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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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PPAG finds ‘cure’ for teenage pregnancies in Bolgatanga

The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) says it has found what it considers a potent remedy for adolescent pregnancy and child marriage in Bolgatanga and it is implementing it in the Upper East regional capital. The remedy— supporting deprived girls to set up their own businesses— was discovered as the PPAG interacted with some teenage girls at a session ...

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COVID-19 could see over 200 million more pushed into extreme poverty, new UN development report finds

An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.  According to the study, released on Thursday, such a “high damage” scenario would mean a protracted recovery from COVID-19, anticipating that 80 ...

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Cocoa Barometer 2020 demands system change to end cocoa poverty

After two decades of failed interventions across the cocoa sector, cocoa farming communities are still battling the effects of poverty, child labour and deforestation. The 2020 Cocoa Barometer report published this week is a rallying call to action: it outlines the necessary steps governments and industry should take, together with farmers and civic society organisations, to end deforestation and human ...

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LEG organises forum on sustainable management of Ghana’s forest resources

Livelihood and Environment Ghana (LEG) an environmental, social and human rights not-for-profit and non-governmental organization in collaboration with the Forestry Services Division Nkawie District and University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) organized awareness raising forum on sustainable management of Ghana’s forest resources. The forum was held at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. ...

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African Dev’t Bank, partners, agree to strengthen commitment to gender equality

Under the theme “Development Banks as Actors for Change towards Gender Equality,” the African Development Bank’s Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar, joined high-level representatives from global financial institutions, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and UN Women in signing a joint declaration on gender equality to strengthen their commitment at all levels. The declaration was one highlight of ...

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Central Regional Education office holds workshop for Assistant Headmasters

In a bid to ensure improvement in school management at the pre-tertiary education level, the Central Regional Office of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has organized a 2-day capacity building workshop for assistant heads in Senior High Schools (SHS) and Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) in the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana. The workshop was attended by assistant ...

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