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African Organizations question judgement of ECA boss on Hancock appointment and call for her head

A section of African Civil Society Organizations and individuals have welcomed the abortion, by the UN Secretary-General, of the appointment of Mr Matt Hancock, former UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and MP for West Suffolk as Special Representative for Financial Innovation and Climate Change of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The Organizations argue that ...

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U.S. and Ghana Inaugurate New $64.7 Million Energy Infrastructure Investment at Pokuase

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan joined the President of Ghana H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo and other Ghana government officials to formally inaugurate the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) in Accra today.  The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded the $64.7 million (GH₵ 391.9 million) electrical infrastructure project under the Ghana Power Compact. “The Pokuase Bulk Supply Point represents sustainable infrastructure ...

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Climate Crisis Driving Hunger-WFP warns

The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fuelled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned ahead of World Food Day. . “The climate crisis has the potential to overwhelm humanity. The world is not prepared for the unprecedented ...

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WFP Supports Ghana School Feeding Programme to Digitize its Monitoring System

 The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) with tablets to digitize the monitoring of the school feeding programme.  The initiative aims to reinforce programme efficiency and implementation by enabling real-time tracking of daily attendance and feeding in 260 pilot schools in all 16 regions of the country.  “The tablets will enhance the monitoring ...

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NPA approves 2-month removal of Price Stabilisation, Recovery levy to reduce fuel prices

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), has approved the removal of the Price Stabilisation and Recovery Levies (PRSL) on petrol, diesel, and LPG for two months. This was announced in a press statement issued by the Authority’s Corporate Affairs Department today, October 11, 2021. “The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) wishes to inform the public that His Excellency the President, Nana Addo ...

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Tackling Ghana’s Mental Health Challenges in an Unequal World

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a devastating blow on people living with psychosocial disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. Services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have also been significantly disrupted in many countries. ...

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Fuel levies to be suspended soon – Energy Ministry

The Energy Ministry says it is planning to suspend levies on fuel products. According to the sector Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, his outfit is working with the Ministry of Finance to ensure its implementation. The Minister said this when he received a delegation from the Ghana Energy Awards (GEA). This comes amid concerns from a cross-section of the public ...

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Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children

Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease. Malaria has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity for millennia and mostly kills babies and infants. Having a vaccine – after more than a century of trying – is among medicine’s greatest achievements. The vaccine – ...

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Price deregulation policy in petroleum sector working – NPA

Head of Pricing at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Abass Ibrahim Tasunti says the price deregulation policy introduced by government in 2015 is still running. He confirmed this when he spoke on PM Express Business Edition during his interaction with George Wiafe on Thursday on the topic “Containing frequent hikes in fuel prices.” The deregulation policy allows marketers and importers ...

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SIM card re-registration exercise begins today

The re-registration of mobile SIM cards across the country is expected to commence later today, Friday, October 1, 2021. The exercise is expected to last for six months, ending on 31st March 2022. According to the government, the registration is aimed at riding the country’s cyberspace of fraudsters, monitor and track down persons who use their phones for criminal activities. ...

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