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Rotten footbridge now deathtrap for school children

Pupils on island communities in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region risk drowning as they sometimes swim across streamlets of the Volta Lake before arriving at school, as a result of broken footbridges. The development has become a major concern to parents as several calls for authorities to fix the problem have yielded no positive results. The ...

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Amend laws to tackle corruption in extractive sector – CSPOG

Samuel Bekoe

The Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas (CSPOG) has called on lawmakers to consider amending the weaknesses in the country’s anti-corruption legal framework which thwarts government’s efforts to effectively prevent or prosecute corruption in the extractive sector. The group averred that while corruption has assumed greater sophistication in nature and from Ghana’s legislative framework has not fully criminalized the ...

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Integrate Integrity Clubs in Basic School Curriculum

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister of Education

The Forum for Action on Inclusion, Transparency and Harmony (FAITH) has called for the integration of the activities of the integrity clubs in the basic school curriculum to groom a new generation of people who would eschew corruption. To eliminate the fundamental causes of corruption in Ghana, the Forum stressed the need to invest in structures and systems that put ...

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Split SHS fees between government and parents – IEA

Dr John Kwakye

Given the huge cost that the free Senior High School(SHS) programme has on Ghana’s budget, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is asking government to split the cost with parents. Addressing participants at a press conference on the President Akufo Addo’s fourth State of the Nation Address, Research Director of the Institute, Dr. John Kwakye said Free SHS has been ...

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Afram Plains: Renewed tension as farmers vow to attack Fulani herders

There is an imminent bloody clash between farmers and Fulani herders in Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region. Currently, there is escalating tension in some communities following the destruction of large hectares of farms and crops by cattle jolting in search for food as grasses wither to unappealing brown as a result of intensifying harmattan. The aggrieved farmers ...

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GJA declares war against political vigilantism

GJA President, Affail Monney

The Ghana Journalists Association, GJA has declared war against political vigilantism and electoral violence as the nation prepares to go to the polls this year. The Association said it will empower the media to constantly denounce political vigilantism and electoral violence and ensure that the practices are curtailed. The President of the GJA Affail Monney declared this at the launch ...

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Fake dollar syndicate busted in Accra

Khalifa Mohammed(L) with William

Suspected hardened criminals Yemenis and Syrians – Sanousi Khalifa Mohammed and cousin Amel acting to be Libyans are in the police grips after countless failed attempts to arrest them. The suspects were yesterday picked by the Tesano Police Intelligence team at the Landing Restaurant at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to conclude an ‘Unfinished business’ with the victims-El Klink Moustapha ...

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350 G-ROC Congratulates President Akufo-Addo over Renewable Energy Development In Ghana

Prior to coming into government in 2016, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) captured Renewable Energy Development in its manifesto. The government organised a press conference to share its achievement within the first 100 days in office, one of which was that “government has established a policy to move all major government buildings, schools, hospitals, military, and police to solar energy”. ...

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AU endorses Ghanaian for top intellectual property post

The African Union has unanimously endorsed a Ghanaian, Dr Edward Kwakwa, as the sole African candidate for the position of Director-General of the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The decision was taken at a late-night meeting during the recent summit of the AU in Addis Ababa. The 83-member WIPO Coordination Committee is to meet on March 5 and 6, ...

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Ghana back to HIPC debt level – Kofi Bentil bemoans


Vice President of policy think tank IMANI, Kofi Bentil, has expressed concerns over the rising debt level of the country. According to him, managers of the economy must redirect their path as the country is back to the status of a highly indebted poor country despite the debt cancellation under former President Kufuor. “Prez Kufuor got our debts cancelled under ...

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