out of Poverty, (MOOP) Research Programme Consortium, Centre ...

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MP bemoans alarming rate of school drop-outs among girls

Mr Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu has appealed to stakeholders in education to help girls in the District to remain in school and “climb to the apex of the educational ladder.” He bemoaned the alarming rate of school drop-outs among girls due to teenage pregnancy in the area and called for concerted efforts to support girls to develop ...

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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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