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‘Money for pad’, hunger luring Ajumako girls into early sex

The inability of parents and guardians to buy sanitary pads and properly feed young girls have been identified as key factors pushing young girls to engage in unprotected sex in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region. Some parents have neglected their core responsibility of caring for their children’s basic needs like food, medical care, shelter, clothing, love, attention, understanding, ...

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Government launches website to track infrastructural projects

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Government of Ghana has launched www.deliverytracker.gov.gh, a website that enables the general public to “interrogate the data” on infrastructural projects undertaken by the Akufo-Addo administration. Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia launched the government website at a sponsored ‘Town Hall Meeting’ at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences auditorium in Accra on Tuesday, August 18. He said that ...

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Tax Justice Coalition of Ghana launches Financial Bleeding Register

The Tax Justice Coalition of Ghana has launched a portal, dubbed ‘Ghana Financial Bleeding Register.’ The Ghana Financial Bleeding Register(FBR) is to provide a public database to accurately respond to the collective public amnesia occasioned by the temporal public interest and follow-ups on the numerous tax mismanagementand other corruption related reports. Launching the Register, the National Chairman of the Coalition ...

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Telecoms chamber wants ‘Talk Tax’ scrapped

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has welcomed the reduction in the Communications Service Tax (CST) but urged government to scrap the tax since “the CST is targeted at sectors that are more productive but vulnerable.” The chamber welcomed government’s decision to reduce the CST and referred to it as a good measure that would help reduce the cost of telecommunication ...

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New JHS and SHS curriculum set for roll-out – Education Minister

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Edu. Minister

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has revealed that Cabinet has approved the Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum for Junior and Senior High School and that it is expected to roll out at the beginning of the next academic year. The Minister, who is also MP for Manhyia South and is popularly known as ‘NAPO’, made these revelations in ...

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Ghanaian who invented water bicycle makes a sweeping bicycle

The adept young Ghanaian engineer known for the famous water bicycle invention has proven he has a bag of ideas as he comes up with another innovation- a sweeping bicycle. Frank Darko has invented a tricycle that sweeps along as you ride it and he calls it a ”sweeping bicycle.” The Takoradi based engineer explained that his invention is a ...

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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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