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No more witch camps – Gender Minister declares

Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, has announced plans by the Akufo-Addo-led government to commence measures targeted at closing down all witch camps across the country, particularly those in the northern parts of the country. According to her, this has become necessary as a means to avert possible reoccurrence of the brutalities meted out to a 90-year-old ...

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President Akufo-Addo commissions University of Environment And Sustainable Development

President Akufo-Addo commissioned the UESD in Somanya

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, in Somanya, in the Eastern Region, and cut the sod for the commencement of construction of Phase Two of the University. At the ceremony, on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, at Somanya, President Akufo-Addo stated that the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), ...

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Akufo-Addo sacks 2 local govt chief executives

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has dismissed two local government chief executives and replaced them with new appointees, a statement from the sector minister, Hajia Alima Mahama has announced. They are the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Amansie South District in the Ashanti Region, William Asante Bediako and Akwapim North Municipal Chief Executive, Dennis Aboagye. They have been replaced by Barima ...

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Govt committed to lifting financial barriers on education

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Edu. Minister

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education has reiterated the government’s resolve to lift financial barriers on education to increase access. He said the government was determined to ensure that every Ghanaian child achieved the dream of attaining higher levels of education to enable him or her to contribute effectively to national development. Dr Opoku Prempeh was speaking at the ...

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Akufo-Addo unveils first locally assembled Volkswagen car in Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched Ghana’s first locally assembled Volkswagen car as part of investment geared towards the automobile industry. This follows the signing of an MoU between the Government of Ghana and Volkswagen which was aimed at establishing a vehicle assembly plant in Ghana during German Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s official visit to Ghana in August 2018. Speaking at the ...

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President Akufo-Addo is building an inclusive Ghana with pragmatic policies – Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says pragmatic social intervention policies introduced by the government of President Akufo-Addo has contributed significantly to building an inclusive nation, which is leaving no one behind. Addressing Muslims and Ghanaians during the National Virtual Eid ul Adha Prayer at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in Accra on Friday, Dr. Bawumia said government’s social intervention initiatives, ...

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Killing of 90-year-old should end attacks on women – Gender Minister

Madam Cynthia Maamle Morrison

The killing of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality should be the end to barbaric and horrific attacks on women in the country – Madam Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has said. The Minister, who said this when she met the family of the deceased at their home at Salaga on Thursday, ...

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22 million Ghanaians suffered reduced income over coronavirus restrictions – Report

Approximately 77.4% of households in Ghana experienced a decrease in income since March 16 this year when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, the Ghana Statistical Service has revealed. The numbers meant that approximately 22 million Ghanaians are affected by reduced household income. The GSS in a research report titled ‘Brief on COVID-19 Households and Jobs Tracker – Wave 1,’ also revealed that 82.8% of households ...

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Gender Ministry calls for probe, prosecution of persons who lynched 90-year-old woman

Cynthia Morrison, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling for the immediate prosecution of persons behind the lynching of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the Savannah Region. A group of women had been seen in a video lynching the elderly woman after a soothsayer allegedly claimed she was a witch. The Ministry in a press statement issued on ...

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Akufo-Addo presents GH¢2 million to 1,000 persons living with disability

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presenting a cheque to a beneficiary

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has presented GH¢2 million to 1,000 persons with disabilities, who are also entrepreneurs, under the Presidential Empowerment for Male Entrepreneurs with Disability (PEMED). Launching the event at the Jubilee House, on Friday, 24th July 2020, President Akufo-Addo stated that the funds would provide some relief, and also empower persons with disabilities to improve their economic ...

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