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350-GROC rally support for government’s Renewable Energy initiative

350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon (350-GROC), an environmental advocacy   organisation has held a workshop on integrating Renewable Energy (RE) plans into the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly in an effort to support the government’s Renewable Energy programme. Chibeze Ezekiel, Coordinator for 350 GROC, during his presentation said their campaign against carbon emission, emphasizing that, “we promote more of RE to support ...

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69% of roads bad; massive rehabilitation underway – Roads Minister

The government has commenced massive road expansion and rehabilitation works to bring relief to road users, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has said. He said 69 per cent of all roads in the country were in “terrible conditions”, a situation which was a disincentive to national development. “It is our hope that Ghanaians will be a ...

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Schools in Chereponi remain closed one year after clashes

Assemblyman for Tegenga in the Chereponi District of the North East Region is appealing on teachers who fled the community during the recent communal clashes to return. This is because schools in about 17 communities in the district have remained close a year after clashes led to the loss of lives and properties which included education infrastructure. The future of ...

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Gov’t must prioritise fight against inequality—SDGs Platform

Ghana’s quest to achieve equitable and sustainable development can cannot be realised if concrete measures are not put in place to  address all forms of inequality, theCivil Society Platform on SDGs  has cautioned. According to the Platform, “Inequality has become a defining global problem of the present time that must be addressed if we want to achieve the Sustainable Development ...

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Residents vow to resist moves to mine in Apamprama forest

The youth of Manso Odaho in the Ashanti Region have expressed anger at the allocation of a mining licence to Heritage Imperial Company, a small scale mining firm, to prospect gold in the Apamprama forest reserve. They have vowed to resist any move to mine in the natural reserve. “We know the President, Nana Addo, frowns against the destruction of ...

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28 percent of households in the Upper East Region are extremely poor – GNHR Data

Madam Cynthia Morrison

Data from the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) has revealed that whilst 28 percent of households in the Upper East Region are extremely poor, 37 percent were poor with 35 percent being non-poor households. The GNHR undertook the Household Registration exercise in the Upper West and Upper East Region in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Garu-Temapane District tops which had now ...

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Media must help keep political parties in check – Zayaa Yeebo

Mr Zayaa Yeebo, Editor in Chief of the Public Agenda Newspaper has called on the media to help deepen democratic development by sanitising the political space. He observed that political entities were threatening violence ahead of the 2020 general elections, and that it was the responsibility of the media to help keep them in check. This the media can do ...

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Fuel prices go up again

Prices of fuel in Ghana have this week gone up marginally, vindicating the prediction made by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Petrol as of Friday, January 17 was selling at GH 5.50 per litre at various pumps, up GHC 9 pesewas from its previous price of GHC 5.41. The marginal increase has been attributed ...

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Police Service to embark on ‘operation produce your driver’s licence’ soon

he Ashanti Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) is poised to embark on a special operation dubbed “operation produce your driver’s licence” next month, specifically, February 3, 2020. This initiative is to help reduce the rampant road accidents that occur within the Ashanti Region. In a press release sighted by GhanaWeb and signed by Superintendent Emmanuel Adu Boahen, it ...

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Data hitches caused by cable cut in Europe – MTN

MTN Ghana has apologised for the instability in data connectivity being experienced by its customers in Ghana and other West African countries. In a circular sent to shareholders and other stakeholders on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), the company said the hitches were caused by “double undersea fibre optic cable cut in Europe.” It explained that the cut on the ...

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